VEGAN

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...

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...

Vegan Green Bean Casserole Pizza Recipe

This recipe has been very polarizing to my Instagram followers, and I get it – you either love or hate green bean casserole. Clearly I love it enough to have turned it into a pizza, but I do urge those of you who think you hate it to give it a shot in this...

Vegan Casseroles: Baked Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

I had to share this one in the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck! Post all the memes making fun of it you want to, there’s no denying that pumpkin season is upon us. It’s in our coffee, our candles and yes, in our pasta bakes. And you know what, why not? Say it...

Vegan Casseroles: Truffled Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

I really couldn’t wait to share this recipe in the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck - both because it’s ridiculously delicious, and because it’s from my friend Julie Hasson’s new book, Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot Pies, and More. This...

Vegan Casseroles: Almost Alfredo Sauce

“I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!” - Michael Corleone Use this easy recipe for a vegan version of Alfredo sauce, or any savory white sauce, really. Reprinted with permission from Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot...

Vegan Casseroles: Good Gravy

This all-purpose vegan “beef” gravy is great in shepherd’s pie, poured over mashed potatoes, and pretty much anywhere else you need a savory gravy. Reprinted with permission from Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot Pies, and More by Julie...

YumUniverse: Fig & Caramelized Onion Tart

I am lucky enough to be attending the launch party for Heather Crosby‘s YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful, Whole-Food Lifestyle. (If you’re planning to be in Chicago on November 7th you should come too!) On her blog...