Blueberry Pineapple Kale Smoothie

pineapple kale blueberry smoothie

Yep, this one’s exactly what it sounds like: blueberries, pineapple, and kale. If that doesn’t scream “DELICIOUS” to you, you should probably get checked out by a doctor. Someone I trust advised that I give this murky-looking smoothie a real good name so as not to sell it short: Blueberry Sunshine! Amethyst Ahimsa! But what can I say? …

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Vegan Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)

vegan sufganiyot

With the holidays in full swing, I’m logging some serious kitchen hours. If I haven’t replied to your e-mail or comment, trust that it’s because every surface in my apartment is coated in a thick layer of powdered sugar, and I’m knee-deep in containers of fudge, swearing profusely at my candy thermometer and desperately trying …

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding

vegan chocolate pudding

Oh, the minutes I wasted trying to think up a clever way to tell you about this recipe for chocolate pudding. But y’know, if I really need to say anything more than “chocolate” and “pudding,” maybe this just ain’t for you. There are a couple of different ways to make chocolate pudding.  This kind has a …

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Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

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When Chicago Soy Dairy sent me a complimentary log of their mozzarella Teese, which claims to melt and stretch, I decided to put it to the ultimate test: vegan mozzarella sticks. I know, I really should make a category for food that is “devoid of nutritional content.” Consider this the first entry in Hell Yeah …

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Vegan Cowboy Cookies

Vegan Cowboy Cookies

Don’t get hung up on their lousy name; cowboy cookies are actually really delicious. I brought three dozen of these giant cookies on a flight to Iowa once, and my two brothers devoured every last one in six hours flat. Another time I brought them on a three hour road trip to Portland, Maine, and they were …

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Vegan Sausage Patties

Vegan Sausage Patties

I’ve gotten multiple requests for these vegan sausage patties in the two weeks since this blog has been back up, and with good reason! Sure, you can purchase expensive uncooked vegan sausage, but once you’ve tried these sausage patties, why would you want to? This brilliant recipe adapted from Vegetarians in Paradise ranks as one of my all-time favorites. These …

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Vegan Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Vegan Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

This super simple recipe for Hot Fudge Pudding Cake gives you both hot fudge and a brownie — just add a scoop of your favorite vegan ice cream for a quick and easy sundae. This recipe comes from my grandmother’s infamous church cookbook. It perhaps isn’t so much “pudding cake” as as it is cake swimming in …

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Vegan Beet Salad

Beet Salad

When we lived together in college, my housemate Tessa loved avocados and beets. At the time, I had a serious aversion to both of these foods, and awaited Tessa’s assigned cooking night with dread. It felt like no matter what dish she cooked for our nightly dinners, she would find a way to squeeze avocados …

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Vegan Cadbury Creme Eggs

Vegan Cadbury Cream Eggs

You might wonder why a vegan atheist is reverse engineering Cadbury Creme Eggs, but look: my philosophy is that there’s (just about) never a reason not to party, okay?* I never even liked Cadbury Creme Eggs as a kid — I found them too cloyingly sweet to get through an entire one in one sitting. …

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Vegan Vanilla Pudding

Vegan Vanilla Pudding

As regular readers of my blog no doubt know, it is an understatement to say that I am pretty into chocolate. But sometimes you just want something simple, creamy, and lightly sweetened, and on those occasions, nothing beats a bowl of vanilla pudding. I’ve tried a dozen renditions of tofu pudding, and while I admit …

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