Tofu Pad Thai

Tofu Pad Thai

While we’re isolating at home, I have been working to recreate some of our favorite restaurant dishes. Pad thai is one of my boyfriend’s go-to dishes. I asked him why he loves this dish and this is how he answered: “It’s delicious!” While that’s not really the answer I was looking for, it’s true! I like this dish because it’s a little sweet, salty, and spicy. Quite honestly, though, anything with peanut butter I’ll love.

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Happy Easter! I hope everyone is staying safe indoors this holiday. While this is definitely not a typical Easter for my friends and family, I am happy that I was able to do some baking this morning. Carrot cakes on Easter have become a tradition in my house. They are sweet and earthy. I love to spice mine up with extra ginger and cinnamon to contrast with the rich buttercream frosting.

Chocolate Coconut Dream Pie

Chocolate Coconut Dream Pie

When I first transitioned to a vegetarian diet, my family was very concerned about my protein intake. My dad in particular would incorporate protein powders, tofu, faux meats, etc. wherever he could; even in desserts. My favorite desserts were his baked chocolate tofu pies! I literally still have dreams about them- they are that good!

Vegan Caesar Dressing

Caesar Dressing

When the weather gets hot, I love a nice cool salad. They’re easy to throw together with whatever fresh veggies you have on hand. Caesars have always been a favorite of mine. Greens, a protein, and dressing are all you really need.  This recipe may look odd- but I promise it all comes together wonderfully! Trust me! It is super delicious and tastes just like the real deal.

Tofu Cream Cheese

Tofu Cream Cheese

One of my favorite breakfasts has always been a toasted bagel with cream cheese. As I transitioned to a vegan diet, I worried that this might be a pleasure I would have to give up. I have tried store-bought vegan cream cheeses, but never found one I loved. Either the texture or the taste was off and I could never find my favorite “specialty” flavors. Not only that, but these cream cheeses were expensive!! I decided I had to make my own.