Vegan Chile Nacho Cheese Sauce

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Is it a dip…a sauce…a condiment? Whatever you end up calling it, I surprised myself with the versatility of this creamy vegan nacho cheese sauce recipe.

Dip raw veggies or chips in it. Drizzle it warmed on top of steamed broccoli, cauliflower, or a medley of roasted vegetables. This recipe would make a great cheezy pasta sauce, tossed with cooked macaroni, topped with breadcrumbs and baked until crispy. Got some left over? You could also try it on pizza, burritos, or gooped onto a burger or tofu dog. No idea is a bad one with this sauce.

Best of all, it stores beautifully in the refrigerator or freezer.

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On Breaking Up With Cheese

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I know from emails and conversations that many of you struggle with the idea of parting ways with dairy cheese.

Eating cheese is a habit, and an addictive one which I write about here. So it’s understandable that with cheese seemingly everywhere, it can be hard to resist.

As someone who used to enjoy entire meals of cheese, not to mention regularly giving cheese assortments as gifts, I get how it can be challenging to break free of dairy’s grasp. But there are some easy ways to end your cheese co-dependence.

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Vegan Sausage Pizza Showdown

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You may have heard me bellyaching over the past few weeks about my lack of an operational kitchen. With renovations that seem interminable, I’ve been eating takeout and preparing only the most basic of meals. I don’t ordinarily eat a lot of frozen … [Continue reading]

Savory Split Pea Soup

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I love the comforting simplicity of split pea soup, but most classic recipes call for ham hock. To achieve that smoky, smooth, fatty flavor in this vegan version, I did few things. First, I included smoked paprika, which adds a rich, smoky flavor. … [Continue reading]

14 Kitchen Essentials I Can’t Live Without

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My tiny New York City kitchen can only accommodate the most useful and versatile cooking gear. So while I love browsing kitchen stores and investing in gadgets, I’ve had to dial back acquiring nifty, single-use culinary devices in favor of the … [Continue reading]

7 Good Reasons For Bulk Cooking


In addition to incorporating quick-cooking methods and ingredients into my weekly repertoire, I also like to bulk cook on weekends so that I have food for the coming week.I started bulk cooking when I realized that a busy career, commute and … [Continue reading]

10 Quick-Cooking Ingredients


I often use quick-cooking methods and ingredients to create simple, nutrient-dense meals. Combining a grain, a legume, a vegetable or two and a sauce is a simple way to eat really well. But when you're making food from scratch, some grains, legumes … [Continue reading]

The Good Karma Diet: A Review

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The first time I saw Victoria Moran speak live, I was in awe. It was the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and despite it being a noisy, bustling event hall jammed with booths, demos, and thousands of visitors, Victoria captivated the room. Weaving … [Continue reading]