RECIPES

Aquafabulous: Vegan S’Mores Cups Recipe

Aquafaba has to be the biggest revelation to vegan cooking and baking since, I don’t even know what… the internet? Somewhere along the line, some genius figured out that the cooking liquid from beans is a near-perfect match for egg whites and vegan food...

YumUniverse Pantry to Plate: Vegan Sriracha Mac Recipe

I hope the past 10+ years of me doing this site has helped change the way people think about Chicago. Yeah, we love deep dish and hot dogs piled high with green relish and tomatoes (no ketchup, I swear to god we will hurt you) – but we also have a bangin’...

The New Vegan: Gluten-free Orange Polenta Cake Recipe

A few years back I shared a recipe from Aine Carlin’s first cookbook, Keep It Vegan and remarked that had our cookbooks gone to highschool together, they wouldn’t have run in the same crowd, but they’d probably meet and become friends later in life....

Veganized: Maraschino Cherry Bread

Before we get started, I need you to know that I already know the following two things: This recipe is adapted from Taste of Lizzy T’s recipe. You may have seen her video of this recipe making its rounds on Facebook. So did I. Which is why I decided to veganize...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Blueberry Muffin Bites

I bet you never in a million years expected to see the words “raw vegan” on this site. Bake and Destroy – a celebration of refined sugars and white flour. Have I gone health vegan on you? Are overflowing mason jar smoothies just around the corner?...

Smith & Daughters Cookbook: Sopa Seca Peruvian Pasta Bake Recipe

I received an advanced copy of the highly anticipated Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens To Be Vegan) and, as a combo chubby vegan and bibliophile, have been drooling over the gorgeous photos and black-edges pages of this hardcover cookbook ever since....

Recipe: Nacho Chee-zee Toasted Quinoa Casserole

In the Midwest we call ’em casseroles, other parts of the country know them as “hot dish.” No matter what you call it, the concept of a handful of nutritious ingredients, smothered in some kind of sauce, and baked until bubbling hot is universally...

Vegan Tamales Unwrapped: Red Chile Jackfruit Tamales

Vegan tamales are a hug your mouth gives your belly. Anyone who’s ever attempted to make them at home knows this isn’t a dish to be taken lightly – and if you make tamales, you do it from a place of love. So I was super stoked to have the opportunity...

Veganized: Christina Tosi’s Corn Cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar

Yes, corn cookies. If you ever ate honey on your cornbread or put sugar in your grits than you’re already half way there. (PS I am staunchly in the Salt in Grits Club, but I will still eff up some corn cookies.) They’re just a touch sweet, but not sugary,...