Finding inspired vegan sushi can be a challenge, unless you are blessed to have an amazing vegan sushi restaurant in your town (shout out to SHIZEN!). I find that most of the time I’m limited to rolls containing various permutations of avocado and cucumber. I miss the days when I could get all sorts of crazy Americanized sushi rolls, covered in spicy mayo sauces and filled with a variety of textured ingredients. This recipe is a first of what I hope will be many veganized sushi rolls. The “crab” mixture I use here can be used in so many other rolls, and even makes a great topping on an English muffin.
Celine once sang about her heart going on…. And when you love someone, you want to make sure that their heart will go on…beating. So, what better way to celebrate someone you love then my making them a heart-healthy dessert that will not only satisfy their cardiovascular system, but their taste buds as well. This raw, vegan blueberry cheesecake recipe was given to me by a friend, and out of my love for you, I’m sharing it with you here today. Don’t be put off by the “crunchy” sounding title. This is a truly decadent dessert that will make you feel guilty and indulgent even though it’s pretty much just a smoothie in a pie pan.
Valentine’s Day is not about how much money you spend on someone, but how much time you spend on someone. So, what better way to show someone you care, then by making them handmade pasta? This recipe is not difficult at all, it just takes a bit of time and a lot of love. The pasta recipe is easily adaptable, and could be made into any shape, or take advantage of any fresh herbs you may have. The sauce is also very versatile, and could be made with a variety of nuts. The kabocha squash competes for the starring role in this dish, and pretty much cooks itself while you prepare the rest of the components. This recipe is sure to impress your loved one. Or, if you’re single, it’s sure to help you impress yourself.
Who doesn’t love having all of their favorite savory breakfast foods wrapped up in a tortilla and grilled? I know I do. So, that’s why I decided to take a crack at veganizing Taco Bell’s Breakfast Crunchwrap. I went on their website, found out everything they stuff inside, and then I came up with vegan alternatives for everything that wasn’t already vegan (the tortilla). In this video, I reveal all of my secrets. This breakfast contraption is seriously epic, and comes together in no-time flat. Faster than you could drive to Taco Bell (and then back home again, disappointed because they don’t have a vegan breakfast option) you could be chowing down on this wrap in the comfort of your very own home.
I have to give 100% of the credit for this recipe to Lauren Toyota at Hot for Food. Her vegan “crab” cake recipe was the first recipe I made when I went vegan. And fast forward to today: I’m still vegan! I have taken her original recipe and ran with it a bit; turning the artichoke heart “crab” cakes into delicious sliders that are perfect to serve to your carnivorous friends at your next get together. To balance out the brightness of the cakes, I have created a spicy maple-dijon sauce that turn these already profound cakes into disappearing party food.
Many people have been asking me for vegan recipes to cook in an air-fryer. This “recipe” is more of a guide on how to bread and air-fry pretty much anything, from vegetables to tofu to mock meats. I give you a basic binder recipe, made from chickpea flour, and I talk you through using panko bread crumbs to create a crispy coating. I have created two recipes for you, General Tso’s and Nashville Hot, that showcase how you can use this breading and turn veggies into delicious, healthy, crispy meals.
Dan Dan Noodles are a pungent, spicy and complex Sichuan dish. I had them for the first time a few years ago, and ever since that first taste, I knew I had to find a recipe. However, many of the recipes out there call for a number of hard-to-find ingredients that I have never really wanted to track down. I stumbled upon a recipe at The Woks of Life a few months ago, and it seemed easy enough to make, and easy enough to veganize. So, here it is. This recipe comes together pretty quick, and it’s definitely greater than the sum of its parts. The “meat” part of this recipe can take many forms. I’ve used seitan in this recipe, but you could swap in hydrated TVP, mushrooms, or even tofu.
It’s a new year, and many people are making their way towards a vegan lifestyle. I just wanted to give you a tour of my kitchen, and share with you what I keep on hand in order to make a vegan lifestyle work for me. Below I have linked a list of pantry ingredients that I try to keep on hand. Don’t get scared-off by the list. What works for me might not work for everyone, but once you do get your kitchen set up in a way that works for you, being vegan becomes much easier.
The Asian Nacho appetizer at Grand Lux Cafe is easily one of my favorite omni dishes. The nachos are perfectly balanced: crunchy and sweet and a bit spicy, with just the right amount of cheesiness. I have taken the flavor profile of that dish, and veganized it into easy to make, handheld appetizers that are perfect to make for any holiday gathering or get together. The components can be made ahead of time and then easily assembled wherever you need to spread holiday cheer.
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Hi! I’m Michael, and I’m obsessed with cooking vegan food and developing vegan recipes. I love reinventing my childhood (and even my adulthood) favorite foods into vegan works of edible art. I’ve been vegan for just over two years now, so join me on this journey of discovery in the plant-based world of incredible food. Click the YouTube link above to watch all of my videos, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram.