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VeganMoFo: "A" is for Apple Walnut Muffins

Welcome to my 1st VeganMoFo post! The “V” Word normally celebrates all the wonders of the incredible “V” word – Vegan – but this month I am going to let all the other letters of the alphabet play too! And where better to begin than with the letter “A” which today is all about my Vegan and Gluten-Free […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Ratatouille Stew Edition

This is the time of year when all the people who are fortunate enough to have gardens start wondering what to do with all the masses of vegetables they have harvested. Their kitchens are overrun with tomatoes, squash, zucchini, eggplants, peppers, corn, etc. They begin marathons of cooking, canning and freezing. Well, I have no […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Orange Cauliflower, Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes with Brown Rice Penne in a Roasted Garlic Walnut-Coconut Cream Sauce Edition

So in my last recipe, I mentioned that I bought both the purple and the orange cauliflower and how I was agonizing over what to do with them. With the purple head, I made that incredibly beautiful Purple Cauliflower Soup with Cheddar Crisps. That left me with the bright orange head of cauliflower. What to […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Purple Cauliflower Soup with Cheddar Crisps Edition

It’s now September. Summer is almost over and the weather is getting cooler already. Then again, some days have been hot and muggy. The produce sections of the supermarkets and the farmer’s market stands illustrate the coming change of seasons. The bright yellow and green summer squash rest next to the deeper yellow butternut and winter squash. […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Summer Salads Edition

It’s August and it’s hot. Too hot to cook. And produce is at its peak so what better time to make some delicious, healthy salads? I usually stick to my default salads: romaine lettuce with tomatoes, raw kale with simple dressings of extra-virgin olive oil or safflower oil with balsamic vinegar. Actually, for me those salads […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Indian Vegetable Stew and Chickpea Scallion Crepes Edition

After several recipes that involve frying, it’s time for some healthier, figure-friendly ones. After all, it is summer and there are no jackets and sweaters to hide under. When I began my weight loss journey, there were a few recipes that were sure-fire “eat-this-and-the-scale-will-smile-upon-me” dishes. My scale, by the way, is named Pandora. I chose […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Gluten-Free Spicy Italian Sausages Edition

Please note: there is a new and improved version of my Gluten-Free Spicy Italian Sausage recipe at this link http://thevword.net/2012/06/gluten-free-spicy-italian-sausage-part/ If I ever thought it was challenging to go vegetarian or Vegan, it was nothing compared to going gluten-free. Actually, being gluten-free is pretty easy when I’m doing the cooking. It’s no big deal to […]

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