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Massaged Kale and Mango Salad

Massaged Kale and Mango Salad

As with most food trends, I was super late to the phenom that is massaged kale. What can I say? I’m a curmudgeonly aging punk, so it’s only natural that I abhor fads — particularly ones that, when verbalized, make you sound like a new age, foodie asshole.
Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie needs no introduction, right? Here we have a flaky, buttery crust filled with dark chocolate custard, piled high with creamy whipped topping, and sprinkled with chocolate curls. Are you with me now?
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.
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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!
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.
Vegan Corn Dogs

Vegan Corn Dogs

I’ve lived most of my life in the Northeastern United States, but there are always those moments when I am reminded that I really hail from the Midwest. Case in point: I still can’t get over the fact that there are adults in this country who have never eaten a corn dog. What’s more, many...
How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

Lately I’ve been really excited about growing sprouts. Spring has been mercilessly taunting the northeastern U.S. for the last couple of months, and things have been looking really bleak. To keep from losing my mind, I’ve taken to “eating optimistically,” which involves eating piles of sprouts and all the raw veggies I can get my...
Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Saint Patrick’s Day is just two weeks away, and while I am neither Irish and nor really into holidays that don’t involve getting a day off work, I do savor any excuse to make Irish soda bread.