Sunday in the kitchen. Ready for all sorts of hearty deliciousness now that the chilly season is upon us! Piping hot savory pies fresh out the oven. Layer of buttery mashed potatoes, Swedish peas & soy based veggie mince (for those who don’t eat soy you can replace with beansRead More →

Salads are my food love this summer! You perhaps can’t see all the goodies tucked in here but this bowl is brimming with lettuce, pumpkin seeds, dried berries, avocado & the luscious Follow Your Heart vegan Caesar dressing. Nutritious & delicious!!Read More →

My son and I woke up this fine Sunday morning to my husband in the kitchen whipping these biscuits up!  He’s been working from a few established recipes but tweaking ingredients to get the fluffiness & flakiness he wants. All the tweaking & modification is paying off- these are scrumptious!Read More →

Cooking is love in our house. When my husband and I get in the kitchen and start planning meals and recipes, preparing ingredients and busying ourselves from sink to pantry to stove to prep table, you can feel the vibes, the unison, the joy we have not only for cookingRead More →

I absolutely love cooking for the holidays & especially creating gorgeous plant based spreads with familiar flavors from the festive season. But this Thanksgiving I was in the mood to create something a bit different from the traditional spread – veggie cashew stir fry, jasmine rice & a delicious peanut sauce!Read More →

Flashback to Christmas Dinner 2014! I loved preparing this spread! Macadamia Nut, Basil & Olive Oil Spread Arugula with Grape Tomatoes, Grapeseed Oil & Sea Salt Grilled Asparagus Minnesota Wild Rice with American Parsley & Shallots Steamed Brussel Sprouts drizzled with Hazelnut Oil Gardein Holiday Roast with Cranberry, Kale &Read More →

Holiday sampler! I love cooking dishes with different holiday favorites leading up to the festive season so I know what recipes I want to make for the feast. This holiday sampler included cranberry jelly, slices of gardein Holiday roast (with kale, cranberry & wild rice) and farro with onions, parsleyRead More →

2016 was the year I fell in love with Farro! This grain has a nutty flavor and texture already but I decided to add some pecans to it after simmering with vegan butter, parsley and onions. Creamy Farro deliciousness!  Read More →

I love Benedicts- it’s easily a favorite for Sunday brunch. Creating variations of a vegan Benedict has been a passion project this year. I’m working on making this one of my signature dishes! For this weekend’s Benedict, I used silken tofu for the Hollandaise sauce, as I usually do. ButRead More →

There’s an Indian grocery store at the end of our leafy, beautiful block and shortly after we moved in and took our first walk around the store my husband and I were excited about getting more familiar with Indian ingredients and cooking. On this gorgeous blue skied, crisp golden FridayRead More →

Nice and easy Friday lunch.  Basmati rice with garlic and a bit of vegan butter, diced tomatoes and “tofu coins”. I love making these “tofu coins”.  I take a block of tofu and use a little shot glass or other kitchen item to make the “coins” and then soak themRead More →

First, I have to acknowledge the inspiration for this dish.  The “Tempeh Tuna Sandwich” at Jivamuktea Cafe which I wrote about earlier this year.  The first time I visited Jivamuktea Cafe near Union Square in NYC I had this sandwich and it was a culinary revelation.  I generally enjoy tempehRead More →

I used to consume animal derived cheeses a lot before, but really don’t miss it now.It’s bizarre to me how we humans “rely” on other animal mothers so much for their milk to create this endless supply of dairy products. It’s also very sad, considering that those mothers often never even haveRead More →

#mikeinthekitchen baking! I got a text yesterday from my husband with a link to a recipe and a short list of ingredients he needed to make it.  Vegan chocolate chip cookies you say?  I’m on board! This Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever recipe by Vegan Housewives is most definitelyRead More →

This is a vegan site so it seems redundant to call this “vegan” Shepherd’s Pie, but I just can’t help myself!  I love presenting veganised versions of recipes that are often traditionally based on animal derived ingredients and sharing how a fully plant based version can not only be doneRead More →

Milk & cookies anyone? 🙂   Working on an #AskAnnika blog post about busting myths about vegans & veganism. A big one is that vegan food is bland & boring. Psh! That is one silly myth!   Hampton Creek ‘Just Cookie Dough’ & a glass of Califia Farms Almond MilkRead More →

My husband made this yesterday morning and I was so fixated on eating it that I didn’t even snap a photo.  It was delicious (and beautifully plated) so I asked for a re-do and he happily obliged. As I ate it he recounted for me when he first tasted anRead More →

This was my first time making this and I consider this recipe to be a single serving (or good for nibbling on with another person). Just double, triple or quadruple the recipe depending on how many folks you’re serving! These are really scrumptious! Ingredients ~1 cup Coconut Cream ~3 slicesRead More →