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Memorial Day Sure Fire Recipes

Memorial Day is creeping up fast this year! Be prepared to party with these sure fire holiday weekend winners. The Grill, Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Basil Aioli How about a little grilled portobello burger with the most amazing basil aioli. I’m not sure you can sincerely call anything vegan an aioli, but we’ll let it slide. It sounds so much more intriguing than may-on-ayze. Aioli… just flutters off the tongue and so with this spread. It absolutely makes this recipe. … Read more

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Forego the Egg Cracking and Veganize Easter Brunch!

There’s something really great about a holiday that’s pretty much over by lunchtime. Wake up, hunt some (faux) eggs, have a nice brunch and everyone is home in time for an afternoon nap. Whether you’re in the position of hostess or guest this year, I put together some suggestions for a veganized Easter brunch that won’t disappoint. You can simply make one of these and call it good, or go all in and make the whole shebang if you have … Read more

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A Fortuitous New Years, Spare the Ham Hock: Fabulous Vegan Black-Eyed Peas, Greens and Cornbread.

After weeks of travel and holiday eating, I’m ready to be home. Granted my family and friends make many wonderful and flavorful accommodations for us while visiting, but it’s nice to be home and eating normal again. No more cookies or hot chocolate mid-afternoon. By this time of year I’m just done, completely saturated from the holidays and ready for some clean livin’. So what are we waiting for?! Let’s get started! Something warm, something delicious and something that will … Read more

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Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Tired of cookies? Me too! Let’s try something that looks a little fancier, but is so simple. Start to finish, like 15 minutes. No joking. The hard part is waiting for it chill in the refrigerator. Tick-tock. Rich and chocolatey just waiting for you. Luckily there’s usually a spatula or a bowl to lick until then. You can try to make this recipe with plain old vegan chocolate chips, but I think they’re a little too sweet. What works best … Read more

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Snickerdoodles

Perfect for dipping in a warm cup of hot chocolate or sharing with the folks in the office, the snickerdoodle is a holiday staple. It’s basically a simple sugar cookie, made irresistible by rolling it in cinnamon sugar. And anything that ends in ‘doodle’ is just plain fun to say—with a name so whimsical and fanciful it lends itself to the holiday spirit. If you want the cookies to have the crackled edges, be sure to chill the dough. If … Read more

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Scrumptious Vegan Holiday Appetizers

Whether you’re having a few friends over for drink or looking for something fit to feed a crowd, look no further. Here are a few of our favorite snacks for the holidays. Baked Cashew Cheese This baked cashew cheese is amazing. Serve it up with some simple crackers, bread, maybe a little fruit and you’re in business. Don’t let the prep time for this recipe discourage you. It does require some planning ahead, but the actual hands-on time is minimal. … Read more

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Cupcakes So Good There’s No Way They’re Vegan — But They Totally Are!

This week the newest member of our family turned one. That thing that every person you know (and don’t know in line at Target) says about it going by way too fast is true. Completely true. We had a great day celebrating and we couldn’t have made it happen without the help of Isa Chandra and Terry Hope Romero’s Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. It’s a must own for all your celebrations. This birthday, we went with the basic … Read more

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Thanksgiving

I know this can be trying time of year to be a vegan. Everyone cramming buttery cookies in your face and Grandma asking you for the umteeth time why you can’t eat her mashed potatoes. This year, regardless of if you’re hosting or just a guest, be prepared and start a tasty holiday tradition of your own. When you’re looking to replace the main event, I like the Gardein Savory Stuffed Turkey or Holiday Roast. You can find it in … Read more

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It Ain’t Healthy, but it’s Vegan! Vegan-Friendly Halloween Candy

Like many of you, I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween candy. But mostly hate, because it has a hold on me. I can’t stop eating it. I hit the first piece about 10 am, another couple after lunch, followed by maybe three or four in the afternoon and for sure one more after dinner. I know candy isn’t a snack (it’s not even a “real” food”), but I have a problem. That being said, it’s tradition and we must … Read more

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Fast Track to Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Is there anything more delectable than a chocolate covered strawberry? Seriously, this has to be the most romantical dessert and even better, it’s absurdly easy to make. For years now (creeping up on a decade) my husband and I have opted to forego the hectic, expensive night out for a quiet and relaxing — and might I add, much more romantic — night in. I recommend taking this Valentine’s Day to spend more time with your valentine and a little … Read more