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Turtle Butter: Pecans, Chocolate, Dates and Maple Syrup

Chocolate Pecan Butter with Dates and Maple Syrup

Pecans, Chocolate, and Dates - oh my! This is my new favorite spread and it's good on just about anything. I enjoyed turtle butter on crackers, graham crackers and in between 2 slices of whole wheat bread and grilled. Tell me how you are using it - I'm dying to know! … [Go to Full Post...]

Review: Cheers to Vegan Sweets

Cheers to Vegan Sweets

Kelly Peloza's newest book, Cheers to Vegan Sweets, is a concept I can get behind. It's full of drink-inspired vegan desserts and you all know I love a good cocktail! The Hazelnut, Black Tea, and Pear Muffins are fantastic! The hazelnuts add texture and a slightly dark flavor along with the … [Go to Full Post...]

Abe’s Market Vegan Giveaway

Abe's Market Vegan Sweepstakes

My friend and fellow cookbook author, Natalie Slater, told me it was vegan week at Abe's Market! I wanted to make sure to share some of the links to a few vegan recipes and so you can enter their vegan giveaway. One lucky person will win a $500 prize package that includes: Truffles + Munch … [Go to Full Post...]

Apple Caramel Quinoa-Noodle Kugel

Vegan Gluten-free Apple Caramel Quinoa-Noodle Kugel

If you or one of your guests are avoiding gluten you can still have a sweet kugel with these homemade quinoa flour and flax noodles. The creaminess of the kugel comes from an easy-to-make cashew sour cream. The caramel is made from dates and vanilla, making this a healthy choice too. If you keep … [Go to Full Post...]

Quinoa Flour and Flax Gluten-free Noodles

Vegan Quinoa Flour Fax Noodles

  It seems that allergies are becoming more of the norm and since I'm an inclusive cook I try to have a little something for everyone that sits at my table. These noodles are gluten-free, soy-free and have no added oil so they fit in most people's diets. These quinoa noodles are easier to … [Go to Full Post...]

Slow Cooker Not-Refried Black Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Black Beans from HealthySlowCooking.com

You can't go wrong by making beans for dinner. They are healthy, easy and hands off once they go into the slow cooker plus you can even freeze the leftovers for later. Sometimes I go ahead and make up some burritos with the leftover beans and put them in the freezer for an instant last minute … [Go to Full Post...]

Vegan “Seafood” Recipe Roundup

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Surprise! There are vegan substitutes for some of the seafood dishes you might be craving.  I've rallied vegan bloggers from all over to pitch in and show you how delicious it is to go vegan. Nava Atlas from VegKitchen.com has the perfect solution for your tuna salad cravings in her Tofuna … [Go to Full Post...]

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Mug Brownie

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Here's a quick and easy mug cake that's all vegan and cooks in just 1 minute! I usually prefer to make little cakes for two in my small slow cooker, but lately I've been experimenting with the more conventional mug cakes for one that you cook in the microwave. I have to admit that I've … [Go to Full Post...]

Vegan Almond Milk Fro-yo is at TCBY!

Vegan Almond Fro-yo at TCBY

It always warms my heart to see vegan options pop up in the national arena. Even better I love seeing this soy-free, gluten-free and nondairy frozen vegan yogurt right in my own backyard. I'm hoping this is showing up in airport because it would be awesome to have an option there too. They … [Go to Full Post...]

Irish Cream Oat Pancakes

Vegan Irish Cream Pancakes

With St. Patrick's Day behind me and a whole pitcher of vegan Irish Cream Liquor in the fridge it's time to make some Irish cream recipes. I thought pancakes would be a good place to start. After all the Irish cream is mostly coconut and cashew and that makes everything moist and … [Go to Full Post...]

Cashew Coconut Irish Cream

DIY Vegan Irish Cream

Happy St. Patrick's Day! In my pre-vegan days I loved Irish cream and while you can't buy a vegan version at the store it's easy enough to make yourself. Plus you can make a gluten-free version by using a gluten-free Irish whiskey like Jameson. First you make a cashew cream and then add in some … [Go to Full Post...]

Slow Cooker Beyond Meat Chili

Beyond Meat Chili

I have to say this has not been my favorite week. We didn't have power for 3 days and with our well that means no water too. I now know that I haven't appreciated water piped in the house nearly enough. Then yesterday the power went off again while I was working on a tight deadline. I put on my big … [Go to Full Post...]

Creole Okra Corn Soup

Okra Corn Soup from HealthySlowCooking.com

Just when I think winter has finally gone away we get snow and frozen rain again. It's March in North Carolina and it's just not supposed to be like this! It was 70 degrees over the weekend and 12 degrees this past Monday night. I have a suspicion that these crazy ups and downs are why all my … [Go to Full Post...]

Weekend Spelt Vegan Sausage Pancakes

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  It's Friday so that means it's time to figure out what to make for brunch this weekend. I've been on a pancake kick at home. I like that everything I need is there waiting in my pantry. I also love the flavor of sausage spices with pancakes covered with maple syrup. I thought why not … [Go to Full Post...]

Joni Newman’s Indian-Spiced Chili

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  Joni Newman's new book, Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen, pulls together wonderful combinations of at least two cultures in each recipe. It was supposed to snow here today and it's a little dreary and this chili will definitely brighten my evening! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the … [Go to Full Post...]

even more posts and recipes!

  1. Super Easy White Bean Veggie Soup (Slow Cooker)
  2. 9 Amazing Vegan “Cheese” Recipes
  3. 4 Slow Cooker Oatmeals Make Tonight for Tomorrow’s Breakfast!
  4. Gear Up for Brunch: 3 Pancake Recipes Everyone Will Love
  5. Heard of Two Buck Chuck? Here’s a Two Dollar Stew!
  6. 5 Coffeehouse Slow Cooker Recipes
  7. 4 Winter Warming Recipes from The Great Vegan Bean Book
  8. 5 Budget Saving Staples for the New Year!
  9. 10 Minute Nutmeg Gingerbread Parfaits
  10. Allyson Kramer’s Pumpkin Chickpea Chili and a Giveaway!
  11. So Delicious Gingerbread Cookie Coconut Shake
  12. New Recipes on the Weiser Kitchen
  13. My Review of Julie Hasson’s Vegan Pizza
  14. Pear and Apple Cardamom Ginger Muffins
  15. Pumpkin Coconut Caramel Sauce
  16. Easy Thanksgiving Dinner for Two
  17. Chipotle-Citrus Tofu and Broccoli from One-Dish Vegan and a Giveaway
  18. Food Blog South 2014
  19. Ricki Heller’s Macaroon Recipe and a Giveaway
  20. Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas for Virtual Vegan Potluck
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