Sublime Simplicity - Vegan Pain au Chocolat
If my life depended on it, I'm still not sure I could tell you how many millions of times I have made these. Back in our Young Adult ministry days, we used to pack 20-30 people in our tiny little house, and feed them cargo ship quantities of these. I believe the record eaten was 10 by one person
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Vegan White Braised Onions
We scored these pretty little pearl onions on our last trip to the farmer's market. Nate was starting to stalk me on what I was going to do with them because they were so pretty
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Abstract Tart - Vegan Mushroom Tart
  Vegan Mushroom Tart 1 Vegan Puff Pastry Sheet, thawed 1 Red Onion, thinly sliced 1 lb. Mushrooms, sliced 10 oz. Organic Fresh Baby Spinach 2 oz. Daiya Vegan Mozzarella (a little under 3/4 cup) 2 T. Olive Oil 1/2 t. Garlic Powder Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper Preheat oven to 400 F
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Taking Daiya Vegan Cheese for a Spin
Being a former cheese snob, the thought of substituting non-dairy cheese on any of my former food favorites seemed a little depressing. I have tried a few other vegan brands
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FÜD for Thought - Vegan Restaurants in Kansas City
Every Thursday night my parents kindly watch our 2 boys, so we can have a date night. We never take it for granted, and usually take the opportunity to traverse to new places in our little city
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Field Roast Sausages - For Piggy sans the Pig
As you've read in previous posts, sausage was a big part of our lives prior to the whole vegan thing. We ate plenty of sausage and pasta, sausage pizza, sausage and peppers, etc. I'm kind of new to the whole world of meat analogs, and I'm not sure how I feel about most of them just yet
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Best Brown Rice Ever
Apparently those who are conscious of their health should forsake white rice for brown rice. It just so happens, that I grew up on rice, but have more recently developed a love affair with the brown variety. My mom's rice cooker is nearly 40 years old, and is still churning out rice by the boat load year after year
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El Cheapo Burritos - Vegan Black Bean Veggie Burritos
I'm a huge fan of healthy convenience foods. Unfortunately, most of my favorite brands really put a dent in our budget. Many vegan burritos in the freezer section cost 2.50 - 3.50 a piece; quite the steep price for some beans, veggies and a tortilla
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A Berry Satisfying Treat
What's more American than a blueberry cobbler in the summer? With blueberries showing up by the truckloads in my local markets, I decided this beautiful, sunshiny summer day needed to be celebrated with a delicious dessert. This last batch I bought wasn't as sweet as I like, so of course cobbler is the best spa treatment for tart berries
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Peanut Butta Makes Everything Betta
Oh, how I love peanut butter. Peanut butter cups, cookies, sauce, soup, whateva. I just love it. So, of course one who adores peanut butter needs a decent cookie recipe. These aren't the kind of cookie you indulge on however. A teeny slice will do just fine, or I'd be back up to piggy status in no time
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Simply The Pesto - Vegan Parsley and Walnut Pesto
I've been digging around in my old recipes, and found that most of my stand-byes are most certainly not vegan. What's so great about being a vegan in 2010 is that there are so many great options for substitutions. I've been having so much fun veganizing old favorites
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The Kind Diet - Black Eyed Pea Croquettes
I have been intrigued by the Black Eyed Pea Croquettes recipe in the The Kind Diet since I got my hands on it. I'm a huge fan of falafel, so I wondered how an essentially gussied up falafel would taste with black eyed peas rather than garbanzos
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One Day Till the Farmer's Market
Forgive the lack of posts for the past few days. My kind in-laws invited us over 2 nights in a row, which left my burners cold. It was serendipitous that they did, because I was running low on anything fun to cook. Tomorrow I get to go to my local market. I'm finding that I'm looking forward to my farmer's market days more an more
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Soups up! - Vegan Black Bean Soup
I love finding ways to get in all the proper nutrition I need in my new diet. Black beans are such a power packed food. One cup of black beans yields 15 g. of protein, 15 g. of fiber, 64% of daily folate, and 20% of your daily iron needs among other things
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Golden Starches - Pan Crisped Polenta
I was running low on items in the pantry, but lo and behold, I had a jar full of polenta corn grits. Normally I cook polenta as a hot cereal, but decided today to try it heated in olive oil until crispy. I topped it with fresh tomatoes and onions which was a fresh summery treat
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Summer, Summer Time
We're big pasta people 'round here. Since it's summer time, I thought it was the perfect time to make a summer pasta. This is my go-to sauce when I want to make a quick dinner. It doesn't matter what pasta you choose, or what embellishment ingredients you decide on, it brightens any dish
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Vegan Cookie Dough Bon Bons
So, yeah. This is not health food. I had to whip up some treats to share, and I only had ingredients to prepare something not so guilt free. So I thought: Who doesn't love cookie dough? Maybe my family is an anomaly when it comes to this, but there have been a few throw-downs at our house over who gets to lick the cookie dough spoon
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Smartly Dressed - Balsamic Vinaigrette
I'm so happy that farmer's market season is here again in the Midwest. While some of you West and East coasters enjoy fresh produce year round, we suffer here during the winter solstice. With my new veg-dentity, I have located the best makets to visit
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The Kind Diet - Lentil Stew
Yes, it's true. I might be obsessing about The Kind Diet recipes. But truly, this is one recipe in particular that needs to be made, and by you (right now.) Seriously! This is Lentil Stew (page 171) in it's perfect form. I don't know why; it just is. I have made many lentil stews, but for some reason I'm lentil impaired
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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
Basically, I live on mushrooms.  Tons of mushrooms do I ingest; I'm not quite sure I could love them more.  Maybe there's some mushroom overload disease I can develop because of my mass consumption, but hopefully not. As fortune would have it, I had some baby portobellos begging to be cooked up
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