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12 Oct Sweet Potato + Apple Tian

Even though it's still blazing hot here in LA, it IS actually fall and with that comes the bounty of autumn produce. The display of apples at the market today made me swoon, and I knew something had to happen with them in my kitchen today. Since my sweet tooth is mostly limited to dark chocolate and pie making is better left to the genius bakers in my life, I went all savory on those little bites of fall. The resulting recipe: a gorgeous spiral of a sweet potato, potato, and apple tian. While it takes time to bang out the spiral (but even with my lack of patience I didn't lose my mind, so don't fret), it's totally worth the effort to be able to set this beauty on your table. The key to making this work is to get even slices (I highly recommend using a mandolin), and it's...

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13 Apr Luxe Mushroom Pate

My vegan foie gras recipe is one of my most popular and I love love love making it to wow friends from carnivores to meatless crusaders. Using lentils and walnuts as the base with ume plum vinegar as the secret ingredient, it has an extremely rich and umami packed flavor profile that you just can't quit eating til the last finger lick from the jar. This past week I was looking to create a legume free option of that recipe so I turned to the other classic meatless pate ingredient: mushrooms. Paired with some similar ingredients to my original (the miso stayed but I swapped in sherry vinegar for the ume plum), a few new secret umami bomb weapons (porcini powder, tamari, mustard powder and capers), some new freshness (with fragrant farmers market thyme and parsley), and the pièce de résistance: ultra lux fatty butter, this new pate is some...

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06 Oct Veggie Ceviche Stuffed Avocado (Vegan)

Hearts of Palm replace the standard fishy ceviche base in this tangy, spicy, and flavor packed recipe developed for Vegenaise. The key to getting this right is workin your knife skills and making every vegetable component the same size- I like mine super finely diced, but for a more rustic preparation you can pump up the size and go chunky. Serve in pretty glasses or in an emptied out avocado as shown and with plenty of your favorite tortilla chips on the side! Head on over to mayokarma.followyourheart.com for more vegan comfort food recipes!...

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13 Mar Jackfruit Posole Stew

Inspired by a traditional meaty Mexican Posole stew, this healthier vegan version develops a ton of flavor in a quick cook time. The hominy has an addicting flavor and texture, the canned beans cut the cooking and prep time, the mock chicken broth and chipotles brings the spice and flavor that the meat usually provides in the traditional version, the jackfruit looks and has the texture of  meat, and the toppings create an awesome crunch creating a somewhat salad soup hybrid. One of my favorite comfort foods, this stew is an easy and hearty one pot meal to warm your heart and soul. [yumprint-recipe id='74']...

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