Category Vegan

Garlicky Cauliflower & Japanese Turnip Soup {vegan}

If the spirit of the holidays is to relax, rejuvenate, shut your laptop, reconnect with what’s really important, and get back to the basics – family, friends, togetherness – then all of that is reversed when applied to holiday eating. When it comes to your stomach, the holidays are a marathon. How much can I […]

Banana Cupcake Shake {vegan}

This weekend, one of my brothers was visiting, and I was making sugar cookies (his favorite). He sat in the bar chair on the other side of the kitchen island, and I was barely visible through a cloud of flour and sugar that made the air around me taste sweet. In that almost loud silence […]

Sweet Potato Soup with Spiced Chickpeas {vegan}

Sometimes when my husband gets home from work, he cracks open a beer, kicks off his shoes, and opens up a container of…wait for it…cottage cheese. Don’t worry, there isn’t cottage cheese in this soup. I only bring it up because I think it’s interesting to notice the little things people eat when no one […]

Mini Gingerbread Loaves {vegan}

You know at the end of Thanksgiving, when your fridge is full of last little bits of things and your pantry is packed with tiny McCormick spice containers that you hold onto, knowing in your heart of hearts that the last bit of pumpkin purée will go fuzzy in the refrigerator door and the pumpkin […]

Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Pecans {vegan}

Do you look forward to Thanksgiving or dread it? I’m not talking about Thanksgiving on an ethical level. That’s a whole different blog. I just mean the idea of your family cozying up for three days of rehashing childhood arguments drinking cider and catching up. I think the answer to this question entirely depends on […]

Giant Oatmeal Cookies (vegan)

Do you ever feel like you are kinda failing as a human? I’ve always been one of those people who gets labeled as an overachiever or perfectionist, and it’s true, I’m a little preoccupied with winning, and the only competition is myself. But lately, either because I’m piling on more and more responsibilities or because […]

Cranberry Amaretto Upside-Down Cake {vegan}

I was talking to my cousin who lives in the UK, and she told me a shocking fact: they might not have canned pumpkin in stores there. They have whole, real pumpkin-pumpkins, the kinds with stems and skins and all that, but no “solid pack pumpkin” like all our American recipes call for. At least, […]

Pumpkin Spice “Pop Tarts” {vegan}

“Noooo! NooOOOo!!” I shrieked to myself. Take a little trip with me. It’s c. 2004, and I’m standing at the vending machine in my high school dining hall in my gray New Balance tennis shoes and my gray hoodie. Really, I’m hunching, I guess I should say, because as I reached down to get my […]

Carrot Cake, the easy way {vegan}

Today I had one of those “oops” moments. Those moments that people talk about later by writing this: Take foot. Insert into mouth. Okay, it wasn’t that bad. But do you ever catch yourself doing or saying something you thought you were beyond? Like implying on live radio that woman = emotional basketcase, or contemplating […]

Cinnamon Applesauce Cupcakes {vegan}

I’ll tell you why I didn’t want to be vegan. Some vegan food is just too weird. Vegans are SERIOUS about being vegan. I’ll address these in order, then. So, vegan food is weird. I’m not really talking about recipes, like the obsession with dates (okay, I AM on board with that), and the way […]