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Hummus is a pretty big deal here at BUST HQ. In an office full of varied tastes and dietary restrictions, a tasty chickpea dip is always a featured crowd pleaser at all our birthday celebrations and intern-last-day parties. And if our crowded staff fridge is any indication, a few of us are definitely toting in samples of Sabra and tubs of Trader Joe’s at least twice a week. As easy as it is to buy, however, northing beats the flavor of fresh, homemade hummus. Read More
Although we'd like to think spring was almost here, the cloudy drudgery outside of BUST HQ loves to keep proving us wrong. Our only consolation in these dark, depressing times is super delicious and fruity macaroon thumprints with chia seed raspberry jam! The best thing about this recipe? It's vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, grain-free, AND soy-free! Healthy(ish) and amazingly tasty snack? Yes, please. There's a little bit of prep involved for this recipe (you'll have to chill the chia seed jam for a few hours), but I promise you it's worth it. Read More
I'm not a vegetarian, even though I haven't eaten any red meat in over 33 years (yes, I'm an old!). But even though I still munch on birds and fishes, I always like vegetable dishes the best, and am annoyed that they always get short shrift in most restaurants in favor of giant chunks of animal flesh.  These two recipes feature vegetables only, and I can't wait to try them out this weekend. In fact, I'll be serving the beet one at my upcoming vegetarian Passover seder. Read More
If you don’t live next door to an old lady who insists on putting up creepy Easter decorations featuring deranged looking Easter Bunnies and chicks, you might not realize that Easter is a mere 12 days away! Now that you know, please proceed to eat copious quantities of chocolate and candy to get into the festive spirit. Here at BUST, we’ve found the perfect treats for you from New York Mouth! Check out this Passover taster: Since my birth into a Roman Catholic family, I have had the constant weight of Catholic guilt on my shoulders. Read More
There’s been a lot of water-cooler chat at BUST HQ these days about chia seeds. I first got hooked on ‘em when I started slurping them down in my favorite bottled kombucha drink. But once I began reading about how great they are for detoxifying the body, and how awesomely nutritious they are—they’ve got more omega-3s than salmon! Plus decent amounts of calcium, protein, fiber, and potassium!—I wanted to work them into my eating routine even more. Read More
I love muffins. I would eat one every day if I wasn’t already on the fast track to diabetes. They’re a great “breakfast” food, or snack. As I’m often reminded, muffins are basically cupcakes without icing, so I’m just going to call this what it is: an amazing dessert recipe. Just looking at the photos of these muffs brought on my instinctual reaction to delicious-looking or -sounding desserts that involve my favorite ingredients: making incomprehensible “aghhhlamaonom” noises with my tongue hanging out. Read More
Every once in a while, a cookbook will make its way into BUST HQ that makes me go, Holy Shit! I need to make something in here IMMEDIATELY! This was definitely the case when I got a look at The Lotus and the Artichoke, a gorgeous new recipe compendium by Justin P. Moore.  An amalgam of Moore’s three main passions: travel, photography, and vegan cooking, Lotus dazzles with over 100 exotic recipes culled from time spent in over 40 countries. And unlike most cookbooks on the market these days, it doesn’t skimp on the visuals. Read More
I have a pretty terrible addiction to chocolate, and all sweets really. That’s why my favorite part of Valentine’s Day is all the delicious concoctions bakeries, desserteries, and restaurants come up with around the holiday. For those of you who don’t want to break the bank buying every cake, cookie, and pie in sight (like me), we found this delectable recipe for vegan dark chocolate cherry walnut truffles. Read More
Do you ever feel sorry for that idle penis-shaped pan sitting in your pantry, desperately waiting for its next bachelorette extravaganza? Well, one woman has some creative ideas to keep you and your novelty cookware working together all year round. With help from, a crafty lady named Holly has come up with ten hilarious cakes you can make with a penis pan.   Home sweet home! Keep it rustic with this Farm Cake.   This UFO Cake is out of this world!   Spread some holiday cheer with this Christmas Tree Cake.   This Wizard Cake is pure magic. Read More
Vegetarian meat is a divisive issue. It gets crap from omnivores because it doesn’t taste like “the real thing,” and purists in the veggie camp often claim to be grossed out by the concept of soy masquerading as animal flesh. But for many compassionate cooks, vegan versions of burgers, chicken, and even seafood are lifesavers when the hankering for comfort food rears its hungry head – especially in wintertime.  Animal rights activists Annie and Dan Shannon know these urges all too well. Read More