Spicy and Smokey BBQ Pulled “Pork” Jackfruit

For many transitioning to plant-based, vegan or vegetarian diets giving up meat could be very difficult, especially during the summer months of outdoor grilling and the good ol’ BBQ. So, it’s no wonder that many recipe developers have been interested in capturing some of the BBQ flavors and channeling them into plant-based dishes. Few weeks … Continue reading Spicy and Smokey BBQ Pulled “Pork” Jackfruit

Jackfruit Barbacoa 

One of the most amazing discoveries I made when I transitioned into plant-based, vegan, eating and cooking was the jackfruit. I had never heard of jackfruit before but once I read, and then made few recipes I was completely sold on it! The jackfruit recipes I made so far varied from very simple, like tacos, … Continue reading Jackfruit Barbacoa 

Sunday Slow Cooker Jackfruit Stew

Jackfruit is the “It” ingredient of the plant-based and vegan cooking world. When I started blogging about my plant-based cooking exploration and experimentation, jackfruit was one of those exotic ingredients that I could only get in a local Asian grocery store. My first jackfruit recipe were the tacos, which still make a frequent appearance at … Continue reading Sunday Slow Cooker Jackfruit Stew

Vegan Jackfruit “Crab” Cakes

I discovered jackfruit about two months ago and can’t live without it ever since. I used it as my secret “chicken” in the Vegan Chicken Tikka Masala, as well as a quick and easy taco filling. If you are new to jackfruit, here is a brief intro. The type of jackfruit that works for savory main … Continue reading Vegan Jackfruit “Crab” Cakes

Jackfruit Tacos

I never had jackfruit in my life until last night. And just like that this weird plant food became one of my favorite ingredients and the one I want to use in as many of my dishes as possible. What is jackfruit? Jackfruit is a popular ingredient in South and Southeast Asian cooking, but it remains … Continue reading Jackfruit Tacos

Vegan Take on Smokey Shredded Pork and Beans

If you Google “Pork and Beans” the first thing that pops up is the Weezer‘s music video for their “Pork and Beans” hit made more than ten years ago. Armed with YouTube celebrities of the day and a pile of erupting Diet Coke + mentos experiments, it is a site to behold! This, on the … Continue reading Vegan Take on Smokey Shredded Pork and Beans

Sunday Morning Cookbook Review: 30-minute Frugal Vegan Recipes

Vegan way of eating comes with a bad reputation when it comes to cost. I’ve heard many people wonder about whether they would be able to afford to eat only plants, perhaps because many plant-based products that are substitutes for dairy (milk, yogurts, cheese, ice cream…) or meat (different cold cuts, sausages, burgers, bacon…) do … Continue reading Sunday Morning Cookbook Review: 30-minute Frugal Vegan Recipes

Fish-like Cakes with Chickpeas and Artichoke Hearts

I was debating whether I should call these crab cakes or fish cakes – I suppose at the end of the day the name does not matter as much as the flavor. And the flavor here is fresh, citrusy, and the texture is flaky. So, to me these are more like fish cakes than crab … Continue reading Fish-like Cakes with Chickpeas and Artichoke Hearts

Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Dip

Springtime is party time – I mean, after 6 months of winter we are finally seeing some sunshine and above freezing temperatures. And if you think I live in Alaska, think again – it’s the good ole New England and our snow just melted away two days ago!!! Plus: since the next winter is just … Continue reading Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Dip

Sunday Morning Cook Book Review: The Vegan Slow Cooker, Revised and Expanded

When I first switched to plant-based cooking and vegan diet I thought that I would never need to use my beloved slow cooker again. For those of you who are not familiar with this kitchen gadget, slow cooker, also called a crock-pot, is a handy kitchen tool for those recipes that require long cooking times, … Continue reading Sunday Morning Cook Book Review: The Vegan Slow Cooker, Revised and Expanded

Must-Have Spices for Your Vegan Kitchen

I transitioned to eating only plant-based food almost two years ago. At that time, I was not aware of the richness of plant-based cooking landscape and that this decision will be a major boost for my culinary creativity. Switching to vegan (plant-based) eating has been revolutionary! How to transition to vegan (plant-based) eating? Everyone has … Continue reading Must-Have Spices for Your Vegan Kitchen

Sunday Morning Cookbook Review: The Vegan 8

Vegan cooking gets a bit of bad reputation for being outlandishly complicated, full of “weird” ingredients not available in local supermarkets, and requiring days to make. I have to admit that I have indeed seen and used recipes like that. Some of them were worth the effort – especially the fresh mozzarella – but some … Continue reading Sunday Morning Cookbook Review: The Vegan 8