Faux Meats ↓

Homemade Soymilk! (with Soy Flowchart!)

So you probably know by now that we here at Irreverent Vegan aren’t down with the container action. We’ve made great inroads over the last few years toward ditching a lot of the packaging and buying more stuff fresh and/or in bulk. At this point, our worst offenders are probably soy/rice/almond milk/creamer and orange juice […]

PPK’s OMG Oven Baked Onion Rings

Holy hell, these things are killer! Here’s the recipe I followed on PPK’s Facebook page. I pretty much followed the directions exactly, but I used a yellow onion, which worked out great. We did use some of the smaller rings in addition to the largest rings (love those little guys!) and also made our own […]

BBQ Seitan Sammich

I’ve never been a huge BBQ fan, but Sunday was a great day for grilling and Amy decided it was high time for me to give BBQ another chance. So I whipped up another batch of seitan chik’n cutlets and we scoured the internets for BBQ sauce recipes. You know who’s awesome at grilling and […]

Dinner For Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito & Breakfast Pizza

So, everybody loves breakfast for dinner, right? Like when you were 8 and you got to have Fruity Pebbles ™ for dinner? Well, this is like that–but the opposite! It’s about taking regular dinner-y foods, and converting them into something palatable for breakfast. So, we’re not talking about firing up the grill at 7am and […]

Perfect Chik’n Caesar Salad

It’s…(drum roll)…Chik’n Caesar Salad! But why? A friend was eating a chicken-y version at the bar the previous night It’s grilling season Seitan chik’n cutlets are like crack, except they probably won’t destroy your life It’s the salad that eats like a meal! Caesar Dressing juice of one lemon 2 tsp dijon mustard 1/2 cup […]

Savory Chik’n Potato Soup

We still had two¬†seitan chik’n cutlets leftover from our gumbo, and this last time we made them in chik’n broth (which added just enough extra zang to make this my new favorite seitan recipe), so, after our beautiful weather turned cold, rainy, and gray, it was indubitable that we had to make a chik’n soup […]

Protein Assault!

The universe favors parsimony. Remember this. You exit through the turnstile as someone enters. The universe smiles. Ralph Nader weeps tears of joy. All is efficient, all is bright. Which is a fancy way of saying, I love to work with leftovers (as you’ve probably noticed). Tonight’s challenge: leftover beans (kidney and black) from that […]


Disclaimer #1: As is oft the case, I point judicious readers to our ubiquitous confessional “Why I can’t be trusted“. But still, observe: Gumbos are like unicorns, all alike, but no two exactly alike. There’s a sort of conventional gumbo wisdom that says you need a few common things, but that you are allowed–nay, expected–to […]

Li’l Spudlies

This is going to seem weird: baked potatoes slathered in Earth Balance ™, topped with homemade chili, topped with homemade tempeh soysage. Behold, the Li’l Spudley! But furrealz, is it any weirder than chili cheese fries? I think not. Amy’s had a taste for some kind of chili potato for the last few days, so […]

Zuppa Toscana

After making an Olive Garden-style minestrone, it seemed only natural to make the zuppa toscana as well. Since we had leftover breadsticks, it was another awesome replica. This soup is very much like the Spicy Potato & Kale Soup, but less spicy and much richer. I used a modified version of our tempeh soyrizo, and […]