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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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Tray of Oven Dried Tomatoes

End of Season Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Looked at several videos regarding Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Pesto. This was the easiest and least complicated. I have never thought to use nutritional yeast in my sundried tomato pesto, however, it is a great idea and I’ll do it the next time I make it and see how that tastes. A couple of notes: […]

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Vegan Pulled BBQ Mushroom Sandwich

Vegan Pulled BBQ Mushroom Sandwich

Barbecues are an American summer tradition – and meat is the centerpiece of the meal. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying or participating in barbecues.  This Vegan Pulled BBQ Mushroom Sandwich will stop everyone in their tracks, and might make a few converts along the way. While you are at it, check out the vegan […]

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Vegan Smores

What’s summer without smores? And what could be better than vegan smores? However, the classic ingredients for smores: milk chocolate, marshmallows, and honey grahams are definitely not vegan. So how do we do this? In this episode of VegNews TV, Kim shows some products that make smores do-able for vegans.  And quite frankly, these s’mores […]

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Breaded Vegan Asparagus

Amazingly, as of this writing, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are vegan. And if they ever decide to be not vegan, then go ahead and find another crescent roll manufacturer because these appetizers look great. The full recipe for Breaded Vegan Asparagus is on the website Rich Bitch Cooking. You will need crescent rolls, asparagus, Italian breadcrumbs, Bake at 350 […]

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Vegan Potato Salad

I love potato salad and haven’t really had any since I became a vegan.  A few weeks ago I went to a restaurant named Gaia’s Garden in Santa Rosa. Gaia’s Garden is a vegan restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. I was there to listen to a friend of mine read poetry as they were having an […]

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Vegan Superbowl Chili

I love chili. And this recipe looks great. I like to make vegan cornbread with my chili – I have used Betty Crocker’s Fluffy Cornbread recipe very successfully, substituting Ener-G Egg Replacer for the eggs, non dairy milk for the cow’s milk, and Earth Balance margarine for the butter.  I like salsa on my chili, or […]

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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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Roasted potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

  My favorite go-to vegan dish for eating at home or bringing to a potluck are roasted potatoes.  In this particular picture, I had a small bag of tri-colored potatoes (white, yellow, and purple) and one sweet potato.  I cut them up into bite size pieces and tossed with some olive oil, salt, and rosemary. Oven […]

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Vegan Superbowl Chili

I love chili, just love it.  So this Vegan Superbowl Chili really caught my eye. A little more complicated than how I usually make chili but well worth it. What to serve with Vegan Superbowl Chili? I’ve used grated vegan cheese, avocado, fresh cilantro.  Delicious!  Serve with cornbread, of course. Here’s the recipe for Vegan […]

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