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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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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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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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Using Pesto In The Kitchen (Plus A Basic Vegan Pesto Recipe Of Mine)

A jarred pesto sauce can be a classic kitchen staple to have in the kitchen when pressed for time. Sometimes you might not have the fresh herbs available in the pantry to make fresh pesto at home. Surprisingly, pesto does not just have to be used on pasta (although it does taste good that way). …

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Dishing Out A Different Type Of Stir-Fry: Using Asparagus And Red Cabbage

It was enjoyable to make and eat this stir fry because it was so bright and colorful. When colors pop on the plate, you are eating with your eyes. This was a unique stir-fry to me, that I modified a little from something I found online. I wouldn't have thought to try it with red …

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Making A Traditional Cornbread Recipe Vegan (and still making it delicious)

  The other day I had been looking in the pantry closet and saw there was cornmeal that was going to expire next month and the one thing I automatically think of is usually to make cornbread. The catch was that there wasn't any butter or milk in the house to make the regular recipe …

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The Many Uses of Hummus (plus an easy recipe)

The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean classic spread called hummus can take many forms. It is a favorite of mine to just have as a platter for lunch with fresh veggies like carrots, cucumbers and peppers. Lately I have seen additional ingredients like beets and peas being mixed into regular hummus recipes, which sounds like a …

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