Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes, with beets

An earthy and bittersweet take on baked goods, just in time to begrudgingly celebrate VD. Okay. Here I am, albeit begrudgingly. For Valentine’s Day. Or, as my mother and I have always lovingly referred to it: VD. Like venereal disease. Named after Venus, right? Or…

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Vegan Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Hearty and stupidly easy to make, this chicken and dumpling soup is best after long, cold days when there are lots of hungry mouths to feed. I love dill. Some find it overpowering, but I could sneak it into everything. It brightens salads, rounds out dressings, and pops in dumplings. I love making biscuits or […]

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Vegan Buffalo Wings

These spicy wings bear an uncanny resemblance to highly processed industrial meat product—but they’re exceptionally homemade! Just in time for the Pats to win the Super Bowl bitter New England vegan food bloggers to update posts that they were drafting hopefully last Sunday, I’m reposting my recipe for…

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Vegan Bleu Cheese Dip

Vegan bleu cheese dip—perfect with vegan Buffalo wings! This is an update to my previously posted vegan bleu cheese dip. Over the years, I’ve moved away from using vegan cream cheese and vegan sour cream, finding that I’m…

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Vegan Jerky from Shiitake Mushrooms

Wondering how to make vegan beef jerky? Fear not! This fool-proof recipe relies on shiitake mushrooms for a chewy bite and toothsome texture. NH-hunter-approved, apparently. I still remember my joy at discovering that all Clif bars are vegan. This was in high school, in the early days of my veganhood. I’ll admit, with my hectic…

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

This barbecue sauce is a no-brainer alternative to the ones in the store, which always seem to be mostly corn syrup. Bonus: it’ll make your kitchen smell awesome, and get you in the mood for some grilling. I love barbecue sauce. It’s a step up from ketchup: it’s smoky, spicy, and has tons of flavor. […]

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Vegan Veggie Burgers, with Seitan

These are, in my humble opinion, the perfect vege burgers. The have a bite to them, a toothsome texture, and an ability to hold up on the grill. Make some extra and freeze for sharing at impromptu cookouts with friends and family. Last summer, I aimed to perfect a vege burger recipe. Like uninspired iceberg […]

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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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Vegan Gluten-Free Bagels

These bagels are chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside. The dough is stretchy. They don’t fall apart when boiled. And yet there’s neither gluten nor gums in them. Sensitive tummies of the world, rejoice! (For those of you on RSS: pop on over to the WGV to check out the site updates! […]

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Everything Bagel Topping Mix

Here’s an easy, customisable topping to throw together to adorn all of your homemade bagels. I love bagels. Even more than bagels themselves, I love making bagels. It isn’t hard—it’s barely harder than baking bread. While they’re baking, your house will smell lovely. And what’s…

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