How to Make Perfect Crepes

How to Make Perfect Crepes

Making perfect crepes is all about the technique. This step-by-step tutorial will show you the best way to make the batter, how to keep your crepes from sticking to the pan, and how to freeze them for later.

Baked Italian Herb Tofu

Recipe | Baked Italian Herb Tofu + How to Press Tofu Like a Champ

I am going to confess something really shameful to you right now. When I decided to make this recipe, I realized that the dried rosemary in my pantry was 12 years old. Escandalo! If my rosemary were a person, she would have Justin Bieber posters in her room and be sass-mouthing me when I ask… 

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How to Make Your Own Tofu

How to Make Your Own Tofu

Do you ever think about how different foods came to be? Who discovered that we can eat potatoes? How did someone come up with the idea to grind wheat into flour and make bread with it? I’m always asking myself these questions and I also spend a lot of time wondering how foods are made… 

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How to Make (Almost) Any Recipe Meatless

How to Make (Almost) Any Recipe Meatless

If you’re a vegetarian that doesn’t eat meat substitutes, remaking meat-based recipes can be a little bit daunting. But don’t let that stop you! There are several different options for omitting the meat and replacing it with whole food alternatives. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses and I’ve done my best to outline them… 

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How to Make Mango Fruit Leather

How to Make Mango Fruit Leather (Without a Dehydrator!)

It’s been a while since I posted a fruit leather recipe here and since I get requests for them once in a while, I thought I’d post a new one today–mango! While I’m not one to discriminate when it comes to fruit leather, I think mango and banana are my two favorites because both can… 

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How to Make Mushroom Stock from Kitchen Scraps

How to Make Mushroom Stock from Kitchen Scraps

You know what they say about assuming, right? Yeah. So sometimes I assume that if I can find an ingredient at the grocery store here, everyone else can easily find that ingredient too. But it’s not always true! And I’ve had a few people ask me about mushroom stock. I always buy cartons of it… 

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How To Make Vegetable Broth

How to Make Vegetable Broth (With Kitchen Scraps!)

Making vegetable broth is one of those things that’s really easy to do, but I bet most of us don’t do it. Or, at least, don’t do it often. I use vegetable broth in a lot of my recipes, but I’ll be honest, I often use store-bought broth. But I shouldn’t because making your own… 

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How to Roast Garlic + Roasted Garlic Grilled Cheese Recipe

How To Roast Garlic + Roasted Garlic Grilled Cheese Recipe

Confession: I was in my early 20s before I knew what garlic was. I don’t think my family ever cooked with garlic, unless it was garlic powder. We did, however, eat a fair amount of garlic bread. And you know how garlic bread has little bits of parsley on it? I thought that was garlic…. 

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How To Make Sweet Potato Gnocchi

How To Make Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Pasta Week continues! Yesterday I showed you how I made whole wheat fettuccine with my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Today I’m going to show you how to make sweet potato gnocchi. And for gnocchi, you don’t need any special equipment–only a fork and a knife! This is a pasta I’ve made before and while it does… 

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How To Make Beans in a Slow Cooker + Freeze Them for Future Use

How To Make Beans in a Slow Cooker + Freeze Them For Future Use

Beans are the original vegetarian protein. Before tofu and tempeh and fancy frozen meat substitutes, there were beans. And when it comes to beans, you pretty much have two options: dried or canned. The biggest advantage to using canned beans is that they’re convenient. But guess what? You can make dried beans that are almost… 

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Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather

Make Your Own Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather

I’ve posted fruit leather recipes before, but if I haven’t convinced you yet, let me try again: making your own fruit leather is super easy. Super easy. And when you make it yourself, you’re making it without food coloring, without sugar, and without artificial flavors. Just fruit, nothing else. This is a great summertime activity… 

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Basil Simple Syrup

How to Make Basil Simple Syrup (and what to do with it!)

Basil simple syrup is the perfect way to use any spare basil you might have leftover from a recipe. And if you grow your own basil, well, you can make your own basil syrup all summer long! I like experimenting with different varieties of basil–Thai basil imparts the licorice-y flavor of anise, while lemon basil… 

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Pomegranate Lime Chia Fresca

How to Make Your Own Chia Drink | Pomegranate Lime Chia Fresca Recipe

If you’ve never seen chia drinks in stores, you’re probably giving me the side-eye right now. (Well, as much as you can give a blogger the side-eye–I can’t see it, but I know it’s happening!) But really, this is a thing! The first time I saw a bottle of juice with chia seeds in it,… 

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