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Lemon Chia Cupcakes

Lemon and Chia Cupcakes

The first time I made these lemon and chia cupcakes was for Portland’s Really Big Vegan Bake Sale. Temperatures were hovering in the low hundreds and the day before the sale we were all warned against bringing anything to the sale with frosting. A bake sale without frosting! But it had to be done. Anything frosted was sure to be a melted pile of goop before 10 a.m. So I needed a new plan. Lemon and Chia Cupcakes — summer … Read more

coconut yogurt parfait

Coconut Yogurt Parfait

I made coconut yogurt for the first time while studying at Matthew Kenney Culinary in Thailand. We added lime zest and a touch of sweetener and I was hooked. The flavor and texture was so close to the real thing! Topped with seared jackfruit, chili glaze and edible flowers, this was one of my favorite dishes we made in class. Naturally, I came home to the U.S. and wanted to recreate the recipe. In Thailand, we made our yogurt using young Thai coconut … Read more


Memorial Day Sure Fire Recipes

Post updated My 23, 2016 Memorial Day is creeping up fast this year! Be prepared to party with these sure fire holiday weekend recipe winners. The Grill, Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Basil Aioli How about a little grilled portobello burger with the most amazing basil aioli. I’m not sure you can sincerely call anything vegan an aioli, but we’ll let it slide. It sounds so much more intriguing than may-on-ayze. Aioli… just flutters off the tongue and so with this … Read more


Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

I don’t know about you, but I used to find something so satisfying about that fake, nacho cheese you can get with chips at a baseball stadium or rollerskating rink. Obviously, this “cheese” sauce is probably one of the worst things you can eat. Is it even food? I don’t really know, but somehow the mystery made it taste even better. Now that I’ve been awakened to what real food is, I no longer crave fake nacho cheese. I crave the nacho “cheese” sauce listed in … Read more


Mushroom Bourguignon

Mushrooms, we meet again. I’m trying to love you and this recipe for Mushroom Bourguignon definitely helps. In case you missed our Seasonal Food Spotlight on mushrooms, you can go back and read it by clicking here. In addition to learning about my rocky relationship with mushrooms, I also tell you why you should eat them. Hint: They’re really good for you. To ease myself into the idea of eating fungi, I decided to make a recipe that called for … Read more


Make a Lot: Marinara 101

Marinara is our go to. Whenever I make it I always make a double or triple batch. It saves time, effort and money. All good things! From my experience, one of the biggest obstacles to saving money is convenience. If you make a little (or a lot) extra when you do cook, it makes for quick, easy and cheap dinners any night of the week. So this is my base recipe, and below a few variations and ideas for mixing … Read more


Crispy Tofu with Roasted Carrots and Snow Peas

By the time you read this I’ll be a vegan chef. Well, almost. A few months ago I enrolled in a new program at Matthew Kenney Culinary and I couldn’t be more excited to start. As a part of the Fundamentals of Plant-Based Cooking course, I’ll learn the ins and outs of vegan cooking through hands-on training, lectures, tastings and other unique forms of instruction. But get this – it’s in Thailand. I’m flying across the world to totally immerse … Read more


Top 10 Well Vegan Recipes of 2015

Happy New Year! We hope you had a super-relaxing holiday and are ready to take on 2016 with renewed determination to be the healthiest, happiest you to date. Whether you took a short break from your vegan meal plan over the past couple of months or you’ve made a resolution to start a plant-based diet in the New Year, having a few tasty new recipes in your repertoire will give you the motivation you need to stay on track. Below … Read more


Scalloped Potatoes

We won’t lie to you. Sticking to a vegan meal plan over the holidays can be challenging – especially if you’re new to a plant-based diet. The temptation is everywhere! Between turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, casseroles and pies, this is likely the biggest test of your self-control you’ll have all year long. The holidays are tough even for me, and I’ve eaten a plant-based diet for years. My weakness? Cheesy potatoes. They remind me of celebrating the holidays … Read more

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Mashed Potato Bowls! Guest Post by Becky Striepe

Hello, wonderful Well Vegan readers! My name is Becky Striepe from Glue and Glitter, and I am delighted that Katie has invited me over to tell you about my new vegan cookbook and share one of my favorite recipes from its pages. I’m a working mom to a two-year-old boy, so cooking at home can definitely be a challenge. You’d think that a food blogger would always eat like a king, but the thing about food blogging is that recipe … Read more