Freekeh is a really interesting grain product that is basically young, roasted wheat.  It has a fairly amazing nutritional profile and is considered by some who like the term, “superfood”, to be one, with very high protein and fiber content. Freekeh has a fairly unique flavor that’s a little hard […]

Freekeh (Basic Preparation)


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A couple weekends ago, we happened to have some corn on the cob and brussels sprouts in the fridge (which are two of our favorite veggies.) I was testing out a new recipe and needed some things to fill out the meal, so I just steamed the sprouts and wrapped […]

The Beauty of the Basics (and an easy recipe)


I’m a huge fan of beans, and cannellini beans are definitely one of my favorites. They are mild and versatile and work in so many different recipes. Recently, we had a catered lunch at work, and surprisingly, there were some beans served that were pretty amazing. I brought home some […]

Garlic-Rosemary Cannellini Beans



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A few weeks ago, we had a visitor from out of town, and of course I wanted to make impressive  food for our special guest. For breakfast, I turned to an amazing vegan cook and used Isa Chandra Moskovitz’s Puffy Pillow Pancake recipe.  I’ve tried quite a few vegan pancake […]

Perfect Pancakes with Fruit and Coconut Cream


Whipped coconut cream is one of those things that I love too much, so I don’t make it often.  It is high-fat so definitely on the list that proves that you can eat not-so-healthfully as a vegan.  It is also really delicious. A couple of notes, since I have had […]

Coconut Whipped Cream


Over the past 2 years of being vegan, and learning more about cooking without all my old crutches, I’ve discovered some really interesting ingredients that I didn’t know about, since I didn’t really need them.  Sometimes, trying to describe these things to friends can be a little difficult without some […]

Tofu “Egg” Salad (And Kala Namak – Indian Black Salt)



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  Burmese Tofu (aka Shan Tofu) is a protein product that has a similar texture to traditional soy tofu, but the production method and flavor is much different.  My wife is not a fan of tofu but does like this version quite a bit! It’s made from chickpea flour and […]

Chickpea Tofu


Since my wife and I decided to begin this blog, I’ve been playing with the recipe plug in and adding recipes behind the scenes.  I have been putting off publishing recipes to the site though, because I really wanted nice pictures to show the process of each recipe and the […]

Ramping up.


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This is a not-too-strange variation on classic tabbouleh.  Tabbouleh has always been one of my favorite things, for its fresh, clean flavors of lemon and parsley. For fun and variety, the idea was to up the nutrition content of traditional tabbouleh with some extra protein, so I decided to sub […]

Freekeh Tabbouleh with Chickpea Tofu



Welcome to our blog.  It will be dedicated to cruelty-free living – animal rights, vegan food, nutrition and fashion – basically, anything that helps to prevent abusing non-human animals for the pleasure, entertainment, or convenience of humans. There are alot of misconceptions about living a vegan lifestyle – it’s too […]

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