Freshly Ground Savory Oatmeal (oil free!)

This recipe and I go way back; a bowl of savory, freshly ground whole oat groats has been my favorite snack for years. It takes only 3 minutes to make, is cheap and comforting as hell , full of fiber (aka fuel for your gut bacteria) and oats are also one of the most sustainable…

Spice Crusted Butternut Squash and Yogurt Sauce over Barley Salad

This is one of my all-time favorite things to make, especially for parties since it serves a ton of people and is good hot or cold (and every temperature in between). If you’ve eaten food at my house before, there’s a bigbig chance you’ve had this. It’s quick to make, stores and reheats well as…

Hashbrowns with Sauerkraut and Cashew Sour Cream

This has been on my to-post list since the beginning of Dear Guts. I just removed my previous cashew sour cream post from 6 years ago (cultured with apple cider vinegar cuz I was literally still a baby with lots to learn) because this one here is the one cashew sour cream recipe to rule…

Vegan Potato au Gratin

I originally took these pics for an upcoming post on my go-to cheese but this vegan potato au gratin definitely deserves a post! It’s everything you’d expect from a dairy-laden potato au gratin and is, really, as creamy as physically possible due to the vegan half and half made from one part silken tofu and…

Hibiscus Kombucha Smoothie

A recipe for a smoothie may seem a little unnecessary, but my main objective here is to shine a light on all the wonders that is hibiscus kombucha. I’ve been brewing kombucha for the better half of a decade now and drinking respectable quantities of straight hibiscus tea all the while, but it wasn’t until…

Vegan Mapo Tofu with Ground Lentils

This vegan mapo tofu is the second installment in the series of posts where I use the Absolutely Perfect Lentil Loaf in other dishes (the first post can be found here: Lentil Meatball Subs). I think it’s important to show off how versatile this can be because it’s so easy to make in bulk, freezes…

Lentil Meatball Subs

The Absolutely Perfect Lentil Loaf defines the word “favorite” for us over here, something that we always look forward to eating. We try to eat it as often as we can and in as many forms as we can! Over the next few posts I’m going to show some of my favorite ways to utilize…

Soy Curl Shawarma Wrap

This soy curl shawarma wrap is exactly what you want! Exactly what you need! As grateful as I am for the late-night quick vegan option just up the street (the falafel wrap from Shawarma King), it’s not wise to eat deep fried food often and this wrap definitely hits all the same notes while being…

Gut Health Vegan Queso and Cassava Tortillas (oil free!)

Despite prebiotics being much more effective at improving and maintaining gut health (our ‘second brain’), probiotics are all you ever hear about. Not only are bottled probiotics a 77 billion dollar industry and can fund all the studies they want, so you’re constantly hounded by the benefits of taking probiotics, we also live in a…

Absolutely Perfect Lentil Loaf

I knew right away, while eating a slice of this lentil loaf for the first time, that it’d be a new staple for us, one of those things that you make a new batch of as soon as you finish the leftovers. That has been the case and then some, I had no idea just…

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,…