Recipes

  1. Vegan Buttercream Frosting

    Buttercream frosting is easily my favorite vegan cake frosting of all time. It has a rich flavor and a thick, creamy texture that just works well on almost any cake or cupcake. This recipe makes a vanilla buttercream which is perfect for a white frosting base, or for coloring in a variety of colors. The best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make. With just a few ingredients and a stand mixer, you can have delicious vegan frosting in minutes.

    If you need some moist and delicious vegan cake recipes to pair this frosting with, try my vegan vanilla cake or my divine chocolate cupcakes.

  2. Vegan Vanilla Cake

    I might be known as "the cupcake lady" in certain circles, but I like to make a delicious full-sized cake just as much as the next lady. This vanilla cake is another recipe that I veganized from one of my famous cake recipes from my previous business. It's light and fluffy, but also rich-tasting, thanks to the vegan butter in this recipe. It may be a few minutes of extra work compared to some other vegan cake recipes, but I think you'll find that the additional steps are worth it in the result! You can add frosting to this recipe, of course, but the cake also tastes great on its own. This cake is perfect for birthday parties, because everyone will love it, and no one will know it's vegan unless you tell them!

  3. Butternut Squash Stuffing with Mushrooms and Apples

    This is no ordinary Thanksgiving stuffing! It's "stuffed" with butternut squash, cremini (baby bella) mushrooms, and apples, and seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon, and fresh sage and rosemary. And, it's vegan!

    You can use whatever bread you prefer in stuffing, but if you're not sure which bread works best, I recommend using white bread. This seems to be what most people prefer in their stuffing, and it'll give you a classic stuffing flavor. I like the White Bread Done Right from Dave's Killer Bread because it's organic and made without bleached flour and other highly processed ingredients.

  4. Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Vegan Parmesan

    Smashed potatoes, where have you been all my life? Fluffy inside and crispy outside, filling but also snackable, these have become a go-to in my kitchen. I tried a few recipes that were on the bland side, so I upped the flavor level with garlic, rosemary, vegan parmesan, and vegan butter. And they are sooo good!

  5. Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

    These vegan mozzarella sticks have all the flavor of the original, and even some of the stretch, too! If you're missing this cheesy appetizer, no worries, I've got you! Just whip up a batch of my tangy, salty vegan mozzarella, coat it in a batter and seasoned breadcrumbs, and fry it! (Or bake it, your choice, but I like them fried). The mozzarella doesn't have the exact mouthfeel of original mozzarella (I have yet to find one that does), but it does stretch a little, and the flavor is really close.

  6. Spicy Marinara Dipping Sauce

    This marinara sauce is thick and spicy; perfect for dipping mozzarella sticks, breadsticks, and garlic bread! Like any good dipping sauce, it's chunky, with pieces of tomato, onion, and garlic mixed in with herbs and red pepper flakes. The pepper flakes are optional; leave them out or reduce the amount if you're not into spicy foods!

    Since this sauce is mostly crushed tomatoes, I recommend using a good brand. The flavor of canned tomatoes varies widely. I personally look for San Marzano tomatoes that were grown in Italy. They're pricier, but I think the flavor justifies the price.

  7. Vegan Parmesan Cheese

    This vegan parmesan cheese recipe is the perfect dairy-free substitute anytime you want to sprinkle a little grated parmesan on your meal. It has a cheesy flavor and crumbly texture that pairs beautifully with pizza, pasta, or garlic bread. And it takes just 5 minutes to make! Since parmesan has a nutty flavor, we're using almonds in this recipe (but other nuts may work as well). For a nut-free option, try using hemp seeds instead.

    Although you can use almonds with the peel on, I recommend using blanched almonds for this recipe. Many people prefer blanched almonds for nutritional reasons (there are compounds called tannins in the brown outer peels which may inhibit the absorption of nutrients in the body). Using almonds without the peel will also make your vegan parmesan resemble real parmesan.

  8. Vegan Garlic Bread

    This garlic bread recipe is the vegan version of the classic that many of us remember and love. It's a sliced, pull-apart baguette with grated garlic and chopped fresh parsley, topped with my vegan parmesan. You can also put some slices of vegan mozzarella between the bread slices for cheesy garlic bread.

    Garlic bread is a delicious accompaniment to soups, curries, salads, lasagna, baked ziti, or ravioli. I often eat leftovers as a snack with spicy marinara dipping sauce or spinach & artichoke dip.

  9. Vegan Baked Ziti

    For the longest time, I never wanted to even attempt a baked ziti recipe because I thought nothing could live up to the real thing. But after some trial and error, I was excited to learn that I was so wrong! This recipe uses my homemade vegan mozzarella, which melts and stretches like the real thing; it also uses my tofu ricotta, and the sauce is loaded with lentils instead of meat.

  10. Vegan Mozzarella Cheese a cashew cheese that stretches, melts, and grates!

    This vegan mozzarella stretches like real cheese, but it's also firm enough to grate (after freezing for a bit). And it has the perfect tangy, salty mozzarella taste! This cheese is perfect for pizzas, pasta dishes like my baked ziti or lasagna, or even mozzarella sticks!

    You'll want to plan ahead when making this vegan mozzarella. Start making it at least two hours in advance if you plan to slice it. If you will be grating it, it's best to prepare the cheese the day before so you can freeze it overnight.

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