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  • Main Dishes,  Veganism

    Asian Inspired Tempeh Salad

    One of my New Year intentions for 2019 was to eat more greens. While I am vegan, I do not particularly love salads. In the past, I would only eat taco salads, for obvious reasons. I became determined to create a salad that I could actually enjoy eating. I thought of all the foods I love. My favorite protein is tempeh. I eat stir fry a lot. Tahini is a staple. I also go for cheap meals. Not cheap as in bad, but cheap as in affordable. I try to eat mainly whole foods as long as they are tasty. This recipe checks all of the boxes for me. Pin…

  • Sweets,  Veganism

    Vegan Baking: Triumphs and Fails

    Baking takes practice and vegan baking takes even more practice. The basics revolve around substitutes like: flax eggs, soy milk, mashed fruit, etc. I guess I’ll start with some of my vegan baking “hacks”. To substitute eggs, I use either a flax egg or a mashed banana. When I want to imitate the structure eggs give, I use ground flax seed mixed with water. I typically use 1 tablespoon in place of one egg and mix this with 2-3 tablespoons of water. In most of my recipes, I use 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed with 4-6 tablespoons of water. I let it rest for about 5 minutes or until…

  • Sweets,  Veganism

    Cranberry Cinnamon Buns (Vegan)

    These are some nice buns! My baking game has elevated and I am now using yeast. Let me warn you, yeast is a fickle beast. Sometimes everything goes great and other times- it’s a complete disaster! The bright side of yeast is that traditional baking ingredients like eggs, are not required to raise the dough. Which is great news for all of us eating plant-based. Pin This For Later 🙂 Homemade cinnamon rolls have always intimidated me. In the past, I would just go for the kind that came in an aluminum cylinder. You probably know the kind. I’m always looking for new things to veganize. There are store bought…

  • Sweets,  Veganism

    Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Scones (Vegan)

    These exceeded my expectations! This recipe is not something I had planned. I was making some basic scones on a Saturday morning, as one does, and I just so happened to have dried cranberries and vegan chocolate in my pantry. A star was born. Some of the best scones I have made, truly.  Yum, Yum, and Yummy are three words to describe these scones.  Pin This For Later! I used a blend of oat flour and wheat flour. You can use all-purpose if that is easier. For the fat, I used coconut oil. This made nice layers, but chilled margarine will have the same effect. The rest of the ingredients…

  • Main Dishes,  Veganism

    Vegan Pasta Bake + Tofu Ricotta

    I used to roll my eyes when a food blogger talked about tofu ricotta and how it was so similar to traditional ricotta. I didn’t believe them to be honest. Cheesy lasagna and pasta bakes were something that I missed from before I was vegan. So I started experimenting with tofu ricotta. The first time I made it, it was garbage. It tasted so bad, but I finally have a recipe that tastes good and performs similarly to traditional ricotta.  Pin This For Later ⇓♥ This recipe is also gluten free. I used a pasta that was made out of green lentils and that’s why the picture has a green…

  • Main Dishes,  Sweets,  Veganism

    A Vegan Thanksgiving (2018)

    I went overboard this year… I cooked and ate way too much over Thanksgiving. The holidays are for binge eating though, at least in the US. Last year, I posted recipes from Thanksgiving and I thought I would continue the tradition this year. Here is a rundown on what I ate… Pumpkin and Maple Scones. Apple and Pear Crisp. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip. Vegan Stuffing. Salad. Sweet Potato and Bean Chili. Tempeh (sautéed). Some of the recipes I have already posted, so I will link to that specific post. Pumpkin and Maple Scones The recipe can be found here: Vegan Recipes for Fall (Sweet and Savory). Pear and Apple Crisp This…

  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    You Just Went Vegan…What’s Next?

    Welcome to my second coffee chats post, featuring my medium roast coffee with soy milk. I’ve been blogging for quite some time now and I just realized that I have never talked about my vegan journey or given advice to new vegans. I have talked about budgets, benefits and I have many recipes; but I think it’s time to give some unsolicited advice based on my experiences. Spark notes version of my journey… At about 16 years old, I made the decision to be vegetarian. But I wasn’t a strict vegetarian, so I had been vegetarian on and off until I was 20 years old. Around two years ago in January,…

  • Main Dishes,  Veganism

    Inauthentic Vegan Falafel

    I researched a lot of falafel recipes. Many of them said things like “you must use chickpea flour” or “canned chickpeas WILL NOT work”. That’s a bit dramatic. I enjoy authentic falafel; but when I make it at home, I am not going to go out of my way to make a glorified veggie patty. So if you are wondering why “inauthentic” is in the title, it’s because this is a more Americanized and forgiving recipe. Nonetheless, it is delicious and healthy. PIN THIS ⇓♥ On to what you came here for, the recipe… Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Medium Difficulty Print INGREDIENTS: 2 cans of garbanzo…

  • Main Dishes,  Sweets,  Veganism

    Vegan Recipes for Fall (Sweet and Savory)

    PUMPKIN EVERYTHING has been my mindset of late. Most of my free time has been devoted to cooking, baking, and recipe creating. Since it’s colder outside, I naturally find myself in the kitchen more. Like all of the other food bloggers, I have many autumn recipes to share. Today, I have 10 fall recipes that I am particularly proud of. All are vegan as per usual and some are sweet and others are savory. Guaranteed to fulfill all of your fall food dreams. … PIN THIS FOR LATER ⇓♥ ~ Sweets ~ PEAR AND APPLE CRISP A slight twist on a fall favorite. This serves around 4-6 and it is…

  • Main Dishes,  Veganism

    Vegan Hamburger Helper

    This brings back memories! As a kid, I had some sort of hamburger helper dish about once a week. I always looked forward to it. I haven’t seen a vegan version in grocery stores, so I decided to just make one up. This recipe is family friendly, easy, and it’s great comfort food. I hope you enjoy it! Pin This ↓ Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Cuisine: American, Vegan Printer Friendly Version Here Ingredients: ½ box of whole wheat macaroni or penne pasta. 1 block of Daiya Cheddar Cheese or other preferred vegan cheese. Meatless crumbles or other vegan meat (I used half a package).…

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