Risotto was one of the first dishes that I tried to “master”, but let’s be honest, it can be a bit of a time suck. However, if you use a similar flavor profile, and sub in steel cut oat for the rice, you have a satisfying and savory meal with about a third the effort. Take this basic recipe as a guide, and go crazy!
I don’t tend to cook with a ton of curry powder at home, but after making these curried chickpea savory oats, I think I’ll be using a lot more of it. These oats are so satisfying. They are a comforting breakfast on a cold morning, or as a quick and easy dinner. The chewiness of the oats, the heartiness of the greens, and the meatiness of the chickpeas make this a hearty and spicy dish that you can enjoy any time of day or night.
One of my favorite combinations before going vegan was chicken, bacon, and ranch. I used to always order it as a sub at Quiznos, or as a topping on pizzas. There’s something about the smokey saltiness of the bacon, mixed with the tanginess of of ranch dressing, supported by the chewiness of the chicken that really gets me. So, whether you’re craving this perfect storm of ingredients in a sandwich or a pizza, these Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Pizza Buns will hit the spot. This recipe starts with store bought or homemade pizza dough, and if stuffed with chopped Beyond Chicken, Smart Bacon, Chao cheese, and homemade cashew ranch dressing. Whether fresh out of the oven, or reheated in the microwave, these incredible pizza buns will be a hit with children, or those that are still children at heart.
I don’t know about you, but “Frank’s” is one of those flavors that I crave on a regular basis. Whether it’s on top of fries or something fried, or tossed with vegan chicken and thrown on a pizza, it’s a flavor that I can’t get enough of. Well, this vegan take an a pizza pocket is filled with that incredible “Frank’s” flavor plus the indulgent creaminess of ranch dressing. This recipe starts with store bought or homemade pizza dough, that is stuffed with pulled buffalo jackfruit, Chao cheese, and homemade cashew ranch dressing. Whether fresh out of the oven, or reheated in the microwave, these incredible buffalo jackfruit pizza buns will be a hit with children, or those that are still children at heart.
What’s more American than the Hot Pocket? The cheeseburger! That’s right, this vegan take an a pizza pocket is filled with incredible cheeseburger flavor. This recipe starts with store bought or homemade pizza dough, and is stuffed with browned Beyond Burger, sauteed onion, and Follow Your Heart American cheese. Whether fresh out of the oven, or reheated in the microwave, these incredible cheeseburger pizza buns will be a hit with children, or those that are still children at heart.
Before we begin, I just want to present a bit of a disclaimer: There are a lot of quotation marks in this post. They are all intentional. They help me process my thoughts on the subjects of “real” food, versus “fake” “meat” “alternatives” and “substitutes”. These types of words are often contested, but more over, they have connotations that I want to think critically about. What is “meat”? What is a “substitute”? What is “real” food? What does it mean for a food to be “fake”?
I want to change my paradigm.
Soy milk is the OG of plant-based milks, but I feel that over the past couple of years, it’s presence in the vegan scene has been dwarfed by the plethora of nut and seed and even grain milks that are now readily available on the market. I do love almond and cashew milks, and I’m getting to like oat milk, But when it comes to a versatile milk that meets my everyday needs, I still prefer soy over everything else.
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