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VeganMoFo: "J" is for Jalapeno Poppers Revisited

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, a month of delicious food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. Today the letter “J” is for Jalapeno Poppers Revisited. Last March I wrote a post with a recipe for my fried Jalapeno Poppers. Fried Jalapeno Popper Well, that has become my most popular recipe […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Fried Green Tomatoes with Red Pepper Aioli Edition

  “Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a plate of fried green tomatoes like we used to have at the cafe. Ooh!” – Ninny Threadgoode  Summer is the time for green tomatoes and who can hear the name of these delicious fruits without thinking of the awesome movie “Fried Green Tomatoes.” The movie is about […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Buffalo Tofu Fries Edition

The 4th of July may be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fireworks – and not the kind that are harmful to people, animals and the environment. These fireworks are for your tastebuds! I am always looking for new ways to recreate Buffalo Wings which were my favorite thing to eat before I […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Tempeh "Crab" Cakes with Horseradish-Dill Mayo Edition

When I was growing up, my dream was to live in City Island.  It wasn’t really about City Island, per se. I loved the water, the boats and the marina and City Island was the only place I had ever been that had those things. Having grown up in the South Bronx where swimming in […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Jalapeno Poppers Edition

Lately, I’ve been making a lot of comfort foods. Comfort foods for me do not involve sweets or chocolate or bread or pasta. No, for me, comfort food means fried and crunchy. The timing couldn’t be worse for my sudden need for comfort foods. Spring is here. The weather is s-l-o-w-l-y getting warmer and soon […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Baked Nachos with Picadillo Edition

Maybe it’s the holidays. Maybe it’s the weather – there is over 2 feet of snow outside. Maybe it’s all the diet commercials on TV (I can be oppositional that way). I don’t know what it is but lately, I’ve been HUNGRY and craving foods that are definitely NOT diet-friendly. Now that doesn’t mean I’ve […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Spinach Artichoke Dip Edition

It happened right before I became Vegan. Literally, just a few months before I committed to a cruelty-free lifestyle. I discovered that I loved spinach artichoke dip. Tom and I traveled back to Wilmington, North Carolina – the place we eloped to – for our one-year wedding anniversary in 2008. We had become vegetarians the previous […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Baked Polenta Fries and Ranch Dip Edition

After all the latkes I made for Chanukah (over 8 lbs. of potatoes, 5 zucchini, 2 yellow squash and a bunch of carrots worth), I didn’t want to even look at anything fried or made with potatoes for awhile. But that took away one of my favorite treats: french fries. Searching through the pantry for […]

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