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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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Homemade Popcorn

There are few simple luxuries in life like fresh, homemade popcorn. Even if you swear by a certain brand of microwave popcorn, I promise you that your taste buds will reawaken just a little bit if you try your hand at making your own. Bonus: you actually get to watch the kernels pop, instead of […]

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Vegan Rice Crispy Treats!

Making rice crispy treats is the right thing to do with Chicago Soydairy’s Dandies vegan marshmallows. Trust me. Update 30 April 2012: Huzzah! The Internet really likes this recipe, and you should, too. When I make these, I include cardamom, which I find imparts a nice, earthy flavour…

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Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing) with Ginger Dipping Sauce

These pretty little cong you bing (they’re not really pancakes, guys) are the perfect party food. I haven’t met anyone yet who said that these weren’t the best that they’ve ever had. Normally, cong you bing are unleavened, but a little yeast makes these light and fluffy. Give these a go with some dipping sauce […]

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Vegan Spinach-Artichoke Dip

My friend John always makes spinach-artichoke dip for potlucks, and I told him that I was going to create a vegan version that was even better. I’ve never really had spinach-artichoke dip, but it seems like it’s normally mostly cream cheese and mayonnaise. This spinach artichoke dip isn’t only actually mostly spinach and artichoke, it’s […]

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Super Super Bowl Foods!: Carmelised Onion Dip, Buffalo Seitan Wings with Bleu Cheese Dressing, and pizza!

Super Bowl! Yay! If you’re looking for something quick and tasty, then here are three recipes (and a link to pizza!) that won’t do you wrong. I’m a fan of the buffalo seitan myself, but everything here was devoured by vegans and non-vegans alike. Update February 2013: Vegan Buffalo wings and vegan bleu cheese dip now […]

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Watermelon Radishes: Open-Faced Watermelon Radish Sandwiches

Creamy open-faced sandwiches will be a surprise hit—especially for something so pink. Perfect for potluck, I admit that these sandwiches don’t go far in convincing others that vegan food is just the same as non-vegan food. In my defense, however, non-vegan food…

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Watermelon Radishes: Unadulterated

Unadulterated radishes have their spiciness mellowed by Earth Balance and a kiss of salt. If you’ve got watermelon radishes, Earth Balance, and some kosher salt, then you’ve got a party! If you also have vin jaune, then please invite me over right now. Wondering…

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Four Ways: Watermelon Radishes

End up with a bunch of pretty mystery roots in your CSA box? Wake up in the morning after an epic Jura(ssic) Fête with pounds of watermelon radishes on your hands? Here are some ideas as to what to do with them! So The Wine Bottega had an amazing off-site event the other week. I […]

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