Phyllo Pockets with Okras, Beans and Red Peppers

Before choosing a vegan lifestyle, I used to love puff pastry. Then I discovered that phyllo dough is not only a wonderful vegan alternative, it is also in no way inferior to puff pastry. And while the ingredients and the preparations of these two doughs may differ, I observe very similar thin and crunchy layers once they are baked. Continue...

Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

While I was shopping at Whole Foods the other day, I came across a brand of pasta made from black beans. Curious, I turned the pack over to read the ingredients list - something I always do when checking out a new product. To my positive surprise, the two only ingredients were black beans and water: perfect! I got very excited, bought them, and tried them right away. Continue...