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Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

It’s been about a year and half since I stopped eating dairy. Before then, I’d come home from work/class and indulge in a bowl of rich chocolate ice cream. Unhealthy, I know, but especially in the summer ice cream was all I needed to feel refreshed after a long day. I even had an ice...

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes

Is it weird to crave white chocolate? Like, seriously crave? I knew I had to bake, and I had to bake immediately. And even the thought of the delicious almond cupcakes weren’t hitting the spot. So I adapted a basic vanilla (vegan!) cupcake recipe and loaded it with white chocolate. Add some chopped macadamia nuts...

Seared Tofu with with Green Beans and Asian Coconut Sauce

This was almost like our go-to red curry recipe, but without the red curry. And honestly, it was a few days ago that we made it, and I really don’t remember it much. It wasn’t bad, but obviously wasn’t out of this world. Searing the tofu gives it a nice color and near-crispy outside, and...

Zucchini, Corn and Basil Fusili with Bacon

Savor the last few weeks of summer produce with a recipe that really highlights its flavors. This dish a quick summer meal with minimal cooking, yet just as satisfying as something that took hours to prepare. Fresh corn is a must in this recipe. Frozen corn can’t even compare to fresh off the cob kernels...

Ultimate Veggie Burger

We’ve tried our hand at a good number of veggie burger recipes. Some work (Lentil Walnut Burgers and Eggplant Burgers), while some don’t (Black bean burgers… a crumbly mess on the bun can not be called a burger.) Finding the right combination of legumes, greenery, and various other forms of vegetation to simulate the patty-forming...

Mediterranean Orzo and Chicken Salad

We made this some time ago… but I felt this dish was good enough that it deserved to be posted (the fact that I can remember that it was good means it was indeed, good!). We’ve made it again, without the chicken as well, so it can easily be converted to a vegetarian dish or...