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Whole Grain and Nut Pancakes

Whole Grain and Nut Pancakes

As I’ve mentioned before, I love to start my weekend off with pancakes. I do like to mix it up, though, and lately I’ve been all about these whole grain and nut pancakes. These pancakes just happen to be oil-free and don’t use any white flour at all; packed with...
Vegan Caramel Peanut Popcorn (Cracker Jack)

Vegan Caramel Peanut Popcorn (Cracker Jack)

I’m always blown away by the prices people are willing to pay for flavored popcorn. Seriously, popcorn is so easy to make, and it’s super cheap to boot! So when I found out that a friend was a big fan of Cracker Jack, I set out to make some comparable...
Raw Zucchini Salad

Raw Zucchini Salad

This¬†bright and flavorful raw zucchini salad is loaded with fresh tomatoes and tender zucchini noodles. It looks fancy, but it’s fast, simple, and doesn’t require the use of a stove — all prerequisites for a good summer meal, in my book.
Black Bean and Corn Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Summer food: because you can’t actually spend 12 hours a day loitering in air-conditioned coffee shops. Because laying on the kitchen floor and humming the same NoFX song for hours at a time will get to you at a certain point. Because humans cannot survive on carrot sticks and ice...
Hudson Valley Granola

Hudson Valley Granola

The story of this granola goes back many moons to when I lived in the tiny village of Tivoli, New York. By the time I moved to Friendship Street, I’d long known Tivoli’s Mikee as the talented baker who dropped off several loaves of inexplicably wonderful fresh bread at my...
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Banana Nut Porridge with Oatmeal, Quinoa, and Teff

Banana Nut Porridge with Oatmeal, Quinoa, and Teff

Overnight oats are my default breakfast in the summer, but once the temperatures begin to drop, I like to spend chilly mornings cozied up with a hot bowl of oatmeal. This banana nut porridge with rolled oats, quinoa, and teff is currently my favorite weekend breakfast.
Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad

Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad

For the first couple of months of summer, I made fresh spring rolls like it was my job. By the time August rolled (ha!) around, I’d mostly lost my patience for assembling them. I got lazy, okay? And thusly was Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad born!
Strawberry Beet Smoothie

Strawberry Beet Smoothie

So I’ve already taught you how to drink black beans and cucumbers. Next up? Beets. Enter this gloriously hued, brightly flavored strawberry beet smoothie. Do I qualify as a full-fledged weirdo yet?
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!
Vegan Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Vegan Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A few months ago, I tried this recipe for “turtle” cookies, and they completely blew my mind. Since that day, I’ve made a dozen variations on that recipe, adjusting ingredients and playing with flavor combinations. This is my oatmeal raisin riff on that recipe.
Daifuku Mochi

Daifuku Mochi

Oh, what the heck? Since I reposted my recipe for sesame seed balls last week, I might as well bring back this old post for regular, non-deep-fried mochi. As long as you can track down a few special ingredients (and don’t mind making a mess), making daifuku is surprisingly easy!
Raw Tacos

Raw Tacos

I’ve been seeing recipes for raw tacos around the Web for years, but I never felt at all compelled to try them. I mean, tacos are perfect the way they are, right? It’s not like you have to do anything special to make a delicious vegan taco.
Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad

Attentive readers might notice that this has been a summer of mango and cucumber and black beans. It isn’t over ’til it’s over, y’all, so here is a recipe for black bean mango quinoa salad that contains all three!
Cucumber Mango Green Smoothie

Cucumber Mango Green Smoothie

¬† This cucumber mango green smoothie is creamy, mellow, and refreshing, and it’s packed with fruits and veggies to boot!
Sesame Seed Balls (Jin Deui)

Sesame Seed Balls (Jin Deui)

It’s time for a trip down memory lane! I posted this recipe in the very early days of my blog, back when I was deep-frying foods like a maniac, but never thought to re-post it after my blog was wiped clean in 2010. And that’s silly, because sesame seed balls were always my favorite thing...
How to Make Coconut Butter

How to Make Coconut Butter

When coconut butter blew up in the vegan blogosphere a few years ago, I was honestly kind of appalled. Like, seriously, y’all are losing it over this product that costs about $11 a jar, and you expect your readers to buy it in order to try some of your recipes? You are clearly out of...
Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

Looking to increase your protein intake, you withering vegan, you?! Step away from the protein powder! This black bean brownie smoothie is the cure for what ails you.