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No time to bake? Try Sweet Magic cookies!

One of the things I LOVE about being a food blogger is receiving new gluten-free, vegan product to try and review.  My Cottage Foods’ timing couldn’t have been better. I’ve had a full plate lately with a big project at … Continue reading

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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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Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Cranberry Oat Crust – Vegan and Gluten-Free

The joys of fall are filling the air here in the Rocky Mountains. Leaves are turning shades of yellow, red and orange and pumpkins are everywhere. Time for a little pumpkin treat! This Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Cranberry Oat Crust … 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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Zesty Vegan Slaw

I’ve never been a fan of mayo. I’m not really a fan of vegan mayo although I highly support the product. I just never liked the taste.   I never liked white vinegar either. But then I had a chance to try … 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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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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Avocado Curry – Sauce – Dip – Spread

I hear a lot of people say they don’t like curry.  I always tell them to give it another chance. There are so many “curries” out there – red, green, yellow, Indian, Thai…. the list goes on and on and … Continue reading

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Mega Omega 3 Spread

I recently learned vegans and vegetarians can convert Omega 3 fats into DHA easier with a bit of turmeric added.  According to the National Institutes of Health funded study titled, “Curcumin boosts DHA in the brain: Implications for the prevention … Continue reading

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Wilted Sesame Spinach

This is one of my favorite ways to eat spinach. Super easy and amazingly tasty! Wilted Sesame Spinach 4 cups raw, washed spinach 4 tsps sesame oil 1/2 tsp sea salt Add sesame oil to warm frying pan on medium high heat.  Add spinach … Continue reading

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Guilt-Free Alfredo Sauce

Rich, creamy Alfredo sauce dresses up pasta but the high-fat, dairy version can make it hard to fit into your desired dress size, clog your arteries and of course harm animals and the planet. This version is made with potatoes … 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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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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Simply Healthy Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes using less ingredients and allowing the natural taste of food to come through is not only simple and healthy, but also pretty tasty.  That’s the case with these sweet potatoes.  I’ve brought them to holiday potlucks and family dinners … Continue reading

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White Bean Pesto Spread

I can’t tell you how many times I hear people say, “I’d go vegan but I just can’t give up cheese.”   Sure it’s tough to give up cheese.  I feel your pain. I used to eat a lot of … Continue reading

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The Dark Underbelly of Veganism?

| This morning I watched the story on ABC about blogger Jordan Younger and her battle with orthorexia. It could have been a great story about self-acceptance and overcoming a physiological disorder. Instead, it’s a blatant bashing of veganism.  Though … Continue reading

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