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Crispy Tofu with Roasted Carrots and Snow Peas

By the time you read this I’ll be a vegan chef. Well, almost. A few months ago I enrolled in a new program at Matthew Kenney Culinary and I couldn’t be more excited to start. As a part of the Fundamentals of Plant-Based Cooking course, I’ll learn the ins and outs of vegan cooking through hands-on training, lectures, tastings and other unique forms of instruction. But get this – it’s in Thailand. I’m flying across the world to totally immerse … Read more

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Top 10 Well Vegan Recipes of 2015

Happy New Year! We hope you had a super-relaxing holiday and are ready to take on 2016 with renewed determination to be the healthiest, happiest you to date. Whether you took a short break from your vegan meal plan over the past couple of months or you’ve made a resolution to start a plant-based diet in the New Year, having a few tasty new recipes in your repertoire will give you the motivation you need to stay on track. Below … Read more

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Scalloped Potatoes

We won’t lie to you. Sticking to a vegan meal plan over the holidays can be challenging – especially if you’re new to a plant-based diet. The temptation is everywhere! Between turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, casseroles and pies, this is likely the biggest test of your self-control you’ll have all year long. The holidays are tough even for me, and I’ve eaten a plant-based diet for years. My weakness? Cheesy potatoes. They remind me of celebrating the holidays … Read more

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Mashed Potato Bowls! Guest Post by Becky Striepe

Hello, wonderful Well Vegan readers! My name is Becky Striepe from Glue and Glitter, and I am delighted that Katie has invited me over to tell you about my new vegan cookbook and share one of my favorite recipes from its pages. I’m a working mom to a two-year-old boy, so cooking at home can definitely be a challenge. You’d think that a food blogger would always eat like a king, but the thing about food blogging is that recipe … 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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Vegan Chilaquiles

Last weekend I set out to make the most magnificent chilaquiles ever. I was going to make my own salsa verde from a great little recipe I found in The Rancho La Puerta Cookbook. I was going to DO IT UP! Then as I was meandering through Trader Joe’s I noticed a new product, Tomatillo Salsa! And my fate was sealed. I took the easy road on the sauce, but everything still turned out amazing. If you’re feeling just slightly … Read more

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Top 10 Well Vegan Recipes of 2014

Happy New Year! Now that the total madness of the holidays is firmly situated in the rearview mirror, it’s time to reevaluate your health and really take the time to focus on what makes you feel good. Are you breaking out? Do you have achy joints? Is your energy level low? Listen to your body! Then, fuel it with nutritious plant-based foods to regulate your diet and get you back to feeling your absolute best. Whether you took a short … Read more

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Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This vegan curried chickpea salad sandwich is a super easy recipe that will make your glad you brought your lunch to work and so easy to prepare in the morning, you won’t hesitate. It’s got the punch of the curry with the added bonus of the raisins to bring some sweetness to the mix and there you have it, a divine lunch experience. In general, I prefer my curried chickpea salad on sourdough, with lettuce, tomato and avocado. It could … Read more

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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