From the category archives:


Utensil Redemption: the grater

November 26, 2010

This is a new series we’re going to visit from time to time – you know how when you went vegan, you had to learn some new kitchen techniques?  What about the old stuff you knew from your animal-product days, and specifically, the equipment?

Don’t throw it all out yet, because it turns out there are vegan-friendly uses for most of it.  Here’s what to do with your (formerly) cheese grater:

By the way, Amazon tells me that I’m using a Progressive International Folding Grater and they’ve got it for 11 bucks or so [affiliate link]. It folds flat for storage but stands like a triangle when you use it – way better than the box-style grater I used to use that would rip my knuckles apart when I cleaned it.

I’ve got other segments planned, but feel free to add spoilers in the comments: what kitchen gadget have you managed to repurpose from a previous animal-product use, and how?


Today’s top actually comes from Molly, who signed up for the newsletter but instead of telling me what the best tip I could give her would be, she told me her best tip, and here it is:

Oh, and the pizza I referred to was from A Vegan Affair Event Catering, whose site is not easily linkable but if you go to the gallery you’ll see the mini-pizzas.  No money changing hands here, just a plug for someone who gave me some samples, is all.

How do you make your vegan pizza sing?  I gave my add-on tips in the video, now share yours in the comments!


Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

November 12, 2010

As I promised in this week’s newsletter, here’s my new recipe for pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing – I know, it seems like salad dressings are all we do for recipes these days (see tahini miso dressing here!), but what can I say that I haven’t already said? I really like salad! Here’s what you’ll […]

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Want to learn some new ingredients? Vary your beans!

November 2, 2010

Seriously, this is one of the easiest ways to learn new ingredients, and it works for beans better than anything else I can think of (I wouldn’t try it with spices, for example) – even the deadest of palates is going to learn something from this with relatively no risk: If you want a great […]

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Vegan Kitchen Essentials

October 22, 2010

Here’s a pop quiz for you, as inspired by The Happy Herbivore: what one kitchen gadget, tool, accessory or appliance would you hate to do without? And more importantly, why? Here’s mine: Let me know yours in the comments – I want to read this in a few days and have at least one “oooh, […]

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Jason’s internet famous tahini miso salad dressing

September 17, 2010

Apologies for the poor lighting and the lazy camera work (though I think that part’s endearing, frankly) but this is one mighty tasty salad dressing that you all need to make in mass quantities right now: Also, I made this twice, the first attempt was too watery but I mixed the two together and put […]

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The best way to dry your dehydrator’s teflex sheets

September 13, 2010

Teflex sheets are those things we talked about in the “how to make kale chips” episode that prevent sauces and crumbs from falling through the trays of your dehydrator. They are easy to clean and a pain to dry. At least they were, until I had an attack of the obvious: As I said in […]

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A green smoothie seems fitting today…

March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and what better day could there be for a green smoothie? I’ve been meaning to get into green smoothies for a while, and recent emails I’ve gotten as part of the Taste Better “ideal breakfast” series suggest they’re pretty popular, so I finally went for it – it turns out there […]

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TGIF: Fresh pineapple juice, rum, and insights!

March 13, 2010

After a week filled with a whole lot of JuicyNothing, (at least!) two big insights last night: The first is that while clever, the TGIF theme of making an alcoholic juice or smoothie has a certain flaw in that it either has to be made in advance or written about the next day, like this […]

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Not every smoothie is raw!

March 3, 2010

OK, I had two problems today: I run a website about juices and smoothies, and it doesn’t have any smoothie-related posts on it, and secondly, I had a big bowl of leftover chilli that just… didn’t taste right. It wasn’t bad chilli; there was just something about the spice mix that didn’t appeal to us. […]

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