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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Spinach Tofu Gnudi Balls Edition

And since we were just speaking about balls and word origins, it seems only fitting that the next recipe be for my Vegan Spinach Tofu Gnudi Balls. Yes, I said Gnudi Balls. Laugh all you want and keep your mind in the gutter if that’s where it’s most comfortable but Gnudi Balls are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. […]

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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: Baked Eggplant Parmigiana Edition

There are so many things you don’t understand or appreciate about your family until you are older and can see them from a different, wiser perspective. I’ve been thinking a lot about my mother lately. Probably it’s because Mother’s Day is coming up and I miss my mother terribly. And because I am always thinking […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: "Fish" N’Chips Edition

Every year at the end of the Spring semester, my colleagues and I would attend the commencement ceremony for our College. Graduation is always held at Madison Square Garden with the marquee congratulating our students, the College’s name up there alongside those of celebrities and athletes. We find, press and then dress up in our […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Colcannon Deconstructed: Cheezy Potato-Okra Corn Cakes with Cabbage and Collards Edition

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I supposed that meant I should cook something green. But I eat green food every single day so I decided to celebrate by trying a green food I’ve never eaten before. Okra. I had never tried okra although I’ve wanted to. But it looks strange and I had no idea what […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Vegetable Lo Mein Edition

Lately I’ve had a lot of cravings for Chinese food. I miss going to my favorite places and getting takeout. I miss the cartons (and what’s happened to those lately? Too many plastic tupperware containers. That SO takes away from the Chinese food experience), the chopsticks, the fotune cookies. I even miss the dozen packets […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Tofu Nuggets and Raw Kale Salad Edition

In the old days, during the 20th century P.V. (pre-vegan), I ate a TON of fast-food. In fact, I’m quite embarrassed to say here just how much fast-food I ate but given that I’ve lost over 110 lbs., I guess that’s no shock. One of the foods I had absolutely NO willpower around was Wendy’s […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Gyoza and Vegetables with Spicy Soy Sauce Edition

It’s summertime and that means fresh fruits and vegetables. We wait all year for our favorite sweet and succulent flavors to come back into season. Some of us get to grow our own vegetables, some of us go to farmers’ markets, and some of us enjoy the better selection at the grocery store. But what […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Crispy Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brussel Sprouts Edition

I knew this would happen sooner or later. When I named the group of recipes “Extreme Vegan Makeover,” I knew that eventually I would want to post a recipe that wasn’t a veganized version of some other recipe. Then what would I do? I know! Just post the recipe and some pictures that make your […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Spinach-Stuffed Seitan, Deconstructed Edition

As promised, here is the easier version of the last recipe for Spinach-Stuffed Seitan Roast. This version involves making the seitan into cutlets and does not need the oven (which is good for the summer). This version also has a smoother, softer, less chewy “meaty” texture (which I happen to prefer) so no knives are […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Spinach-Stuffed Roast Edition

When special occasions arrive, there is usually an impressive entrée presented to the table. Vegans may find themselves choosing between a Tofurky roast or Field Roast, both of which are very good. But if you want to really impress your guests, make your own creation. This is a delicious vegan version of a spinach-stuffed roast […]

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