I love to cook, but one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is recreate some of my favorite pre-vegan foods. It’s especially cool when I can recreate something that no longer exists, vegan or otherwise.
Who doesn’t love the glorious combination of chocolate and mint? From Girl Scout cookies to Starbucks drinks, mint chocolate is always a crowd-pleaser. Featured in the Vegan Cuts February 2014 Beauty Box, Mint Truffle is a delightful infusion of dark chocolate and sweet mint flavors. Read more
Chocolate and mint, highlighted by coffee. The perfect flavor combination. The ultimate olfactory delight. The irritating knowledge that it’s only available seasonally. Why is that? Doesn’t mint grow in the summer? Wouldn’t that cool chocolaty sensation be welcome in the hot summer months? That’s what I’d think, but apparently, not many people do. Read more
There are certain things in life that we expect to hate but end up loving. Take fruitcake, for example. Dense, heavy, chunky… not how most people would describe something delicious, right? All that’s needed sometimes is a new perspective. When life hands you fruitcake (or at least the ingredients), make Christmas Pudding Bonbons. Read more
I’ve never been much of a wine drinker. I really have zero palette (“I’m getting ethanol with a hint of heartburn…”). I do have a pretty decent nose though, and I appreciate the bouquet and aromas of a rich mulled wine. Read more
So you’ve got just a couple more days until Thanksgiving, everything’s ready to go. But there’s something missing. A little color. A little crunch. And a LOT of garlic!
Aldi offers more than just inexpensive groceries. Sometimes you can find inspiration. Read more
Broccoli is probably my least favorite vegetable, unless you count mushrooms as a vegetable, in which case they win (or lose?) by a landslide. However, broccoli spinach casserole, veganized from my mom’s recipe, is a complete game-changer. Read more
If there is a vegetable most people would claim to despise, it is the Brussels sprout. Infuse said sprout with enough garlic and hot cherry peppers, however, and you may find a lot more people singing its praises. Read more
Writing recipes is not easy. That is to say, translating recipes from “a bit of this and a splash of that” (ie my usual method of cooking) to actual measurements to be understood by the rest of the human population is, for me, rather tricky. However, I have chosen to set aside my aversion to exactitude to bring you my favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes!