Irish soda bread is a very simple, traditional, un-yeasted bread that is similar in taste to a buttermilk biscuit. If you Google Irish Soda Bread right now, the majority of the recipes you're going to find will include raisins or caraway seeds, which is actually "spotted dog", not effin' soda bread. This soda bread is simple, rustic and hearty, and as traditional as we can get, veganized. Sean wouldn't have it any other way. As I'm sure you can tell by his name, Sean has Irish roots and spent some time in Ireland, so he was instrumental in making sure this entire dish came out as close to traditional as possible. He said I nailed it. What do you think? Make it and leave your comments below!
Flatbreads are a wonderful way to whip up a simple, delicious dinner with not a lot of fuss. This flatbread combines some of my favorite flavors, while the balsamic reduction adds a sweet, acidic bite that complements the asparagus effin' amazingly. The best part of this dish is that it looks complicated, but it was one of the easiest things to make. Making the dough ahead or buying it store-bought will save you a lot of time as well.
This dish would be perfect for any dinner, from simple to extravagant. Make it and let me know if you agree.
Sometimes you stumble across a recipe that is so wonderful that you just accept it as fate and use it as your own. This pizza dough is exactly this type of recipe for me. If you've never heard of The Brokeass Gourmet, welcome to the interwebz, I understand you're new here!
I use this recipe all the time. As Gabi (author of Brokeass Gourmet) says, "Everyone should have a ball of fresh pizza dough in their refrigerator at all times. It’s ridiculously easy and you can make SO many things out of it..." This is the truth! I usually double her recipe and have even frozen it! So below is the effin' recipe. Don't make any adjustments at all. Don't try to be fancy and use the expensive bread flour. Just make this as is. It's the best possible way and yields the best results. (image courtesy of Brokeass Gourmet.)
Bomb Diggity Barbecue Chick'n Braid was bomb diggity. This was something I figured would be a nice replacement for a vegan bbq chicken pizza, but it was good enough to stand on its own. We ate this for dinner, but I could totally see this served at a party or potluck.
Don't be intimidated by the effin' long directions below; it was super easy to put together.
You've heard me say it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again, but I love bread. I love the smell, the taste, the texture. I also love to bake bread. It's a very tactile experience. It reminds me of working with a child; you have to be soft but firm. And the smell is effin' amazing. There's also nothing better than taking the bread out of the oven and eating a fresh piece, still warm, with melty vegan butter on it.
Needless to say, I bake quite a bit, and this has turned into my favorite recipe. It's simple, delicious, and versatile. It also slices up for sandwiches nicely. My 5 year old requests it constantly; her favorite way to eat it is with my Herb-Infused Olive Oil.
I love bread, specifically white bread. I don't care what it's shaped like, I'll eat it. I don't care what you're serving, chances are if it's vegan, and there's bread, I'll eat it. Bread is the ultimate sponge, perfect accompaniment, fantastic vessel, or great just by itself. Toasted, not toasted. Whatevs.
So it should be no surprise to know that I'd want to eat the best. And I feel like the best is right here. These soft, sweet and salty, buttery, chewy little rolls of happiness and perfection are best right out of the oven, or used in any application listed above.
Hi, I'm Apryl, a sassy artist-type who also happens to be the mommy in this 3-piece (soon to be 4-piece) band. My husband, Sean, and I are both foodies with food & beverage backgrounds.