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Slow Cooker Not-Refried Black Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Black Beans from

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


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 has the perfect solution for your tuna salad cravings in her Tofuna Salad … [Go to Full Post...]

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Mug Brownie


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 always … [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

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


  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


  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...]

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  4. Review: Vegan Ice Cream and a Recipe
  5. Chilled Summer Squash Soup
  6. OATrageous Oatmeals Pre-order Promotion
  7. Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream – No Ice Cream Maker Needed!
  8. Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky Sweetened with Stevia
  9. Review: Thrive Energy Cookbook
  10. Eggplant Tapenade from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two
  11. Easy Vegan Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto
  12. VeganCuts Dog Lovers Box Giveaway!
  13. No-Added Oil Avocado Ranch Dressing
  14. Vegan Finger Foods by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes
  15. Quick and Easy Thai Red Curry
  16. Join Me at the 2014 Food and Wine Conference
  17. Strawberry Spelt Biscuits for Breakfast in Bed-Fest
  18. Review: Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer
  19. Green Pina Colada Smoothie
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