vegan

Buckwheat Pulao

This buckwheat pulao recipe came as a result of needing a break from rice and potatoes while fulfilling my craving for South Asian spices. If you’ve never tried kasha, it’s a nutty grain common in Eastern European cooking. It provides fiber and doesn’t spike blood sugar the way rice and other grains do. The nutty […]

The Elvis: Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Elvis was famous for music, movies, Graceland and of course his love of certain foods. One of his all times favorites was the peanut butter and banana sandwich (with and without bacon). While not the inventor of said sandwich, he is credited for making it popular. I had a mental block on making this for […]

Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake

For the first time I tried my hand at gluten free vegan carrot cake. We discovered a recipe from Gimme Some Oven that turned out well. It was rich and stayed moist. (The latter is sometimes an issue with GF stuff). We only made a couple of modifications. It says 2.5 cups but indicates 12.5 […]

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

For many people baking pies is intimidating. There is a science to perfectly baked goods. It’s easy to over or under do. And unlike stove top cooking, there is little room for error. This is part of the reason I’d never tried to make pumpkin pie before. But the culinary gods gave a nudge by […]

Durga Puja Greetings + Pear Chutney Recipe

Happy Durga Puja everyone. Bijoy greetings. For Bengali Hindus this is by far the biggest religious celebration. In India it’s ten days long. Abroad, it’s more like two days and people try to squeeze in what they can. In mythology it’s based on Durga’s defeat of the demon Mahishasura. During this festival time in West […]

Rood Review: Gratify Gluten Free Cinnamon Baked Bites (Vegan, Product of Israel)

I really enjoy Gratify brand’s GF pretzels because they taste exactly as a pretzel should taste. The small grocery store just down the block just started carrying a bunch of flavors of their new (to me) crackers as well. There were of course options such as sea salt and other regular flavors, but cinnamon caught […]

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

It’s hard to think of new breakfast ideas. Between morning grouchiness and an over eagerness to get to work, it’s the meal I spend the least time on. Luckily, these oat breakfast cookies are easy and super quick. We got this vegan, gluten free recipe from Oh She Glows. It features just a few ingredients, […]