Black Cherry Kombucha Margaritas

These black cherry kombucha margaritas perfectly bring what is typically a very summery drink into colder weather, where you appreciate warming spices and darker flavors, while still being obviously a margarita. The kombucha and lemon give it all the effervescence and sour notes of the margaritas we’re all familiar with and are the perfect contrast…

Instant Pot Mushroom Wild Rice Soup with Tofu

This soup is a new favorite around here. I first made it to bring in a thermos on a day out hiking and it was, undeniably, the perfect thing for the occasion, providing the warmth and comfort you’re lacking in a Wisconsin late October.  I’ve always been haevy into this style of creamy soups, but…

Walnut Chorizo Tacos

These are the be-all and end-all of plant based tacos in my opinion. I absolutely love them, and love every part (even including making them). Believe me when I say this recipe is special, and on some level I knew that it was before even tasting the finished product. When the taco filling was roasting…

White Bean Chili with Soy Curls

I made a close version of this our first fall in Milwaukee, 8 years ago, and have made it every year since. Burton eats soup for lunch every day in colder months so this white bean chili, our favorite, sees pretty constant rotation from October to April. It’s much lighter than your standard chili, making…

Vegan Tomato Basil Bisque

It’s funny how in June, temperatures in the 70s mean shorts and swimming but in September they mean soup. And with tomatoes and basil both being at their peak right now, there’s no better time to make this vegan tomato basil bisque. This is one of my very favorite recipes, it’s so simple and satisfying….

Zucchini Involtini with Tofu Ricotta

Zucchinis are likely the most productive annual vegetable in your standard garden.  I know a lot of people, myself included, have gone from “oh, great! a zucchini!” when seeing another is ready to harvest to “oh, great…a zucchini…”. This zucchini involtini with tofu ricotta might help bring that long lost excitement back into your zucchini game….

The Creamiest Vegan Mac and Cheese

When I say that this is the best vegan mac and cheese recipe there is, you can really take my word for it. Over the last 8 years I’ve made every variation of vegan mac and cheese under the sun, with the base ranging from butternut squash to cauliflower, sweet potatoes to gluttonous rice flour,…

Cashew Caesar with Smokey Tempeh Crumble and Hemp Parm

This salad has been seriously hitting the spot, maybe all the spots, for a while around here and the dressing has been in our rotation (jk it completely became the rotation) for over a year. It never fails and is somehow always what I want, always just the amount of effort I’m willing to put…

Instant Pot Smokey Beans

I’ve been slow on posting this truly banger of a beans recipe since it requires a bit of, I don’t know..finesse, I guess. Since you use the brine from cooking the beans to make the velvety sauce, you need to have a more or less precise amount of water left after cooking them (which is…

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Burton and I have been eating these sandwiches at least three times a week for months and months now, so this recipe is the definition of tried and true. This chickpea salad sandwich is especially great for people transitioning to a more plant based diet, as it only takes about 5 minutes to make, is…

Swiss Chard, Mushroom & Queso Fresco Empanadas

These empanadas had me looking on Craigslist for chest freezers the day after I made them. As someone whose freezer is always overflowing with food I make in bulk, I’ve always wanted more space, but after these empanadas I need it! I made about 80 of them the other day but afterwards I still was…

Lacto-Peppers

I’ve been fermenting things for several years now, but recently my rotting world has become a whole new beast. Last fall I started fermenting handfuls and handfuls of serrano peppers every month mainly for ease of use; Now I can buy them just once a month when I go to El Rey, where they are…