Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Rosemary! Thyme! Butternut Squash! Sweet Potato! Zucchini! "Fall in a Bowl!" she says.
"Don't mind if I do" I think, "Fall. Right. In."
Try replacing the orzo with quinoa for extra deliciousness, and cliché health food-ness. Bonus: quinoa has protein. Take that, cold & flu season! It's also gluten free. Take that, gluten!
The most sincere thank you to Scripps & Food Network for bringing us the wonderfully veg-friendly Kelsey Nixon.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
How about a 4-ingredient CAKE that's dairy free, egg free and fat free, using only ONE pan?
Behold Cathy Mitchell, cookbook author of Dump Cakes, to make it happen for us.
Use any flavor soda, any flavor cake mix she says. Oh, I will. The dessert possibilities are endless. (A ton of prepared cake box mixes are accidentally vegan, just read through those ingredients!)
How much does Cathy's laugh make you miss her better half from those grill infomercials? That dude with glasses? Love him.
A hugely sincere thank you to Today for the glorious hour that is Kathie Lee & Hoda - and the glorious cooking segments they bring!
p.s. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until cake is set. Cool 15 minutes.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
This confirms it, guys. It is impossible to melt a batch of semi-sweet chocolate chips without stealing -ahem- tasting a couple. Handfuls. A couple handfuls.
Also how lovely that the lead-in is talking about how rescuing dogs & animals is the best? These two. So thoroughly enjoyable.
Enjoy your thin mints, courtesy the perfectly easy, simple, creative Rachael Ray Show. And her crew. Who made those perfect ones they were eatin. Bravo.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I love accidentally vegan anything: always randomly readin ingredient labels.
And accidentally vegan cake takes the... ...cake.
(Cake is my favorite food group).
International sections of grocery stores, may you always hold such delightful vegan treasures!
This baby was very light, fluffy, airy and not too sweet at all. It's made with rye flour and love. Oh and fascinating ingredients like "candied" and "burned" sugars. AMAZING.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I'm with Ina. Why peel your cute lil potatoes if you don't have to? And why do we have to anyway? Skins on!
And not to sound veg-cliché - but this hearty, simple vegan soup is full of protein. Peas are just packed with it.
Thanks to Ina Garten, Food Network & Scripps for eschewing the ham hocks and sharing this classic one-pot meal with us vegetarians!
Friday, December 05, 2014
Y'know at the beginning of Thelma & Louise, they're on the phone and Thelma is eating a chocolate bar? And she keeps taking a bite and putting it away in the freezer. Then opening up the freezer again and taking another bite, over and over?
And it is a gorgeous thing in your mouth; room temperature, cold, or frozen.
Have at it.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
"Don't be radicchio."
How phenomenal is Anne Burrell?
Remember when she was running around behind Mario Batali on Iron Chef America? And now she is teaching us technique & kitchen lingo. Glorious.
Learn how to fan a mushroom and dress your salad (very very simply).
And the cutest nickname for acorn squash rings, ever.
Thanks to Scripps, Food Network & Mario Batali for sharing with us the joy that is Anne Burrell cookery!
Friday, November 28, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Love that Rachael Ray uses "Grill Seasoning" on her broccoli! YES.
Try using the sauces, marinades and spices you've loved on meat in vegan dishes: grains, tofu, beans, vegetables.. It'll scare you how similar they can taste.
The most sincere thank you to Rachael Ray, Food Network & Scripps for showing us around those folate-rich stems!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Just try and watch this clip without immediately making a salad. It's impossible. (I had to.. and I never make 'em.)
Sure the dressing ingredients are similar to cake (you'll see) - but at least everything else is literally just vegetables and legumes. All good!
Also, that lasagna they serve it with? It's vegan! 100% totally completely: http://youtu.be/IKv6sopE8J0
Thanks to Trisha Yearwood, Ellen Rakieten, Garth Brooks, Scripps & Food Network for this incredibly refreshing food show. Seriously. Healthy, unique, smart and simple. Thank you!
Friday, November 07, 2014
Where to begin??
These Onion Rings are dairy free, egg free, gluten free AND Duff Goldman's FAVORITE. Bonus: he eats his Onion Rings with Ketchup.
Huge thank you to chef Akasha Richmond, Food Network & Scripps for the perfection that is a "Crunchy" episode of TBTIEA.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
This recipe is ridiculously quick and easy. But now we know how to cook (and pronounce) a new grain: Farro!
I'll take this quickie over the same old rice/pasta recipes any day...
Thanks to Scripps, Food Network and Giada De Laurentiis for cooking outside the (grain) box!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Rachael Ray teaches us how to cook quinoa with her adorable mug as a measuring vessel. Maximum loveliness.
Did you know 1 cup dry quinoa yields 4 cups cooked!? Do you also just wanna throw some olives in there? Ya, me too. Maybe even raisins and nuts.. I swear I can see the olives in her finished peppers.. A food-wish hallucination. Thanks so much to Scripps & Food Network for the culinary class that is Rachael Ray!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
How does Ina Garten entertain her guests? She kicks meaty-cheese gangly bits to the curb and serves up a healthy dose of vegan snacks.
They're easy, light and pair perfectly with drinks! Have you ever loved her more?
Protein. Carbs. Greens. She is pretty perfect. Thanks to Scripps, Food Network and the Culinary Goddess that is Ina Garten for this brilliant "Back to Basics, Ask Ina" segment for the holidays.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Not only is canned pumpkin creamy, it creates a sauce reminiscent of those fluorescent orange macaroni & cheese powder packets?!
Pumpkin, where have you been all our lives.
(I love how Rachael Ray talks about the whole wheat penne having protein. It's true, there's protein just about everywhere. Let the cows keep theirs, amirite.)
A huge thank you to Food Network, Scripps & Rachael Ray for all the glorious work they put into 30 Minute Meals.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
This is the best bar.
If you like CARAMEL, chocolate, oh calcium, iron, protein and folate too? nbd. They're all here. I'd buy this guy anyway, but I'll take them healthy things too. Ya LUNA!
p.s. Look at its bottom. Look. Covered. In. Chocolate.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
This is butterscotch candy gently flying into your nostrils. (Werther's Original, anyone?)
Can't wait to put this into errrything I bake. Vanilla extract who?
p.s. I called their 1-800 number, the kind folk at Club House said this is vegan, we're cool.
Monday, October 06, 2014
The method for this cookie reminds me of Rice Krispie Squares.
Who needs marshmallow? Nobody. Who wants chocolate? ERRYBODY.
Can we talk about how great these are in terms of being allergy aware? If you're lactose intolerant, or have an allergy to eggs? VERY. Very great.
Thank you to the Rachael Ray Show for lettin Avril in the kitchen. We love.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
These Snack Packs are accidentally vegan lemon meringue pie bliss.
Then I discovered these no-name, cheap as eff, accidentally vegan coconut shortbread cookies.
Then I dipped.
This is Lemon Meringue Pie in your mouth, guys.
Hi Dunkaroos Kangaroo! Take note. You're welcome.
Monday, September 29, 2014
You may be like me and think you know how to make chickpea stew, but the way he pronounces paprika and uses a potato masher at the end will make you realize you have no $'n clue.
Also. Seriously. Where did Dave Lieberman go and how can we get him back?!
Thank you to Scripps for this beautifully classic clip. An affordable, vegan one-pot weeknight dinner, not bad huh!
Monday, September 22, 2014
Trisha Yearwood's Butter substitute of choice: Earth Balance. Ya, seriously, isn't she amazing:
Can't thank Food Network & Scripps enough for bringing us the originality and wonderfulness that is Trisha's Southern Kitchen.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sunny Anderson makes a dessert and it's vegan... BLISS. Do you love how she explains why you need to scrape your ice with a fork?! Brilliant. Thank you.
And thank you to Scripps, Food Network & Cooking Channel for the culinary loveliness that is Cooking for Real.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
Rachael Ray. What a pro. Watch her burn herself and not miss a beat, then use kale like it's nbd 300 years before anyone knew what it was.
How to smother your vegetables and properly cook a mushroom (no salt!) in a quick lil 3 minute video.
Thank you to Food Network & Scripps for sharing with us the joy that is Rachael Ray!
Monday, September 01, 2014
Hey do you want to save a billion dollars and cut a year out of your morning commute? Maybe you just want a really, really good Chai Tea Latte that happens to be dairy free?
Does Oprah know about this? She makes a killer Chai for Starbucks...
Thank you to ABC's The Chew and Carla Hall for always, always thinking out of the box & saving us $$$.
Friday, August 29, 2014
US: We want a rich chocolate dessert that's dairy, egg, soy, gluten & cholesterol free.
Giada De Laurentiis: OK, no problem.
(I love that Giada's genuine, delightful reaction to tasting it tells you it's truly effin' delicious).
Thank you to Giada De Laurentiis, Scripps & Food Network for legit healthy recipes that are truly informative and creative.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sweet 'n Savory.
The balance lets you go longer. One cleanses the palate for the other, non?
Snyder's of Hanover Jalapeño Sourdough Pretzels have become the snack I think of when I'm eating all other snacks. Be warned. They are out of this world.
Maynards Sour Patch Kids Linkz. We think their machinery broke. It's the centipede of candy, and that's a good thing.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Big asparagus is tastier than thin? Just peel instead of chopping off those giant beautiful ends? Who knew? Ina Garten, That's who.
The most sincere thank you to Scripps & Food Network for sharing the joy that is Ina's vegan Hamptons cookery!
Friday, August 15, 2014
The vegetarian / vegan staple. Have you ever made it from scratch? Of course not. Martha Stewart & Margaret Roach will show you how!
p.s. how cute is Rancho Gordo's packaging?
Thank you to Martha Stewart Omnimedia for the gorgeous learning experience that is she!
Friday, August 08, 2014
I think you can judge a cereal's deliciousness by its smell (or not) when you open it... this was pure peanut butter.
And it tastes phenomenal.
Can't figure out if the different colours mean different things? But I'm really enjoying going through whole bowls to figure it out..
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The BEST cream of mushroom soup Rachael Ray has ever had. The fennel seeds and coriander are brilliant, she says. We love you, we say. Robin Quivers, thank you. Thank you.
And a huge thank you to The Rachael Ray Show & KWP Studios for bringing us unique recipes like this one!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
How pro at tv cookery is Mario Batali? Seriously. He indulges Rick Springfield's constant sexual innuendos & dad jokes while teaching us, in detail, how to make all these foodstuffs and pronounce hummus.
Thank you to ABC & Gordon Elliott for the constant daytime joy that is The Chew!
Saturday, July 26, 2014
I love the enunciation and how Giada is using her hands excessively in this clip... Love! Everything seems super hyper-exaggerated. Like it's for little kids? Like learning how to properly cook Swiss Chard isn't exciting enough already? (It totally is)!
The most sincere thank you to Giada De Laurentiis, Food Network & Scripps for this healthy spaghetti dish and the general loveliness that is Everyday Italian.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I'm usually (always) neurotic about rushing home with frozen foodstuffs so if you're like me take comfort in this: the best texture was when this guy had been in the car and softened up significantly.
So creamy, light, almost fluffy? Unreal! Coconut Milk & Trader Joe's for life.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Gosh darn these two and their vegan cookery. It's just bursting with love and tastiness.
These treats are like Rice Krispies Squares but instead of pig hooves it has protein and circular shaping. Not bad huh.
p.s. That lasagna they keep referring to? It's VEGAN. Seriously. Here. The biggest thank you to Trisha Yearwood, Ellen Rakieten & Food Network for Garth Brooks and Miss Mickey's Ball recipe!
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Monday, July 07, 2014
How much do you want to dip everything into that peanut sauce? Those summer rolls sitting right there? DIP.
Can I add mint to that slaw? Yes? Bless.
And thank you to Scripps, Kelsey Nixon & Cooking Channel for this cute lil accidentally vegan clip!
Friday, June 27, 2014
Also, Garth Brooks prefers her Tofu Ricotta to the real thing - the world can stop making Ricotta now.
This is food television at its best. We are actually learning how to use brand new ingredients to adjust a familiar dish into one that is good for us. More of this.
Plus! How to press tofu & how amazing nutritional yeast is.. nbd.
The biggest thank you to Trisha Yearwood, Ellen Rakieten & Food Network for savin our health by cookin outside the box.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
What do you call those foodstuffs that seem 'meh, ok' upon the first few bites, but then you can't stop eatin 'em until they're all gone.. then you can't stop thinkin about how delicious they were.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Hold the phone. Don't salt your beet chips until after they come out of the oven? Otherwise they'll get soggy!? This changes everything about everything. And Gabriele Corcos says he's not a chef.
But 1 Question: what does he say at 0:35?!
Thank you to Zero Point Zero Productions for the food tv gorgeousness that is Extra Virgin.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Ritz makes a whole wheat version of its beautiful cracker. So you can do this and feel really good & fancy about yourself.
Pressed, firm tofu
White Mushroom, chopped
White Onion, finely minced
Celery, finely minced
Celery Salt (copious)
Capers, chopped + some brine
Paprika sprinkled on top for extra deviled egg style fancy.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Accidentally vegan baking's the best. Giada's the best. So here we are getting best best.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
A sincere thank you to The Rachael Ray Show for the classiness, loveliness and info-fullness it brings to daytime tv.
The easiest chocolate cupcake recipe: if these two can do it, you can too! (No seriously. They both don't bake).
p.s. The frosting is made of tofu, so it not only is packed with protein, but it won't melt in the sun (this is why Rachael has a show: she smart).
You can find Mayim Bialik's vegan cupcake recipe here: Fudge Cupcakes
p.p.s. Many semi-sweet chocolate chips are accidentally vegan, especially store brands.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Ina Garten calls this dish "A Study in Green" ... Could she be any more lovely? I just want to give her a ladle with a spout and/or an immersion blender so badly. (You'll see)
Thanks to Scripps, Food Network & Ina Garten for the accidentally vegan pleasure that is Pea Soup!
Monday, May 12, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Put Guy Fieri in the Good Housekeeping test kitchen and you'll get both an accidentally vegan taco AND his way to get kids to eat new fruits and veg.
As if you didn't love him enough already.
A huge thank you to Good Housekeeping, Hearst & Rosemary Ellis for this joy!
Monday, May 05, 2014
Nothin like wanderin the bakery dept at Costco (fave hobby) and coming across stacks of "Certified Vegan" Raspberry Twists! That is what the lil AVA symbol on the bottom right says. American Vegetarian Association. Bless everyone's heart on this one.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Target brand Market Pantry's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. I bought these ages ago and I am not even sure they still make them. But the BEST NEWS: Most 'chewy' chocolate chip cookies are accidentally vegan. I'm not pulling your leg. I wouldn't do that. This is too important.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Finally, a use for your mini muffin tin and that accidentally vegan frozen pie crust you saw at the store! (Most of them really are vegan - just read ingredients first).
Plus! Almonds. Fruit. Herbs: All will score high with the vegetarians at your party.
A huge thank you to Giada & Food Network for this pretty lil vegan appetizer.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
You don't get your vegan card until you know how to brown your mushrooms properly. Can you imagine the depth of flavors here? And how much do you wanna rub a chunk of fresh bread into that pan after he pours those mushrooms out?
Thank you for the vegan-friendly mushroom fantasy land, Gordon Ramsay.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
What's more perfectly beautiful than Nigella Lawson's voice? The sound of cumin seeds & chickpeas crackling away in a hot pan? Oh boy, are you ever in for a synergistic treat...
Thank you Hyperion & Food Network for bringing us the food tv perfection that is Nigella Lawson.
Monday, March 24, 2014
This may be a Southern show, but there's something about a bowl of shredded apples that screams Passover... here is a Dairy free, Gluten free, Egg free, Nut free, Allergy sensitive dessert straight from the South. Betty Maxwell was so ahead of her time, no wonder Trisha's Dad dug it. Man's got good taste.
Thanks to Food Network, BJ Flanagan & Scripps for bringing us a quick, tropical southern treat everyone can eat. Unless you don't like fruit. Then we can't help you.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Boiled Peanuts are underrated.
Trisha Yearwood and her Mom made this up because they love hummus and boiled peanuts. Genius. Everyone should cook that way. They call it Redneck Hummus.
For fun, keep an eye out on her lemon zesting skills. Love. Her.
Thanks to Trisha Yearwood, Food Network & Scripps for the loveliness that is this Southern Kitchen!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Just reaping the rewards of aimlessly wandering the aisles of Target...
Two(!) accidentally vegan gifts: giant individually wrapped chocolate chip cookies. Big & chewy, no less. With the option of double chocolate.
Serious question: has anyone ever really successfully made pita chips at home? Giada's got specific instructions that should help.
This dip is beautifully simple and versatile. Use any bean, herb or spice. Go for it. Speaking of spice, does it stress anyone else out when she puts the curry-covered teaspoon into the cumin? Giada, do what you want, you're lovely.
Thanks to the Food Network & Scripps for bringing us her kitchen deliciousness!
Thursday, March 06, 2014
How much do you love a store where the checkout line display includes vegan chocolate bars?
Thank you, Bulk Barn.
This firm, snappy guy isn't too sweet. It has a white filling that isn't really creamy or nougaty, almost like an extension of the chocolate, but with a lil gingery kick to it.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
There's no way you've seen a red pepper used like this before.
Nope. So clever.
Plus: Lentils! Colorful Veg! Fresh Herbs! Cracked Wheat(bulgur)! A vegan's dream.
Thanks Maggie Vosguerichian from Westport's The Organic Market for sharing her vegan secrets with Martha.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Wafers. The cookie of our dreams: almost alllwayys vegan! Light as %$#&. Crisp. Sweet. And filled with anything from chocolate to vanilla to lemon and strawberry and back again.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Crunchie chocolate bars? This is the inside. Simple to make, absolutely beautiful, oh and you know, a dairy free, egg free, gluten free dessert! NBD.
Also, if Nigella Lawson talks about kitchen alchemy in that blue cardigan and all you hear is Aaron Paul yelling "Ya, Science!" à la Breaking Bad.. You are not alone.
Thank you Nigella for being an allergen aware, vegan-friendly kitchen goddess.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Remember that one sherbet-like, orange-nougat filled guy in a box of assorted chocolates?
This is that. Except the outside is hard and firm and snaps when you bite into it. It's flippin delicious, cost about 50 cents, and was just hangin at the checkout like it's no big deal.
Big Lots!, you are a very big deal. please don't leave us. Love, Canada.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Did you know the total cook time for risotto is about 18 minutes?
Do you want to see Clinton Kelly play the part of Grandma Symon?
Most importantly, the Symon family risotto: No butter, no cream. "It gets creamy because of the process" Seriously, Chef Symon mentions it twice! "You don't need butter or cream to make it creamy and delicious. It happens because of the technique."
Mario Batali & Michael Symon commiserate: nothing worse than a restaurant finishing off their risotto with a whole buncha cream/butter.
In endless awe & appreciation for the wonderful world of The Chew.
We thank you, ABC and Gordon Elliott!
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Cooking demos are usually missing this button at the end: Ryan Seacrest telling Jamie Oliver to feed him. Love.
& I say this sometimes when posting a salad clip, but really, truly, you've never ever made a salad like this before.
Thanks to the Olympics & NBC for making this beautiful smorgasbord possible!
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Too lazy to bake, then remembering you never cracked into your Chanukah Gelt: Priceless.
For Accidentally Vegan delights, there's the Kosher section of a Grocery Store.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
This is vegan lobster. Or crab. Or whatever it is you eat with a bib around your neck while you work up a mess to crack open shells for lil mouthfuls of salty meatiness. This is that and it's spectacular.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
How to do garlic. Inside and out. Also, possibly the 2 best food tv quotes ever?
"I've never tried this dish. Bill just described it to me."
"I'm choking to death not on the garlic, but the cracker. It wasn't the garlic."
Big garlicky thanks to StickyTape TV for uploading this Accidentally Vegan PBS gem!