Give Me Gluten: A Vegan Dilemma

For all you people out there that are vegan and gluten-free AND don’t have celiac disease, screw you. You’ve single handily took a label that is already frustrating to wear and made it downright torturous. How did something made from the earth get lumped into something plant eaters can’t consume? This boggles my mind. Thanks…

#NationalBurgerDay: Best Damn Vegan Burger Recipes

Leave the cows alone this #NationalBurgerDay and pick on someone your own size…or much smaller in the case of these burgers. I’ve been a vegan for over ten years and a big, savory burger was damn near impossible to find or know how to make a decade ago. But hold your buns, because the vegan burger has…

Vegan Italian Wedding Cookies

Italian Wedding Cookies. Russian Tea Cakes. Butterballs. Mexican Wedding Cookies. This cookie has more names than Puff Daddy (or whatever he goes by these days). Regardless of the name, this recipe rivals my vegan biscotti for the best cookie to be served with coffee. These little delectable balls happen to be my mother-in-law’s favorite cookie and she…

Vegan Peanut Butter Bliss Cookies

Ok – time to be real. If you’ve read my other vegan recipes, you know I don’t go for all those crazy vegan (and expensive) ingredients. If a recipe calls for flax seed I’m running faster than a beagle after a rabbit. I’m not even sold on precious coconut oil. Two experiences gone bad. I…

Recipe Review: Vegan Buttery Lemon Cutout Cookies

There are so many things to love about these cookies, let me count the ways… It smells like spring and tastes like summer. Just a little crunchy on the outside and super soft on the inside. Gives you an excuse to use fun cookie cutters. Nice change from your standard chocolate chip and peanut butter…

Vegan Stuffed Pepper Soup

Sometimes you have to think outside the box, or in this case, outside the pepper. There are some foods from my childhood that are difficult to convert to a vegan recipe with the same result and my mom’s stuffed peppers are a perfect example. Consistency and taste of my past attempts never quite measured up…

Recipe Review: Jammin’ Vegan Crumb Cake

You say coffee cake, I say crumb cake, but either way that’s what we’re baking this week. I promise every crumb is downright delicious. No surprise considering this recipe comes from my vegan bible, Vegan with a Vengeance. My favorite thing about this Raspberry Jam Swirl Crumb Cake recipe? You can change the jam swirl every time…

Betty “Crock” Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I take my cookies pretty damn seriously. They have to be soft, big and delicious. As a youngster, I LOVED Betty Crocker cookies, but as a vegan, Mrs. C’s cookies are now off the menu. Sure, there are lots of vegan cookie recipes out there, but I don’t want my cookies to taste vegan. I don’t want whole wheat…

Recipe Review: Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot cake was mostly responsible for my freshman fifteen—the other contributors being Lays and liquor. Ah, those were the days. I mean, my college cafeteria served carrot cake every damn day. How is a girl supposed to say no to carrot cake every day? She can’t. She didn’t. Since going vegan over ten years ago, I rarely…

Tofu Tips

Tofu is a fickle little fucker. End of post. Kidding. Tofu can be intimidating. Even from the moment of purchase you are faced with life-altering decisions, such as sprouted, firm, soft, marinated, and organic. Choose carefully, because it can seriously ruin your tofu scramble (gasp!). Here are some tips and tricks for picking and cooking…