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Spicy Balsamic Tofu Veggie Kabobs

Confession: I have never been to a Memorial Day Weekend barbeque in my life. But not going to an outdoor event doesn’t mean you can’t make delicious grilled food indoors. This is a very simple recipe for a fresh, healthy and colorful meal. You can mix and match whatever veggies are your favorites. This makes […]

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Rotini Alfredo with Asparagus and Peas

Growing up, every Sunday my mother would make two things: chicken soup with matzoh balls and a huge pot of tomato sauce for pasta. This weekly ritual represented both her heritage and upbringing: Jewish but always raised in Italian neighborhoods. In fact, my mother’s childhood best friend, Dolores (whose brother, Jackie Vernon, is the voice […]

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Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Every time I go to the supermarket, I’m tempted to buy another butternut squash. Then it sits in the kitchen while I debate what to do with it. Another soup? A side dish? Roast it? Mash it? There can never be enough recipes that use butternut squash. So here is another one. I decided to […]

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BK Supperclub Challenge: Seitan Steak in Beurre Blanc Sauce with Oven-Baked French Fries

This Bitchin’ Kitchen Supperclub Challenge was probably a meat-eater’s dream. Rib-eye steak cooked in tons of butter with a white wine butter sauce served with french fries cooked in duck fat. Yuck!! Tons of cruelty, tons of calories, tons of fat, tons of NO WAY!! What a great challenge, though, for me to veganize! I […]

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Gluten-Free Lasagna with Hazelnut Ricotta, Cashew Cheese Sauce and Marinara Sauce

It might seem daunting to some people: How can I make a delicious lasagna with no dairy, meat or eggs? Easy! How can I make a delicious vegan lasagna that’s gluten-free? No problem! How can I make a delicious vegan, gluten-free lasagna that’s also soy-free? Simple! No long story here. Tom loves lasagna. I wanted it to make […]

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BK Supperclub Challenge: Puttanesca Panzarottis

This week Bitchin’ Kitchen had their holiday special on TV where Nadia G. prepared “The Feast of the Seven Dishes.” At the end of the episode, they showed Nadia’s Christmas music video, “A Bitchin’ Christmas” which featured several guest stars including Vegan Black Metal Chef. He pops out of a holiday gift box to denounce bacon […]

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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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VeganMoFo: "X" is for Xi Hong Shi Chao “Jidan”

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the month of Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. “X” is for Xi Hong Shi Chao “Jidan.” Gotcha! I bet you thought it was going to be Xanthan Gum or Xtra Spicy something or other. Ha! Truth be told, I was worried about […]

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VeganMoFo: "Q" is for Quinoa, Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, a month of Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. “Q” is for Quinoa, Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes. It’s probably no surprise that quinoa is my “Q” word. Thank goodness for this delicious, healthy superfood! I love quinoa so much. It’s easy to […]

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VeganMoFo: "P" is for Potato Crusted Seitan

The “V” Word continues the celebration of VeganMoFo, the month of delicious Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. “P” is for Potato Crusted Seitan. Since I have been gluten-free for many months, I suppose “P” could also stand for “past” and because I miss seitan so very, very much, it could […]

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VeganMoFo: "O" is for Onion and Apple Relish Tofu

The “V” Word continues to celebrate VeganMoFo, a month of incredible Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. Today “O” is for Onion and Apple Relish Tofu. Ok, honestly, the name of this dish is Tofu with Onion and Apple Relish but I turned it around to make it start with an “O.” Consider […]

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