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VeganMoFo #14: Vegan Products I Love – Leahey’s Foods

Welcome to another day of VeganMoFo, the month of vegan food. VeganMoFo is an annual event where bloggers dedicate their time and their blogs to posting about vegan food every weekday for a whole month. This year The “V” Word’s theme is “Vegan Products I Love.” These are products worth writing about, reading about, buying, […]

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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool)

Here is yet another edition of “Things I Wouldn’t Eat When I Was a Kid.” My mother often made Pasta e Fagioli which was pronounced “pasta fazool.” It’s an Italian soup made with beans and pasta. It is famously mentioned in the 1953 (no, I wasn’t alive yet) Oscar-nominated Dean Martin song, “That’s Amore.” Everyone knows […]

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Happy New Year: Rosh Hashanah Menu for 5773

Tonight begins one of the holiest holidays in the Jewish religion: Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah means “head of the new year” and is observed for 2 days beginning on the 1st of Tishrei, the first day of the Jewish calendar. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve and […]

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Papa’s Borscht with Beet Greens Salad

Yesterday was the 29th anniversary of my grandfather’s death. My grandfather died weeks after I turned 17, right before I graduated high school and just months before he would have become a great-grandfather. He had been ill for a while, battling Parkinsons Disease and cancer. His last years were bad and not what I want […]

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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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Curried Butternut Squash Bisque

Soup or Bisque? Traditionally, a bisque is a soup that contains shellfish but traditions are made to be broken. According to Wikipedia, “bisque is also sometimes used to refer to cream-based soups that do not contain seafood, in which the ingredients are pureed or processed in a food processor or a food mill. Common varieties include […]

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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: Minestrone Soup with Turnip Greens Edition

Snow, snow, snow. It feels like it’s been snowing forever. Everywhere I look, all I see is white. Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty but personally, I’m hoping Phil the Groundhog was right and that spring will be soon upon us. This weather just demands foods that are warm, filling and comforting. It is definitely […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Moroccan Split Pea Soup Edition

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…” but this soup is so delightful! The ground is covered in snow and it’s so cold outside. Of course, that doesn’t stop Benny from going out and playing in the snow. All decked out in his new (and expensive) snowsuit and his Pawz booties, Benny loves jumping in the […]

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