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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Quick Quesadillas Edition

Given that my life is currently like a cross between a Lifetime movie and a Law & Order episode, I haven’t been able to indulge in one of my favorite activities: cooking. Besides not feeling well enough most of the time, I don’t have my cookbooks, my utensils and gadgets, my pots and pans or […]

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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: Improvisations Edition: "McVegans," Cheezeburgers, Corn on the Cob with Spicy Chile Garlic Butter, Sweet N’Crunchy Color Slaw & Simple Summer Salad

Between Tom and I being in between homes and living out of bags like nomads since last winter and the effects that has had on my health (including being out of work), we have missed out on a lot of things. We haven’t seen or spoken to our friends, we haven’t been able to attend […]

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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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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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Extreme Vegan Makeover: "Chicken-Fried" Seitan Steak with Buffalo Vinaigrette Edition

Before I became a vegan, my favorite food was chicken. In particular, two of my weaknesses were fried chicken and Buffalo wings. When I was a child, my mother would make the most delicious fried chicken. It required several wet paper towels because our hands would get so greasy. Whenever we went out to eat, […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Breakfast Edition: Tofu Scramble with Mushrooms and Red Potato and Onion Home Fries

Like many people with food and weight issues, I never used to eat breakfast. I usually didn’t wake up hungry; in fact, too many times I woke up still tasting the unhealthy food I had eaten too much of the night before. Or I might be rushing to work, thinking I didn’t have time to […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Eggplant Rollatini Edition

Tom’s favorite food is Italian food. Lasagna. Pizza. Baked ziti. Stuffed shells. When we went vegetarian, nothing really changed. We made sure we got marinara sauce instead of meat sauce and that was that. However, when we saw the light and went vegan, everything changed. Sure, I continued to make Italian food – yummy pasta […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Spicy Chile Cheeze Corn Muffin Edition

I love watching cooking shows and reading food magazines but when I began my weight loss plan, I had to learn how to make lower-calorie, healthier versions of the recipes. They needed to be “Weight Watcherized,” if you will. That meant using low-fat or fat-free versions of ingredients, cutting the amounts of oil in half […]

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