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Peanutbutter Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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This protein-rich smoothie is about to become your new breakfast staple. It’s thick like a milkshake and tastes like a dream. If you’ve never added peanut butter to a smoothie, you’re in for a sweet surprise. You’ll never want a nut-free smoothie again! This also makes for a great snack or indulgent dessert. Ingredients: 1 ripe… more →

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Worlds Best Peanut Sauce

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This versatile peanut sauce will win everyone over. You can pour it over noodles or rice, or use it as a dip for raw veggies, skewers, and more. The vinegar in the recipe preserves the sauce making it last well over a week in a tightly sealed container. Serving it over chilled soba or even… more →

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Cold Avocado Noodles

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As the humidity sets in, we look more and more for dishes that can be eaten cold, which brings us to this noodle salad that needs only minimal boiling. Soba (japanese buckwheat noodles) cook up quick and taste as great cold as they do hot. The versatile noodles can handle hearty toppings, as well as… more →

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Everybody loves chocolate chip cookies, so why is it so difficult to find a good vegan friendly recipe for them? We’ve tried crunchy, mealy, and health conscious versions of this all-american treat which in the end, are never what we’re looking for. What do we love in a chocolate chip cookie? A buttery flavor, crumbly… more →

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The Macro Plate

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After our visit to Souen, we couldn’t stop obsessing over their simple staple dish, The Macro Plate. Sure, it was just a heaping platter of steamed veggies and proteins with a yummy side sauce. However, the colorful presentation, and the variety of the dish kept us craving more. The meal allowed us to appreciate food… more →

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Curried Chicken And Apples

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One of our favorite cold weather recipes! The apples and peanuts feel hearty, and the colorful nature of the dish will lighten up the mood around the dinner table. While any faux-chicken would taste great with this dish, our favorite brand to use in this recipe is an asian mock meat hilariously named “Veggie Chicken… more →

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Mac And Yeas’

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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese is a tricky thing. The big idea behind most vegan mac is a nutritional yeast based “cheese” sauce that is then mixed with the macaroni. I’ve seen “cheese” sauces made with everything from oats to tahini, but none go without the addition of nutritional yeast which you can find in the bulk… more →

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Bacon-Fu

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That’s right. Bacon-fu. Bacon-fu started as a joke and the idea of bacon flavored tofu is still one I can’t take seriously which is exactly why I gave it such a stupid name. Nevertheless, this is one addictive recipe. Believe me. Anyone will eat this tofu including your boyfriend. Baking it fills the whole house… more →

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COLLARDS WITH BACON AND POMEGRANATE

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Here is an innovative side dish and a good introduction to the fabulous world of cooking with pomegranate! Pomegranate seeds work wonders with fall and winter cuisine and pair wonderfully with root vegetables, greens, and spices such as sage or fennel. Here we are pairing the sweet/tart seeds with the smoky flavor of (vegan) bacon…. more →

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BUTTERNUT PASTA SAUCE

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Fall has arrived and hard winter squash is officially in season. Roasting all kinds of orange squash this autumn is a must, but here is a creative way to eat it “post roast.” If you check the sauce section at your local gourmet grocery, you’re sure to find already tossed together bottles of butternut squash… more →