Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

Hello everyone! So much has happened since my last post, namely the coronavirus pandemic. Here in Ohio, we have been in quarantine since mid-March. It looks like I’ll be finishing my senior year of high school from home! Though this whole situation is quite scary, it’s also an opportunity to take a step back from…

Crispy Ginger Sriracha Tofu

Tofu has a reputation for being soggy, bland, and downright disgusting. This used to offend me, as I grew up in a Japanese household where we ate it everyday! However, after seeing how Americans try to eat tofu (straight out of the package, with no seasoning, and sometimes even raw), I understand why they may…

Crispy Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Some foods need a little extra love to make them taste good. Brussels sprouts are one of those foods. They tend to get a bad rap, as people always make jokes about how bad they are. The truth, however, is that brussels sprouts can be really tasty, as long as you prepare them correctly! The…

High Protein TVP Tacos (Vegan)

Textured vegetable protein is an underrated ingredient. If you’ve never heard of it before, TVP is dehydrated soy protein that has a texture exactly like ground beef when rehydrated. Some vegans argue that it is overly processed, or that soy is bad for you, but TVP is actually a very healthy food. Just because a…

Vegan Tempeh Bacon

There’s a million responses I get when I tell people I’m vegan, but the most annoying one is when people say “But what about bacon?” Honestly, it’s incredibly rude to just discredit someone’s beliefs with a joke. Most ethical vegans care very deeply about animals and don’t feel that this topic is a laughing matter….

Vegan Avocado Quesadillas With Black Beans and Vegetables

When I was in fifth grade, my family took a cross country road trip. We traveled all the way from Ohio to California and back in the span of 18 days, all in our little Prius (I don’t recommend it). We drove anywhere from 3-18 hours each day, which, as you can imagine, drove my…

15 Minute Vegan Breakfast Tacos

Living in Ohio during the winter can get pretty gloomy. The complete lack of sunshine for months on end really starts to get to you after a while! Because of this, it’s really best for us Ohioans to plan a trip somewhere warm during the winter, just to keep us from going completely insane. This…

Creamy Coconut Curry With Chickpeas and Vegetables (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

Curry: it can mean so many different things. When I was growing up, curry always meant Japanese-style curry, since my mother is Japanese. Japanese curry is sweet, with potatoes and vegetables, and always served with short grain white rice. However, as I grew older, I discovered Indian curries, which often include lentils or chickpeas, and…

Rosemary Cornbread Muffins (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

I feel like cornbread is the underdog of side dishes. Many people favor biscuits or dinner rolls over cornbread, saying that cornbread is too dry and bland. However, I’d like to make an argument in favor of cornbread. When prepared correctly, it has a delicous buttery flavor, with just a hint of sweetness. Adding different…

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…