Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cauliflower VI

Boo! Seaon's Greetings from the Cauliflower Clan; Purple Cauliflower; Orange Cauliflower; Green Cauliflower; White Cauliflower; Rainbow Cauliflower

Purple, orange, green, and white cauliflower are in season right now and they just scream Halloween!  Or maybe it is just us?

Embrace multicolored cauliflower and soup season with this gorgeous Rainbow Cauliflower & Basil Chowder by Yvonne and Julie at The Alkaline Sisters.  Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


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."