Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teff

One Teff Cookie, One Tough Cookie, Teff Cookie, Tough Cookie

Teff is just begging for puns and cartoons! Teff flour just happens to be a gluten-free and provides a nice stand-in for traditional flour.

During our exhaustive search for teff cookies, we noticed that peanut butter and teff are commonly paired together, as illustrated by these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Teff Cookies by Leslie Cerier. If peanuts are a no-go for you, most other nut butters, including the always allergen-friendly sunflower butter, would be a proper substitute for peanut butter.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oyster Mushroom

The World is Your Oyster Mushroom

The humble oyster Mushroom is an incredible stand-in for both carnivorous land animal dishes, such as Vegan "Pulled Pork" Sandwich by CJ Bruce at Vegetarian Dude and seafood dishes like Vegan Crab Cakes by Monique at Brown Vegan.

Have you taken the plunge into the world of oyster mushrooms yet?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Chickpea Flour III

Tofu Burmese Style; Burmese Tofu; Gangnam Style

Here at Kale Crusaders we pride ourselves for being your go-to resource for breaking (food) news and trends but sometimes we fall short. Case in point: Burmese Tofu (or Shan Tofu) has deep culinary roots in Burma and the hit single Gangnam Style by South Korean musician, Psy, harkens us back to late 2012.

Regardless of our shortcomings, we encourage you to try Burmese Tofu for yourself. Unlike "traditional" tofu, Burmese Tofu is soy-free and consists of mainly chickpea flour, turmeric, and water.  Check out this Burmese Chickpea Tofu recipe by Jennifer Schmidt at Delicious Everyday.

P.S. Just a quick shout-out to our two favorite Burmese restaurants in the States. Burma Superstar in San Francisco and Yoma in Boston, located adjacent to Boston's (kind of) famous "vegan corner."

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Eggplant III

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In September, we're posting one cartoon per day as part of Vegan MoFo. Our theme, *Vegan Faux Show*, showcases various methods for creating vegan versions of classic foods like bacon, eggs, and cheese.

We kind of thought that we had seen it all when it came to macaroni and cheese. Boy, were we wrong. This eggplant cheese sauce featured in the Vegan Caramelized Onion Mac 'N' Cheese recipe by Dana Shultz at Minimalist Baker took us by surprise and totally blew our minds.

So concludes Vegan MoFo 2014 and 30 posts in 30 days. We had lots of fun and we hope that you did too!  Thank you for joining us and see you next week!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Sauerkraut

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In September, we're posting one cartoon per day as part of Vegan MoFo. Our theme, *Vegan Faux Show*, showcases various methods for creating vegan versions of classic foods like bacon, eggs, and cheese.

Vegan macaroni and cheese has gotten pretty sophisticated over the years. Some of the earliest recipes relied on lemon juice for tang and depth of flavor.  Then miso paste and tahini emerged on the scene.  And more recently insane ingredients like heart of palm and sauerkraut are tempting us with promises of signature cheesy depth of flavor.

With countless versions of vegan macaroni and cheese under her vegan belt, Isa Chandra Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen fame does it yet again with her Mac & Shrews recipe.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tahini

Macaroni <3 Tahini Cheese, Maracaroni hearts Tahini Cheese, Vega macaroni and cheese, sesame seed paste Vegan mac and cheese

In September, we're posting one cartoon per day as part of Vegan MoFo. Our theme, *Vegan Faux Show*, showcases various methods for creating vegan versions of classic foods like bacon, eggs, and cheese.

It only takes a bit of tahini to add that little bit of something something to your vegan macaroni and cheese. Perhaps this Creamy {Vegan} Mac & Cheese recipe by Brooke Lark at Cheeky Kitchen will convince you to give tahini a try!

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

White Beans

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In September, we're posting one cartoon per day as part of Vegan MoFo. Our theme, *Vegan Faux Show*, showcases various methods for creating vegan versions of classic foods like bacon, eggs, and cheese.

Like our good friend, Chickpea, White Bean makes a great base for creamy, protein-rich soups and sauces. For those of us who have allergy concerns or an appetite for adventure, check out this No-soy, No-nut, Gluten-Free, Vegan Macaroni & "Cheese" recipe by Janae Wise at Bring Joy.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Cauliflower V

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In September, we're posting one cartoon per day as part of Vegan MoFo. Our theme, *Vegan Faux Show*, showcases various methods for creating vegan versions of classic foods like bacon, eggs, and cheese.

Perhaps it is becoming obvious to you that Cauliflower is desperate for attention.  Not satisfied with his significant roles in breakfast scrambles, pizza crusts, and rice dishes, Cauliflower demanded to be the leading man in one of history's most classic love stories, macaroni and cheese.

Let's indulge Cauliflower one more time with this Vegan Mac and Cheese with Creamy Cauilflower Sauce recipe by Susanna at Divine Healthy Food.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Butternut Squash III

A Perfect Pair: macaroni & butternut squash cheese, vegan mac and cheese, vegan macaroni and cheese

In September, we're posting one cartoon per day as part of Vegan MoFo. Our theme, *Vegan Faux Show*, showcases various methods for creating vegan versions of classic foods like bacon, eggs, and cheese.

Believe it or not, winter squashes are beginning to make an appearance in the produce section.  Embrace the upcoming cool season with this comforting Butternut Squash Mac 'n Cheese by Erin Griffin at Vegan Housewives.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Coconut IV

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In September, we're posting one cartoon per day as part of Vegan MoFo. Our theme, *Vegan Faux Show*, showcases various methods for creating vegan versions of classic foods like bacon, eggs, and cheese.

Coconut is such a dear.  He butters our bread, whips our cream, and provides bacon-y goodness. Now Coconut is swimming in our mac and cheese! Like cashew cream, coconut milk provides a nice creamy, fatty base for this Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe by Jeanine Donofrio at Love & Lemons.

Vegan MoFo proudly present Vegan Faux Show 2014