Chickpea Fried Tofu

Delightfully crispy tofu cubes, coated with a well seasoned and nutritious chickpea flour batter makes for a powerful comfort food with a robust flavor. This made me fall in love with tofu all over again. The recipe is super simple, and it consistently turns out amazing every single time. Read on below for full instructions.

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Umami Protein Patties

These delicious umami protein patties derive their power from a mix of quinoa and green lentils, resulting in a potent protein mix along with good amount of fiber. As easy as they are to make, I love having some patty mix in the ready to transform them into delightful tacos, burgers or salad or pasta toppings; a versatile way to add clean protein to my diet.

In this recipe, I am letting the onions wait in salt a bit to extract their juice. This step gives the onions a smoother taste and they cook easier as well. The umami taste that I love is coming partially from red miso. Optionally, you can cook the onions with mushrooms or a sauce like BBQ for additional flavor infusing. Here is the recipe:

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Baklava

Baklava has a special place in my heart and I love making it for special occasions. It does take a bit of time but it is actually pretty straightforward and it turns out just amazing every time. And it is always a big hit for entertaining guests. The recipe is below:

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Easy Mascarpone

A 5 minute, 4 ingredient, easy and delightful plant-based mascarpone. It works great as a bagel spread (think lox, with red bell pepper “salmon”), as a topping over muffins, desserts, fruits or smoothies, over gram crackers, or even as a cream base for soups. With such simplicity and versatility, I highly recommend you give it a try. Here is the recipe:

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Vanilla Caramel Swirl Cheesecake

This is literally a merger of my best vanilla cream and caramel recipes into one deceptively easy plant-based cheesecake. No cooking involved, only mixing and pouring things, and that final satisfying step of swirling the caramel into vanilla filling. With no refined sugars, and a wholesome set of ingredients, you can feel good about serving this to loved ones. Also, it can keep in the freezer for a long time so you can stock up on your new favorite dessert 😉 The recipe is below:

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Chili Sauce

My latest round of experiments (or my obsessions reeally) are all about chili peppers. I am testing a variety of them, totally enjoying the fragrances and that wonderful umami taste. Turning chilis into a sauce has proven so deliciously versatile! It adds depth to soups, it worked well to use as a base for pasta and pizza sauces, and it made for a great spread for sandwiches. This sandwich pictured here turned out amazing, mixing this chili sauce with black beans, and using my own plant cheese, I now have a new favorite sandwich. I know that these chili peppers are not in everyone’s pantry but they are available even online. I totally recommend playing around with them, it is quite rewarding 😉 Here is the recipe for the chili sauce I made:

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Garbanzo Bean Crackers

Homemade gluten-free, high-protein crackers that are as delicious as they are easy to make. This is snacking at it’s best. Keep some of these in your pantry and enjoy stand alone, with soups, dips or plant cheeses. Here is the recipe:

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