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…

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….