Cherries are in full season here – red, pink, white, dark red, all sorts of colors are available. My favorites are the Amarena cherries, dark and slightly bitter, with plenty of flesh and juice, the kind of cherries that stain your fingertips and clothes… stains that bring many childhood memories back, the kind of stains that I don’t mind anymore. I loved climbing trees to pick these up when I was a kid and the taste of freshly made cherry jam is something that I will never forget.
Gochujang is a pantry staple in my home. This Korean fermented red pepper paste is big on flavor and easy to incorporate into a number of different recipes, and not just the Asian ones. So when I recently started experimenting with making my own homemade mayo from scratch, I was immediately inspired to create a Vegan Gochujang Mayo.
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and sweet potatoes will probably be on your table in some form. You might be having the ultra sweet ones with marshmallows, the mashed kind or maybe even sweet potato pie. I prefer the simple and easy version that still keeps its texture and can be on your plate next to your traditional mashed potatoes. If you are going to someone’s house and need to bring a side, this is definitely something that travels well and is a great complement to the rest of the spread.