15-minute rustic pasta from The Homemade Vegan Pantry

15-minute rustic pasta from The Homemade Vegan Pantry

2 months ago I gave you a sneak peek into Miyoko Schinner’s new book, The Homemade Vegan Pantry, and shared a recipe for her amazing vegan ribs.  I noticed that her 15-minute rustic pasta recipe hadn’t made it to the blog tour yet and I knew I had to let you in on it! (Disclaimer: I…

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Veggie Quinoa Drop Biscuit from The Easy Vegan Cookbook

Another Tuesday and another recipe from my new book, The Easy Vegan Cookbook, that comes out September 1st! This time it’s the recipe for my Veggie Quinoa Drop Biscuits. I love making these whenever I have some leftover quinoa. In fact, I make a little extra quinoa just so I can make these biscuits. They even have…

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DIY Vanilla Brandy from Artisan Drinks

DIY Vanilla Brandy from Artisan Drinks

I have taken up a new hobby. I started infusing different liquors and it’s addictive. When I saw Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith, I immediately asked the marketing manager to Quarry books to send me a copy. The photography by Kevin Summers is gorgeous and informative. It has recipes, how-tos and even equipment lists. If you…

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Creole Corn Okra Soup

Creole Okra Corn Soup from The Easy Vegan Cookbook

Here’s another recipe from my new book, The Easy Vegan Cookbook. This is the perfect time of the year to make this Creole Okra Corn Soup while there’s still fresh okra and corn at the farmers market. But don’t worry – you can make it in the dead of winter too. It works great with frozen corn and okra….

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Kitchen Basics: Building a Vegan Pantry with Dried Beans

Kitchen Basics: Building a Vegan Pantry with Dried Beans

Beans are a very important piece to completing a vegan pantry. Today we’ll concentrate on dried beans, but we’ll talk about canned beans a little later on. If you are used to using canned beans go ahead and give dried beans a go. The common beans like pintos and chickpeas are so much cheaper when…

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Vegan Chai-Spiced Banana Popsicles

Vegan Chai-Spiced Banana Popsicles

This was a banner week for finding the cheap marked down bananas. I shop at a few different stores and managed to score 4 large bunches for 1/2 price. I prepared 2 bunches for the freezer for smoothies. The other two I made into Chai-Spiced Banana Popsicles. Believe it or not I finally ran out of popsicles….

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Easy Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto from The Easy Vegan Cookbook

Easy Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto from The Easy Vegan Cookbook

The Easy Vegan Cookbook is coming out September 1 and I could not be more excited! It’s full of plant-strong, vegan recipes. They are quick and easy enough for weeknight dinners and are still good enough to serve company. I tend to be an overachiever. The word “easy” often makes me feel like I’m not doing…

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Building a Vegan Pantry with Grains

Kitchen Basics: Building a Vegan Pantry with Grains

Grains are another foundation of any vegan pantry. Today we won’t talk about flours, since that deserves a post of its own. This is the second installment of my building a vegan pantry series. Make sure to take a look at the first part, Kitchen Basics: Building a Vegan Pantry with Pasta. Must Haves There…

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Roasted Beet Burgers from Eat Like You Give a Damn

Roasted Beet Burgers from Eat Like You Give a Damn

I’m often just sent vegan cookbooks to review. But when I heard about Eat Like You Give a Damn, I got in touch with the publisher right away. I had to have a copy and mine was provided for free by The Book Publishing Company. The authors, Michelle Scwegmann and Josh Hooten, run Herbivore Clothing. That’s a vegan store…

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Strawberry Shortcake Cocktail

Food and Wine Conference Recap and Musings

When you work alone all day, every day it’s easy to feel isolated. Meeting other bloggers is one of the biggest reasons to go to a conference. This year I was lucky enough to meet tons of  bloggers at Vida Vegan Con, Eat Write Retreat and Food and Wine Conference. Every conference I’ve gone to…

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Kitchen Basics: Building a Vegan Pantry with Pasta

Kitchen Basics: Building a Vegan Pantry with Pasta

I hope my new Building a Vegan Pantry series will make it easy for you to start stocking up your own pantry. Having the right things on hand always makes it easier to make a spur of the moment meal. I’m going to go over the basics you should have on hand in each category,…

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