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Posted on May 6 2015 - 2:24pm by Andrea
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Easy, creamy, basil dip. We’ll get to that. Do you ever see those pictures on Instagram of perfectly manicured fruit and veggie plates, with dozens of perfectly plump berries and leaves, on a perfectly rustic backdrop, with perfectly all-natural, mid-day lighting? I know you have. Don’t lie. Also, don’t get me wrong – I love them. They represent the “food ideal,”...

Posted on Jan 26 2015 - 3:37pm by Andrea
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7-Layer Dip is a staple of football parties everywhere. And with Super Bowl XLIX (49!) coming up, there’s no reason that vegans shouldn’t partake in this great culinary tradition. This recipe is less about cooking and more about assembling. Layers 1, 2, and 5 require a bit of  easy prep; the recipe is detailed below. Prep: 30 minutes ~ Serves: 8 The 7 layers, from bottom to top, are: Layer 1:...

Posted on Jan 13 2015 - 3:01pm by Andrea
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Baba ghanoush is a traditional middle eastern dish – if you’ve ever enjoyed a meal at a falafel stand, chances are you’ve familiar with it! But did you know that, (according to Wikipedia), “babaghanoush” translates roughly to “pampered papa” or “coy daddy?” This may be referring to the dynamics of a royal harem…oh my!! Baba ghanoush is, in...

Posted on Dec 2 2014 - 2:11pm by Andrea
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All morality and ethics momentarily aside, I think we can all agree – cheese is freaking delicious. Fatty. Gooey. Spreadable. If only it didn’t come with the demons of the dairy industry in every delectable bite, it would be one of life’s perfect pleasures. When I was living in France years ago, I was only a vegetarian and not a vegan. I’m pretty sure that I consumed enough...

What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? NACHO CHEESE! Veganized, of course. This recipe employs a favorite technique of mine – nut soaking. Soaking nuts, then blending them into the dish, gives it a creamy, cheesy texture. You just place your raw nuts in a cup, then fill it with water and soak for the amount of time indicated. (For the creamiest texture, soak overnight.) Drain the nuts...