Why mess with a good thing? The easiest answer is probably: “Because it’s fun.” Another legitimate reason to mess with a fast food staple like onion rings is because some people can’t enjoy normal onion rings. Yes, let’s not forget that those with gluten allergies and intolerances are denied the pleasure of the crunchy, battered, salty-and-almost-kinda-sweet snack.  That’s why Chris Kronner of Kronnerburger in San Francisco decided to update this classic dish. By swapping wheat flour and beer with rice flour and sparkling water, you have an extra crispy and delicious snack that can be enjoyed by all. RECIPE: Gluten-Free Onion Rings But be warned: Like their gluten-laden counterparts, they’re still addictive as hell. 

There’s plenty of shit in the world to feel guilty about. There’s our massive destruction of the world’s ocean ecosystem, the Endless Shrimp dinner that comes to our plates courtesy of Indonesian slaves, the havoc wreaked by our love of cheeseburgers, etc. Can we get a break already, a moment of tranquil self-satisfaction about anything we eat? Answer: yes. Feast your eyes (and mouths) on Coco Kislinger of Coco Bakes LA’s vegan brownies. Don’t let the vegan part scare you away. We’ve all had the dry, miserable, loathsome versions of vegan pastries that come plastic-wrapped next to the checkout aisle of your favorite overpriced health-food store. These are something else. The secret to the unapologetic fudginess of these bad boys[…]

Yep, this is a pizza crust made of vegetables. It might sound like something that your holistic-commune-dwelling, essential-oil-vaping, ultra-granola aunt came up with in a fever dream, but cauliflower crust is having a moment. Just ask vegan chef Adam Kenworthy, who stopped by our office and momentarily distracted us from our typical lunch move (a vat of gluten-laced animal fat) with some nutrient-dense vegan deliciousness. The technique is pretty simple: Kenworthy pulses a head of cauliflower in the food processor, and, with the help of some almond meal, gluten-free flour, and olive oil, bakes it into a perfectly chewy pizza base. Voila—cauliflower crust. That’s some David Blaine shit. RECIPE: Cauliflower Crust Pizza When it comes to toppings, you can take[…]

There’s plenty of shit in the world to feel guilty about. There’s our massive destruction of the world’s ocean ecosystem, the Endless Shrimp dinner that comes to our plates courtesy of Indonesian slaves, the havoc wreaked by our love of cheeseburgers, etc. Can we get a break already, a moment of tranquil self-satisfaction about anything we eat? Answer: yes. Feast your eyes (and mouths) on Coco Kislinger of Coco Bakes LA’s vegan brownies. Don’t let the vegan part scare you away. We’ve all had the dry, miserable, loathsome versions of vegan pastries that come plastic-wrapped next to the checkout aisle of your favorite overpriced health-food store. These are something else. The secret to the unapologetic fudginess of these bad boys is in the addition of[…]