Author Archive | Rhea

Product Review: Fresh n’ Lean Meal Service

As people’s lives become busier and busier, meal delivery services are becoming more and more popular. Even if you love to cook, there’s something nice about having all the shopping, prepping and cooking done for you once in a while. After a long day, it can be a refreshing treat to just open the fridge […]

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Product Review: Fawen Ready-to-Drink Soups

Eating healthy when you’re always on-the-go can be a challenge. When we are out and about, it’s easy to pick up convenience foods that aren’t the best for us or the planet. Now there’s a choice that’s healthy, delicious and easy – Fawen Ready-to-Drink Soups. Fawen is a small company that’s all about being kind […]

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Cannellini Cutlets

Before I was vegan, one of my favorite foods was chicken cutlets. My mother made them all the time and later, when I was doing the cooking, I made them all the time. I loved them plain, on top of a salad, in a sandwich, turned into parmigiana, you name it. Nine years ago this […]

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Product Review: Patty Up Gourmet Meat Alternative

Often when people take meat out of their diet, they replace it with beans. If you’ve ever eaten veggie burgers or vegan meatloaf, it was probably made with some type of bean or legume. But not everyone can eat beans or just don’t like the taste of them. Well, there’s a product those people will […]

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Tarka Dal

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a new recipe. My computer is STILL in the shop and I’m using their loaner. But I’m done letting that stop me – that and being insanely busy with our shop (Woodstock Reveries). So here’s a new recipe for a dish I’ve been […]

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The “V” Word Vegan Passover Haggadah

Hey friends! Sorry I’ve been missing for so long but my laptop crashed and Dell has had it for 2 months. They said they fixed it but when I got it back, it had something new wrong with it so it had to go back to them again. I wasn’t able to post anything while […]

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A Jamaican Vegan Feast

One of my followers pointed out that the Ziggy Marley web site where the recipes for my Jamaican Vegan Feast were posted doesn’t seem to be active. She asked if I could post those recipes right here on The “V” Word and I said you bet! My review for Ziggy Marley Organics was written back […]

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Mushroom Paprikash with Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Greens

Paprika is one of my favorite spices; if I ever run out, I get really upset. Paprika adds heat and warmth without being spicy and I put it in most of my dishes. Paprika is used a lot in Hungarian cuisine and in fact, paprikash is a dish where the sauce is made from paprika. […]

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Product Review: Veestro Meal Delivery Service

Of all the things I know about food, the one thing I don’t know how to do is control my portions. I mean, I KNOW how, I just can’t seem to do it. When I first went vegan, it didn’t seem to matter how much I ate, the weight fell off. But as you know, […]

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Super Green Rice with Veggies, Soy Curls and Dr. Mercola’s Organic Greens

A while ago, I received some really cool products from Dr. Mercola to review. You’ve probably heard of Dr. Mercola; he is the health guru and best-selling author of many books on nutrition and health. His web site is packed with articles on health, nutrition and ways we can improve our lives and health. He also […]

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The Most Authentic Vegan Pasta Carbonara

Before I was vegan, I never tried pasta carbonara. I find that odd since it has four ingredients I loved: pasta, egg, bacon and cheese. But somehow this dish fell under my radar. I know about it mostly from watching cooking shows on TV. It’s Rachael Ray’s husband’s favorite dish, the first dish she ever […]

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7 Years Vegan – Selective Compassion

Today is my 7-year vegan anniversary. Every year I try to reflect on how being vegan has changed the way I think, feel, live and look at the world. Because it does change – there are times I’m more angry, times I’m more sensitive, times I feel empowered and times I feel helpless. It’s certainly […]

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BBQ Pulled Carrots Sandwiches

Mmm…BBQ! When Tom and I were planning our elopement in North Carolina, we were more excited about eating authentic Southern barbecue than we were about getting married. Seriously. We watched endless barbecue cooking challenges and travel food shows on television. We read up about how to find the best, most authentic barbecue (they suggested restaurants […]

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Superfoods Oatmeal Cookies

Continuing with our healthy recipes during January (or #Veganuary) as we like to think of it, I have to share this recipe for these Superfoods Oatmeal Cookies. When you want a snack, these are perfect. You can eat them raw or bake them as I did. They’re oatmeal cookies but they are so much more […]

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