What I love sharing on this site:
📖 Vegan recipes and cooking tips enjoyed by beginner and advanced cooks alike! My website is visited by home cooks, and culinary professionals from all around the planet.
📼 A massive library of all of my recorded plant-based cooking classes.
📧 An email newsletterwhere I share with you new recipes, resources, and information about upcoming pop-ups!
🔪My vegan cooking membership program, where you learn essential techniques, and recipes, and learn alongside other cooks from around the world who are improving their vegan cooking skills.
My Nutty Professional Career in a Nutshell
1999 - I started cooking professionally
in 1999 to learn how to cook better food for my vegan girlfriend (now my wife).
2008 - I cooked A LOT
I cooked a whole gaggle of vegan and vegetarian restaurants until I made the leap to create my own thing.
September 2012 - Won Vendy's people’s choice award
This was super gratifying, because hundreds of food critics picked our vegan food over all of the non-veg finalists. It absolutely made me feel so loved, and that vegan food was no longer just for weirdos…
December 2012 - Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast.
Our generous customers donated to a fund to make it possible for us to provide about a month of free hot vegan meals, and charging stations to the worst affected neighborhoods. Here is a feature in VEGNEWS about our relief efforts.
2013 - Donut Showdown
The day after catering over 1300 different family’s fully vegan thanksgiving dinners, I was flown out to Toronto to film Season 1, Episode 2 of The Cooking Channel’s Donut Showdown.
2014 - Vendy Awards
My team and I took home the Vendy Cup at the 2014 Vendy Awards. This was a BIG DEAL to me. We competed against to top non-veg food trucks at an event that is all about street-meat, and the judges were blown away by our vegan food. This was a dream come true for me!
November, 2014 - New York Times Dining Section
My rosewater toasted pistachio cake donuts with cardamom glaze (a variation of my apple cider donut recipe) was featured on the front page of the New York Times Dining Section.
2015 - Closing our truck...
2015 wasn’t all rosy. Here is a story in the Wall Street Journal about why we had to shutter our food truck business that year. Luckily it wasn’t the end of the road, but it sure seemed that way at the time.
2016 - World Street Food Congress
OMG, this one was nuts. I was nominated to represent the USA at the 2016 World Street Food Congress in the Philippines. This event had some of the worst working conditions I have ever experienced in my life. Literally, it was so bad that one of the young people they had supporting us there died during the event. I am still traumatized about the experience.
2020 - Pandemic Changes
Right as the pandemic hit, I closed the doors for my restaurants and food trucks. The timing was actually really graceful for me, because as my kids were growing, I really wanted to switch gears and work more locally to where I was living. Here is a very sad (to me at least) article the Asbury Park Press did about the closures.
Some of My Newest Recipes
- Bomboloni Recipe (Vegan Cream Filled Italian Donuts)
- Easy Vegan Pepperoni Recipe
- Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta With Rosewater Blackberry Sauce
- The Best Vegan Tiramisu Recipe In The Galaxy
- Savoiardi Cookies (Vegan Ladyfingers Recipe)
- Vegan Mascarpone Cheese Recipe
- The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Meatballs Recipe
- Easy Vegan Garlic Bread Recipe