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Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Imagine making a fresh batch of homemade warm chocolate cookies with gooey chocolate chunks and chewy crispy edges. Someone comes home to the smell of sweet chocolate and doesn't even realize when they bite into the cookie- that it is VEGAN. Yes, these cookies that I have made can likely easily fool a non-vegan when …

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Recipe Wednesday: What I Like To Do With Leftover Salmon

Whenever I make salmon and there are leftovers, we either eat it as it is or decide to make something more fun out of it. I like making fresh salmon patties with potato and onion in them (along with some other flavors like dill and lemon). They are pretty quick and easy to make, and …

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Meatless Mondays: Can you be vegan on a low budget?

Looking online at stereotypes of a high budget vegan diet and posts of green smoothies or fancy ingredients in dinners, can be discouraging for those who can't afford vegan products that cost them over 50 dollars a week for meals. There are still many people who can afford the vegan restaurants or the pre-made frozen …

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Meatless Mondays: Miso Flavored Stir Fried Ramen Noodles with Tofu

Making tofu taste good can be a challenge, but when you cook it a certain way to crisp it up and still absorb flavors, it can be a delicious addition to a meatless monday meal. One night I had thought to make ramen with miso broth, but thought to do something a little faster. The …

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Meatless Mondays: Are Vegan Meat Products Really Healthy?

As I sat and tried out a vegan bbq rib wrap the other day, I eventually didn't even notice that it wasn't real meat. The texture was soft and so familiar to bbq pork ribs that it was enjoyable without having to worry about having something very fatty. I tend to be open to trying …

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Meatless Mondays Tip Of The Week: Soups In Advance

For many people who aren't vegetarian or vegan, the idea of having a day without meat can seem daunting. However, it doesn't have to be the end of flavorful dishes just because you don't have your meat. Each monday, for meatless mondays, I plan to share resources and tips, along with plant based news from …

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Roasted Zucchini and White Bean Lemon Tortellini: Making Frozen Tortellini Taste Fresh

The classic tortellini with marinara sauce that many make on a lazy or stressed day is always comforting, but sometimes you want to switch things up. Thinking of other ways to use tortellini can be daunting, but it can be something as simple as adding in new fresh flavors (especially if you don't want tomatoes …

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Other Ways To Use Plain Apple Cider This Fall

Warmed up apple cider on a cold day under a blanket can be comforting, but are there other things you can do with apple cider besides drink it? Surprisingly I think it can be added in a few different ways to your meals and even added to baking recipes. Besides, it might be best to …

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Experimenting During Pumpkin Season: Vegan Pumpkin Scones

The other day after I made a non-vegan pumpkin bread, there was leftover canned pumpkin in the fridge. I didn't just want to leave it there, so I figured to experiment and try out a vegan version of pumpkin scones (since my brother is vegan and doesn't always have a lot of dessert options). I …

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Health Tidbits: Basil, King Of The Herb Garden

Most of us tend to hear the word basil and think of Italian food, but this herb wouldn't be called the king of herbs if it wasn't extraordinary, and used for more than just pesto.The word basil does in fact derive from the Greek word Basileus, which translates into king. Even in the Orthodox Churches, basil …

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