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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Vegan Sloppy Joes

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How have I never shared my recipe for vegan sloppy joes? My family hails from right down the road from the birthplace of these messy sandwiches, Sioux City, Iowa, so this is a food I grew up eating in massive quantities. Although sloppy joes are pretty ubiquitous and everyone does them a little differently, this recipe yields …

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Vegan Little Wieners

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Also known as little smokies or cocktail wieners, little wieners are basically miniature hot dogs, usually served in some sort of barbecue sauce, and intended to be eaten with toothpicks. (Because what’s more American than protein on a stick?) Yep, these are tiny little wieners to be proud of. No, not like that. Come on, y’all, my mom …

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Vegan Funny Face Pancake

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Did y’all hear about IHOP’s Horton Hears a Who-themed pancakes a few years ago? If you missed it, google “Who-Cakes” and prepare to have your mind blown (as well as witness some upper-tier food blogging). Apparently, this limited-time monstrosity consisted of a pile of pancakes bathed in pink and blue food coloring, sprinkled with candy, …

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Vegan Corn Dogs

Vegan Corn Dogs

I’ve lived most of my life in the Northeastern United States, but there are always those moments when I am reminded that I really hail from the Midwest. Case in point: I still can’t get over the fact that there are adults in this country who have never eaten a corn dog. What’s more, many of …

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Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Saint Patrick’s Day is just two weeks away, and while I am neither Irish and nor really into holidays that don’t involve getting a day off work, I do savor any excuse to make Irish soda bread. Although this loaf is exactly what I expect when I think of soda bread, the Internet tells me that …

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