Vegan Chorizo Nachos with Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce

Chorizo is so hot right now. Amirite?! Chipotle added it to its menu and even vegan chorizo is a thing. I’ve been in love with chorizo since my former boyfriend’s abuelita made it for breakfast with eggs when we visited her in Texas.

Vegan Chorizo Nachos recipe with spicy Pepper Jack cheese sauce and all the best toppings!

Being vegetarian, I typically try to avoid fake meats because many of them don’t provide much nutritional value, but this soy chorizo from Trader Joe’s actually has a decent amount of protein, so we let ourselves indulge every once and a while.

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Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce

Dang this vegan pepper jack cheese sauce is good! I could slather it on anything. I based this recipe on my vegan Alfredo sauce and it may be my favorite variation yet!

My favorite way to eat it is on my vegan chorizo nachos, but it’s also good in a vegan grilled cheese sandwich (it makes it spicy and extra cheeeeezy), and it is an excellent oozy, melty addition to a chickpea omelet.

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Gluten Free French Toast

Gluten-Free French Toast (Dairy-Free)

French toast is just so good. Isn’t it? It’s sweet and a little savory with the egg so soft and custardy. Quite delicious! This gluten free French toast is even better and has an additional layer of flavor because I used cinnamon-raisin bread. Bonus: It’s super duper easy to make. Perfect for a holiday brunch or just a cozy weekend breakfast. It’s lovely served alongside an over easy egg for extra protein.

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Krumkake (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Gluten-Free and Vegan Norwegian Krumkake recipe

No matter that Thanksgiving is still a few days away … I’m ready for krumkake. Why? Because up until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t eaten it in 5 years. This Norwegian waffle cookie is a staple of my grandmother’s Christmas cookie baking and I’ve always loved the flaky, delicate rolled cookies. And in case you didn’t know, the main ingredients are gluten and dairy. Last year after Christmas I begged my grandma to let me borrow her krumkake iron so I could test a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe, and she happily obliged, providing me with not one, but two irons to choose from. Continue reading

Vegan Alfredo Sauce with Penne

Vegan Alfredo Sauce Recipe | This creamy Alfredo sauce served over red lentil penne just so happens to be free of dairy, but you still get all the tasty comfort you'd expect from regular Alfredo!

I am suuuuper excited to share this recipe for vegan Alfredo sauce with you and let me tell you why. It’s sometimes tough to find vegan replacements that replicate the texture of their non-vegan counterparts. For example, creamy pasta sauce. I’ve tried vegan Alfredo sauce recipes in the past, and while they’re delicious when freshly made, they don’t hold up well left over. That’s a big downside for me since I often make recipes with the intention of eating them again for lunch or dinner the rest of the week. Continue reading

Garden Party

Garden party menu and decor ideasFor the longest time I’ve wanted to host a garden party. I don’t know where the idea came from, but I’ve always daydreamed about cooking a lovely dinner for close friends using ingredients from my garden and from the local farmers’ market. I imagined we’d dine at sunset and drink wine as we laughed into the night. And that’s pretty much exactly what we did. It was picture perfect. I didn’t mess anything up and I can’t wait to do it again next summer!

With a little planning, you can host an incredible garden party, too. Here’s how my co-host and I pulled it off.

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