New Book Updates and a Mint Mango Lassi

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I know you’re not supposed to apologize about not blogging, so instead making that faux pas I offer you a cute picture of my dog Brenna. In this picture she’s trying to put her mind meld on me and saying, “What do you mean we can’t go for a walk tonight?”. She’s ready for me […]

BBQ Tofu Pepper Pineapple Topping

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  This recipe is one of the easiest of them all. You can make your own pizza dough or just use English muffins or tortillas. The filling probably takes about 15 minutes to throw together and you can make it a day or two before you want to use it. If you are avoiding soy […]

Orange Blossom Water + Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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While some people avoid the “perfumy” flavors of rosewater, orange blossom water and lavender I just love them. In fact, I use them as much as I can. At one of my favorite restaurants, La Shish in Cary, I get this amazing drink called Lebanese ice tea. It’s a mix of lemon juice, sugar, and black tea with a little something special. […]

Cardamom Rose Cheap-o-chino

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You guys know I tend to get on a tangent and now I can’t stop making frozen coffees. I guess it’s too warm to re-start my oatmeal obsession and they are so much better than you-know-who’s. Since the CSA has been making veggies magically apear at my house so I haven’t gone to the farmers […]

DIY All Natural Vegan Carrot Dogs

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In keeping with my cheap theme this week, these are the least expensive vegan hot dogs you may ever eat. Organic carrots are always affordable and you can even get some at your farmers market soon if not right now! This may sound like one of my weirdest recipes, but trust me, it really works. […]

DIY Orange Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another green tea variation, this time a little closer to you-know-who’s. The color of this one  is a faint green, though it didn’t capture well in the photos. You could also throw in some Swiss Chard or Kale to get a darker (and healthier) green.

Almond Joy Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another inexpensive coffee house frozen drink. When I’m super busy and a little stressed out I tend to get a frap on my way to work. It’s an expensive and unhealthy habit. Once I catch up a little I always go back to making my own. It takes about 10 minutes, has less sugar than […]

Blueberry Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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It’s beautiful outside and I have all the windows and doors open. We’re decluttering and if all goes well I’ll even have the deck ready for a cocktail night next week. Spring is my favorite time of the year. It makes anything seem possible. I like a nice frosty drink as a reward for all […]

So Delicious Almond Milk Ice Cream Lemon Thyme Shake

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Spring came months ago it seems. The bad part is there are already mosquitos trying to sneak into the house, in fact one is actually nibbling me now. But the best part if that some of my fresh herbs are ready to use again and that more than makes up for my blood loss.

Win a Copy of The Vegan Slow Cooker in the Tofutti Giveaway

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Wow! The people at Tofutti don’t mess around they are giving you 2 free products in addition to the book! And is that a Tofutti ricotta I see? Hmmm….