Easy Homemade Ketchup (Naturally Sweetened)

Could you tell by now that we’re sauce people? It’s a full-on obsession. And one of our most favorite sauces is ketchup, because fries exist and they can’t be eaten dry — that’s just a fact. That and burgers + ketchup = match made in heaven.
However, …

Easy Homemade Ketchup (Naturally Sweetened)

Could you tell by now that we’re sauce people? It’s a full-on obsession. And one of our most favorite sauces is ketchup, because fries exist and they can’t be eaten dry — that’s just a fact. That and burgers + ketchup = match made in heaven.

However, we hadn’t perfected a homemade ketchup yet, so we got to work. We tested so many variations: tomato purée vs. tomato paste, fresh onion vs.

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Easy Roasted Potato Salad with Garlic Dill Dressing

This recipe came to be rather by accident when we were hosting friends one night and needed a quick side. We always have potatoes on hand, as well as the ingredients for our go-to Garlic Dill Sauce.
We roasted the potatoes for crispy edges and tender …

Easy Roasted Potato Salad with Garlic Dill Dressing

This recipe came to be rather by accident when we were hosting friends one night and needed a quick side. We always have potatoes on hand, as well as the ingredients for our go-to Garlic Dill Sauce.

We roasted the potatoes for crispy edges and tender center, then tossed in the zingy garlic dill sauce. Needless to say, this roasted potato salad was a crowd favorite and the rest is history. The best part?

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Vegan Strawberry Cake (GF)

This strawberry cake is pure magic. One bite and it shot us straight back to childhood memories of eating hot pink cake at birthday parties. It’s not only fresh and vibrant with strawberry flavor, but also incredibly fluffy and sweet, and each bite is …

Vegan Strawberry Cake (GF)

This strawberry cake is pure magic. One bite and it shot us straight back to childhood memories of eating hot pink cake at birthday parties. It’s not only fresh and vibrant with strawberry flavor, but also incredibly fluffy and sweet, and each bite is like a flavor explosion in the mouth. We’re talking rainbows and unicorns and happiness on a plate. Whoa.

Plus, top with our Vegan Strawberry Buttercream Frosting (infused with real, ripe strawberries), and you’ll be in pure bliss!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Orange and Ginger

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with orange and ginger is a homey bright and delicious treat.  The fruit really shines here paring perfectly with the rustic masa corn topping.  Great for brunch as well as dessert!   You’ve got to make your own kind o…

A scrumptious Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler is infused with ginger and orange zest and topped with a golden corn flour crust. #strawberrycrumble #strawberrycobbler

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with orange and ginger is a homey bright and delicious treat.  The fruit really shines here paring perfectly with the rustic masa corn topping.  Great for brunch as well as dessert!   You’ve got to make your own kind of music, sing your own special song, make your own kind of music,...

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Creamy Pea Pasta (Vegan)

This Creamy Pea Pasta is lathered up in the most delicious, luscious sauce made with fresh (or frozen) English peas and mint without a lick of dairy!  The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.– Mar…

Pea Pasta with a creamy, vegan minted pea sauce. A fast and easy 30-minute vegan dinner recipe you'll fall in love with!

This Creamy Pea Pasta is lathered up in the most delicious, luscious sauce made with fresh (or frozen) English peas and mint without a lick of dairy!  The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.– Mark Twain Hello spring pasta of my dreams! Happy little shells...

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The BEST Crispy Hash Browns (Restaurant-Style!)

After extensive testing and days of eating more than our fair share of potatoes, we’ve come up with a recipe for the BEST crispy hash browns! We tested russet and Yukon gold potatoes, various seasonings, steaming vs. boiling vs. raw, and too many metho…

The BEST Crispy Hash Browns (Restaurant-Style!)

After extensive testing and days of eating more than our fair share of potatoes, we’ve come up with a recipe for the BEST crispy hash browns! We tested russet and Yukon gold potatoes, various seasonings, steaming vs. boiling vs. raw, and too many methods to count. The result is homemade hash browns that taste just like diner-style potatoes, but healthier and less greasy!

They’re perfect for weekend brunch or making ahead and freezing for quick and easy breakfasts.

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Easy Vegan French Toast (10 Minutes!)

Introducing the only vegan French toast recipe you’ll ever need. It’s quick (10 minutes!), simple, and yields perfectly fluffy, caramelized, eggy, custardy French toast that tastes just like the real thing!
The idea for this recipe floated into my min…

Easy Vegan French Toast (10 Minutes!)

Introducing the only vegan French toast recipe you’ll ever need. It’s quick (10 minutes!), simple, and yields perfectly fluffy, caramelized, eggy, custardy French toast that tastes just like the real thing!

The idea for this recipe floated into my mind after making tofu with a cornstarch coating, which browned perfectly with crispy edges. I wondered if applying a similar method would work for French toast and was thrilled when it did.

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Spanish Potato Tortilla (Tortilla de Patatas)

This classic Spanish Potato Tortilla (aka Tortilla de Patatas or Torta Espanola) is a lightened-up version made with thinly sliced potatoes, caramelized onions, eggs, and olive oil that can be served for tapas, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Life is very…

This classic Spanish Potato Tortilla (aka Tortilla de Patatas or Torta Espanola) is a lightened-up version made with thinly sliced potatoes, caramelized onions, eggs, and olive oil that can be served for tapas, breakfast, lunch or dinner. #spanishtortilla #tortilladepatatas #tortaespanola

This classic Spanish Potato Tortilla (aka Tortilla de Patatas or Torta Espanola) is a lightened-up version made with thinly sliced potatoes, caramelized onions, eggs, and olive oil that can be served for tapas, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Life is very simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~Confucious What is a Spanish Potato Tortilla?...

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An Ode to Slimy, Slippery, Sticky Food

Few foods paint upon the blank canvas of a bowl of jasmine rice quite as brilliantly as natto. A much-loved Japanese dish of fermented soybeans, natto complements the rice sitting beneath, its gooey, stringy texture and pungent aroma lending the plain …

Few foods paint upon the blank canvas of a bowl of jasmine rice quite as brilliantly as natto. A much-loved Japanese dish of fermented soybeans, natto complements the rice sitting beneath, its gooey, stringy texture and pungent aroma lending the plain grains a satisfying kick. The moment natto hits my tongue, the luscious mouthfeel leaves me craving another bite.

This simple breakfast—topped with the sharp fragrance of garnishes like mustard, soy sauce, and chopped spring onions—appeared frequently on my family's table when I was growing up. With an enthusiasm instilled in me by my father from the time he spent in Japan, I always devoured natto, delighting in its punchy flavor and never minding its sticky texture. Natto and similarly slick foods such as seaweed and mountain yam (usually known as nagaimo or yamaimo) were permanent fixtures in my diet, their distinctly slippery textures downright slurp-worthy.

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Lemony Asparagus Risotto

Here’s a springy recipe for Asparagus Risotto that is lemony & creamy yet light and flavorful – delicious on its own as a vegetarian main, or a beautiful base for fish, seafood or mushrooms. Vegan adaptable and Gluten-free.  Oh hello, …

Lemony Asparagus Risotto with leeks and basil-light and creamy with vibrant color and flavor, perfect for spring! A tasty vegetarian meal, or beautiful base for fish, seafood or mushrooms!  #asparagus #risotto #springrecipes

Here’s a springy recipe for Asparagus Risotto that is lemony & creamy yet light and flavorful – delicious on its own as a vegetarian main, or a beautiful base for fish, seafood or mushrooms. Vegan adaptable and Gluten-free.  Oh hello, new favorite dinner! Last weekend we made this Asparagus Risotto for Easter and topped with...

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