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Baked Pumpkin Spice Glazed Doughnuts

  Wow, this has been a rough week. On Sunday night, the wind and rain was so bad from a storm that we lost power. Even though we got the power back on Monday, we had no internet or cable until today! We actually went 5 days with no TV or internet! We were totally […]

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Garlic Tomato Bruschetta, Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Kale and Mozzarella and Go Veggie! Dairy-Free Cheeses

If someone offered me a lifetime supply of one product, it would be an easy decision: Go Veggie! Dairy-Free Grated Parmesan. That’s the one. Go Veggie!, please deliver a case of this each month and I’ll try not to run out before the month is over. I know cheese is that thing that so many […]

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Product Review: So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk and Pasta in Lemon-Coconut Cream Sauce

  It seems that every time I get really excited about a new vegan product, it’s made by So Delicious. I’ve always loved their yogurt, I could live on their frozen desserts, I’m addicted to their new cashew milk and their seasonal coconut milks make me wish it was autumn all year long! Now So […]

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Curried Pumpkin Soup with Apple Croutons and Pacific Foods Products Review

  One of my favorite things about the colder seasons is making and eating lots of soup. Nothing warms you up better, inside and out, than holding a steaming bowl in your hands and spooning delicious, savory soup into your mouth. It’s warm, cozy and comforting. With Thanksgiving coming up, my cooking turns to all […]

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Product Review: Ziggy Marley Organics…and Recipes for a Jamaican Vegan Feast!!

  “It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.” – Haile Selassie I miss a lot of things since moving upstate especially all the different types of food I used to be able to eat. Of all the cuisines I miss, the one I miss the most? Ital food! Not […]

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Pumpkin Tofu Scramble with Tofu Feta and Greens

  It’s October! October is my favorite month of the year. The weather is cooler and the leaves are turning to all my favorite jewel-toned colors: orange, green, brown, red and purple (hey, there are purple leaves!). It’s the month of Tom’s and my anniversary. This year will be 10 YEARS since we met in my […]

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Product Review: Beyond Eggs for Cookies and Just Mayo (and a recipe!)

  There are 2 new products from Hampton Creek Foods that are going to change the way we eat and cook: Beyond Eggs for Cookies and Just Mayo. If there was ever a vegan product that I have been waiting for, it’s one that replaces eggs. Usually, I use flaxseed to replace eggs in baking […]

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Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Two years ago I felt really lucky. I got to try this new product at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s ThanksLiving event. The new product: Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips. They were incredible and even more incredible was that the dinner was prepared by the amazing Terry Hope Romero. Beyond Meat was not available for purchase then […]

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Jennifer’s Way Bakery: Gluten-Free Goodness in NYC

Now I have yet another reason to miss the city. Last October I wrote a post about actress Jennifer Esposito and her mission to bring awareness and education about celiac disease and gluten-free living to the public. Through her organization, The Jennifer’s Way Foundation for Celiac Education (JWF), Jennifer is a tireless advocate for people […]

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Book Review: "The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals"

“For success, like happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself.” – Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning In bookstores, “The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals,” by Jenny Brown with Gretchen Primack, will take its […]

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Restaurant Review: New World Home Cooking Co.

Here is something that always confuses me when I’m watching a cooking competition on TV: the same chefs who can create wonders with whatever challenges they are faced with or strange combinations of ingredients they are given go stone-cold frozen when they are given a vegetarian, or worse, vegan challenge. They look at a block of tofu […]

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Garden Cafe on the Green and Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

It’s Hudson Valley Restaurant Week although that should be pluralized because the event lasts for 2 weeks. From March 18th through March 31st, almost 200 restaurants in the Hudson Valley, NY area will offer 3-course lunches at $20.95 and 3-course prix-fixe dinners at $29.95 (tax, tip and beverage not included). Standing out from the sea of […]

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VeganMoFo: "T" is for ThanksLiving at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, a month of Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. Today’s letter is extra-special because it stands for my favorite event at my very favorite place in the world. “T” is for ThanksLiving at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. This was my 2nd time attending […]

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