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Sweet & Smoky Glazed Tofu Ham

This is the cutest thing in the world, and it also happens to be incredibly tasty. A winning combo!

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Peanut Butter Brownies

A rich cocoa brownie, fudgy and crackly, with a gorgeous swirl of peanut butter to up the ante!

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

When you can’t decide if you want to stuff your face with pecan pie or chocolate, you choose this!

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Sorta Classic Pot Pie

Looking for comfort? If you’re searching in a pot pie, you’ve come to the right place.

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Green Bean Casserole

A fresher list of ingredients, but don’t let that fool you. It’s as embarrassingly good as you remember!

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Green Lasagna Rolls

Pasta rolled up with garlicky spinach, pesto, and ricotta will fulfill your wildest dreams.

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Brussel Sprout Fried Rice

As if fried rice weren’t delicious enough already! Enter the Brussel sprouts.

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Seitan & Waffles With Pomegranate Syrup

Make your date swoon like mad with this twist on a classic comfort combo.

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Chicken Stylee Seitan

Seitan that tastes like chicken! I know, what does chicken taste like, right?

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Buffalo Chickpea Pitas With Ranch

A fun and easy translation of buffalo wings that won’t get your fingers greasy!

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Black Eyed Pea Curry With Collards & Potatoes

A voluptuous, out-of-the-ordinary curry that will warm your belly and your soul.

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Banana Eggnog Pancakes

From now until New Years, these pancakes are your best friend morning, noon or night.

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Ingredients: Bananas, nutmeg
Themes: Breakfast, Christmas, Recipe, Winter

Quinoa Caesar Salad

Put some quinoa on it! You don’t wanna’ live without this creamy, briny dressing.

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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream – VIDEO

This is the most ice-creamiest ice cream ever. Pumpkin pie in a cone! (Or a bowl.)

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Zomberoni Pizza Faces

What do vegan zombies eat? GRRRRRAAAAINNNNS!

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Everyday Pad Thai

The quintessential sweet and sour Thai noodle, made easy enough for any night of the week!

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BLT Mac & Cheeze

When a tomato, an eggplant, and a pasta love each other very, very much…

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Zucchini Noodles With Peanut Sauce

Spicy, gingery, peanutty and every bit as satisfying as stir-fried noodles. Promise.

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Miso Dashi Broth

Homemade broth is the gift that keeps of giving.

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Ingredients: carrots, garlic, ginger, kombu, mirin, miso
Themes: Low Fat, Recipe, Soups

Ranch Salad With Buffalo Tempeh

Spicy, tangy, sauce tempeh over a cool ranch salad = summer perfection.

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Zucchini-Banana Bread

The perfect zucchini bread made even more perfect with banana.

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Chickpea Salad Sammiches

For people who do not yet know that chickpea salad > tuna salad.

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Homemade Grapeseed Mayonnaise

A vegan mayonnaise that will thrill the lovers and scare the haters.

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Seitan Piccata

An old favorite gets a little update! As lemony and capery as ever.

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Seitan Negimaki

Juicy teriyaki seitan stuffed with fresh, vibrant scallions. Grilling season is here!

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Strawberry Mâche Salad

If you’ve never strawberried a salad, now is the time.

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Butterscotch Cupcakes With Coconut-Bacon

If you like your cupcakes sweet, salty, caramelly & smokey, you’re in business.

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Tempeh Chimichurri

Meaty and succulent tempeh with a fresh, bright, tangy, herby, yummy, nummy sauce.

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Black Bean & Quinoa Soup

A black bean soup that pulls out all the stops.

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Mini Almond Poundcakes

Darling little loafs with an almond flavor that is like totally wow.

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Devilish Potatoes

Potatoes just got even cuter! And they taste as irresistible as they look.

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Prune & Poppyseed Hamantaschen

Buttery and delectable with an intriguing fruity filling!

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Ingredients: poppyseeds, prunes
Themes: Cookie, Desserts, Holiday, Recipe

Chocolate Yogurt Bundt Cake

A casually fancy, melt in your mouth chocolate cake that takes no time at all!

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Chickpea & Rice Soup With A Little Kale

A soup that’s creamy, dreamy, chickpea beany — to get you through until Spring.

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Voluptuous Pumpkin Pie

A perfectly creamy pumpkin pie with just the right amount of autumnal spice.

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Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

Wholesome waffles that are literally bursting with blueberry goodness!

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Roasted Butternut Alfredo

A thick, creamy and savory way to make the best of your butternut!

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Scramble Tofu Breakfast Bahn Mi

The classic Vietnamese sandwich, now served hot for brunch!

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Sauerkraut Mushroom Soup (Shchi)

Sauerkraut proves a robust and tangy base for this Russian-inspired soup.

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Melon Salad With Mint & Lime

Simple flavors in a summer salad that is simply unforgettable.

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Jerk Sloppy Joes With Coconut Creamed Spinach

Combine the love of West Indian flavors with the love of big, sloppy, stick-to-your-ribs sandwiches!

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Tamale Shepherd’s Pie

Texas meets Ireland in this spicy casserole topped with lime-kissed mashed potatoes.

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Pesto Risotto With Roasted Zucchini

A creamy, dreamy, flavorful risotto that will make you feel fancy and accomplished.

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Mango Fried Rice

Cashews, basil, and of course mango, make this a cornucopia of spicy, ricey, amazingness!

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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Mini Loaves

A perfect treat for children and adults alike, with oozy chocolate and sweet cherries. Viva the mini loaf revolution!

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Sunflower Mac

A creamy, dreamy mac and cheeze made from sunflower seeds. You won’t believe your tastebuds!

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Quarter Pounder Beet Burger

It’s burgertime! These beautiful beet burgers are a bite to behold.

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Baked Garlic Curry Fries

Parboiling before baking give these fries a crispy outside and creamy interior.

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Seitan Porcini Beef Stew

A stew that makes you wish that the snow was piled high and the highways were shut down.

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Simple Italian Sausages

The now classic bean and seitan steamed sausage. It’s as easy as steamed sausage!

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Caramelized Beets

The perfectly sweet way to punctuate a savory meal

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Eggplant & Black Eyed Pea Curry

A stick to your ribs winter curry with lots of great meaty texture

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Raspberry Truffle Brownies

A decadent brownie bursting with raspberry flavor but not a ton of fat and sugar.

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Puffy Pillow Pancakes

Puffy pillows of perfect pancakeness.

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Chocolate Bottom Macaroon Cookies

Tropical coconut dipped in chocolate: Adorable and decadent, right?

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Ingredients: chocolate, coconut
Themes: Cookie, Recipe

Roasted Potato & Fennel Soup

Smooth and creamy and richly complex with minimal work and ingredients. Hello, roasting!

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Olive Oil Bread

The perfect loaf to go along with your soup! The aroma will fill your whole house with

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Ingredients: olive oil
Themes: Bread, Recipe, Recipes Featured

Bestest Pesto

Classic flavors with a few loving tweeks.

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Cashew Queso

Creamy, melty, oozy, spicy, tangy, cheezy bliss!

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Dilly Stew With Rosemary Dumplings

Pure comfort! A vegan play on chicken and dumplings from my soul to yours.

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Carefree Curry Burgers

These burgers turn leftovers into leftyummers!

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Alphabet Soup

Everyone needs a basic pasta and vegetable soup like this.

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Ingredients: Pasta, peas, potatoes
Themes: IsaDoesIt, Recipe, Soups

Marbled Banana Bread

Marbled treats are always impressive — behold the swirls of cocoa in this fun banana loaf!

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Tempeh Orzilla

A pasta that looks like rice and destroys all in its wake.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

Caramel apples that won’t break the bank, your tooth or your heart!

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Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf

A dense, moist loaf with hints of pumpkin and spice. Don’t tell anyone that it’s lower in fat!

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Mushroom Hot Pot

Gather round the table and share a rich satisfying bowl of pure aromatic bliss

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Scalloped Potatoes And Eggplant Bacon

A creamy, dreamy, rich and smoky casserole for all your potatoey needs.

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Eggplant Bacon

Smoky, salty, crispy, tender…basically everything you ever wanted in a vegan bacon.

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Apple Pie Pancakes

Now pie comes in breakfast form. And it’s healthy, too!

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Ingredients: apples, flax seeds
Themes: Breakfast, Low Fat, Recipe

Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Pie

Just like grandma used to make, only vegan!

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Blackened Scrambled Tofu & Garlicky Grits

Tofu goes Southern with a cast iron skillet and lots of herbs and spices.

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Pear Frangipane Tart

A classic tart stuffed with a fragrant baked almond custard filling and tender pears.

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Okra Gumbo With Chickpeas & Kidney Beans

A Brooklyn girl’s take on this classic dish from Louisiana.

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Punk Rock Cookie Jar Mixes

A cookie jar mix for the rest of us.

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Spaghetti Pomodoro With Grilled Tempeh

Saucy, garlicky, fresh and slurpy…the perfect spaghetti!

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Chana Masala

Classic chickpea comfort food from India via Coney Island Avenue.

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Maple Pecan Pie

Pecans resting in sweet suspension in a caramel custard. This pie will right all wrongs.

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Chilled Golden Beet & Ginger Soup

Talk about the weather while slurping this cool gingery soup.

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Cucumber Avocado Tea Sandwiches With Dill & Mint

A fancy way to say “I don’t feel like cooking.”

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Portland Porch Lettuce Wraps

White beans, asparagus and nectarines with edamame pesto. Tattoos will spontaneously appear all over you if you eat these!

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Grilled Peaches With Ginger Coconut Caramel

Everyone is grilling peaches these days, so make yours unforgettable!

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Shiitake Banh Mi Salad

The classic Vietnamese sandwich will change the life of your salad.

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Sanctuary Dip

A creamy ranch dip that wants to steal your potato chips.

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Themes: 4th Of July, Recipe, Sauces, Sides, Summer

Smoky Maple Sausages

An excellent breakfast sausage that belongs alongside your French toast.

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Creamy Avocado Potato Salad

A different kind of potato salad that satisfies your every desire.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

A deliciously messy, sweet and tart, classic summer pie.

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Fresh Corn Johnnycakes

Transport yourself to Little House on the Prairie with these rustic breakfast corncakes.

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Ingredients: corn, cornmeal
Themes: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Recipe

Ancho Lentil Tacos

A fast and flavorful taco meat for Cinco De Mayo or really the fifth of any month.

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Pesto Soup with Gnocchi, Beans & Greens

A creamy pesto base made with cauliflower is the base for this luscious and filling Spring green soup.

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Lemon Garlic Fava Beans & Mushrooms

Big, meaty fava beans meet their match in this flavorful saucy dish.

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Rad Whip

It’s vegan whipped cream! Much better than cool…it’s rad.

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Raspberry Jam Swirl Crumbcake

A fun and flavorful cake with a messy crumb topping.

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Spaghetti-Nos With Mini Lentil Meatballs

These comforting little meatballs swimming in a velvetty sauce are guaranteed to bring back all those memories, without all that HFCS.

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Wheatberry ‘Paella’ With Chickpeas & Leeks

A Spanish inspired dish brimming with all sorts of deliciousness.

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Potato Pierogi With Caramelized Onions

Turn your kitchen into a Polish diner, it’s the perfect Sunday project!

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Cast Iron Stir-Fry With Avocado, Basil & Peanuts

Looking for perfectly cooked crisp veggies and tofu with that great charred skin? Maybe this method will work for you!

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Cozy Collards & Tempeh

Home is where the tempeh is. And the collards and roasted red peppers, too.

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Mac & Shews

Cashews, a roux and a secret ingredient or two make this a luscious, creamy and tangy mac that you can take home to mom.

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Ingredients: Pasta, cashews
Themes: Entrees, Recipe, Sauces, Sides, Superbowl

Seitan & Broccoli With Pantry BBQ Sauce

A quick and easy BBQ Sauce that you throw together from pantry ingredients and magic.

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Ingredients: barbeque, broccoli, seitan
Themes: Entrees, Recipe

Berry Creme Tart With Cocoa Olive Oil Crust

Why not go all out this Valentine’s day and make a tart that says “I would slay a dragon for you, but that’s not vegan.”

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Cinnamon Walnut Fig Waffles

A homey, hearty and rustic waffle that answers the question, “What is love?”

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Black Beans & Quinoa with Chipotle Raspberry Sauce

Black beans and quinoa get a makeover with a luscious, spicy, tangy sauce.

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Red Curry Soup with Rice & Purple Kale

A fragrant soup with oodles of flavor and texture. This is serious aromatherapy!

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Roasted Yellow Beet Salad With Warm Maple Mustard Dressing

A winter salad that’s hard to resist in a dressing that takes 2 minutes to fix.

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Broccoli Curry Udon

Curry powder spiked with star anise makes these noodles completely slurp-worthy. The recipe is endlessly customizable and quick to boot!

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Ingredients: Pasta, broccoli, udon
Themes: Curry, Entrees, Low Fat, Recipe

Orange Cranberry Muffins

A fluffy muffin that’s big on flavor but short on ingredients.

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Ingredients: cranberries, orange
Themes: Featured, Holiday, Muffins, Recipe

Swiss Chard Frittata

An easy to manage, pretty and flavorful breakfast from the garden.

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Olive Lentil Burgers

Veggie burgers don’t have to mimic meat. Revel in all the flavors and textures you can tuck into a bun.

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Chickpea Rice Soup With Cabbage

A brothy soup with simple flavors that are easy to love.

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Red Lentil Thai Chili

Don’t know if you want curry or chili? Have both!

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Creamy Red Chard Linguine

File this under simple yet impressive! Creamy, earthy & nutty perfection.

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Matrioshka Eggnog

A vegan eggnog so rich and creamy it will make you feel as happy and cozy as a little, red-cheeked Russian nesting doll.

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Rustic Winter Stew Over Polenta

A hit-the-spot stew for a lazy gourmet evening

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes With Chocolate Ganache

Vanilla and chocolate, living in harmony.

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Ingredients: chocolate, vanilla
Themes: Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipe

Phyllo Tempeh Reubens

Everyone’s favorite sandwich now in cute and fabulous, easy-to-transport phyllo triangles

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Lemongrass Noodle Bowl With Mock Duck

A fragrant broth of lemongrass and ginger, delicate noodles and scrumptious mock duck = heaven in a bowl.

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Cashew Vegetable Korma

Satisfy a small army with this rich and creamy Indian inspired stew

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

When you want carrot cake but it’s way too early to eat cake and retain your dignity

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Ingredients: carrot
Themes: Breakfast, Recipe

Thanksgiving In An Hour

Why in the world would someone even need to make Thanksgiving in an hour? I don’t really know. Maybe at the last minute you decided you don’t really hate your family? In any case, if Rachel Ray thinks you need to make Thanksgiving in an hour, then who …

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Themes: Recipe, Thanksgiving

Butternut Rancheros

Where Mexico meets New England, there is a little bite of heaven on earth.

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Doublebatch Chickpea Cutlets

Vegan food that you can eat with a steak knife and a Veganomicon favorite, now in a bigger batch

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Miso Soba Stir Fry With Greens And Beans

Everything you want out of life in one bowl. Or at least everything you want out of dinner.

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Quinoa, White Bean And Kale Stew

A versatile way to get your beans, greens and grains all in one pot.

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Ingredients: Kale, Quinoa, beans
Themes: Featured, Gluten Free, Holiday, Recipe, Stew

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Make them perfect or don’t make them at all

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Savory Mushroom Gravy

Savory gravy that begs for mashed potatoes

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Ingredients: mushrooms
Themes: Holiday, Recipe, Sauces, Thanksgiving

3 Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Perfect pucker-up sauce with minimal ingredients & fuss.

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Charbroiled Butternut Squash

Serves 4 to 6 All it takes is a little walnut oil and salt, plus a short spell under the broiler, to elevate your squash into something sublime. The exterior gets all caramelized and crispy while the interior is smooth, sweet and creamy. 1 large butter …

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Ingredients: butternut
Themes: Holiday, Recipe, Sides

Red Lentil Dahl

Toasting and grinding your seeds is so worth the effort, and doesn’t take long at all. Serve this dhal as a main dish with rice or as a side dish. It is aromatic, rich and delicious. You’ll need coffee grinder, spice mill or mortar and pestle for this …

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Ingredients: Red lentils, lentils
Themes: Holiday, Recipe, Soups, Stew

Green Tea Cupcakes With Almond Flowers

A stunning gem of a cupcake for your next cherry blossom party.

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Ingredients: green tea, marzipan
Themes: Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipe

Peanut Butter Blondies

A peanut butter lover’s dream bar.

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Whole Wheat Fig Bars

Fantastically figgy and wholly wholesome, these are the perfect afternoon treat.

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Ingredients: figs, whole wheat
Themes: Cookie, Desserts, Recipe

Peanut Apple Pretzel Drops

This cooky cookie combo is a thrill ride of fun flavors!

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Ingredients: apples, peanuts, pretzels
Themes: Cookie, Desserts, Recipe

Caribbean Curry Black Eyed Peas With Plantains

A revamped coconut milk curry starring black eyed peas and the star of Jamaican curry powder – aptly named star anise!

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Chickpea Picatta

Picatta is like an instant fancy dinner. The instant that first forkful of lemony wine bliss touches your tongue you’re transported to candlelight and tablecloths.

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Ancho Lentil Soup With Grilled Pineapple

Even though you make a chili powder here I promise this is a fast soup that is even a little fancy. The tart sweet pineapple “couples” well with the deep smoky chilies. It’s yummy and warm and comforting. The chilies are fairly mild so don’t worry that …

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Ingredients: lentils
Themes: Grilling, Recipe, Soups

Garlicky Thyme Tempeh

Perfect for topping salads, pastas or tucking into sandwiches.

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Tofu Omelets

The famed omelet recipe from Vegan Brunch!

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Eggplant Potato Moussaka with Pine Nut Cream

Our version of this traditional Greek casserole has layers of zucchini, eggplant and potato and a secret pine nut weapon.

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Trattoria Pasta Salad

Forget that tired old pasta salad and try this one!

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Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

What goes better with chocolate than more chocolate?

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Ingredients: chocolate, tofu
Themes: Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipe

Orange Ginger Baked Tofu

A Chinese take-out inspired tofu that’s baked, not fried

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Ingredients: orange, tofu
Themes: Entrees, Holiday, Low Fat, Recipe

Tempeh Chili Con Frijoles

A hearty chili made with meaty tempeh

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Ingredients: beans, beer, pinto beans, tempeh
Themes: Recipe, Stew, Superbowl

Tin Foil Beets

Unwrapping a tin foil beet is a lot like unwrapping a present. Well maybe not really because you know exactly what’s going to be in there, but it’s still somehow such an exciting surprise. Roasting brings out the beet’s sweet flavor so they’re like pre …

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Ingredients: beet
Themes: Holiday, Recipe, Sides

Gingerbread Flax Muffins

Gingerbread in muffin form, with a healthy twist.

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Ingredients: ginger
Themes: Holiday, Low Fat, Recipe

Greenbean Mushroom Casserole

Everyone’s favorite casserole simply MUST make an appearance on your holiday table.

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Ingredients: mushrooms
Themes: Holiday, Recipe, Sides, Thanksgiving

Portland Holiday Baketacular: Sat. 12/12 2pm @ Bye & Bye

Join the Apron Activists for a holiday bake sale at The Bye & Bye, Saturday December 12th from 2pm until only crumbs are left! There will be tempting treats as far as they eye can see. You can pick up boxes of cookies to send as gifts or just pop i …

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Themes: Uncategorized

Snobby Joes

Vegetarian sloppy Joes made with lentils, they think they’re better than everyone

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Homemade Seitan

Makes 1 pound Wheat meat! No need to spend a ton of money or time on seitan. This method is simple and delicious. But before we begin, let’s address some of the seitan pitfalls. The biggest mistake made by young, aspiring seitan makers is boiling inste …

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Ingredients: seitan
Themes: Entrees, Recipe

The Best Pumpkin Muffins

Makes 1 dozen muffins Everyone loves these muffins. (You think I throw around phrases like “The Best” for nothing?) I created them when I was baking for a café and they sold like nobody’s business. They truly are perfect in every way. Variation: Fold i …

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Ingredients: pumpkin
Themes: Holiday, Muffins

Puttanesca Tofu Scramble

This classic vegan staple gets a Mediterranean makeover.

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Ingredients: capers, olives, tofu
Themes: Breakfast, Recipe

Pumpkin French Toast

The perfect autumn breakfast anytime!

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Ingredients: pumpkin
Themes: Breakfast, Holiday, Recipe, Thanksgiving

Scrambled Tofu Revisited

Tof-U and Tof-Me. Make this basic scramble once and add your own embellishments next time.

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Ingredients:
Themes: Breakfast, Recipe

Spinach Linguine With Edamame Pesto

Edamame Pesto: A Totally Satisfying Low-fat Manifesto. (That rhymes)

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White Wine Garlic Chanterelles

Simplicity is the way to go with these ‘shrooms. Why mess with perfection?

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Ingredients: chantrelles, mushrooms
Themes: Gluten Free, Recipe, Sides

Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Chewy chocolate cookies with a spicy kick.

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Ingredients: chocolate
Themes: Cookie, Desserts, Recipe, V-tines Day

Pignoli Almond Cookies

An Italian bakery classic.

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Ingredients: pinenuts
Themes: Desserts, Holiday, Recipe

Press-in Almond Crust

Give your rolling pin a timeout with this nutty tart shell.

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Tempeh Helper

Just Like Mom Used To Never Make

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Ingredients: Pasta, tempeh
Themes: Entrees, Recipe, Superbowl

Brown Sugar Peach Muffins

Summer is fast approaching and that means fresh local fruit and simple baking that gets me out of the hot kitchen fast. Which reminded me, I had some peaches left over from the end of last summer still in the freezer. I know, you shouldn’t use frozen f …

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Ingredients: peaches
Themes: Breakfast, Holiday, Muffins, Recipe

Perfect Grilled Portobellos

The perfect grilled portobello is within reach. Impress the pants off everyone at your next BBQ.

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Chesapeake Tempeh Cakes

All this cookie excitement made me almost forget that Vegan Brunch will be out in just a few weeks! I’m going to share a few recipes with you over the next month and maybe even a video if I can get it together. I know today is Saturday but maybe you’ve …

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Ingredients: tempeh
Themes: Appetizer, Breakfast, Recipe, Sides, Superbowl

San Francisco And Magical Coconut Bars

I’m heading to San Francisco this weekend! So all you Bay Area people better hide your tempeh and get to your favorite restaurants early, lest I eat everything. I’m planning on hitting up Millenium, Cafe Gratitude (say what you will, their tiramisu roc …

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Ingredients: chocolate, coconut, pecans
Themes: Desserts, Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows

First off, I caved and joined twitter. So if you want to know what spices I am running low on, today is your lucky day. OK, now I’ll make with the cookies. It seems that Peanut Butter Pillows won this battle, but the war still rages and I’ll post a few …

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Ingredients: chocolate, peanut butter
Themes: Cookie, Desserts, Recipe

Tofu Balls

Makes 12 – 16 tofu balls Time: 30 minutes This is modified from Louise Hagler’s Tofu Cookery. It was the recipe that my family and I started cooking together over 20 years ago. 1 lb. extra firm tofu 1 small very finely chopped onion 3 tablespoons soy s …

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Ingredients: tofu
Themes: Entrees, Holiday, Recipe

Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies

The perfect holiday cookie, in punk form or minimalist

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Ingredients: ginger, gingerbread
Themes: Cookie, Desserts, Holiday, Recipe

Chipotle Chili With Sweet Potatoes And Brussel Sprouts

The chipotle has got to be this decade’s sundried tomato. Barely glance a menu and you’ll catch it weaseling its way into soups, sauces, omelets, even desserts. But the chipotle’s pervasive stature is not unearned. Its smoky heat adds so much flavor to …

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Latchkey Lime Pie

Earlier this month Chad mentioned that he wanted key lime pie. And if you say something like that around me, you are going to get a key lime pie. Especially if you keep repeating it and staring at me. And following me around. So yeah, he got a key lime …

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Ingredients: limes
Themes: Desserts, Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Milk & Cookies. It’s like they have to have the ampersand to connect them, writing out a-n-d would just ruin everything. I don’t know that there is a more comforting snack. Not like best friend died, global warming, McCain is president comfort; but …

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Tempeh Sausage Crumbles

Makes about 2 cups This is delicious over pasta with marinara sace or as a pizza topping. It’s also good as a burrito filling or served for breakfast alongside scrambled tofu. Ingredients 8 oz package tempeh 1 tablespoon fennel seed 1 teaspoon dried ba …

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Mocha Chip Muffins

Makes 12 muffins I don’t think I need to tell you that Mocha Muffins are amazing. Do I? OK. Mocha Muffins are amazing. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup baking cocoa 2 teaspoons instant coffee 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder …

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Ingredients: chocolate chips, coffee
Themes: Desserts, Muffins, Recipe

Sunny Corn Muffins

Makes 12 These are perfect sweet corn muffins, crispy outside and soft inside. They’ve got a great crumb, perfect for spreading on a pat of soy margarine. Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup plus …

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Ingredients: cornmeal
Themes: Appetizer, Recipe

Pumpkin Waffles

makes 16 waffles I used to serve these at Sunday Brunch at the doghouse, a loft in Brooklyn I used to live in. It was so great to smell these cooking on those freezing cold winter mornings. Yeah, we had no heat, but we compensated with the best vegan w …

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Ingredients: pumpkin
Themes: Breakfast, Holiday, Recipe

Salsa Verde

Makes about 2 cups Delicious, succulent salsa verde. Serve chilled with chips and guac, or hot over enchiladas and burritos. This is a mild version, add more jalapenos if you like it hot. Wear gloves to avoid touching the seeds, or your hands will burn …

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Ingredients: cilantro, tomatillos
Themes: Recipe, Sauces

Basil Mint Pesto

Makes 1 1/2 Cups The nutritional yeast makes this pesto creamy. Serve over pasta and vegetables or spread on some italian bread and toast it. Ingredients 2 cups basil leaves 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup walnut halves 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup olive oi …

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Seitan Portobello Stroganoff

Serves 8 This is one of my favorite dishes in the entire world. It’s so savory and yummy and filling and wow. I make my own seitan for this recipe and i recommend that you do too, it tastes better and is much much less expensive. If you do make your ow …

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Mango Ginger Tofu

Serves 4 – 6 You can prepare this in several ways, it is fabulous as a grilling marinade. Here I give you conventional oven instructions. It’s tropical, warm, a little spicy and a little sweet. The marinade will fill your kitchen with the most amazing …

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Ingredients: jalepeno, mango, tofu
Themes: Entrees, Recipe

Ethiopian Spicy Tomato Lentil Stew

Serves 6 – 8 My first foray into Ethiopian cooking was magical but this dish was the big hit. I usually frind my own spices for this but this is a quicker version. Serve with rice, polenta or injera bread. Ingredients 1 cup brown lentils 1 large yellow …

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Ingredients: carrot, green peas, lentils
Themes: Entrees, Recipe, Stew

Ceylon Style Tofu Curry

Serves 4 While working in a vegetarian roadshow cafe, I was asked to come up with dishes that would appeal to veggies and non-veggies alike. So with curry being one obvious choice I decided to make a vegan Ceylon style curry that went down well with ev …

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Ingredients: tofu
Themes: Curry, Recipe

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes 40 cookies There are chewy, gooey and… I can’t think of anything else that rhymes. They are peanut-y oatmeal-y good! They will feed an army so half the recipe if you need to. Ingredients 6 oz firm silken tofu (1/2 a package of the vacuum sealed …

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Spicy Peanut Eggplant And Shallot Stew

Serves 6 – 8 This soup is very rich and comforting. Just imagine a tawny bowl brimming with eggplant, tomato bits and green bean goodness. I made it for my boyfriend/husband guy, since his favorite soup place stopped carrying his beloved chicken peanut …

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Ancho Lentil Soup With Grilled Pineapple

Serves 6 – 8 Even though you make a chili powder here I promise this is a fast soup that is even a little fancy. The tart sweet pineapple “couples” well with the deep smoky chilies. It’s yummy and warm and comforting. The chilies are fairly mild so don …

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Ingredients: pineapple
Themes: Recipe, Soups

Elephant Roll

Makes 4 rolls You wonder why elephants are so fat and cute? Well, now you know. Use our sushi tips to ensure perfect rolls. Ingredients For the rice 1 cup sushi rice made with 1 1/4 cup H20, prepared according to package directions About 2 Tablespoons …

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Ingredients: avocado, nori, rice
Themes: Recipe, Sushi

Yamroom roll

Makes 4 rolls Sweet yams and salty earthy mushrooms make this roll an absolute must for any sushi party worth it’s weight in wasabi. Use our sushi tips to ensure perfect rolls. Equipment Bamboo sushi rolling mat Really sharp serrated knife Rice cooker …

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Ingredients: nori, rice, shiitake, yam
Themes: Recipe, Sushi

Goin’ back to Cali roll

Makes 4 rolls Your traditional california roll. Make sure you use the hot house cucumbers, they have less seeds and they taste better. Use our sushi tips to ensure perfect rolls. Equipment Bamboo sushi rolling mat Really sharp serrated knife Rice cooke …

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Ingredients: avocado, cucumber, nori, rice
Themes: Recipe, Sushi

Spicy Tempeh Roll

Makes 4 rolls These rolls have a succulent meaty texture thanks to tempeh, which not only tastes awesome but is high in fiber and a complete protein! Use our sushi tips to ensure perfect rolls. Equipment Bamboo sushi rolling mat Really sharp serrated k …

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Ingredients: nori, rice, scallion, tempeh
Themes: Recipe, Sushi

Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 3 dozen These are brownie-like and chewy. Be careful not to overbake them, they may seem like they aren’t done after 10 minutes but they are! See the variations for Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies and Chocolate Hazelnut (or almond or walnut or wha …

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Wheat Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 18 These cookies couldn’t be any easier to make, unless you had someone else make them for you. If you don’t need them to be wheat free you can substitute oat flour with regular flour. You can also sub the sugars for and dry sweetener of your cho …

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 4 dozen cookies These are soft out of the oven, but as they cool they are nice and chewy. They are a serious crowd pleaser, for crowds with taste buds. Note: I use flax seeds because they make the texture a little chewier, but I’ve made them with …

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Ingredients: pumpkin, raisins, walnuts
Themes: Cookie, Desserts, Recipe

Scrambled Tofu

Serves 4 Tofu was meant to be scrambled. I think I’ll make a t-shirt that says that because it’s so darn true. I make many variations on this but this is the one I made this morning. The most important thing is that you get the texture right, you want …

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Ingredients: mushrooms, tofu
Themes: Breakfast, Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Serves 8 – 12 A perfect, basic apple crisp recipe. Add raisins or cranberries if you like. I use Granny Smith apples but you can use whatever kind you’ve got. Equipment Two Mixing Bowls, 9 x 13 Baking Dish (glass is best), Aluminum Foil Ingredients Fil …

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Ingredients: apples
Themes: Desserts, Holiday, Recipe, Thanksgiving

Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

Serves 8 The bread gets its name Super Moist from the addition of an unusual ingredient: coconut milk! This bread is so good that most people (even vegans) don’t believe that it’s vegan. Equipment (2) 8″ x 4″ loaf pans Ingredients 1 cup chopped walnuts …

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Fronch Toast

Serves 6 I couldn’t tell you what it is about chickpea flour, but this French toast looks and tastes just like the “real” thing. Chickpea flour is quite easy to find these days—if you don’t have a Middle Eastern grocery store nearby (where it may be ca …

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Ingredients:
Themes: Breakfast, Recipe

A Week Late: Cornbread Stuffing With Pears And Pecans

I made this for the VeganMofo Iron Chef challenge last week but I’m only getting around to posting it now. Not because I didn’t have time, I always think that excuse is bullshit no matter who says it, but because I am so overwhelmed with stuff that I’m …

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Seitan Chops Smothered In Apples And Ginger

The stars of the hour, apple and ginger! You know a dish is a keeper when you don’t want to wash your hands for hours afterwards because they smell so delicious. When Katie announced this week’s Iron Chef Challenge ingredients I knew that I couldn’t go …

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Roasted Butternut Squash

People keep threatening me about Portland winters. I won’t be able to deal with the gray or the cold or the rain. I’ll be driven mad by a runny nose and wet socks. I don’t know how to react to these threats, it reminds me of the little guy with the big …

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Ingredients: butternut
Themes: Gluten Free, Holiday, Recipe, Sides

Just Chocolate Cake

When nothing else will do

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Ingredients: chocolate
Themes: Desserts, Recipe

Blueberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

When I’m confronted with an abundance of fruit my first thought is, “Fine, whatever, I’ll make muffins. I can take a hint!” But this isn’t about my first thought, it’s about my second, much more important thought, which is “How the hell do I make a bar …

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Marionberry Lavender Scones

Berry week! It’s like shark week, except more delicious. But I swear to god it’s just as dangerous. At our berry picking expedition I was stung by a hornet, pricked with thorns, tripped over a vine and scabbed at least one knee. The other weird thing a …

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Tomato Sauce From Scratch

At the end of the summer you might notice your Italian American friends unable to play croquet with you for an entire weekend because they’re “making sauce.” I was always really jealous of this ritual. Jealous because it was the essence of a domesticit …

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Ingredients: tomato
Themes: Gluten Free, Recipe, Sauces

Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

I feel like a horrible secular Jew and a horrible non-secular vegan. It’s the middle of Hannukah and I haven’t posted a latkes recipes yet. Well, better late than never. These are in Veganomicon and are the most irresistible fried potato concoction the …

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Ingredients: potato
Themes: Appetizer, Holiday, Recipe

Quinoa Puttanesca

The first time I had pasta puttanesca I was waitressing at a restaurant in Park Slope. A fellow waitress told me that it was the pasta that Italian whores ate. She was always saying things like, “I spilled ketchup all over my tits,” and pronouncing “mi …

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Ingredients: Quinoa, capers, olives
Themes: Entrees, Recipe

Peruvian Purple Potato Soup

Why is it Peruvian? Maybe because purple potatoes are from Peru or maybe because I love alliteration. Either way, this soup made me feel like I was somewhere exotic, or at least anywhere besides my torn up corduroy couch in front of the TV. This is the …

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Ingredients: Blue potato, potato
Themes: Recipe, Soups

Apple Crisp

Serves 8 This apple crisp is just perfect. Sweet and crunchy and spiced just right, I like it served warm with Vanilla Bean Soy Cream. Ingredients For the filling 4 lbs apples (I use Roma) 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup apple juice or …

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Ingredients: apples
Themes: Desserts, Recipe

Banana Bread

Makes 12 slices A simple, no frills banana bread. Perfect for, um, eating. I recently edited the amount of sugar needed, so this should be perfect now. Ingredients 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup margarine, at room temp 3 very ripe ban …

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Ingredients: Bananas
Themes: Quickbreads, Recipe

Vegan Cornbread

Makes 12 to 16 squares This is a delicious basic vegan cornbread. It is moist and crunchy and corntastic. It is not a sweet bread, but a bread to be savored with soup or smothered with guacamole. For best results, use old-fashioned cornmeal. 2 cups cor …

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Ingredients:
Themes: Recipe, Sides

Chili Pumpkin Cranberry Risotto with Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Last week sometime I started working on menus for dead people. That is, what I would cook for people that I like who happen to be dead – if they were alive. Because sometimes I’ll take inspiration where ever I can get it. I was halfway through a cabbag …

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Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat has a wonderful sweet, earth flavor and aroma that makes everything smell so home-y. And it’s completely gluten free, which is confusing, since the word “wheat” is in its title. I’d been toying around with a gluten free pancake recipe for awh …

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Ingredients: buckwheat
Themes: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Brownie

Thank Zod for autumn. I have 6 cans of pumpkin in my pantry that need to get outta’ there and make room for something else. I don’t even know where they came from, it’s possible that I just kept forgetting if I had any canned pumpkin and my collection …

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Ingredients: chocolate, pumpkin
Themes: Desserts, Recipe, Thanksgiving

Vegan Milano Cookies

Well, obviously they’re vegan – I just titled it that way for google purposes. Or Ask Jeeves, if you prefer. The PPK messages boards were clamouring for a version of these and what the PPK message board wants, the PPK message board gets. They taste pre …

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Ingredients:
Themes: Desserts, Recipe

Bikram Baking: Ginger Chocolate Chunk Scones

When I have my period (I know, first the mouse droppings, now the period, can I be any more unappetizing? Unless that’s your thing…) I crave 3 things; ginger, chocolate, punching people. Unfortunately, I can’t punch people. I don’t even really want t …

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Ingredients: chocolate, ginger
Themes: Breakfast, Muffins, Recipe

Graham Crackers

I have an awful habit of posting recipes just a little too late to be used for the holidays. Oh, well. Have vegan smores next 4th of July, if there is one. I wanted a graham cracker that was relatively hassle free, most graham cracker recipes call for …

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Ingredients:
Themes: Desserts, Holiday, Recipe