Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Martha & Shira's Lemon Squares

This dessert is healthier than a lot of salads. Silken tofu is such a versatile, thick, creamy and protein-packed ingredient. Wish it was used more, a lot of foods could be accidentally vegan and allergy-friendly... Like these lemon squares!
The most heartfelt thank you to the talent behind Martha's Eat Clean series, and especially the always effervescent Shira Bocar.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ree's Peanut Butter Snack

Ree Drummond says these fancy delights can be on your plate in 16 minutes! Or make them ahead of time and freeze 'em. Takin peanut butter toast to a whole other level, guys.
The most sincere thank you to the glorious Ree Drummond, her Pioneer Woman team and to Food Network & Scripps for bringin 'em to us.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bobby's Lumberjack Cocktail

I'm just so excited to have a vegan-friendly Bobby Flay clip that I will take it in cocktail format. The ingredients he uses together are as interesting as his fancy cocktail shaker. (VERY). 
With gratitude to Bobby Flay, Cooking Channel, Scripps and that flannel shirt for sharing this lesson in brunch.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Gordon's Butter Beans

Butter Beans! Eggplant! Mint!
The most gloriously underrated vegan ingredients done right by Gordon Ramsay. Hold on to your hats; some serious vegan food porn coming right up.
Sincerest thank you to Chef Ramsay and Channel 4 for the accidentally vegan recipe!

Friday, October 09, 2015

Bobby's Creamy Thai Salad

I finally realized who Bobby Deen reminds me of. Kenny Powers. As if I couldn't love him any more...
This dish is sweet & spicy with textures galore. Veganizing honey in any recipe is super easy! Try maple syrup, agave or even corn syrup.
Sincerest thank you to the Deens, Scripps & Food Network for the healthy and important education that is this Not My Mama's Meals clip.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Aaron's Pretzel Chocolate Strawberries

How much do you wanna stick everything you know into that chocolate? And then dip it INTO the pretzel bits. Why are we sprinkling the bits on top, Big Daddy? Also, why the mallet? Otherwise, LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Truly. Elegance! Style! He called it. He's right.

Thank you so much to Food Network & Scripps for the blessing that is Aaron McCargo Jr. and this accidentally vegan clip!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Dave's Beans

How much do you wanna stick everything you know in that sauce? It's got Sweet & Sour notes! Spice! Tang!
Also, I love a green bean tip. One side has to come off for sure, but both? I feel like we tired Dave out with that extra work.
Thank you so much to Food Network & Scripps for the wonderful joy that is Dave Lieberman and this accidentally vegan clip!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Martha's Blueberry Cake

Vegan Cake, guys. CAKE.
Nothin else to say huh.
The most sincere thank you to Lori Sandler for this brilliant allergen-free dessert and to Martha Stewart for bringin it all to us!
You can find the cookbook here: http://www.divvies.com/cookbook.php

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Alton's Pickles

You will never be lonely again when you have vats of pickles you need to look after and care for on a daily basis. Thank you, Alton.

I mean we are all pretty sure how to pickle a cucumber and then culinary master Alton Brown comes along with his science and patience to make legit mf'n PICKLES.

The most sincere thank you to the perfection that is Alton Brown, his Good Eats team and to Food Network & Scripps for bringin 'em all to us.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rachael & Gwyneth's Muffins

Gwyneth Paltrow MAKES MUFFINS.
Of course they're gluten free. And vegan. Bless her.
(In case you don't love Rachael enough already, just listen to her swoon for Almond Milk. Love!)
And, uhm... how lovely to hear Gwyneth talk just like us? "Uhm.... AMAZING. Uhm. 5-Spice. AMAZING. Smells AMAZING." Yay!
The most amazing sincere thank you to Gwyneth Paltrow for her allergy-friendly recipe, Rachael Ray and her genius team for bringing it all to us.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ree's Fruit Pops

You're pretty sure you know how to make popsicles and then Ree Drummond comes along with her skills and PATIENCE to make layered real-fruit pops. These babies have stripes.

So much fruity liquid & popsicle porn here, guys. Hold on to your summer-hats. The most sincere thank you to the talent that is Ree Drummond, her Pioneer Woman team and to Food Network & Scripps for bringin 'em all to us.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Giada's Doughnuts

...I have no words. If you have words please leave a comment below.

Ok I do have these: EASY. VEGAN. DOUGHNUTS and HOLES aka TIM BITS (hello, Canada, hello).

Her ganache uses cream? Easiest veganization ever. Use any non-dairy milk. Lemme help you pick one.

And then make Mattie's 2-ingredient recipe for ganache, cause his work is flawless.

The most sincere THANK YOU to the food-tv culinary goddess that is Giada De Laurentiis, her team and Food Network & Scripps for bringing us all the goodness.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Martha's Tofu Fries

EASY Kid-Friendly Finger Food!
Pure protein, plant-based, healthy and inexpensive too.
Basically how to tofu + opening those darn packages...
Sincerest thank you to Martha Stewart & her crew for creating these sticks without any added oil.
Which means you can dip 'em in even more (vegan) mayo. Lemme help you with that: How to Mayo

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Neelys' Chocolate Balls

We liked Reese's Peanut Butter cups before we went vegan, right?
And the best part of homemade desserts: You control the ratios. Reese never put enough chocolate per bite. Just sayin. MCA. More Chocolate Always.
A sincere thank you to the lovely Pat & Gina Neely, Scripps & Food Network for this accidentally vegan treat!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mario's Squash Liver

Kabocha Squash is my absolute favorite. It's so rich and creamy (roasted with a spritz of oil and s&p)... So I can't even begin to imagine what level of culinary joy Mario's dish would take you to. This is Squash Porn to the max. Enjoy.
Also, the recipe is actually called Squash "Liver"... How deep is your love for MB right now? http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mario-batali/winter-squash-liver-figato-finto-recipe.html
Sincerest thank you to the glorious Mario Batali for his talent and this clip, as well as Food Network & Scripps for bringing him to us.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Selection's BBQ Soy Chips

BBQ Soy Chips // Selection

I've said it before, STORE BRANDS FTW

These aren't just the tastiest BBQ 'chips'... But because they're made with soy and rice: 19 chips = 7 g of protein.
If you are in Canada: Selection is the brand carried by Metro & Food Basics, party time.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Debi & Gabriele's Garlic Spinach

I love a cooking video for something so simple you think you know how to make it. Then you watch the video. And you learn how to make it.
So it goes for sautéed spinach! Learn here from the pros. The Tuscan Gun Gabriele Corcos & the effervescent Debi Mazar.
Also. How much do you love a side dish that uses THREE bunches of spinach for 5 servings!? SO much healthiness inside you.
With sincere thanks to Cooking Channel, Debi & Gabriele for this beautiful clip and the beauty of a show that is Extra Virgin.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Guy's Hummus

Guy Fieri had a glorious vegetarian childhood.
And here you get to actually see him make hummus for his sister Morgan and his mom Penelope. Put this clip in your heart and that hummus in your dip bowls. Bonus: it's tahini-free.
Thank you so very much to Guy Fieri, Scripps & Food Network for the food tv perfection that is this.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ree's Rosemary Focaccia

Major delicious Dough Porn here - hold on to your hats.
How exciting to have the very first Ree Drummond clip in the collection? She'll tell you how to make dough while drivin a pickup, NBD. Love her.
Plus if you follow her on Twitter ..she has the most glorious photos of the animals on her farm.
A very huge thank you to Scripps & Food Network for the loveliness that is Ree Drummond teachin us how to bake!

Friday, April 24, 2015

CLIF's White Chocolate Macadamia

White Chocolate Macadamia Granola Bars // CLIF

About a month ago I said this about RANCH flavored anything, the same goes for WHITE CHOCLATE.

Dearest Food Companies,
If you make white-chocolate-anything vegan-friendly, we will buy it and try it at least once. I personally guarantee it.

p.s. You know these granola bars that are hard and crunchy? I may or may not have put one on a plate and warmed it up in the microwave a few secs. It may have been effin delicious.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Alton's Vanilla Syrup'd Pineapple

How badly do you want to put that easy-as-heck deliciousness Alton calls syrup on EVERYTHING.
Grilled Bananas. Grilled Tofu. Rice. Beans. Cake. Dreams.
There isn't enough thanks in this galaxy for the Good Eats crew & Scripps for bringing us the culinary perfection that is Alton Brown. But thank you.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Guy's Ciabatta Veg Sandwich

Sincerest THANK U to Factory Gastrobar's Natalie Gutenkauf for making one of the best vegetarian sandwiches Guy Fieri has ever had AND it isn't covered in cheese and mayo. Because grill marks, fresh bread, herbs, crunch and creamy bean purée deliciousness is what Flavortown's about.
And thank you to Food Network, Scripps & Guy Fieri's glorious Citizen Pictures team for bringing the perfection that is Triple D.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Eatrageous' Wasabi Ranch Chips

Wasabi Ranch Chips // Eatrageous

Dearest Food Companies,
If you make RANCH anything vegan-friendly, we will buy it and try it at least once. I personally guarantee it.

These "scoop shaped" chips are reminiscent of raw penne pasta. Just sayin.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Alton's Potato Chips

If you're gonna learn how to cook ANY foodstuff; Alton Brown.
And if you already know potato chips; Alton Brown. Cause there's a genius-deliciousness surprise at the very end.
Sincerest thank you to Scripps, Alton Brown & his crew for the food tv perfection that is Good Eats.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Melissa's Mustard Pecan Beans

For a side dish, I usually just open a can of green beans. This takes about 2x the effort for 20x the classiness and deliciousness. Thank you Melissa d'Arabian, thank you. Bonus protein and crunch from the buttery pecans. (I always toast those babes before using them, do you?)
Sincerest thanks to Scripps, Food Network & Melissa d'Arabian for this accidentally vegan clip and that DRESS.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kelsey's Lollipops

How badly do you want to make lollipops right now? Did you ever guess it would be so easy?
Imagine the possible flavor combos of juices, extracts, citrus, endless. Or the shapes you could mold for your candy suckers? Innumerable.
Using icing sugar as both a mold and therapeutically - she's the best, non?
Sincerest thanks to Cooking Channel, Scripps & the lovely Kelsey Nixon for this versatile clip!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Rachael's Chili & Green Rice

Another chili recipe. Because beer and smoky peppers. And toppings for days (lime juice! raw onion! scallions! chips!)
But I think the cleverest element of this dish is that rice. The spinach cilantro blend adds flavor deliciousness, green healthiness PLUS heft and bulk - without the carbs.

I can't thank Rachael Ray and her team enough. They sincerely makes some of the most inventive recipes in food television. And thank you to Cooking Channel & Scripps for bringing it to us!

p.s. Ina Garten's Guacamole on top - can you imagine?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tostitos' Red Pepper Salsa

Where there is smoke there is flavortown.

Y'know that deliciousness in a lot of vegan ham, bacon and hot dogs.. smells like a fire pit and tastes so meaty. This has that.

Why it's not on the label as the #1 selling point we will never know.
But I am here to tell you: This tastes like smoked tomatoes!

Tostitos isn't messing around when it comes to salsa, either, may I highlight 2 other ingredients? Onion broth & Carrot juice. Not. Messing. Around.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sunny's Casserole Salad

If I'm going to trust anybody to make a healthy version of a Holiday Dish that'll taste just as good if not better - it's Sunny Anderson. Her Green Bean Casserole Salad recipe is accidentally vegan and purposefully flavorful.
Sincerest thanks to the always effervescent Sunny Anderson, Scripps & Food Network for this genius clip!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Martha's Wacky Cake

Wacky Cake is an old, classic recipe (It's even got its own Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wacky_cake) - But here it is as cupcakes.

I'd take a cake over a cupcake any day, but there is some major cupcake porn at the end of this clip that made me a believer. It doesn't even have frosting on it but it's just such a moist, spongy, perfect lil piece of chocolate cake... Thank you, Martha. Thank you.

Throw some chocolate chips in there for Costco-style double chocolate muffins. And eat 'em for breakfast. Because muffins.

Or a lot of store-bought frostings are accidentally vegan..

But you could make Mayim Bialik's simple chocolate one..

Or how about a vanilla avocado icing? Yes you can!

The most sincere thank you to Lori Sandler of Divvies Bakery and Martha Stewart for having kids in the kitchen and baking 'em allergy-friendly treats!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Oreo's Red Velvet

Red Velvet Oreos

There is nothing vegans and those with food allergies love more than cream cheese flavored foodthings that contain no actual dairy. Thank you Oreo for lettin us join the party by keepin it dairy & egg free.
And a sincere thank you to steamboatwillie33 for the hot pic!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Rachael's Eggplant Schnitzel

Vegan cooking will make you realize how many of the tastes & flavors you've loved actually come from everything but the meat. I once had a slice of tofu prepared like schnitzel and it even had the same mouthfeel as the veal schnitzel I'd had as a kid.

Can we talk about how eggplant is underrated!? It can be thick and creamy, or chewy and meaty, or thin and crisp. It's endless.

The most sincere thank you to Rachael Ray, Scripps & her incredibly clever team for some of the most creative and healthy recipes in food television.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Kathie & Hoda's Chocolate Cake & Vanilla Frosting

Accidentally vegan boxed cake mix is one of life's simple pleasures. Could baking get any simpler?!
Here it is with BLACK BEANS. Health! Fiber! Dark gooey deliciousness!

For the icing we have creamy, fatty (the good kind) avocado - thick and vanilla. Joy's detailed recipe is on her website

A sincere thank you to NBC's Today Show for these always clever, outside-the-box recipes.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Rachael's Kuri Curry

Food television at its best. Use ingredients we are hesitant to try cooking (Kuri, that's you, I'm sorry). Then make a healthy, easy-to-follow dish using a lot of ingredients we know how to handle (canned tomatoes, I'm lookin at you).
Bonus geniusness of roasting squash in the oven separately so that you get some caramelization and crunchy edges on there. Yes! Yes!
The most sincere thank you to Rachael Ray & her team, Scripps & Cooking Channel for this solid example of vegan-friendly food tv perfection.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Debi & Gabriele's Ribollita Soup

Just when you thought you couldn't adore Debi & Gabriele any more: she uses dried beans to impress their guests; he lets you know he normally just opens a couple cans. Phew.
Pull that stale stuff outta the back of your bread box and make soup! (Or that gluten free loaf you bought that's harder than steel).
The sincerest thank you to Zero Point Zero & Cooking Channel for this lovely piece of vegan food television.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quaker's Crispy Minis

Crispy Minis Rice Crackers // Quaker

This was a quick vegan fix to a buncha Chicago Mix popcorn porn I stumbled across on the internets.

Both of these flavors are accidentally vegan: The slightly spicy, powdery Sweet Chili together with the crunchy, smoothly glazed Caramel Kettle Corn make a beautiful sweet & savory treat for your mouth.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Candace's Roman Candy

Huh! Roman Taffy. It's an Italian style Salt Water Taffy. (Is Food Network not the best teacher?)
Ron Kotteman's 100-year-old recipe is not only vegan, but also Candace Nelson's favorite dessert in New Orleans! How badly do you want a mouthful of that stuff right now? So very badly.

A sincere thank you to dessert master Candace Nelson (of Sprinkles Cupcakes in LA) and to Scripps for bringing us this sophisticated sugar-lesson.
Roman Chewing Candy Co. http://www.romancandy.com/

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ina's Guacamole

This video is pure avocado porn, so hold your hats.

If you're gonna learn how to make guacamole from anybody: Ina Garten. She's got an original technique to keep her guacamole perfectly chunky. But be warned, there's very little facetime with Ina, sadly... you'll have to stare at her adorable hands a lot.

A sincere thank you to Food Network, Scripps & Ina Garten for bringing a lil vegan sunshine into our lives.

Friday, January 09, 2015

D'Italiano's Caramel Bagels

Caramel Bagels // D'Italiano Bagelli

This is why you just keep on standin in the grocery store readin ingredients, cause you never know. These new Caramello Bagels are dairy and egg free! Now devour.

Not to be a jerk, but just looking at the bag makes me think "It's the thought that counts"... really hard to taste the caramel flavor in 'em. (Maybe I've been spoiled by Club House http://flic.kr/p/pxSttP)

But again, just appreciative these even exist.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Martha & Jim's Carrot Bread

Don't you love cooking segments out of context? The haunting gothic music playing at the beginning! Love.

Learn how easy it is to make fancy Artisanal bread (apparently you can mix very aggressively) and if Martha tearing open a fresh loaf doesn't make you want to get your hands full of bread too, nothing will!

A sincere thank you to Martha Stewart for sharing Master Baker Jim Lahey on her show. Pure food tv joy.