Pumpkin Stout Muffins

I'm going for a record here - three recipes in a row using some kind of beer! I'm not really sure where this is going - will I become the vegan-friendly beer chef? Haha. One thing is for sure, if you are a vegan, and you bake these incredible Pumpkin Stout Muffins, there will soon be a whole lot of vegan-friendly people inviting themselves over to your place for dessert! My middle brother (you know, the troublemaker of the family) used to work for a beer importer who imported British and ... Continue Reading

Vegan Calamari

You guys still in the autumn spirit out there? I sure hope so! We've done pumpkins, we've done apples, and now here comes.... Vegan calamari!!! And do you know why they are related to the fall season? Well, because they are made from mushrooms! The absolutely fabulous King Oyster Mushrooms to be more precise! Yes indeed, these are the same incredible mushrooms that I used to make my vegan scallops with. If you read that post, then you'll remember that these bad boys have a texture and ... Continue Reading

App-ale Pie

When October rolls into town, pumpkins seem to get all the attention. Even I'm guilty of going pumpkin crazy. However, let's not forget apples! And what about Oktoberfest and beer? Or, how about we go crazy and cook some apples in some beer and make an App-ale Pie!? Apples have been one of my favorite fruits ever since I was a kid, especially those lovely green Granny Smith apples! I just love that tartness. I was thinking about using a mix of apples for this pie, when I came across ... Continue Reading

Vegan Cheese Pumpkin

October has always been one of my favorite months of the year. Fall is in full swing, the trees are full of fantastic colors  and the vegan cheese pumpkins are getting fat on the vine! What's that? You aren't growing any cheese pumpkins? Well, I guess I'll have to tell you how to make one instead! Pumpkins are a whole lot of fun to grow, but let's face it - they take up a lot of space! Making your own vegan cheese pumpkin is MUCH more fun, it's a lot smaller, and you are sure to impr... Continue Reading

Chickpea and macaroni stew

Since I used a good amount of aquafaba in my chocolate mud cake, I needed to find something to do with the actual chickpeas! Haha. And wouldn't you know that the very same day I found some old, handwritten recipes in my mom's handwriting, for a chickpea stew with tomatoes and elbow macaroni - and it was vegan?!?! "Elbow macaroni, Garbanzo bean and Tomato stew" she called it - not the world's catchiest name, mom, if you're reading from up there. (By the way, chickpeas are one of those ... Continue Reading

Swedish kladdkaka – aka Chocolate mud cake

This, my dear friends is Swedish kladdkaka - literally "gooey cake"! Personally I think "gooey cake" sounds better than "mud cake" - don't you think so? Shall we start a petition to start calling this "Gooey cake" in English? Haha. No matter how you slice it, this insanely awesome creation is the cookie dough of the cake world - and it simply doesn't get better than that! I have so much I want to tell you about this cake, and what's in, on and around it! Let's start with almonds ... Continue Reading

Thai pumpkin coconut soup

Happy autumn everyone! Fall has always been my favorite season - the air is crisp and cool, the leaves are changing into beautiful colors, and the pumpkins are getting big, fat, round and orange. Some people may mourn the passing of summer, but this Thai pumpkin soup will spice up any chilly day and make you all warm and happy from the inside out! While everyone's favorite use for pumpkin - Pumpkin Pie - is still a couple months away,  I thought we'd kick off the fall season with a ... Continue Reading

Burmese tofu three ways

Man do I have a special treat for you! A quick and simple base recipe for homemade Burmese tofu and then, not one, not two, but THREE different ways to use it! This is Burmese tofu three ways. "Burmese tofu? What the heck is that!?" you might ask. Well, despite it's name, it's not made from soybeans, but from chickpeas! Or, chickpea flour to be precise. The color you see in the photo above is due to a small amount of turmeric. Other than chickpea flour and turmeric, the only other ... Continue Reading

Black bean empanadas

Black bean empanadas! Or are they pasties?  Call 'em what you like, but tuck some beans 'n' veggies into these tasty treats and tantalize your tastebuds today! Anyone who follows Planticize on Instagram knows that I've been going corn crazy this summer! Well, to be honest, it's not just this summer, it's every summer. So, while I'm calling these black bean empanadas, make no mistake about it, there's fresh corn in there, too. I just love fresh corn on the cob - plain and simple. Except, ... Continue Reading

Raw carrot cake

With Stockholm experiencing some unseasonably warm weather, it felt like the perfect time to make a raw dish. And seeing as how it's been awhile since I've made a dessert, I thought I'd treat you to some raw carrot cake! While carrots (and many other vegetables) are available to most of us year round, I still think of this time of year as harvest time - especially for small, backyard gardeners. There are certainly a whole lot of things you can do with carrots, but I think you'll agree ... Continue Reading