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…

Quick and Easy Vegan Corn Fritters

Let’s talk appetizers. Everybody loves finger foods, but for hosts they can be a nightmare. What can you make that everyone will enjoy? Does it fit the rest of the menu? Will it be too filling? Not to mention trying to please a wide variety of ages. If you are hosting a dinner that both…

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….

Banana Nut Pancakes (Vegan)

Pancakes are my favorite food of all time. They’re fluffy, sweet, and come in a wide variety of flavors! Not to mention the endless combinations of toppings you can add. Syrup, whipped cream, chocolate, fruit… you name it, I have put it on a pancake! Part of the reason I love pancakes so much is…

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Waffles

Pancakes or waffles? It’s a debate as old as time. Some like the softness of pancakes, while other prefer the crisp edges of waffles. Personally, I have always been on team pancakes, because they remind me of the Saturday mornings of my childhood. However, since purchasing this mini waffle iron while Black Friday shopping, I…

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…

Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Cherry Tomatoes

Have you ever heard of gnocchi? It’s a potato-based pasta that originated in northern Italy. I first tried during my middle school years, when I went on a European tour with my school’s choir. We didn’t visit Italy, but we were served gnocchi at one of our group dinners in Slovakia. I was hesitant to…

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…

Creamy Homemade Cashew Milk

  Have you noticed how much the dairy-free milk industry is growing lately? More and more Americans are buying vegan milk alternatives or ordering non-dairy options at their favorite coffee shop. The crazy thing is that most of these people aren’t vegan, nor are they lactose intolerant. A lot of people are purchasing milk alternatives…

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

  Every generation has certain foods that remind them of their childhood. People who grew up in the 80’s remember eating Smurf Berry Crunch cereal for breakfast. 90’s babies ate Trix yogurt. As someone who was born in the 2000’s, I can confidently say that Quaker chewy chocolate chip granola bars were one of the…