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Thailand Travel Blog Post Part 1

Featuring delicious eats and lively libations in Bangkok, Thailand.

Appetizers, Beets, Chocolate Chips, Dinner, Eggplant, Fava Beans, Favorites, Lunch, Mushrooms, Recipes, Sides, Tofu

Vegan Holiday Recipes

Difficulty Medium

Need some recipe inspiration for the holidays? Look no further than here for some vegan holiday themed apps, sides, mains, and dessert! All plant-based and flavorful with a global-flare!

Dinner, Favorites, Recipes, Tofu

Vegan Tofu Casserole Recipe: Tasty Holiday Treat

Difficulty Medium

Thanksgiving and many other holidays can be very meat-centric, but it doesn’t have to be!  I have been making this Tofu Stuffing Casserole for 10 years now and I bring it to every Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, and Holiday party.  It is always well-received and devoured by family and friends.  It’s a great source of protein and has soooo much flavor!

Dinner, Recipes, Tofu

Vegan Mapo Tofu Recipe: Spicy Comfort Food

Difficulty Medium

One of my favorite Chinese dishes to eat is Mapo Tofu. I love the tongue-numbing features of the Szechuan peppercorns, the depth of chili flavors in the sauce, and the texture of the soft tofu that perfectly absorbs the sultry sauce. There are only a few restaurants I have been to that do Mapo Tofu excellently. I have been disappointed with most so I set out to make one of my favorite Chinese dishes from the Szechuan province. You can make this as mild or spicy as you prefer!

Lunch, Mushrooms, Recipes

Tasty Vegan Hungarian Mushroom Soup Recipe

Difficulty Medium

Being half Hungarian I grew up eating a lot of paprika and dill, so I find these flavors extremely comforting. Dill and paprika go so well with one of my favorite veggies, mushrooms! All that umami with herbaceous notes and spice is a dream come true! Unfortunately, a lot of Hungarian food has meat/sour cream/general dairy in it and since I don’t cook with dairy, I wanted to veganize this classic, cozy dish.

Favorites, Green Beans, Mushrooms, Recipes, Sides

Dill Dijon Green Beans Recipe

Difficulty Easy

My Dill Dijon Green Beans Recipe is a holiday classic that pleases many palates. It’s relatively simple for a holiday dish, yet tastes like you’ve spent a bunch of time on it because the ingredients are super flavorful.

Thai Curry
Dinner, Favorites, Recipes, Seitan, Tofu

Vegan Red Thai Curry Recipe

I love Thai food so much but I don’t live close to good Thai places. If I want to eat high quality, authentic Thai cuisine, I have to venture out to the Northeast part of the city, which I am happy to do in warmer temperatures, but in the winter, I just want to eat delicious vegan red thai curry in the comfort of my own home.

Dinner, Favorites, Recipes, Soy Chorizo

Soy Chorizo Tacos Recipe: Perfect for Taco Tuesday

This recipe is super versatile and makes a great filling for tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, etc. It’s also super easy and perfect for a Taco Tuesday weeknight when you’re tired from work but want to celebrate Taco Tuesday.

Appetizers, Brussel Sprouts, Recipes, Sides

Grilled Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Cooks in 50 Difficulty Easy

Do you love grilling but are a vegetarian or vegan?  While grilling in the Midwest tends to be meat-centric, you can go all out with delicious and satisfying plant-based options like Brussels sprouts.  Just marinate the vegetables like you would need to marinate the meat and plan ahead a tiny bit so it can marinate for at least 30 minutes. 

Travel

Travel Blog Post: Detroit, A Thriving International Vegetarian Food and Cocktail Scene

While Detroit feels like it is slowly being rebuilt, it already has a thriving, affordable vegetarian food scene and impressive cocktail scene that will only evolve in the next few years. See below for some notable vegetarian food and cocktail spots in Detroit!

Mushrooms, Recipes, Sides

Vegan Miso Butter Mushroom Recipe

Cooks in 20 Difficulty Easy

A quick and super savory vegan miso butter mushroom recipe inspired by one of my favorite dishes at one of my favorite restaurants.

Vegan Chana Masala Recipe
Chickpeas, Dinner, Recipes

Guest Blog Post: Vegan Chana Masala Recipe

Check out this dynamic and delicious, vegan chana masala recipe from our guest blogger, Arvin Dang! This is a recipe inspired by his mother and he has made it quicker for those busy weeknights.

Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza
Restaurant Reviews, Vegetarian, Vegetarian Lifestyle

Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza Hype

Taco Bell brought back their Mexican pizza, here is why I am so excited about it.

Travel

Arizona Travel Blog Post: Phoenix

Enjoy the veggie-centric eats, craft cocktails, and coffee/tea of Phoenix, Arizona.

Dinner, Recipes, Tofu

Tofu Pad See Ew Recipe: Ultimate Comfort Food

Difficulty Easy

A tasty and vegetarian pad see ew recipe that you can make on a weeknight. It’s flavorful and robust.

An Epic display of vegetarian options!
Restaurant Reviews, Reviews, Vegetarian

Epic Burger Offers Versatile Vegetarian Options

Epic Burger has an assortment of delicious vegetarian options including their Beyond chicken tenders, Beyond Meat and vegetarian patties.

Vegan miso mushroom tacos
Dinner, Mushrooms, Recipes

Miso Mushroom Taco Recipe

Check out this vegan miso mushroom taco recipe.

La Pitahaya Vegana Tacos
Travel, Vegetarian Lifestyle

Mexico City Travel Blog Post

Check out my collection of the best vegetarian food from restaurants and vibrant cocktails from bars that I had the privilege of eating and drinking in Mexico City.

Red Thai Curry Noodles
Dinner, Mushrooms, Recipes, Spinach, Tofu

Red Thai Curry Noodle Recipe

Cooks in 50 minutes Difficulty Easy

Enjoy this delicious and healthy red thai curry noodle recipe! It’s vegan and easy to make!

Vegetarian Lifestyle

Thinking About Food with Dr. Ian Werkheiser

Check out this interview with philosopher, activist, vegan, and podcaster Dr. Ian Werkheiser!

The heavenly Bengan Bhartha.
Travel

Arizona Travel Blog Post Part 2: Flagstaff

Read here for some delicious vegetarian eats and comforting coffee in Flagstaff!

I love putting the sauce from the bottom of the wok on top of the peppers.
Appetizers

Blistered Shishito Peppers Recipe

Difficulty Easy

Enjoy this quick and tasty, vegan blistered shishito peppers recipe inspired by one of my favorite shishito pepper dishes at a restaurant.

Dinner, Eggplant, Recipes

Eggplant Pasta Primavera Recipe

Cooks in 1 hour Difficulty Easy

This quick and veggie-centric pasta recipe is here for you on those busy weeknights when you want to be healthy but are running out of time!

Patio Dining - the highlight of my summer!
Vegetarian Lifestyle

How My Vegetarian Blog Has Pivoted since the Pandemic

I wanted to also share how my vegetarian food blog has changed as a consequence of the pandemic. The pandemic has clearly impacted our relationship with food especially in a myriad of ways.

Tofu Egg Scramble
Brunch, Recipes, Tofu

Hearty Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe

Cooks in 30 Difficulty Medium

This recipe is perfect for a laid-back weekend morning and is quick and easy to make. I actually find this even more flavorful than a regular egg scramble minus the guilt!  Tofu is such a blank slate so it’s really easy to cater it to your tastebuds.  I really love how moist this is too!