If you’ve been a vegan for at least the past 5 minutes then you know what jackfruit is. Maybe you’ve had it before or maybe you’re looking to try it. I don’t know.
I had jackfruit for the first time when I lived in Germany. The hubs and I went out for our first anniversary meal as vegans to a really nice restaurant called Grüner Michel and they served this amazing Brazilian spiced jackfruit and I fell in love with it on the spot. And then, of course, we left Germany.
Recently I was at my local Lidl and found a can of jackfruit and I thought to myself, it’s been a long time since that disastrous attempt in which I bought the wrong, sweet version so it was time to try it again.
I decided to start simple with a nacho bowl. It turned out delicious and flavorful, and I’m thinking I’ll try it again as some kind of shredded barbecue sandwiches.
Continue reading “Jackfruit Recipes! ~ Jackfruit & Black Bean Nacho Bowl” →
Hi, my name is Natasha and I am a vegan foodie.
This is where you say, “Hi, Natasha!”
As such, this means that I spend time on YouTube, online and pretty much any other venue scrounging around for other other vegan bloggers who have come up with delicious creations for me to sample. Today’s recipe is no different and it’s from one of my favorites, Yeung Man Cooking.
That’s right folks, this sort of simplistic vegan blogger with a specialty in Asian cuisine is one of my favorites because he has a magical ability to take one Asian recipe and turning into 47 different recipes, which is great for me because I just can’t get enough.
Today’s vegan recipe is mushroom barbacoa. Mushroom Barbacoa, y’all!
Will used King Oystery mushrooms but not only are those suckers expensive but they aren’t widely available at all the grocery stores here in Romania. However my favorites, oyster mushrooms, can be found anywhere barring any food shortages so I did what every good vegan has to do once in a while (or more frequently), I improvised.
So let’s get to it!
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I found another new vegan food product! Today it’s pizza. It was pizza last time too, wasn’t it? Who knows, let’s just go with it because it’s vegan pizza and there’s never enough good vegan pizza in the world.
Today’s pizza, called “Kebab’ish,” is a unique twist on a classic dish, featuring a kebab-inspired flavor profile and all vegan ingredients.
Continue reading “Vegan Junk Food! ~ Naturli’ Vegan Kebab’ish Pizza” →
When it comes to one of my favorite bar foods, buffalo anything comes to mind. Whether it is a buffalo dipping sauce for my fries, buffalo tofu bites or the much beloved cauliflower wings, I am a sucker for buffalo sauce. Vegan cauliflower wings are a great Friday night recipe, poker night bites or pretty much anytime you want to feed a crowd.
In my quest to enjoy my favorite vegan recipes without breaking the calorie bank, today I’ve baked the spicy cauliflower bites so I don’t have to skimp on the sauce!
These bites are they a tasty and satisfying, but they’re also healthier than their deep fried cousins.
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When it’s time for a party, you have to have a dip. Or two or three, actually. Whether its salsa, a vegan yogurt dip, cheese dip or hummus, there’s no party without something creamy to dip your carrot sticks and broccoli tops into. Right?
The great thing about vegan party dips is…they aren’t just for parties. Recently we went to see Avatar 2: Way of the Water and we went after a long day spent amongst people. You don’t know this about me but I’m not much of a people person. Between the noise and germs and bodies, it just becomes a lot pretty quickly. So by the time the movie was over–really great, by the way–I was over it all. And it was late-ish, as in a few hours before dinner so I decided that instead of whipping up a big ole lunch, we should do a quick dip.
I bought a baguette and I knew we had cucumbers and tomatoes already for a quick side salad. So there it was, a quick and easy vegan dip made from scratch and oil free.
Dips are great. They are fun and there are so many different ways you can whip up a few, quickly and easily.
Today’s dip is easy and let’s the oven do most of the work.
Continue reading “Easy Vegan Dip Recipe ~ Roasted Garlic & Artichoke Dip” →
Who remembers being a kid and constantly craving fish sticks?
Not me and that is the honest truth. I barely tolerated them even back then and not because I was some budding little gourmand, but because they were always…off. The breading would be super crispy but bland and the fish parts in the middle were always dry. So dry that you couldn’t eat them without drowning them in ketchup or tartar sauce.
I do not have fond memories of eating fish sticks as a kid.
So why, you might ask, would I dare bother to test out vegan fish sticks the moment they hit the shelves in my local grocery store? Honestly? I guess maybe I am a glutton for punishment or maybe I just love to see if the vegan version can make me love something I previously tolerated.
Or maybe I’m just crazy. Who knows?
The point is that the same brand that makes a delicious vegan canned tuna, has some out with breaded fish, white fish and now fish sticks and I decided it was worth the price of admission to give it a shot. The real question is, was it worth the calories on my backside?
Keep reading to find out!
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Sometimes the intersection between eating healthy and succumbing to food cravings is a congested mess of sacrificing one for the other, but with a little bit of creativity and willingness, it can be done.
Vegan bar food is one of my favorite things to make and not just because it’s easy. Who doesn’t love fries and hot wings? I for one, LOVE them. Both of them.
But the truth is that today’s post isn’t about making vegan hot wings, it’s about the yummy vegan and accidentally vegan hot sauces I recently purchases which coat today’s lovely tofu wings. The recipe itself is quite easy and we’ll go through it later, but let’s talk a little about the hot sauce.
The main ingredient you might find in some of the most popular brands of hot sauce to make them not vegan is cane sugar, which is often whitened with bone char. So like any good vegan, you have to carefully look at the ingredients list and a good rule of thumb is that the shorter the list, the better it is in general and almost certainly for us vegans.
The first hot sauce is a brand I only became aware of recently, Marie Sharp’s. The sauces are spicy and delicious and some of them are flat out vegan while others just happen to be vegan. And then there’s a totally vegan brand, HiyaSelf.
I used a mixture of three sauces to create a super spicy vegan tofu wing and now we’ll talk about everything I did!
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