Archive | November, 2011

The Kind of Vegan I Want to Be

When I first became vegan, I didn’t realize that I also had to figure out what type of vegan I was going to be. I thought I was just eliminating animal products from my life. It soon became clear, however, that being vegan carries with it a responsibility to advocate for animals and a cruelty-free […]

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Black Bean Brownies

Please note: my own recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies are now posted here. These are not my recipe. Thanksgiving dinner is over and I know you’re probably stuffed full of delicious, vegan goodness. You’re on Day 2 of leftovers and you swear you’re not eating again until Christmas. But if you’ve got […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from The "V" Word

Celebration for the Turkeys at Farm Sanctuary “Studies have shown the mortality rate to be as high as 75 percent during the first weeks of a turkey’s life. Birds that survive this critical time typically live a year or two. Some birds make it three years or longer. Turkeys have been known to live 10 […]

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BK Supperclub Challenge: Sartu di Patate

This week the Bitchin’ Kitchen Supperclub Challenge was an old family recipe of Nadia G’s – a potato cake filled with sausage, eggs and 3 kinds of cheese. Making the recipe vegan didn’t seem like a great challenge. Making it healthier – now that was the challenge! Potatoes are potatoes so no substitutions needed there. Instead […]

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BK Supperclub Challenge: Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs

This week the Bitchin’ Kitchen Supperclub Challenge was BBQ ribs. I love when the challenge requires me to really veganize the dish beyond just swapping out dairy or eggs. It’s fun to push the limits of my (sometimes limited) imagination and come up with a compassionate version of a meat-centric meal. I decided to make two […]

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Thanksgiving Mix and Match Menu Ideas

Most likely, you have already been planning your Thanksgiving menu for a month but if you’re like me, you may not have yet decided what delicious, compassionate dishes will grace your table this year. Looking back over my recipes, I see so many things I would love to make and attempted to make an organized list. I […]

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Curried Butternut Squash Bisque

Soup or Bisque? Traditionally, a bisque is a soup that contains shellfish but traditions are made to be broken. According to Wikipedia, “bisque is also sometimes used to refer to cream-based soups that do not contain seafood, in which the ingredients are pureed or processed in a food processor or a food mill. Common varieties include […]

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The "V" Word Holiday Giveaway!!!

The “V” Word is celebrating World Vegan Day (and month) by having its first-ever giveaway just in time for the holidays! Woo Hoo! I was given a VIP coupon for a FREE Tofurky Feast to give to one lucky winner! Our Tofurky Roast 2010 Holidays can be a rough time for vegetarians and vegans. Besides the […]

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