Vegan Protein Cookie Dough for One

As a vegan competitive bodybuilder, people often ask me how I manage to get enough protein in my diet. I follow a macro-based approach, where my coach gives me a certain amount of protein, carbs, and fats to eat each day. As far as the actual foods I use to hit those goals, I choose…

Cranberry Oatmeal Scones With Vanilla Glaze

Does anybody else always seem to have a bag of dried cranberries in the pantry leftover from Thanksgiving? No matter what time of year it is, those darn craisins just continue to sit there. You don’t even remember what recipe you bought them for; you probably just threw a handful on a salad or something….

Blueberry Almond Scones With Almond Glaze (Vegan)

Scones are underrated. You see them at coffee shops, and maybe enjoy one with your afternoon tea if you’re British, but for the most part, they’re just not popular. I used to agree with the general consensus that scones are boring until, one day, I actually tried one. Panera was out of my go-to cherry…

Baked Double Chocolate Donuts (Vegan)

Cake donuts may be less popular than their fried counterparts, but they’ve always had a special place in my heart. I definitely have my dad to thank for that, since he almost exclusively ate old fashioned donuts when I was growing up. Yes, plain, unglazed, old-fashioned cake donuts. He loves them, and so do I….

Orange Cupcakes With Fresh Orange Buttercream (Vegan)

When you think of fruity desserts, what fruits come to mind? Apples, bananas… maybe berries? I’d be willing to bet that lemon is somewhere on that list. From lemon bars to lemon meringue pie, the classic yellow citrus has come to be very popular, and for good reason! It provides a tart freshness that just…

Vegan S’mores Tartlets

We may be in quarantine, but I’m still excited for summer. So what if I won’t be making any beach trips or attending any concerts? There’s plenty of summer activities I can participate in alone. Soaking up the sun, backyard campfires… don’t forget about s’mores! Nothing screams summer more than the combination of toasted marshmallows,…

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

What is your favorite type of cookie? Are you a classic chocolate chip person? Or are you a double chocolate lover? Better yet, are you one of the rare oatmeal raisin fans? Personally, I answered yes to all of the above. I rarely meet a cookie that I don’t like! However, there is one cookie…

Vegan Taiyaki (Japanese Fish Shaped Waffle)

Are you team pancakes or team waffles? I like pancakes for an everyday breakfast, but waffles are definitely my go-to for special occasions. They seem more like dessert to me, probably because of waffle cones for ice cream, plus the rise of Hong Kong-style bubble waffles in NYC. Speaking of which, what is with those…

Instant Pot 粒あん (Japanese Red Bean Paste)

Happy 2020 everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the new year. This year was one of the first that my mother and I didn’t attend a party with おせち料理 (osechi-ryori), or traditional Japanese New Year foods. In the past, we would get together with our local Japanese friends and participate…

Vegan Hot Cocoa Cookies

Is anybody else experiencing the post-Christmas blues? The holiday was so wonderful and relaxing that I don’t want to return to reality. Fortunately, I have a bit of time left until I have to return to classes. Plus, I still have leftover holiday food to enjoy! This year, I purchased the Field Roast Celebration Roast…