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Gluten-free Soy-free Oil-free Vegan Sausage Crumbles

I was possibly a little too excited to receive an advanced copy of Kathy Hester’s latest book, OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-Based Dishes From the Humble, Heart-Healthy Grain. Oats are one of my favorite ingredients because they’re...

Taffy Apple Salad Redux

I grew up in Channahon, IL  - population 12,560. It’s a quiet place inhabited these days mostly by old folks, and it isn’t known for much. In fact, when I found out that Nick Offerman’s dad taught social studies at a junior high in Channahon I burst...

Food Puncher: Raw Vegan Cookie Dough Bite Recipe

One thing that irritates me about Pinterest is how impossible it is to track down the original source for ideas you find pinned. For instance, a few days ago one of my friends pinned a photo of raw, vegan cookie dough bites with the caption, “OMG, really tastes...

Too Cool Roasted Chickpeas

I remember late in high school when my friends and I started venturing outside of our hometown, hopping on the Metra and heading to Chicago in order to not shop at the mall and not eat at Chili’s. We thought we were pretty worldly with our Thai food, Indian...

Bowl of Stuff: A Vegan Dinner Literally Anyone Can Make

Someone recently told me that you can actually eat food without posting a photo of it to Instagram. I haven’t tested this theory, and I don’t plan on testing it any time soon, but it reminded me to post about one of my reoccurring Instagram meals: Bowl of...

My Bloody Valentine – A Recipe for Lovers

There are two things to remember when making a Valentine’s Day meal for two: One, it should be easy enough for a man to do, because preferably he’s the one in the kitchen while the lady relaxes by the fire (or in front of the Xbox, whatever.) And two, it shouldn’t...

CakeSpy vs Colt Cabana: Victory is Sweet

When CakeSpy Head Spy and co-founder of Team Little (members: me and her) Jessie Oleson asked me to take part in her Tour de Sweet I knew I was going to have a tough choice ahead. For years I’ve been following her cray-cray creative baking experiments, wishing I...

Ramen Noodle Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

If you don’t already know today’s guest blogger, you’ve definitely met several hundred of his relatives in your lifetime. This guest post comes from Reggie, author of The Housefly Chronicles. Reggie, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, is a...

The Champ’s Pumpkin Spice Cake

I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my book, which you might be more tired of hearing about than I am of finding creative new ways to not write it. But this month I decided to actually work on it, so things have been quiet on the blog. To help me keep...

Cowboy Cupcakes for Cool Kids

I’ll try not to get weepy when I tell you that I’ve baked for my friend Hillary’s son Bishop every year on his birthday since his very first party. Aside from baking all of Teno’s birthday cakes from scratch, it’s one of my rare little...

Plant Based 101 – A Crash Course in Going Vegan

I’m not one to push my beliefs on anyone, I think you should eat what makes you feel good and that’s all. That being said, I’ve been a vegetarian and on-again/off-again vegan for 14+ years and I’ve done my fair share of eye rolling at the...

Better Than Sex Cake Gets Gangbanged

I don’t know when it started, but at some point in my childhood, Better Than Sex Cake became my official birthday cake. Of course my mom being a decent person, she didn’t let me know it was called that until I was much older. As far as I knew, Better Than...