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Vegan yogurt twice baked potatoes with coconut bacon and scallions on a white plate

Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked Potatoes

If you crave buttery, rich, sour cream flavor-packed potatoes, you’re gonna love these Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked Potatoes. These are a tad healthy, but they taste sinful. Mixing vegan yogurt with apple cider vinegar creates the tangy, rich flavors and creaminess of sour cream. It’s magic. These Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked […]

Vegan coconut bacon in a jar

Addictive Coconut Bacon Flakes

These Addictive Coconut Bacon Flakes are crispy, slightly smokey and very bacony. We couldn’t stop snagging bacon flakes off of the pan. Bacon overkill It took me years to start experimenting with vegan coconut bacon. I’d been over-exposed to the idea of bacon everything, i.e. bacon cotton candy, bacon toothpaste, […]

Vegan Caesar topped with Garlic Shake and Croutons

Homemade Garlic Nooch Croutons

Homemade Garlic Nooch Croutons are made with minimal ingredients and they are super easy to make. Once you start crunching on these crispy croutons it’s hard to stop, especially when you’ve just pulled them out of the oven. Oh, and going after the golden, salty, nooch-y, garlicky crumbs on the baking sheet is an experience not to be missed.

Red romesco sauce in a white saucer

Quick Spanish Romesco Sauce

While working at a family-owned Spanish Tapas Restaurant, I was introduced to Patas Bravas with Romesco Sauce. The husband-and-wife owners met studying culinary arts in San Sebastian. The food was magical and the staff was great. There were a lot of jokes made by the clientele about Tapas Bar sounding […]

A close up of easy no chicken vegan gravy

Amazing No-Chicken Vegan Gravy

This is an easy, smooth gravy ideal for Thanksgiving, holidays or anytime you just need gravy. Really good solid gravy, Amazing No-Chicken Vegan Gravy. This Gravy is amazing with: Classic Vegan Muffin Tin Stuffing Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes Tofu Scramble Hash Lentils & Veggie Shepherd’s Pie Anything that wants/needs gravy […]

Close up of maple pecans in a pan

Easy Stovetop Maple Pecans

These Easy Stovetop Maple Pecans are quick, a little sweet and a lot of yum. Maple Pecans are perfect for: A snack to set out around the holidays at gatherings Roasted Beet Salads Topping off your Baked Jewel Yams Garnish for Carrot Curry Soup or Butternut Squash Bisque Serving with […]

Vegan noacho cheese sauce in a glass bowl

Holy Grail Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce

Holy Grail Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce gets made a lot. Usually, I make one batch and freeze half of it. When I first went vegan, I experimented with many mac and cheese “cheese” sauce recipes. Results were mixed, but nothing had really blown my mind. I was on a quest. […]

tri-colored Quinoa in a pot

Easy Quinoa

This is a basic, easy quinoa recipe post. Quinoa is super easy to make. You can purchase this seed, sometimes referred to as a grain, in the bulk section or pre-packaged from most grocers. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. The Incas believed it […]

Roasted red peppers, baked, steamed, peeled and ready to eat in a blue bowl

How to Oven Roast Red Peppers

This is a basics post demonstrating how to oven roast red peppers. Often, at the grocery store, I see beautiful jars of roasted red peppers with the skins removed packed in oil or water. This recipe makes beautiful vibrant red, flavor-packed peppers. Roasted red peppers provide a great pop of […]