Vegan Jerky from Shiitake Mushrooms

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.

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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.

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Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

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 time in the oven. I bet that you can’t guess the secret ingredient in the filling!

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Vegan ANZAC Biscuits, for Ryan

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.

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

These are the best vegan chocolate chip cookies ever. That is all.

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Sweet and Sour Tofu!

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 for a super fast, scrumptious meal!

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Vegan Chicken Marbella (Frickin’ Marbella?)

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 its own or with an accompaniment. It’s so simple, but is best marinaded overnight. Use mock chicken, seitan, or tofu, but it’s extra special with some crazy Chinese vege delicious chicken…

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