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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!
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!
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...
Chipotle Hummus

Chipotle Hummus

At some point last year, I unwittingly became one of those people who eats a big pile of raw veggies for lunch every day. It all started late one night when I didn’t have time to cook lunch for the following day, and it just kind of stuck. Turns out that in my old age...
Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce is one of the staples of my freezer. I always have some on hand to use as a binder/egg replacer in bars and cookies, make applesauce muffins, and spoon over pierogies and latkes. Apple season is finally upon us, so I figured I’d walk you through my steps for processing and preserving this versatile...
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 caramel peanut popcorn.
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 co-op every Sunday morning.  But...
Vegan Jalapeño Poppers

Vegan Jalapeño Poppers

I might not love televised sports, but I do love hot peppers. So when everyone else in the U.S. is chowing down on fried foods next weekend, don’t despair! Vegan jalapeño poppers are totally within reach.
Vegan Little Wieners

Vegan Little Wieners

Also known as little smokies or cocktail wieners, little wieners are basically miniature hot dogs, usually served in some sort of barbecue sauce, and intended to be eaten with toothpicks. (Because what’s more American than protein on a stick?)
Cinnamon Kettle Corn

Cinnamon Kettle Corn

  The first time I ate cinnamon kettle corn was about a year ago, when Curmudgeon, super sweet folks in Boston who play super sweet powerviolence, played a show in Waterbury.  They went for a walk and returned with snacks to share, which included a bag of flavored popcorn. Someone is probably going to be...
Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Oh, the minutes I wasted trying to think up a clever way to tell you about this recipe for chocolate pudding. But y’know, if I really need to say anything more than “chocolate” and “pudding,” maybe this just ain’t for you.
Pickled Okra

Pickled Okra

As I grew up in the northeastern U.S., I tried okra for the first time only five years ago at an Indian restaurant in LA –  and I’ve been hooked on these crunchy pods ever since. I have no tolerance for people who whine about okra’s innards being slimy — that’s a feature, not a...