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A Love Letter to Americoke

Tony and I played hookie this past Friday the 13th to go see the Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti exhibit at the Field Museum. We kicked off the day with giant plates full of vegan biscuits and gravy from West Town Bakery and then spent about two hours poking around the...

Viva Vegan Pasta Carbonara with Shiitake Bacon

Once in a while I get my hands on a cookbook that I just cannot stop using. Julie Hasson’s Vegan Casseroles is one of them, and Chloe Coscarelli’s Vegan Italian Kitchen is my latest. I’ve tried a handful of the recipes, each of which I would...

Keep It Vegan Review + Macaro-no Cheese with Crispy Kale

I recently received a review copy of Keep It Vegan: Over 100 Simple, Healthy & Delicious Dishes by Aine Carlin, and am sharing my favorite recipe, mac n’ no-cheese with crispy kale because if there’s one stereotype about vegans that rings true, it is...

How To Beat Hormonal Acne Naturally

I am one of those assholes who never had skin problems. Oh, I had hair problems, butt problems, all kinds of other problems – but even as a teenager I always had clear skin. Before you hate me, though, rejoice in the fact that sometime around February of last...

Vegan Beauty & Wellness: Look Good, Feel Good, Party Hard

No, my account has not been hacked. I am actually posting about beauty & wellness on Bake and Destroy, and it’s probably not the last time. If you noticed a decline in cupcake recipes in 2014 it wasn’t because I lost my love for sweets and treats. But...

The Jaffa Chocolate-Covered Orange Smoothie Recipe

There are two great things about living in Albany Park, Chicago: 1) You are never more than three steps from really good falafel. 2) Right next to the falafel places there is probably an awesome European market at which you can buy Jaffa Cakes. Never had a Jaffa Cake?...

Sweet Sunshine: A Gingery Juice Recipe + Giveaway

I love juices and smoothies. They’re my preferred way of getting nutritious things into my body when I am too lazy to cook or chew food – which is pretty often. I’ve been posting my favorite creations on Instagram lately with names such as...

Chicago Vegan Vortex: Holiday Market & Cookbook Raffle

If god came down on Christmas Day I know exactly what he’d say. He’d say, “Oi to the punks and Oi to the skins, but Oi to the world and everybody wins!” Just here for the raffle? Cool! You can buy tickets online for $1.50 or at the event for...

Deck the Halls or Die Trying: A Guide to the Holidays

Oh hello! Did you know that I totally hate Christmas? Oh man, I really do! Most of the time when I say this to people they stare at me like I have just landed in their cornfield and am asking them for directions to the nearest anal probing station. But I am not from...