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 →

Mushroom Walnut Pesto Tart Yesterday I made this Mushroom Walnut-Pesto Tart using the recipe from the Oh She Glows Cookbook. I love making savory tarts and will definitely be experimenting with more in the future! *used white instead of red onions based on what we had in kitchen and addedRead More →

Since I’ve become vegan, my husband has become pretty savvy at making plant based versions of all sorts of dishes.  We both love time in the kitchen so I recently suggested that we spend even more time on kitchen and recipe adventures together and especially me documenting dishes he makesRead More →

Ahh, Apple Crisps & Crumbles. Autumn is here and I love it. First, I had 10 apples I wanted to incorporate into this crumble and ended up mixing and matching from a few different recipes. I was happy with the result which my husband and I tried immediately à la mode withRead More →

With plans in the mix to make Aquafaba whipped cream soon I thought about what to do with the can of garbanzo beans I would drain.  I made a great big batch of hummus last week from home soaked beans and forgot to drain the juice, hence needing to open aRead More →