SAVORY STUFF

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’...

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...

Vegan Bowl Attack! Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Duuuuuude I love Jackie Sobon. She’s the phenomenal photographer and blogger behind one of my longtime, very most favorite food blogs, Vegan Yack Attack. I am beyond stoked that she’s put her recipe developing and photography skills into this amazing book...

The Make Ahead Vegan: Ranch Tacos

As a Sunday night marathon cooker, I’m pretty stoked on The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook: 125 Freezer-Friendly Recipes. The more meals I can make ahead of time, the less I have to do when I’m actually hungry. It’s probably no big surprise that I...

The Make Ahead Vegan: Ranch Dressing

Think going vegan means saying goodbye to every Midwesterner’s favorite salad dressing? Shows what you know! Sorry, that was rude, let me start again… Make this easy vegan ranch dressing from The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook: 125 Freezer-Friendly Recipes on a...

DIY Vegan: Savory Egg Mix

My copy of DIY Vegan: More Than 100 Easy Recipes to Create an Awesome Plant-Based Pantry by Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman is already becoming well-worn thanks to easy recipes like this one. Tofu scramble is a go-to workday breakfast for me, and this mix makes for an...