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Homemade Calzones, Easy Queso Cheese Sauce and a Review of Field Roast Cheese Slices

I’m pretty sure every vegetarian and vegan knows about Field Roast and if they don’t, they need to get acquainted with them right away! Field Roast makes grain meat and they do it exceedingly well. Field Roast was created in 1997 in Seattle when Chef David Lee combined the European tradition of sausage-making with the […]

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VeganMoFo #20: Vegan Products I Love – Vega and Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Welcome to the last entry for VeganMoFo 2014. VeganMoFo is the annual event where bloggers all over the world dedicate their blogs to posting about vegan food. This whole month, The “V” Word has focused on great vegan products that are worth writing about, reading about, buying, trying and spreading the word about. Today it’s […]

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Benny’s Peanut Butter Biscuits

Today is Benny’s 8th birthday and he wanted to share his homemade Peanut Butter Biscuits with everyone as a special gift. There aren’t many dog biscuits available that are vegan and filled with healthy ingredients. Making your own is so easy and getting to choose your own ingredients is priceless. Benny loves these little biscuits. […]

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The Farmers Market Daughter, Pt. 1: Vegetable Pakoras and Cucumber Raita

Last summer was the 2nd worst summer of my life. I’m not exaggerating. Between personal problems, illness and staying with my in-laws upstate who hate me, I felt like I was in the deepest level of Hell. I was lonely, mistreated and very depressed. The only bright spot was on the weekend when Tom and I would […]

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Cashew-Based V-Butter (Palm Oil-Free, Soy-Free)

Just when we got used to non-dairy butter, now we are hearing we shouldn’t buy anything that contains palm oil. Why? Isn’t it vegan? Here’s the short story : “the increased demand for palm oil, which is grown only in tropical environments, is fuelling destruction of the rainforest habitat of Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, pushing those endangered […]

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Black-Eyed Pea Burgers with Mississippi Comeback Sauce

“The Candy Man makes everything he bakes satisfying and deliciousNow you talk about your childhood wishes, you can even eat the dishes“ Growing up, I loved burgers. In fact, when I was a kid, my Dad would take me for breakfast before he drove me to school. He worked nights so for him, this meal […]

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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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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: Chickpea Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce Edition

A couple of years ago, I was perusing Vegan quotes and sayings to share with people on a discussion board. One day I was looking for something light-hearted (there are some really funny Vegan jokes and riddles) and I found this poem. I instantly loved it and looked up the author. That’s how I learned […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: French Dip Sandwich with Jus and Onion Spread Edition

“Oh my G-d! Oh My G-d! OH MY G-D!!!!!” Tom repeatedly cried out last night. I don’t think I have ever seen a look of such pleasure, such passion, such hunger, such rapture on Tom’s face. His eyes were wide with fascination, his mouth wet with desire. “OH MY G-D!” he exclaimed. And then he […]

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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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