Have No Fear, Egg Replacers are Here!

The world feels messy, frustrating, and full of chaos and confusion, but at least egg-free baking doesn’t have to be. Have no fear, egg replacers are here. Almost every baking recipe calls for eggs. Why? Eggs provide binding, leavening, moisture, and a golden brown appearance to baked goods. But there are many reasons people omit … Continue reading Have No Fear, Egg Replacers are Here!

Khoresh-e-Gheymeh Bademjan (Split Pea and Eggplant Stew)

Vegan Persian Qaymeh Bademjan

In Persian cuisine, this khoresh (Persian stew) is typically prepared as two separate dishes – Khoresh-e-Bademjan (eggplant stew) and Khoresh-e-Gheymeh (split pea stew). Each is made with meat and is a tomato-based stew. Each are incredibly popular dishes. To be honest, however, I did not like Khoresh-e-Bademjan as a child. The texture of the eggplant, … Continue reading Khoresh-e-Gheymeh Bademjan (Split Pea and Eggplant Stew)

Resources

Did you know “eating a vegan diet is likely to be best for the environment”, according to experts? Below are a few resources to help guide anyone on the plant-based journey. For more ways to also reduce your carbon footprint, read this helpful guide from the New York Times – How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint. … Continue reading Resources

Shirini Donmarki (for my Grandma with love)

During difficult times, I often think of my grandfather and my grandmother. The challenges they faced. Their strength and resilience. This post is part recipe, part reflection. I had never heard of Shirini Donmarki (a Persian pastry) until my mom made it for my grandma a few months ago. It was delicious, and, like most … Continue reading Shirini Donmarki (for my Grandma with love)