The Un-Recipe for Hummus

The Un-Recipe for Hummus

To be honest, I was not convinced there was a need to create a blog post for hummus but recently I have had so many requests for my “recipe” for hummus. Confession: I’ve never had or used a recipe, I feel it is cheating on the art of hummus.  It was my impression that everyone else in the world eats hummus on the daily like myself but this belief was an erroneous one. I have even met some folks recently that have never even had hummus!

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Creamy, Dreamy, McSteamy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Creamy, Dreamy, McSteamy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Ahhh, more adventures into the world of vegan comfort food! For most chefs, I think going through a phase of “what type of Chef do I want to be?” is a pretty standard process. Like any other type of creative/artistic work you have to find your groove so to speak. For me, I wanted to be a part of a high end restaurant line and be fully immersed in that intensity as well as the innovation going on there. But then I realized, quickly I might add, that it wasn’t my thing.

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Quiche-off; Plant-based vs. Traditional (Spoiler: Vegan wins!)

Quiche-off; Plant-based vs. Traditional (Spoiler: Vegan wins!)

I am so stoked. There are certain foods that I never thought I would see veganized when I became a vegetarian almost 10 years ago now (I have always strived to be as plant-based as possible) but now more than ever I see Vegan products popping up all over the place! There is bound to be pros and cons with the growing trend but I know that this shift is extremely beneficial for our society and our planet and as a result, I have transitioned into a being totally Vegan and I am so incredibly stoked! 

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie!

Vegan Pumpkin Pie!

As I mentioned in the previous post desserts have never been my strength but I love them nonetheless! I was super excited that this vegan version of pumpkin pie not only turned out but I think tastes better than conventional, not to mention it was super easy to throw together! I always liked my pumpkin pie with whipped cream, it really doesn't seem the same without it so I am truly thankful for coconut whipped cream and it is truly a no brainer to whip up! The crust is really just a traditional crust just using Earth Balance buttery sticks (the stick part is important) vs. regular butter and the filling is actually easier than traditional, you just need to remember to soak your raw cashews overnight! 

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Veganizing The Holiday's

Veganizing The Holiday's

Happy Holidays to all! As I was preparing and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner it occurred to me the need to share all of the easy and accessible ways to veganize traditional holiday dishes. As my family typically has a traditional American Thanksgiving I had to keep all of the main dishes nearly identical to how they always have been and I added in a couple new things to the menu as well. I think everyone was a little surprised at how easy it was for me to make a few simple substitutions without sacrificing the integrity of any of the feast, really, anyone can do this! With so many more holiday festivities just around the corner I thought I would share my favorite tips, no recipes per se because I really like showing people how to make things your own, trust your inner chef and go with the culinary flow. 

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