Posted on Mar 9 2015 - 2:05pm by Andrea
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Where do you stand on oatmeal? I’ll admit here and now, I’m not a fan! I don’t know how I got to be in my 30s without ever having tasted oatmeal, but I can tell you that I don’t think I was missing much! I am, however, very big on healthy, nourishing breakfasts though, and thus was born my Apple “Oats” recipe. No oatmeal here– in fact, this oatmeal lookalike is...

Posted on Feb 11 2015 - 1:11pm by Andrea
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CNN Travel wrote an article last year ranking, in their opinion, the best cuisines across the world. You will be thoroughly unsurprised to hear that Italian food came in at number one. And honestly, who can argue with that? I can’t. Spaghetti. Pizza. Roasted garlic tomato sauce. Gnocchi. Minestrone soup. Rosemary focaccia. I’ll let your imagination handle the rest because I’m getting...

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 21 2015 - 3:23pm by Andrea
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When I was younger, I lived in France. And although I am a life-long vegetarian who has never so much as tasted meat, I was not always a vegan. Like any typical French resident, I ate a lot of cheese. (Joke’s on me though, because I later developed a dairy allergy.) So when I create dishes, I *LOVE* to come up with creamy sauces and spreads. I have to say, this original recipe Veggies Au Gratin is...

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 19 2014 - 10:38am by Andrea
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Christmas. Chanukah. Kwanzaa. Festivus. The Solstice. New Year’s. It literally does not matter what holiday you sign up for – this is the season to celebrate. But ’tis the season for group dining, which can be a real stressor for those on the Veg Spectrum. Never fear – with a little planning and and a little wit, you and Aunt Ida will be sharing a Seitan Steak in no time. Here are my...

Posted on Dec 14 2014 - 5:35pm by Andrea
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This holiday favorite went out in the Thanksgiving newsletter, but I couldn’t resist sharing the recipe with the world just in time for the rest of the holidays! It’s hearty, wholesome, and filled with the warm winter flavors we all love. Serve it up as the center of your meal. Prep: 1 hour ~ Cook: 1 hour ~ Serves: appx. 4 (recipe is easily doubled for larger gatherings – use 2 separate...

Posted on Dec 9 2014 - 1:21pm by Andrea
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This next recipe, which we served as a side on Thanksgiving, is truly without season. It’s my go-to recipe for picnics, potlucks, or just when I know I’m going to have a lot of people in my house. It makes a large amount, which allows for multiple guests to serve themselves and relieves you of some kitchen time! It also keeps beautifully, so you can eat it for days on end. That might sound...

Posted on Dec 3 2014 - 2:02pm by Andrea
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A bit tropical. A bit exotic. And super creamy thanks to the magic of cauliflower. This soup is as much fun to eat as it is to say. Flavors from the glorious subcontinent of India come out to play in this delightful dish.  It’s a different and interesting combination of tastes that I’m sure you will love. It would be wonderful served with a side of naan (careful though, most store-bought...

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...