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Good Luck for New Years – Black-Eyed Peas – Vegan and Gluten-Free

I read an article, “Black-Eyed Peas the Way Your Grandma Used to Make Them” and the problem is a:  my grandma didn’t make black-eyed peas and b: if she did, she probably would have made them with pork or bacon like … Continue reading

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Fugetaboutit Cookies – Vegan and Gluten-Free

I’m finally getting a chance to play with aquafaba – the amazing chic pea liquid! It makes perfect merengue, whipped cream and egg substitute.  3 tablespoons equals 1 egg for most recipes. So next time you make some hummus, save the … Continue reading

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Unfried Beans

Football season is here and it’s time for snacks! I love bean dip and refried beans but not the oil and definitely not the lard that sometimes gets added to the mix. Here’s a super easy, quick and healthy way to … Continue reading

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Peach Cobbler and Yes, it’s Raw, Vegan and Gluten-free!

Eating a a fresh, juicy, sweet peach is such a treat. In season, they’re pretty amazing all by themselves.  And when you combine juicy, fresh peaches with this raw cobbler topping, you get a little bite of heaven! It’s super … Continue reading

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BBQ Jackfruit

Can’t go vegan because you miss BBQ too much?  Gone vegan but miss BBQ?  Have you tried young, green jackfruit BBQ?  If you have, you’re probably hooked like me.  If you haven’t – you need to find out what you’re … Continue reading

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Curry Carrot Soup

Nothing like reaching into a giant bag of organic baby carrots, recently purchased at the store, only to find there were some slimy ones.  I didn’t want to waste the entire bag because only a few were rotten. I tossed out all the nasties … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Pecan Bars

I’ve heard that orange mixed with chocolate is very Italian. And my very Italian co-worker loved these sweet little bars.  I love them too and my mom’s Italian. But they were created in Colorado. And when people taste them, it … Continue reading

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Curry Stuffed Peppers – Vegan and Gluten-Free

I found some beautiful peppers at the store today and wanted to stuff them with something a little different. I had some chic peas and brown rice already prepared in my fridge, so created this recipe for a little East … Continue reading

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Mushroom Pesto Quiche

  Laura Hemmington has an amazing recipe for Basil Walnut Pesto Quiche on her blog, The Whole Ingredient.  I made it and it was amazing!  I wanted to try a variation without nuts for a lower calorie version. I also needed … Continue reading

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Vanilla Creme Cappuccino Pie

  When accidents in the kitchen go right to create a new recipe, it makes me smile! I wanted a nut-free, chocolate-free dessert for a group of people coming to visit. I was attempting to make some raw coconut balls … Continue reading

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Herbed Portobello Mushroom Steaks

Portobello Mushrooms are packed with nutrients and very low in calories. They are a good source of protein, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, zinc and manganese, and a very good source of dietary fiber, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, … Continue reading

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Fiesta Polenta

Tonight I needed something quick, easy, filling and of course, tasty.  So many of my recipes start out with items in my pantry I need to use.  I found an extra bag of polenta this weekend, so that was top … Continue reading

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Spirulina Sprinkle

Update!!  After watching Dr. Michael Gregor on NutritionFacts.org, it may be wise to consume spirulina sparingly if at all. It may hurt your liver and it’s linked to ALS, Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.  I’m leaving the recipe up, but feel … Continue reading

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Crispy Banana Caramel Delight

Hubby and I went out for a lovely vegan dinner but the dessert options were limited.  I had a bunch of bananas back at the house and thought having something banana caramel-y would make the perfect end to our sweet evening.  I … Continue reading

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Jackfruit Fiesta Casserole – Gluten-Free Vegan Meals in Minutes

Some nights when I get home, it’s late, I’m hungry and I just don’t feel like making something totally from scratch.  Let’s face it. We’re a busy generation and if you’re vegan and gluten-free, it’s hard to grab some take-out … Continue reading

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Apple Buckwheat Cobbler Delight

I grew up using a pressure cooker so they don’t scare me. My mom used to make potatoes in her olive green Presto and I loved how it sputtered and jiggled on the stove. I used mine for potatoes too … Continue reading

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Yellow Split Pea Soup

There’s something so smoothly soothing about split pea soup. I couldn’t have a soup series without adding split pea.  I had never tried making it with yellow peas, and honestly, to me they taste just like split green peas.  They … Continue reading

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Indian Red Lentil and Mushroom Soup

As far as I know, I’m not of East Indian descent, so I can’t help but wonder if maybe I was from India in a past life. I love the beautiful patterns in the fabric, the interesting architecture, the music, … Continue reading

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Almost Mom’s Potato Soup

One of my favorite recipes from childhood was my mom’s potato soup. She’d make it in a stove-top pressure cooker and it was just so warming and comforting – the perfect tummy filler on a cold day.  Of course it wasn’t vegan … Continue reading

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Pumpkin, Kale and Leek Soup

  Working on your waistline this New Year’s? One of my favorite, healthy and usually low-calorie foods is soup. It fills you up; it’s warm and satisfying and it tastes good! Here’s an easy soup to keep you warm. It’s … Continue reading

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