Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tostitos' Red Pepper Salsa



Where there is smoke there is flavortown.

Y'know that deliciousness in a lot of vegan ham, bacon and hot dogs.. smells like a fire pit and tastes so meaty. This has that.

Why it's not on the label as the #1 selling point we will never know.
But I am here to tell you: This tastes like smoked tomatoes!

Tostitos isn't messing around when it comes to salsa, either, may I highlight 2 other ingredients? Onion broth & Carrot juice. Not. Messing. Around.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sunny's Casserole Salad


If I'm going to trust anybody to make a healthy version of a Holiday Dish that'll taste just as good if not better - it's Sunny Anderson. Her Green Bean Casserole Salad recipe is accidentally vegan and purposefully flavorful.
Sincerest thanks to the always effervescent Sunny Anderson, Scripps & Food Network for this genius clip!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Martha's Wacky Cake



Wacky Cake is an old, classic recipe (It's even got its own Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wacky_cake) - But here it is as cupcakes.

I'd take a cake over a cupcake any day, but there is some major cupcake porn at the end of this clip that made me a believer. It doesn't even have frosting on it but it's just such a moist, spongy, perfect lil piece of chocolate cake... Thank you, Martha. Thank you.

Throw some chocolate chips in there for Costco-style double chocolate muffins. And eat 'em for breakfast. Because muffins.

Or a lot of store-bought frostings are accidentally vegan..

But you could make Mayim Bialik's simple chocolate one..

Or how about a vanilla avocado icing? Yes you can!

The most sincere thank you to Lori Sandler of Divvies Bakery and Martha Stewart for having kids in the kitchen and baking 'em allergy-friendly treats!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Oreo's Red Velvet

Red Velvet Oreos

There is nothing vegans and those with food allergies love more than cream cheese flavored foodthings that contain no actual dairy. Thank you Oreo for lettin us join the party by keepin it dairy & egg free.
And a sincere thank you to steamboatwillie33 for the hot pic!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Rachael's Eggplant Schnitzel



Vegan cooking will make you realize how many of the tastes & flavors you've loved actually come from everything but the meat. I once had a slice of tofu prepared like schnitzel and it even had the same mouthfeel as the veal schnitzel I'd had as a kid.

Can we talk about how eggplant is underrated!? It can be thick and creamy, or chewy and meaty, or thin and crisp. It's endless.

The most sincere thank you to Rachael Ray, Scripps & her incredibly clever team for some of the most creative and healthy recipes in food television.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Kathie & Hoda's Chocolate Cake & Vanilla Frosting

Accidentally vegan boxed cake mix is one of life's simple pleasures. Could baking get any simpler?!
Here it is with BLACK BEANS. Health! Fiber! Dark gooey deliciousness!

For the icing we have creamy, fatty (the good kind) avocado - thick and vanilla. Joy's detailed recipe is on her website

A sincere thank you to NBC's Today Show for these always clever, outside-the-box recipes.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Rachael's Kuri Curry

Food television at its best. Use ingredients we are hesitant to try cooking (Kuri, that's you, I'm sorry). Then make a healthy, easy-to-follow dish using a lot of ingredients we know how to handle (canned tomatoes, I'm lookin at you).
Bonus geniusness of roasting squash in the oven separately so that you get some caramelization and crunchy edges on there. Yes! Yes!
The most sincere thank you to Rachael Ray & her team, Scripps & Cooking Channel for this solid example of vegan-friendly food tv perfection.