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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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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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Teriyaki Baked Salmon Rice Bowl with Steamed Veggies

The prepared foods section at whole foods can be a nice place to get a variety things but generally they are higher in price than making something at home. One day I had gotten a teriyaki rice bowl that had salmon with steamed peppers and broccoli. While it was enjoyable it was also 11 bucks, …

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Vegan Cauliflower “Rice” And Beans

Who would have thought that rice made from cauliflower actually tastes good? Definitely not me, and this was my first time trying it at home, even though I kept hearing about it. Now they even have frozen packets of riced cauliflower that makes it even quicker to make something at home. Cauliflower has a mild …

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My Take On Indian Style Rice That Goes With Just About Everything

Rice is very versatile and can take on the flavors of anything you add to it. It is a comforting side dish and used in many cultures (and even used in creamy rice puddings). With all the different types of rice and aromas they give off, the different rice dishes you make can compliment the …

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Gourmet, Ethnic and Healthy Kids’ Meals On Menus- Yay or Nay?

Bringing kids to a restaurant that doesn't have chicken fingers, french fries, mac and cheese or pizza can be a bit daunting when it is what they are used to eating when going outside. However, when the parents want to go to a nicer restaurant that might have less options that kids would like (or …

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Curried Lentil and Quinoa Blend Soup

I love the idea of soups and also love making them because of how simple they are to make. Throwing everything into one pot and making very little mess is every cooks dream. I like to have lentil soup on occasion, and one night I originally wanted to make a lentil salad with quinoa, but …

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Spice It Up In The Kitchen With This Baked Samosa Recipe (vegetarian/vegan)

Using spices in the kitchen can really change the way you enjoy recipes, especially if you were used to bland foods. I enjoy making ethnic foods from various cultures at home because I am able to bring the different countries into my own home without even leaving. Years ago I wasn't really exposed much to …

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Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (with a frozen twist)

Cooking with frozen foods might be looked down upon or seen as "not good enough" to some people. However, surprisingly if you are creative enough to grab some frozen items and pair them with fresh ones, you can find yourself with a pretty delicious outcome that might even save you more money. I was at …

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