7 שנים וגן – 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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Why I Could Never Quit Being Vegan

  Whenever I have a vegan-versary or veggie-versary, I write an essay focusing on what veganism means to me, what struggles I work through or some other batch of feelings I need to express. יולי 21, 2015 marks 7 years to the day I watched “פגוש את הבשר שלך,” stopped eating meat and began my vegan […]

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סקירת מוצר: 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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סקירת מוצר: 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

לפני שהייתי טבעוני, 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, אתה שם את זה. Nine years ago this […]

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סקירת מוצר: 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. ובכן, there’s a product those people will […]

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Tarka Dal

שלום לכולם! 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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Gluten-Free Vegan Spicy Eggplant Sausages

What do you do when you love vegan sausages but they don’t sell them in any markets near you or are just out of your budget? Even worse, what happens if you’re gluten-free? ובכן, then you make your own at home. It’s really easy. I wanted to make a gluten-free version of my favorite sausages, […]

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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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The Best Vegan Chicken Burgers Ever!

One of my favorite fast-food things to eat in my pre-vegan era – I guess that would be like 2004 B.V. – was chicken burgers. I would go to Wendy’s and get their chicken sandwich with mayo, lettuce and tomato. Not surprising since my favorite food was chicken and fried chicken cutlets were a staple. […]

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טבעוני “עוף” קציצות

It’s been a busy summer and I’ve been neglecting writing up my recipes. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking or creating new recipes; I just haven’t been good about writing them up and posting them. Today that changes because I promised some people that I would get this recipe up. קציצות. Meatballs are sooo […]

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Vegan Chilaquiles

If you eat a gluten-free diet, finding snacks that are healthy and delicious is important. That’s why it’s so great that there are companies like Beanfields Snacks. Their line of bean and rice chips are gluten-free, vegan and sooo good! I’ve reviewed Beanfields Snacks several times. They won a Trudy Award for Best Snack Food […]

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סקירת מוצר: Sirabella’s Vegan Cheesecake!!!

היום, May 26th, is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day so it’s the perfect day to sing the praises of Sirabella’s Vegan Cheesecake. הבגרה, my mother always made cheesecake with ricotta and cream cheese. כולם אהבו אותו. I wasn’t a fan of cheesecake; it was too tangy for my not-yet-grown-up taste buds. Since I’ve been vegan […]

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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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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

לפני שהייתי טבעוני, I never tried pasta carbonara. I find that odd since it has four ingredients I loved: פסטה, ביצה, 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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BBQ Pulled Carrots Sandwiches

מממ…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. ברצינות. 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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