Category Archives: Recipe

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Awesome Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Over the years I’ve collected a downright bounty of top-notch vegan recipes on this site, and until now never a vegan macaroni and cheese recipe to be found. Not a one because quite frankly I never tasted one I liked. Never. Too glomey, too much nutritional yeast, just plain gross or bearing absolutely no resemblance to the real deal other that the shape of the pasta. But this one is different, it is a keeper. An amazing concoction that I … Read more

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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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Mother’s Day Recipes Kids (Or Adults) Can Totally Make

Last week we hit up our local strawberry field for some u-pick fun. You would think that eliminating the labor would make these cheaper strawberries, but in fact this activity is subject to the “novelty tax” — when one pays more for something that is supposed to be fun and unique! So here we have the most expensive strawberries on Earth. They really are amazingly ripe and delicious, but must be used quickly as they were picked at the freaking … Read more

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Cinco De Drinko (And Some Great Food To Soak  It Up)

Part One: Something to drink, the Frontera Margarita This is the best margarita you will ever have in your life. The best. If you’re having a Cinco de Mayo party or even if you’re not you’ll want to make this your official party drink of summer. Every host(ess) should have a specialty, and I encourage you to make this yours! This bit of lime and tequila perfection comes from, Rick Bayless,—public television superstar and the gringo authority on all delicious … 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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Chicken-less Soup

The end-of-winter cold is going around and we got ours all the way from Maryland. Makes it feel just a little more special knowing the germs had to travel such a distance before infecting us all. Last week all of our East Coasters flew in and brought with them the requisite travel cold. It was inevitable that we would all get it. In addition to the cold, they brought the cutest little baby you’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, he was patient … Read more

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Vegan MEATBALLS

Round abouts the holiday season, Trader Joe’s stopped carrying our favorite frozen vegan meatballs. Initially, I thought it was just on account of making room for holiday goods, but alas they’re GONE. Apparently there’s an issue with the supplier, but sometimes I think that’s just something they say to pacify a disappointed customer. Those things were awesome. Since then we’ve tried others and have only found disappointment. And some are darn expensive. Especially with a five year old that can … Read more

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The Ultimate (Vegan) Tacos

Tacos are my number one goto food. Especially for entertaining. And picky kids. What other single entree can effortlessly please a vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, omnivore, dairy-free, gluten-free gathering of your nearest and dearest?! Nothing. Well maybe the taco’s cousin, the burrito—but a taco feels a little more festive and elevated in some way, plus you can make yourself like four or five without anyone raising an eyebrow. Every freaking one can be different too. So American, I know. But it’s … Read more

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Super Easy Protein Carrot Cake Bars

This is a recipe I have had tucked away in my Pinterest queue for just the right day. It’s totally vegan and gluten-free. It’s so nice to have things you can just grab and they’re all sweet and tasty. If you are interested in keeping it gluten-free, you’ll need to make sure your baking soda is gluten-free as well. The recipe suggests using a stand mixer, but I think it could have been done by hand. One less thing to … Read more

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Kale, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Chaparral Garden’s Pacific Spice Vinegar

Looking for a hearty winter salad? How about an awesome last minute gift? Today, we give you both courtesy of our good friend, Vanessa Dominy. This kale, quinoa and black bean salad is just perfect as a side dish for your next gathering or as an entree on a week night when you want something something filling but simple to prepare. And the vinegar is what makes it! It’s outta control good. Make it your go to host(ess) gift this … Read more