Lauren Toyota's Hot for Food

Lauren Toyota's Hot for Food

Lauren Toyota branched out from a very successful TV career to express her passion for vegan food through her vegan blog: She's gone on to publish bestselling vegan cookbooks and become one of the word's top vegan influencers. In 2023, Food & Wine named her cookbook "Hot for Food All Day: Easy Recipes to Level Up Your Vegan Meals," as one of the "18 Best Vegan Cookbooks for Every Type of Meal." Toyota has a gift for wowing traditional dishes with a plant-based flair, making them healthier while enhancing the taste. Check out her award-winning dishes!

Lauren Toyota's Hot for Food
  • Classic & Comforting 'Chick'n' Noodle Soup!

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    Take your soup game to the next level with this version from Hot for Food's Lauren Toyota. It's salty, savory and perfect for any season or reason. Try this at home, friends!

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  • Go Nuts For Walnut Sage Pesto GnudI!

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    Pasta is always a good idea for dinner!

    Lauren Toyota of Hot for Food shows you how to whip up this twist on an Italian dish. For more dinner ideas from Lauren Toyota, please visit:

    Walnut Sage Pesto Gnudi

    Makes 25 to 30 pieces
    Prep Time:...

  • (Noodle-less) Eggplant Lasagna Roll-Ups

    Lauren Toyota's eggplant lasagna roll-ups are crazy-delicious. Perfect for dinner or an appetizer, the tofu ricotta is creamy and herb-y. Follow her recipe for inspiration — or freestyle a bit. For more Instagram-worthy recipes from Lauren Toyota, please visit:


  • The Perfect Summer Greek Salad

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    Who said salads had to be boring? Greek Salad is easy to make — and bursting with flavor. Vegan food blogger and creator Lauren Toyota of Hot for Food shows you how it's done, below. For more inspired flavor from Lauren Toyota, please visit:

  • Fluffy & Delicious Pulled Palm Bao

    A staple in several Asian cultures, bao is a tasty comfort food. Hot for Food's Lauren Toyota has developed a version that's soft, fluffy, hearty and fresh all at the same time. *mouth waters*

    Here's how to bring her vision to life:

    Makes 16
    Prep Time: 1 hour
    Dough Rising: 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Say "Cheese" Fondue!

    Hot for Food's Lauren Toyota shows you how to make a plant-based version of this popular bar food. Cashews, potatoes and of course, beer come together to make a creamy dip. Just add some bread and you're set. Here's how to make this fondue:

    MAKES 5 cups
    PREP TIME 25 minutes
    COOK TIME 17 minutes

  • Tempting & Indulgent Millionaire Shortbread

    Lauren Toyota of Hot for Food is no stranger to decadent desserts and this recipe is no exception!

    Her take on a classic treat consists of buttery shortbread crust, gooey coconut caramel sauce, and a thick, decadent layer of chocolate.

    Follow these steps to make your version for a celebration.....

  • Lauren Toyota's Easy and Tasty Tacos With Jackfruit

    Lauren Toyota of Hot for Food's inspired takes on tacos will have your mouth watering. Here's how you can whip up this dish — and impress your friends and family at the same time:

    Makes 6
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Roasted Poblano Peppers
    3 large poblano peppers

    Adobo Cream Sa...

  • Crunchy Cobb Salad!

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    Lauren Toyota's cobb salad will take your lunch to the next level. Here's how to whip up your own delicious version:

    Makes 4 servings
    Prep Time: 45 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Hemp-Crusted Tofu
    1 x 350 g or 400 g brick of firm tofu
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  • Make A Gorgeous Gratin!

    Hot for Food's Lauren Toyota, a whiz in the kitch, has a genius for taking rich, fatty, classic dishes (Mon Dieu!) and turning then into cholesterol-free, guilt-free superfoods that taste decadent but are good for you. Exhibit A: Lauren's luscious Leek Gratin! Watch the video, follow the written ...

  • Vegan Creme Brulee

    OMG! HotForFood's Lauren Toyota is a magician in the kitchen. Unlike normal magicians, Lauren is happy to reveal her secrets and show you exactly how she creates the divine creme brûlée that is creamy and sumptuous but completely free of dairy and, therefore, cholesterol-free and cruelty-free. So...

  • 3 Dinner Party Recipes

    Herbed Nut Cheese Log is a perfect appetizer. Watch this amazing video and learn how to make it for your next party. Lauren Toyota outdoes herself with this next party fave: Pulled BBQ Spaghetti Squash Sliders! Again, perfect for any event... or just make it for yourself and chillax with a great ...