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Tofu Ricotta Cheese

Tofu ricotta cheese is one of the laziest vegan throw-togethers ever, and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand. (Quick! Make it before that block of tofu in the fridge turns!) For something so easy, it adds awesomeness to many dishes, including stuffed shells, lasagna, and especially pizza. Here’s an easy vegan ricotta […]

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Vegan Squash Quesadillas with Chipotle-Lime Crème Fraîche

What better use for your new crème fraîche skills than topping some indulgent squash and cheese quesadillas with a spicy, tangy, creamy sauce? When I was but a wee goth-punk (yep, you read that right), I used to subsist off two things: Bagels, toasted, topped with whipped cream cheese, and sprinkled with oregano…

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Vegan Irish Stew

Irish stew is straightforward and hearty. It’s a pleasure to prep with haphazard hacks at root vegetables and even easier to eat now or for leftovers. If you’re looking for a simple centerpiece for your St. Patrick’s Day supper, then look no further. Out of some misplaced tradition, Ryan is generous enough to humour me […]

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Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Vegans won’t miss the buttermilk in this Irish soda bread. It’s a lovely accompaniment to a meal any time of the dat, from breakfast to tea to stew. I’m a proud Irish-American. You have to have the hyphen in there because—let’s be honest—we’re not really Irish. Many of us (myself included, unfortunately) have never been to Ireland, […]

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Guacamole

Guacamole: my favourite way to eat more fat. (Yes, even more favourite than cashews, if you can believe it.) In the interest of readability, I’m reposting this guacamole recipe and my salsa recipe today. I’m also posting quick pink pickled onions. The guacamole and salsa are made to be,…

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Salsa

Salsa: clean and simple. Except for the fire-roasted tomato part. In the interest of readability, I’m reposting this salsa recipe and my guacamole recipe today. I’m also posting quick pink pickled onions. The salsa and guacamole are made to be,…

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Vegan Crème Fraîche

This tangy cream is used in everything from swirling into soups to topping freshly sliced fruit. Use it as a base to create flavoured creams for dipping or spreading, or simply dollop on top as a garnish. There are a few recipes out there for vegan crème fraîche. Some of them involve mixing other things […]

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Vegan Tapenade

Tapenade is a lovely Provençal dish. Traditionally, it includes anchovies, but this vegan version keeps it simple with olives, capers, and other flavourful ingredients. It’s still briny and delicious, it looks beautiful, and it’s easy to serve up with crackers or bread. Tapenade is this lovely southern French dish—the kind that I imagine lovingly prepared […]

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Black Bean Salad, with Chipotle Cream Sauce

This black bean salad packs a lovely one-two punch of creaminess and smokiness with its dressing. The slight Mexican flair is perfect for lazy summer evenings when there’s too much outdoors to be spending an evening slaving over the stove. Here in New England, it’s almost the time of year where turning on an oven […]

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Vegan Gluten-Free Bread

For this June’s edition of the Gluten-Free Ratio Rally, I tackled vegan, gluten-free bread. The result? A bread that’s soft and chewy on the inside and crusty on the outside, which can be made into rolls or loaves. No gluten? No gums? No eggs? No problem. Believe it or not, one of the questions that […]

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