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 Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Few things say joy like chocolate chip cookies. If there’s a vegan in your life, or someone who happens not to be able to tolerate gluten, then I promise that you’ll make that person’s day by baking them chocolate chip cookies that they can eat. Make a baker’s dozen and keep one for the baker! […]

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Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Seed and Ginger Topping

Soy-free, gluten-free, vegan anything might first cause one to ask oneself, ‘What IS in it…?’ but I promise that good things come in restricted boxes. For this month’s edition of the gluten-free ratio rally, I tackled the quintessential pumpkin pie. The recipe basically consists of three stages of stirring things and a ridiculous amount of […]

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Vegan ANZAC Biscuits, for Ryan

These ANZAC biscuits (never cookies) are a chewy favourite, dotted with raisins and toasted coconut. Bonus: they crisp up if left out in the air, and can be taken on long deployments at war. There are four things that never fail to make Ryan happy: Simon and Garfunkel, fair-trade chocolate, Honest Tea, and homemade ANZAC […]

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

These are the best vegan chocolate chip cookies ever. That is all. Quick note: I’d like to say a very awesome takk (the most awesome way to say ‘thanks’) to whoever found my blog by searching for this term: quick feel good…

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Sweet and Sour Tofu!

I finally came up with an easy, vegan (when isn’t it?) sweet and sour sauce. While prepping to make sweet and sour tofu, Ryan ran to our local bodega for a green pepper and some pineapple, which apparently all sweet and sour creations have to have. You can throw in whatever you have on hand […]

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Vegan Chicken Marbella (Frickin’ Marbella?)

My mom was famous for her chicken Marbella recipe—she was even on the local news to cook it once when I was a kid. This is for you, Mommy! This easy, elegant dish combines the flavours of prunes, olives, and capers into something that’s great as a main meal or appetiser, hot or cold, on […]

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