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Blueberry Cream Oatmeal

Blueberry Cream Oatmeal

Attentive readers will note that I do in fact only ever eat one of two things for breakfast: oatmeal or pancakes. Cereal’s expensive, toast is boring, vegan yogurt is constantly being discontinued, waffles are inferior to pancakes, and a worthy bagel is as rare in Connecticut as a respectful mosh...
Raw Oatmeal Raisin Balls

Raw Oatmeal Raisin Balls

Were yesterday’s gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies still not healthy enough for you? Then perhaps these raw oatmeal raisin balls will be more your style!
Simple Lentil Soup

Simple Lentil Soup

Maybe lentil soup is a mainstay of vegetarian cooking in part because it’s so easy, so healthy, and so delicious all at once. It’s delightfully mellow, which makes it a good dish to serve kids and picky adults, and when you’re sick, it just sounds like the most lovely, comforting...
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Vegan Anginettes

Vegan Anginettes

As many of you know, I live in New Haven, home to the only pizza worth eating, and more Italian-American bakeries than you can shake a stick at. I’ve peered many-a-time into their glass bakery cases, spilling over with all manner of pretty pink, green, brown and white cookies, and cursed the fact that they...
Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

These chocolate hazelnut thumbprint cookies are unsurprisingly delicious yet surprisingly easy to assemble, and the work goes especially quickly if you’re making a batch of my chocolate-filled peanut butter blossoms at the same time. No handmade chocolate kisses required!
Vegan Sugar Cookies

Vegan Sugar Cookies

This recipe is adapted from one that appears in an old Iowa church cookbook called World’s Best Sugar Cookies. Iowan church ladies are known to wax hyperbolic about plenty of things — recipes in these cookbooks for “green salad,” for instance, typically involve neon-hued Jello and no vegetables of any kind. But these cookies are...
Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Seeds

Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Seeds

As a kid, I looked forward to eating roasted pumpkin seeds every October after a long afternoon of carving pumpkins with my brothers. Of course, in those days, I thought of pumpkin as a decoration, not a vegetable, and the seeds we ate were usually dry and tough, and seasoned only with salt. Oh how...
Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes with Butter Pecan Maple Syrup

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes with Butter Pecan Maple Syrup

Ah, fall in New England. Time to break out the flannel, crank up the Roky Erickson and eat pumpkin at every meal. Yeah, it’s clichĂ©, but if salivating over pumpkin-flavored everything is wrong, I just don’t want to be right. I won’t pretend that half the gimmicky, limited-edition, pumpkin-flavored foods out there don’t taste like...
Creamy Butternut Bisque

Creamy Butternut Bisque

If you live in the northern United States (and probably some other places, too), you likely already know a half-dozen different ways to whip up a delicious butternut squash soup. But when winter squash is so cheap and abundant, and soup weather stretches on for nearly six months, it’s always a good idea to have one...
Vegan Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread

I’m pretty sure there’s no produce grocery stores love throwing out more than bananas. And as I have spent a significant fraction of my life inside grocery store dumpsters, I can say without an ounce of hyperbole that I have made fourteen million loaves of banana bread in my life. (Okay, fine: maybe one ounce!)...
Blueberry Pineapple Kale Smoothie

Blueberry Pineapple Kale Smoothie

Yep, this one’s exactly what it sounds like: blueberries, pineapple, and kale. If that doesn’t scream “DELICIOUS” to you, you should probably get checked out by a doctor. Someone I trust advised that I give this murky-looking smoothie a real good name so as not to sell it short: Blueberry Sunshine! Amethyst Ahimsa! But what...
Easy Chocolate Almond Butter

Easy Chocolate Almond Butter

Years before vegan chocolate nut butters were widely available in stores (and before I became allergic to hazelnuts!), I came up with this recipe to sate my cravings for Nutella. While delicious, it called for soy powder, which readers always seem to have a hard time tracking down. At some point I stumbled across a...
Cashew Coconut Nog

Cashew Coconut Nog

A few years ago, I came across a recipe for a cashew-based vegan eggnog on a blog I was following. I was intrigued, but noticed right away that the recipe called for a high-speed blender, which I didn’t have. Having once attempted to soak and puree cashews in a regular blender to lumpy, gritty results,...
Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

If you live in the U.S., now is the time to buy up all the small cheap pumpkins you can get your hands on! Making your own pumpkin puree is exceptionally easy, and it’s typically much cheaper than buying cans in the store. I’m careful to freeze several containers of my own homemade puree every...
Roasted Pear and Fig Oatmeal

Roasted Pear and Fig Oatmeal

Two years ago, the only thing I craved for breakfast on the weekend was pancakes. For months and months, I ate pancakes — drizzled with maple syrup, alongside a mug of hot coffee — every single Saturday morning before heading out to the pottery studio. If my partner was doing the cooking, I would sometimes...