Interview & photos with vegan family Chrissy, Kahseim & Atlas in Nov/2016 issue of Vegan Health & Fitness magazine! Thank you Outlaw Family!!! Food by Chrissy: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Salad + Cilantro & Avocado Salad    Meet the Vegan Parents series Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine November/December 2016M Chrissy, KahseimRead 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 →

Chef Rain Truth The Cultured Vegan  Instagram: @TheCulturedVegan Twitter @CulturedVegan  FB: The Cultured Vegan I am an avid international traveler and this is specifically to study herbs and spices and different cuisines to increase my knowledge and offer my customers a true cultural experience.  -Chef Rain Truth I loved havingRead 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 →

 I first had the opportunity to interview Emma Letessier,  editor of Barefoot Vegan Magazine, earlier this year for the 1st part in this interview series with editors of vegan magazines. Since then, she and her husband have moved to a six hectare (approx. 14 acres) farm just south of Pau, at the foot ofRead 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 →

The myth of Persephone has been one of my favorites since my youth. By just a few Pomegranate seeds was she bound to the Underworld, ruling besides Hades. I love this fruit myself & it’s sweet, many seeds. I found out after I took and uploaded these photos that NovemberRead 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 →

“After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” -Morpheus, The Matrix Going veganRead 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 →

Yesterday was my first time at True Bistro in Somerville (Boston area), Massachusetts.  I didn’t bring my camera which was both regrettable but also kind of a treat- to really just sit back and enjoy the Sunday brunch atmosphere, be completely with my thoughts and focused on the food. IRead 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 →