Posts in Recipes
Crispy Seitan Scaloppine Piccata

I can't believe it has taken me this long to post this recipe for you. Carlos and I both grew up eating breaded crispy scaloppine, and when I made this recipe for the first time we couldn't believe how much it resembled the traditional one made with meat (not that it has to, I’m just saying it will make you have childhood flashbacks, Ratatouille-food-critic style).

This seitan scaloppini is meaty, chewy, crispy, high in protein and so filling, and the sauce just takes it to a whole other level. Carlos and I have to fight over the leftovers whenever I make these, and he will kill me if I don't tell you that the scaloppine on their own makes for the perfect sandwich filling. I know you will absolutely love this one and so will the meat eaters in your life (this is my mother in law's favorite, and she's as hardcore carnivore as they get). I recommend making it with some mashed potatoes on the side, it's just divine when you get to pour the lemon caper sauce on top of everything.

In this video I also give you my go-to technique for making anything that is breaded, with an egg substitute that includes only two ingredients that you probably already have in the house.

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Crunchy Lentil Dip Wraps

A couple of weeks ago we talked about easy meal ideas you could whip up when you’re tired of eating beans. Legumes are such an important pillar of eating a vegan diet, but sometimes we’re craving a little variety when it comes to cooking them. Since in my opinion there is nothing as satisfying and fun as handheld food, I thought today I’d take you along the process of cooking lentils from scratch all the way to flavoring them and transforming them into the most delicious dip that you could eat with veggies, or turn into these scrumptious crunchy veggie wraps.

I also love any recipe you can batch cook during the weekend and just assemble throughout the week. These wraps are perfect for exactly that reason, as you can quickly make the dip on Saturday or Sunday, keep lots of crunchy vegetables and avocado on hand, heat up some tortillas on busy weekdays and create the most delicious wraps in just minutes.

This recipe is also filled with yummy umami in the form of that roasted garlic and sun-dried tomatoes, and it’s so tasty and satisfying. I hope you love it!

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Chipotle Breakfast Sausages

The magic of vegan cooking is you can now enter the world of making so many delicious goodies at home from start to finish.

I know vegan sausages are sold everywhere these days, and I certainly love their convenience, but when I serve these sausages to people and tell them I make the sausages in my very own kitchen, something really cool happens. Their eyes do this weird thing that says "wait...really?". It's that moment of noticing that first, they've never slowed down to think of how one actually begins to make a sausage (whether vegan or not), and then, they start wondering what the actual "meat" component is (the answer in this case: seitan!).

Today I'll teach you how to make this version of my homemade sausages, which uses chipotle chilies in adobo, and lots of delicious spices to make these extra flavorful. I recommend making a ton, freezing them, and taking them out as you wish to eat them, sautéing them right before serving. You can make these for brunch, but also for lunch or dinner. They're so hearty and satisfying, perfect as a high protein vegan meal, and full of flavor.

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Venezuelan Arepas

If there's something Carlos and I grew up on it's these little pieces of Venezuelan street food heaven called arepas. These vegan arepas are gluten free by default, they can be served for a yummy vegan breakfast or even as a vegan main dish for lunch or dinner. If you haven't tried these before, you'll fall in love instantly, this quick vegan recipe is a regular at our house for sure.

Every family back home has their own way of eating and serving these, and although most of the traditional fillings are not vegan friendly, all you need in my opinion for a top notch vegan arepa is some ripe avocado, tomatoes and some vegan cheese shreds. In fact plain avocado is a perfect filling in and of itself!

Want more ideas for fillings? The arepa is always a savory dish, so here are some ideas:

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Sweet Potato Blueberry Chocolate Cake (New and Improved Recipe!)

I know I've probably said this before, but there are just some recipes in which I feel some strange muse got into my body while I was sleeping and decided to take me over to the kitchen and pre-heat the oven. I start writing and choosing ingredients, I measure, whisk and bake, and what comes out is something completely unexpected. This cake is a total example of that because you would never guess from the ingredients that it could be delicious. It's practically entirely made out of fruits and vegetables, it's gluten free, vegan and it uses gluten free oats or gluten free oat flour for the base.

It also happens to be one of our most viewed videos and recipes to date! It became so popular that I decided to go back to the drawing board and make the recipe even better and easier. I’m so glad I get to share it with you today.

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The Perfect Vegan Waffles

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we thought we would teach you how to make one of those quintessential breakfast staples which can also moonlight as a snack or as dessert! To me nothing is more fun or romantic as a yummy breakfast shared together, and I also happen to love making a great delicious breakfast for myself when Carlos has to work early. It’s a great form of self love and self care to take the time to prepare and serve a breakfast you really feel like eating, so in this month of celebrating love, we’re making these scrumptious waffles. Perfect whether you’re celebrating the love of having friends around a big brunch, a romantic breakfast for two, or the perfect party for one.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Pecan Bars

Oh the fall. Is there ever a season as wonderful as this one? If you’re a pluviohpile like me, a Hygge addict like me, if you love the colors, the vegetables, the warming comforting meals, and that chill in the air, chance are, you’re in your very favorite season right about now.

I love the autumn and I partly blame The Gilmore Girls for my particular fall obsession. To me it felt like that show always took place in the fall, except of course for Lorelai’s classic smelling of that very first snowfall of the year, and who could forget the best spring break episode ever, in which The Shins make an appearance.

I love everything about the fall season. I mean, just think about it for a second: scarves, warm cute knitted hats, boots, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the rain, the beautiful golden warm colors in the leaves, cinnamon, ground clove, and yes… pumpkins!

The recipe I have for you today made Carlos raid the fridge so often that I think I only managed to eat a couple of these bars in total after we filmed them. They are so yummy to make, and a quick and easy vegan fall dessert.

This recipe is perfect to serve for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime you’re craving something absolutely yummy and that tastes like pumpkin pie and chocolate chips or Sausalito cookies had a baby.

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Banana Nut Bread

Whenever I want to make something really simple, that is sweet but not overly sweet, which means it would be perfect for both dessert and breakfast or brunch, I think of banana bread.

I grew up on this stuff because at my house, my mom always overestimated the number of bananas we could actually eat, which meant many were overly brown by the end of the week. This meant two things, over the weekend we would have our fair share of my mom's famous bananas foster, and the smell of homemade banana bread (which in my house was served with salted butter and jam on the side... go figure!) would fill every corner of the house. It's the perfect use for bananas that have gone over to the dark side.

What's not to love about banana bread? It's moist, dense, sweet, and with that perfect pairing of banana, walnuts and cinnamon that go together so well.

Today we're teaching you how to make this baby thanks to our partnership with our lovely friends at Vegan Outreach who we made this video for. Make sure to follow them through their blog and youtube channel, they produce so much great content for new vegans and seasoned vegans alike, and we just love the work they're doing to help animals!

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