Teriyaki Tempeh and Vegetable Stir Fry

Picture this: it’s a weeknight, you’re desperately hungry, and you don’t want to cook. The easy solution, of course, is to pick up the phone and order takeout. I’m certain this is a scenario that you’re all familiar with, and I’d be willing to bet that 9 times out of 10, it ends with you…

Ultimate Vegan Mac and Cheese

If you’ve ever searched the internet for vegan mac and cheese, then you probably know that there’s tons of recipes out there. I’m guessing you’ve also noticed that they’re all extremely similar. They usually include cashews, some sort of orange vegetable (like carrots or sweet potatoes), and nutritional yeast. All these ingredients are blended up…

Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Chili (Instant Pot)

Lately, with the cooler weather, all I’ve wanted to do is cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a blanket, a good book, and a mug of my pumpkin spice hot cocoa. The chilly temperature is giving me all the cozy feels! Of course, another thing I’ve been doing now that it’s fall is…

Tofu and Summer Squash Stir Fry

As we get closer to October, it’s that time of year when we have to say goodbye to summer. Although I do love fall – especially with the leaves changing color and everything smelling like pumpkin spice – it’s always hard to accept that summer is really over. I’m definitely going to miss the lazy…

Spaghetti With Fresh Basil and Sun-dried Tomatoes (Vegan)

Tomorrow will be my first day as a junior in high school. The back-to-school season is always bittersweet, as I’m sad to see summer go, but excited for fall and everything that it brings. The pumpkins, the colorful leaves, the Halloween decorations… it’s all so fun! The cooler weather is also a refreshing change from…

Barbecue Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches With Mayo-Free Coleslaw

August is here, which means summer is officially more than halfway over. But don’t be sad, because there’s still a whole month left for the fun to continue! I don’t know about you, but I’ll be soaking up every last bit of sunshine before going back to school. I plan on attending as many pool…

Sesame Crusted Tofu and Broccoli

Unlike most American children, I grew up eating a lot of tofu. My Japanese mother cooked all my meals for me until the end of middle school, when I began learning to cook for myself. She usually made me traditional Japanese meals, which differ greatly from the typical American cuisine. For breakfast, I often had…

Fishless Tacos With Easy Vegan Sour Cream

Long before I ever considered going vegan, I went through a phase of pescatarianism. In fact, I avoided all meat (except seafood) for over a year after my dad made a joke about cows being hamburgers. Although I did eventually go back to eating meat – mostly due to my mom’s exasperation at having to…

Southern Fried Okra (Vegan)

Have you ever shopped in the “ugly produce” section of your grocery store? If not, you should really try it sometime! Many smaller local stores offer discounts on misshapen produce or food that is a few days old. There is a local Amish grocery store in my area, for example, that has a whole corner…

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

We all know that French fries aren’t that good for us. They’re deep fried in unhealthy oils, have almost no protein, and provide little in the way of nutrition. Unfortunately for our health, they taste so good! Because of this, many people have tried to replace fries with a “healthy” alternative at one point or…