A chocolate mousse adds a touch of class to any home-cooked meal, and if you are dairy-free, this coconut cream version is worthy stand-in for the classic. Before adding the cocoa, separate some of the whipped coconut cream to top your mousse for a two-toned, sweeter presentation. If you can’t get enough of whipped coconut cream, check out these vegan recipes for strawberry coconut cream parfait and banana coconut ice cream. Vegan Chocolate Coconut Mousse From Leta Shy, POPSUGAR Fitness Notes To whip coconut cream, you’ll need one can of chilled coconut milk, a few teaspoons of your favorite sweetener (like powdered sugar), and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Learn how to whip coconut cream here. Ingredients 1 can coconut[…]

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[…]

Every Friday, Liz Nguyen and Joseph Tam bring bags of fresh vegetables, nuts, beans, spices, and herbs to a spacious, white-tiled kitchen behind Broadway Market in East London. Over the course of the evening, they prepare two days’ worth of vegan Vietnamese food to sell at their new food stall, Eat Chay. Using the Vietnamese word for “vegetarian” or “vegan,” Eat Chay showcases Nguyen and Tam’s take on both vegan and Asian food, combining the two in a way that actually harkens back to Vietnam’s pre-Colonial cuisine. “A lot of the ‘authentic’ Vietnamese dishes that Westerners know about—usually the French had a lot of influence over that,” says Nguyen. Originally hailing from Hanoi (Nguyen) and Hong Kong (Tam), the pair[…]

3/12/173/12/17 Maybe eating half a pan of brownies for breakfast isn’t the best of ideas since you’ll feel pretty crappy afterward, but this oatmeal? Yes. Yes, you can and totally should inhale this chocolate overnight oatmeal. It’s so perfectly creamy and chocolaty — kind of like brownie batter. And not only will your chocolate dreams come true, but this decadent breakfast offers 19 grams of protein and over eight grams of fiber, too — all for around 10 grams of sugar. This breakfast will satisfy your insatiable sweet tooth and your hunger. Prep it before going to bed, and you’ll be so excited to dig in come morning. Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon chia seeds 2/3 cup unsweetened[…]

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[…]

Every Friday, Liz Nguyen and Joseph Tam bring bags of fresh vegetables, nuts, beans, spices, and herbs to a spacious, white-tiled kitchen behind Broadway Market in East London. Over the course of the evening, they prepare two days’ worth of vegan Vietnamese food to sell at their new food stall, Eat Chay. Using the Vietnamese word for “vegetarian” or “vegan,” Eat Chay showcases Nguyen and Tam’s take on both vegan and Asian food, combining the two in a way that actually harkens back to Vietnam’s pre-Colonial cuisine. “A lot of the ‘authentic’ Vietnamese dishes that Westerners know about—usually the French had a lot of influence over that,” says Nguyen. Originally hailing from Hanoi (Nguyen) and Hong Kong (Tam), the pair[…]

3/08/173/08/17 I think we can all agree that we need better salad dressing recipes in our lives. If the thought of raw lettuce makes you shrivel, allow me to introduce this pomegranate vinaigrette recipe, a dressing that sugarcoats bitter leafy greens into straight-up candy. OK, that may be a slight exaggeration, but I can assure you your salad will be the first thing you’ll wipe clean from your plate if the leaves are tossed in this sweet, tart dressing. It is the best effing salad dressing I have ever made. Do I have your attention yet? I accidentally discovered this salad dressing when making this chickpea flour frittata. Sure, the ingredients for the dressing sounded and smelled awesome, but once[…]

3/07/173/07/17 Need an energizing breakfast that will offer tons of protein? This sweet potato, tofu, and avocado breakfast bowl is full of flavor and offers almost 20 grams of filling, energizing protein. It’s also a great source of fiber and healthy fats. This breakfast bowl tastes perfect on its own, but adding a little crunchy texture with some chopped salted cashews makes it even more delicious. Notes If you want to prep for a few mornings at once, roast three sweet potatoes ahead of time, store them in the fridge, and warm one up in the microwave in the morning. The recipe is pretty flavorful due to the marinated tofu, but feel free to add some of your favorite herbs[…]

Winter straight sucks, yo. Now, if you’re lucky enough to live among the balmy climes of LA or Barbados or Karachi, you have no idea what we’re talking about. Bully for you. For the rest of you, you could warm yourself by curling up with an entire baking sheet of Cheeto-crusted mac and cheese, numb your mind with weed-infused cocktails, and dive face-first into a SPAM-filled egg sandwich to assuage your resulting hangover. Or you could dial it back. And that means a vegan dinner. Gasp. MAKE IT: Caramelized Onion & Cauliflower Casserole Don’t worry—this is legit, not some tamari-doused tempeh-and-brown-rice dish. This caramelized onion and cauliflower casserole comes courtesy of Post Punk Kitchen’s Isa Chandra Moskowitz, a queen of[…]

3/01/173/01/17 Ready to simmer down and give your body a boost before bedtime? We’ve got the perfect, healthy nightcap for you, and you may have heard of it: golden milk. Used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, golden milk is a combination of the powerful spice turmeric, coconut milk, and sometimes coconut oil. Black pepper is often added (in small amounts) to increase the bioavailability of (i.e., your body’s ability to absorb) the superspice turmeric. Creamy and spicy, soothing and warm — this delicious drink is more than just a tasty treat. Rich in electrolytes and digestive-aiding properties, your body is going to love every sip. Benefits of Turmeric: Turmeric’s benefits are so good, one 2013 study said it’s almost too[…]