Vegan Beer & Cheddar Bread

So I’ve been on a baking kick lately. Maybe it’s because I know summer will be here soon and I want to use my oven as much as possible before the infamous heat dome lowers onto New York City. Maybe it’s because I love bread. I had this whole post planned for today about how…

Black Olive & Rosemary Bread

You ever just feel like there is a black cloud following you around and you just can’t shake it? Or worse – you’re the little black cloud?

Citrus & Olive Oil Cake or Marmalade Cake if you’re feeling Old School

It’s been a bittersweet time in the world of animal lovers. Ringling Brother announced they were agreeing to retire their circus elephants from their traveling show in three years. This is obviously a remarkable landmark victory for animals used for entertainment. No more being chained inside cramped railway cars for 90% of their lives. No…

Vegan Sesame Chicken Wonton Soup & Saying ‘Good Bye’ to Mr. Spock

Today’s post is long. So very very long. I wanted to post this recipe for Chinese New Year. This recipe really is a very special soup we made using Upton’s Naturals NEW chicken seitan product (that is hitting stores this week) and I was eager to share it. It’s literally been rusting away in my notebook…

Vegan Pistachio Crusted Cashew & Coconut Cheese

So over the weekend I got to work with the always talented Vanessa Rees on a food feature for Laika Magazine which I’m dying for you all to see when the next issue comes out. During the recipe testing for the almond vegan cheese recipe in the feature, I ended up with this rouge half…

Artichoke & White Bean Hummus

So here’s a little known fact about us… we live in the same neighborhood as infamously awkward hipster heartthrob (?)* Michael Cera. You might know him from such cinema masterpieces as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Juno or the television opus Arrested Development. We just call him ‘our neighbor Mike’ or we would if…

Potato, Spinach & Green Onion Pierogis with Vegan Chorizo & Onions

Disclaimer: Today’s blog post is long… so if you’re just here for the food… you can skip to the end. This recipe is really good and shouldn’t be missed because you’re not into my history nerdery.  Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I wish I could tell you Dan and I volunteered to go…

Soy Nog Napoleon Cups

I think we’ve all been there. You have all these fanciful daydreams of making impressively difficult French desserts full of precise slight of hand techniques that wouldn’t just make us kitchen magicians if we pulled them off but freaking wizards. Maybe we’d watch a video or two on how to make your puff pastry puff…