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Rancho Beans

Rancho Beans

It’s only autumn, and already I’ve caught the casserole bug. A few years ago, my grandmother gave me a copy of her church’s spiral-bound cookbook, a compilation of all the favorite recipes of the nearby farmers and homemakers. These books are incredible — I have been known to sit and read them aloud for sheer...
Vegan Sloppy Joes

Vegan Sloppy Joes

How have I never shared my recipe for vegan sloppy joes? My family hails from right down the road from the birthplace of these messy sandwiches, Sioux City, Iowa, so this is a food I grew up eating in massive quantities. Although sloppy joes are pretty ubiquitous and everyone does them a little differently, this...
Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

Y’all, put down your mice and step away from the monitor. You have to go make this recipe for vegan fried chicken. Right now.
Vegan Bacon Cheddar Mini Quiches

Vegan Bacon Cheddar Mini Quiches

These vegan bacon cheddar mini quiches might look fancy, but don’t worry, you don’t have to be a snob to enjoy them — after all, what’s more commonly American than cheddar and bacon?
Vegan Bacon Bits

Vegan Bacon Bits

Once upon a time, I ran out of bacon bits. I know what you’re thinking. Bacon bits? Really? Blame it on my thick Midwestern blood, but I’ve been known to shake them onto mashed potatoes, baked beans, and straight into my mouth. I ain’t ashamed.
Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

When Chicago Soy Dairy sent me a complimentary log of their mozzarella Teese, which claims to melt and stretch, I decided to put it to the ultimate test: vegan mozzarella sticks.