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Banana Bread on a Rainy Day

Here in Northern California we are either living through or anticipating a huge rainstorm. This is a rather interesting event to contemplate because, frankly, we have been in a drought for years.  Any thoughts that we are still in this drought have been dispelled by the high amount of rainfall we have received this season. […]

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Santa Mugs with Dried Fruit

A Very Vegan Christmas

Can Vegans have fun during the holidays? Can their non-vegan friends have fun with them? The answer to both of those questions is “yes”. Every year a group of friends and I have put together a Christmas cookie exchange. We used to see each other fairly regularly over the course of the year, but now we sometimes […]

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Crispy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

In case you didn’t notice, October is Pumpkin Month. We started a little early with putting up a vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe, but what the heck. Since you are already buying or growing pumpkins, here is a recipe that I liked for making pumpkin seeds. I watched several of these videos and here are […]

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Vegan Banana Bread

Bread Machine Vegan Banana Bread

I finally found the secret to making my vegan banana bread come out great in the bread machine.  I love my bread machine.  You just throw all of the ingredients into one vessel and a couple hours later, you have a product.  I cut up the loaves and pass them out to friends and neighbors […]

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vegan st patrick's day soda bread

Vegan Saint Patrick’s Day Soda Bread

You can have a very Irish holiday with this Vegan Saint Patrick’s Day Soda Bread. Enjoy!

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vegan zucchini bread

Vegan Baking

It was a cold, rainy weekend.  Among other things, I cleaned out my freezer and found containers of garden vegetables and fruits which I had shredded up and set aside for winter baking.  So baking seemed like the logical thing to do! Have found that vegan baking is generally pretty easy.  Of course, it depends on […]

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Fuyu Persimmon

All About Persimmons

Persimmons are n season. There is a lot of confusion between the two main types of persimmons, the Fuyu and the Hachiya. Often people will plant persimmon trees or move into a home with a persimmon tree and not know how to use their persimmons – or end up with a different variety of persimmon than what […]

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Vegan Cornbread and Chili

Slow Cooker Vegan Bean Chili with Cornbread

This Slow Cooker Vegan Bean Chili with Cornbread could also be named “4 x 15 oz”, as I used four 15 oz cans of ingredients to make it happen For the Slow Cooker Vegan Bean Chili with Cornbread, make sure you have the following kitchen equipment on hand: Slow cooker Mixing bowl Frying Pan Can […]

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vegan sugar free gluten free cookies

Vegan Sugar Free Gluten Free Cookies from Perez Hilton

      This recipe for vegan sugar free gluten free cookies appeared on Perez Hilton’s Facebook page.  All my favorite elements: no sugar, no gluten, vegan, delicious.  I have some ripe bananas in the freezer, so I am thinking of defrosting them and making these cookies this weekend. 3 ripe mashed bananas 1/3 cup […]

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Vegan Egg Substitutes

Vegan Egg Substitute

Finding a good egg substitute can be a challenge for baking and cooking.  Vegans are not the only ones looking for an egg substitute.  People sometimes have to give up eggs for other dietary reasons, such as allergies. In baking, eggs give loft and also serve as a binder.  I have used http://www.ener-g.com/egg-replacer.html with success. For a […]

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