Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse You may have heard me rant about vegan lies on this blog before. The biggest one I’ve encountered involves avocados. One challenge when cooking vegan food is replacing eggs in a recipe. Eggs are one of the foods I took the longest to remove from my diet, yet had the biggest ethical quandry eating. The […]

Vegan Fried Rice

Vegan Fried Rice with Gilroy Garlic I can’t decide whether the Gilroy Garlic braid makes us look like the “rustic décor” types, or like I have a genuine fear of vampires. But aside from the aesthetics of a garlic braid hanging in your house, it has been very handy on our three month+ trip through […]

Baked Tofu and Baby Brussel Sprouts

Baked Tofu and Baby Brussel Sprouts If you told me over a decade ago that I would voluntarily eat tofu and brussell sprouts, I would have choked on the coffee and cigarette I was probably enjoying at the time. Not only that, but I would have been in sheer shock that tofu and brussel sprouts […]

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Brown Butter

“They look like little alien brains” My comment about these delicious, plump little parcels when I made them with purple yams instead of sweet potato. My poor friend Alex was equal parts shocked and disgusted when I showed him a photo. “I can’t un-see that,” he said. Sometimes the tastiest things do look a little […]

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

How do I love you quinoa? Let me count the ways… Quinoa is a fantastic food for a veggie or a vegan. Or even a “normal” person! Every time someone says “But where do you get your protein from?” when you mention that you don’t eat animals, you invariably list things like spinach, kale, broccoli (yes, aside […]

Tofu and Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls

    My cooking phases seem to go through two main stages: Pan-Asian and Tex Mex. They’re the two cuisines that satisfy plenty of dieta: omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, lactose-free people, and gluten-free people can all eat Asian and Mexican meals (albeit, with some mods on occasion). Rice paper rolls are simple and cheap to make. […]