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4th of July Freedom Menu (and a new recipe)!

On the 4th of July as we celebrate Independence Day of the United States, we should of course remember all those who are not free, humans and non-humans alike. And we should set an example for how easy and essential it is to liberate oneself from a lifestyle filled with cruelty so that one day all […]

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Tempeh "Fish" Tacos, Zesty Lime Corn and Other Ideas for Cinco de Mayo

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo. What will you be serving with your margaritas? Here are my suggestions and some new recipes. There is no better meal than brunch. Breakfast and lunch all mixed together. No food is right or wrong. I love it. Start the day with my Mexican Sunday Brunch feast (even if it’s […]

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Chocolate-Covered Matzoh

Now that the Passover seders are over, we turn our thoughts to other poignant questions about life, freedom, peace and…what to do the rest of our matzoh (and which way are we really supposed to spell it: with or without the “h”.) Sure, we can eat Fried Matzo and Matzo Brei all week. We can enjoy […]

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7 Delicious Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Next week is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s time for shamrocks, leprauchans, and rainbows leading to pots of gold. It’s also a time for delicious food so I thought I’d look through my list of recipes that are already on the blog and see what would be appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day. I may not have […]

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A Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu

This week is Valentine’s Day and what better way to say “I love you” than with a delicious, home-made, cruelty-free meal? Instead of my usual long list of mix and match menu ideas, this time I’m making a specific menu so you can spend less time reading through recipes and more time coming up with […]

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Mushroom and Walnut Chopped "Liver"

Once again I find myself preparing a vegan version of a dish I never tasted as a non-vegan. That’s right, this Jewish, Yeshivah-schooled girl has never tasted chopped liver. As a kid, my mother did force me to eat liver a couple of times but I hated it and she (thankfully) gave up. While it […]

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Thanksgiving Mix and Match Menu Ideas

Most likely, you have already been planning your Thanksgiving menu for a month but if you’re like me, you may not have yet decided what delicious, compassionate dishes will grace your table this year. Looking back over my recipes, I see so many things I would love to make and attempted to make an organized list. I […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Sweet and Savory Hamentashen Edition

It’s Purim and even though I am baking-challenged, I decided to try and make Hamentashen. And not just any Hamentashen: Vegan and gluten-free Hamentashen. Purim has always been my favorite Jewish holiday. It’s one of the few happy holidays and as I recall, the only one where you get to sit in the synagogue and […]

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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: Potato and Vegetable Latkes Edition

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah. One of the best things about Chanukah is that the holiday requires you to eat fried food so there is no way to feel any guilt over indulging a bit. After all, the holiday is all about oil. Still, I use safflower oil which is a healthy oil, filled […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Hoppin’ John Edition

“Eat poor that day, eat rich the rest of the year. Rice for riches and peas for peace.”   – Southern saying on eating a dish of  Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day New Year’s is approaching along with many traditions: Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, counting down the end of the year while waiting […]

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