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Celebrate Cooler Temperatures With Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

It’s already fall where we live, and our thoughts naturally turn to pumpkin treats. And what is more autumnal than pumpkin pie? Normally, this cool weather delicacy is made with eggs and condensed milk, but our vegan, gluten-free version calls for unsweetened almond milk and cornstarch (or arrowroot powder). The texture is more jiggly than a traditional pumpkin pie, but our version still tastes great and goes down smooth!
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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Marinara Potatoes

These Instant Pot gluten-free vegan marinara potatoes are super easy and packed with delicious flavor. They are nice little switch from spaghetti while being hearty. Different types of potatoes can be substituted, but the yellow ones add a nice, buttery flavor. There’s no need to peel the potatoes, but they can be peeled prior to cooking or even mashed at the end for a unique twist on mashed potatoes. Top with dairy-free cheese or sour cream, or serve as-is for an Italian-inspired side dish. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Refried Beans

These Instant Pot gluten-free vegan Refried Beans are so easy, you’ll never reach for the canned version again! It’s a great healthy version instead of filled with unhealthy oils or seasonings. Plus, because they are made in the Instant Pot, you don’t even have to actually refry them! Make a double batch for Taco Tuesdays and store in the freezer for quick dinners. These spices are pretty basic, but it goes well alongside spicy homemade salsa. Add in a little more chili powder if you’re looking for a kick!
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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Garlic Millet Rice Pilaf

This Instant Pot gluten-free vegan garlic millet rice pilaf is full of texture and flavor. The millet adds both nutrient value with protein and fiber, but also a fun textural component to the rice with the round shape. The fresh and powdered garlic really kicks up the garlic flavor in this dish. Millet is a seed, not a grain, so the release time at the end is a timed natural release to allow for the seeds to soften up just a touch more without cooking too much. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Cinnamon Applesauce

This applesauce is so easy to make and eat, you’ll never buy store-brand again! The Instant Pot makes it a breeze without heating a hot stove and watching the applesauce boil. Choose apples that are in season for the best flavor, and feel free to mix up the types of apples for unique combinations. Add in a little agave if you have apples that might not be as flavorful, on-season, or if the apples are more tart, like Granny Smith green apples. More often than not, though, the apples are so sweet on their own that you don’t need any additional sweeteners! Continue reading

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Completely Vegan and Delicious Egg Bites in the Instant Pot! And It’s an Easy Recipe!

This recipe for vegan egg bites in the Instant Pot is so easy, and delicious! Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Spicy Salsa

This Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Spicy Salsa is so easy, you’ll never buy pre-made again! This party-pleasing dip goes great with tortilla chips, on top of baked potatoes, added in chilis and soups, and mixed into beans and rice. Add in cilantro and herbs to taste, and fresh herbs are best. Pour into cute jars and give to friends as a quick gift with chips. Make your salsa even more like a restaurant style by blending your vegetables until puréed smoothly. A courser vegetable chop has wonderful texture and a great handmade flair, and is a prettier garnish. Don’t be tempted to take the sugar out – it balances both the acid from the vinegar and the tartness of the tomatoes! Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Lemon Brussels Sprouts with Slivered Almonds

This yummy vegetable dish is quick and easy to put together. The brightness of the lemon flavor is extremely tasty with the toasted almonds! A great summer side dish of green vegetables with a satisfying crunch. Feel free to substitute toasted pine nuts in place of the almonds, as they also can add a nutty, creamy flavor to the overall dish. Avocado oil is a tasty oil with a high smoking point and healthy fats. There are a number of good reasons to include avocado oil when eating vegetables – it may increase the absorption of antioxidants and nutrients as well as being naturally anti-inflammatory! If you don’t have any on hand, olive oil also works well as a substitute. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Asparagus Soup

This deliciously light and bright Instant Pot gluten-free vegan asparagus soup is a yummy way to get in vegetables. It’s light enough to have in the summer without being too heavy. The potatoes make the soup creamy without any extra nut or plant milks. White pepper is used instead of black to allow for the green color to shine, but black pepper also works well. Top with crunchy tortilla strips, dairy-free yogurt or sour cream, pine nuts, or even sunflower seeds for a nice salty, crunchy garnish. Olive oil can be used in place of avocado oil, but the latter provides a nice buttery flavor. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten Free Vegan Awesome Baked Sweet Potatoes

These Instant Pot Gluten Free Vegan Perfectly Baked Sweet Potatoes are easy to make and don’t take an hour to bake. Enjoy the health benefits of sweet potatoes, as they are rich in fiber and antioxidants, without even having to cut them up. If you want mashed sweet potatoes, cook them a bit longer in the Instant Pot instead of the last few minutes in the oven – the skins peel off easily and allow for an easy mash. Make a bunch of baked potatoes and serve as a side or use for a potato bar. On busy nights, pop these in the Instant Pot and your vegetables are deliciously and healthfully steamed!
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You Won’t Be Able to Stop Eating This Vegan, Gluten-Free Rhubarb/Pear/Almond Crumble!

It already feels like autumn where we live, and we’re craving warmer, heartier foods. Of course, sweet desserts are delicious any time of the year. We recently modified a traditional rhubarb/pear/almond crumble recipe by substituting Earth Balance for butter, and gluten-free flour for the whole wheat kind. Our results were stellar. You’ll keep going back to the pan for this dessert — again, and again and again. Try your hardest not to devour the entire thing!
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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pecan Oatmeal

This delectable Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pecan Oatmeal is warm with delicious spices that will brighten up the start of your day. This recipe uses steel cut oats, which have more fiber and an amazing slightly crunchy texture. Quick cooking and old-fashioned oats are not the same, and will cook differently – if you choose one of these the time needs to be decreased. The steel cut “groats” are chewier and take longer to cook. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Rice Pudding

This mouthwatering creamy Instant Pot gluten-free vegan rice pudding is smooth and sweet with only a handful of ingredients! Feel free to use almond, hemp, or dairy-free milk of choice. The nuttier milks add a subtle additional flavor, and coconut milk isn’t recommended as it is too thick for the final dish. Cinnamon powder is optional, but highly recommended! Depending on the toppings you select, the vanilla alone is a great base. Make this rice pudding more traditional with regular or golden raisins soaked in rum, or opt for a handful of other toppings that provide more crunch. Continue reading

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Dijon-Marinated Wax Bean and Cucumber Salad is a Summer Winner!

What happened? It’s already the end of the summer — the time when we often have a lot of vegetables left over from our numerous trips to farmer’s markets, co-ops, and supermarkets. Two vegetables that seem ubiquitous are cucumbers and wax beans. Recently, we faced a conundrum — our refrigerator’s crisper was filled to overflowing with cukes and beans. We’d rather perish than waste food, especially fresh veggies! Fortunately, with very little fuss, we were able to whip up this yummy salad. It requires few ingredients, and is cheap and easy to make. On those muggy summer nights when hot food is unappealing, this dish is a winner. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Hawaiian Red Salt

These delicious Instant Pot gluten-free vegan creamy mashed potatoes with Hawaiian Red Salt will be the hit of the party! This recipe uses avocado oil to give it creaminess and buttery flavor. Avocado oil blends better with the potatoes in this amount over coconut oil, as the final mash will taste a little too coconutty unless the oil is very refined. Olive oil is a good substitute, but preferably only if avocado oil isn’t available. Continue reading

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Baba Ghanoush — Naturally Vegan, and a Cinch to Prepare!

You’ve most likely had hummus, but have you tried its sweeter, lighter cousin, baba ghanoush? Baba ghanoush is a lot like hummus, since it has a tahini base. However, instead of adding garbanzo beans, this recipe utilizes roasted eggplant. The result is equally delicious. Our light but zesty meal is easy to make, and perfect for warm summer nights. You can serve it with gluten-free pita bread or with gluten-free toast points sprinkled with thyme, olive oil or vegan butter, and a bit of granulated garlic. We feel confident that you’ll love this dish either way. Continue reading

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Peach Cobbler Tastes Great When It’s Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Is it even summer without peach cobbler? We don’t think so! When temperatures are hot and peaches are ripe, what’s an enterprising chef to do? The traditional recipe calls for large amounts of butter and white sugar, but you won’t miss the rich taste when you bite into our more subtle, but equally delicious version. This cobbler is inexpensive and incredibly easy to make. You can either peel the peaches or leave the peels on. We made our recipe with peels because that’s the way we roll. The peels become soft and pliable during the baking process. Also, they’re packed with vitamins, so it seems a shame to just toss them out. You’re going to love this recipe. We guarantee it! Continue reading

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Magical Instant Pot Gluten-Free Vegan Cuban Black Beans

These vegan, gluten-free, Instant Pot Cuban black beans have become our go-to recipe for taking to barbecues and potlucks, because it turns out that *everybody* loves them, raves about them, and asks for the recipe. And the best part? They are incredibly easy to make! Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten Free, and Delicious! Oranges Glacees (glazed or candied oranges)

This recipe, honoring Julia Child’s 100th birthday, is so simple that it is astonishing. This dish epitomizes simple elegance and is a perfect time saver for a big dinner party. Don’t let the ease of this dish fool you – it is a beautiful and refreshing dish, especially if following a heavy dinner. Continue reading

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Corn, Tomato, and Cannellini Bean Salad is a Cold But Nourishing Summer Meal

When the weather is this hot, who feels like cooking? On the other hand, we tire easily in the heat and need nourishment more than ever. Such a conundrum! Fortunately, we have discovered a recipe that is incredibly simple and quick to make. The entire process takes about fifteen minutes! You’ll love the delightful simplicity of this delicious, protein-rich meal. The addition of gluten-free garlic/sage toast makes it more filling. Great for potlucks or a quick at-home meal. Continue reading

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Nothing Says Summer Like Strawberry Gazpacho!

Cold soup is manna to your throat on a hot summer day. When the outdoor temperatures soar, appetites often plummet. However, you don’t want sunshine to cause you to sacrifice good eating or proper nutrition! This vegan, gluten-free recipe is incredibly easy to make (and inexpensive!), and you won’t have to spend hours slaving over a hot stove. The addition of strawberries to the traditional gazpacho recipe makes the dish sweet and extra-zesty. You can top the soup with gluten-free croutons if you’d like to get fancy. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-Free Vegan Lentils and Rice with Pine Nuts

This hearty gluten-free and vegan Instant Pot Lebanese meal is full of healthy protein and fiber from lentils to keep you full. The spices are essential for authentic flavor, and this dish tastes especially delicious topped with tahini sauce. Toasted pine nuts, or pignoles, add a depth and crunch to the final dish! Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Creamy Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

This delicious drink is a yummy morning sip instead of coffee, or a nice dessert at night. It’s creamy, dairy-free, and so easy to make! This peanut butter cup drink reminds you of the candy without all the guilt, and has enough protein and healthy fats to fill in for a quick breakfast. You can make the hot chocolate both in the Instant Pot or on a stovetop! The Instant Pot allows for sealing the lid and retaining heat longer, if necessary. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Vegan, Gluten-Free Tuna Noodle Casserole with Real Vegan Tuna (Yes, Really!)

We recently made a gluten-free, vegan tuna noodle casserole. Yes, really. Now, a gluten-free tuna noodle casserole is not that hard to imagine – but a vegan tuna noodle casserole? “What in the world,” you may be thinking, “is vegan … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Berry Jam

This instant pot gluten-free vegan multiple berry jam has all-natural sources of sugar and tastes divine on toast, mixed in yogurt, or a dollop on a smoothie bowl. Gone are the days of watching your jam bubble on the hot stove! The ease of this simple mix will have you making it as a weekly staple.
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Celebrate Summer With Zesty Vegan Jackfruit Tostadas!

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with jackfruit. Like tofu, it doesn’t have much taste on its own, and must soak up the flavor of other ingredients. Jackfruit’s texture is a bit like pulled pork (but without the gristle), so it’s great in tacos and tostadas. Recently, we discovered a recipe for jackfruit tostadas that sacrifices none of the heat or flavor of meat, yet is completely vegan and gluten-free! You’ll be delighted by the authenticity of this savory dish. Not to mention the low cost of ingredients, and the ease of cooking! Continue reading

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Lemon Rice Pilaf

This delightfully bright gluten-free vegan lemon rice pilaf is the perfect summer addition to your meals. Add some grated lemon rind at the finish for an extra lemon flavor – this dish is amazing with grilled vegetables and tahini or vegan stuffed grape leaves. Pine nuts and sliced almonds are great toppings to provide a little crunch and Middle Eastern flavor. You can find pine nuts or pignoles in specialty stores, the nut aisle, or the deli area. Traditional pilaf does have orzo or vermicelli, both of which are not gluten-free – but with the herbs and nuts, you’ll hardly miss it! If you want to add even more texture, try a mix of half brown and white rice. Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Instant Pot Garlic Mushroom Rice

This delightful gluten-free and vegan dish with hearty mushrooms and brown rice will quickly become a weekly staple. The liquid aminos add a nice umami flavor and help really bring out the rich, earthy flavor. Different types of mushrooms can be used interchangeably! In fact, a mix of mushrooms makes it even tastier – this recipe uses portobello, but button and cremini mushrooms are equally delicious. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Vegan and Gluten-Free Chickpea Kale Soup

This filling and gluten-free and vegan soup is still light enough to enjoy year-round, and the addition of vibrant green kale brightens up the entire dish. The Instant Pot makes cooking with soaked chickpeas a breeze – if you’re used to using canned chickpeas don’t let the prep scare you. Soaking and cooking your own chickpeas ends up being healthier and cheaper in the long run! The combination of tomato paste and diced tomatoes really helps round out the flavors and creates a rich tomato taste in every bite. The greens can be kale, chard, mustard, or even mixed! Just make sure to take out the tough core from the greens prior to cooking, with only the tender leaves added to the final step. Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Vegan Instant Pot Italian Tomato Sauce

An amazing and flavorful sauce for pastas, zoodles, peppers, and rice dishes! If you’re looking for some authentic tasting Italian tomato sauce without the mess and long cook times, this recipe will become a favorite. It’s easy to make in large batches, and stores well in the freezer. Continue reading

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All-American Apple Pie That Just Happens to be Gluten-Free and Vegan!

Fourth of July is almost here, and for many folks, this day means barbeques and picnics. Quite a few of us have fond memories of chowing down slice after slice of apple pie. Even if you’re following a vegan, gluten-free diet, you don’t have to miss out on this aspect of the celebration! Our version is beyond delicious. The crust’s rich, buttery flavor comes from coconut oil. We made a lattice-style crust, because we like its visual appeal. You’ll be delighted by this scrumptious delicacy! Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole is Delicious Any Time of Year!

When we think of sweet potatoes, we usually envision Thanksgiving dinner. However, this vitamin-packed, naturally sweet vegetable is great during any season. Did you realize that sweet potatoes are high in fiber, and filled with vitamin C, potassium, vitamins B3, B5 and B6, copper and magnesium? They’re one of the most nutritious foods you could ever place inside your mouth. And so good! If you have leftover applesauce, this recipe is a great way to utilize it. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Sumac Roasted Potatoes

These gluten-free and vegan sumac roasted potatoes pack a flavorful punch. Sumac adds a bright, citrusy flavor to whatever you’re cooking, and it’s great for zesting up potatoes. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Chai Quinoa Breakfast Cereal (GF, DF, V, with SF option)

This tasty breakfast porridge is a yummy spin on traditional oatmeal – the texture and flavors will add variety to your morning meal! Continue reading

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It’s So Easy to Create Your Own Falafels From Scratch!

We’ve been eating falafels for years, both with pita bread, and without. These crispy disks are delicious served with a variety of vegetables. However, most of the falafels in restaurants are deep-fried, and the ones you make at home are usually products of a powdered mix. Creating this naturally vegan, gluten-free concoction from scratch is surprisingly easy and fun. Continue reading

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Start Your Day With These Delectable Vegan, Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins

Morning glory muffins have been a favorite of ours for many years. However, when we started pursuing a vegan, gluten-free diet, we discovered that many of our favorite coffee shops had left us out in the cold when it came to these delectable muffins. Almost all of the recipes use butter, eggs and/or milk. This makes them decidedly off-limits. If you love morning glory muffins as much as we do, you may have experienced this depressing scenario, yourself. Have no fear! We’ve discovered a recipe that utilizes your favorite ingredients — raisins, walnuts, apples, etc. However, it substitutes flax seeds for eggs, and coconut oil for butter. Continue reading

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Our Yummy, Vegan and Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Will Fill You With Summer Nostalgia

Many of us have fond summer memories of sitting outside in the warm sun, digging into generous helpings of pineapple upside-down cake. Of course, the traditional recipe utilizes eggs and milk, but these ingredients aren’t necessary for our delicious version. Our recipe uses fresh pineapple instead of canned. Colorful pomegranate seeds replace the usual Maraschino cherries. Continue reading

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Celebrate Warm Spring Nights With Grilled Millet/Buffalo Sauce/Ranch Sandwiches!

Usually, when we think of millet, we envision birdseed. However, this crunchy, high-protein grain is delicious as a sandwich spread when it’s combined with spicy buffalo sauce and creamy vegan ranch dressing. The consistency is slightly cheese-like, and the flavor is out of this world! You can make the buffalo sauce as mild or spicy as your heart desires. Continue reading

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Celebrate Barbeque Season With Tofu/Melon/Pepper Skewers

It’s May already, which means the official beginning of barbeque season! Some of you might be catching whiffs of your neighbor’s meat-based cuisine and wondering what on earth you can cook that didn’t come from an animal. Fear not, because we’ve got you covered with these delightful tofu/melon/pepper skewers! The marinade is light but zesty, due to the inclusion of red pepper flakes, and the heat from your grill will impart a subtle crispiness to the tofu. Continue reading

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You’ll Go Wild For This Sweet But Tart Vegan, Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie

It’s almost summer, and for many of us this means pie. Not just any pie, mind you, but the kind that will stimulate your senses and cool your tongue at the same time. What pie is more summer-y than key lime? The traditional variety utilizes condensed milk and eggs, but there’s no need for those ingredients when you have coconut milk and cornstarch! Continue reading

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Red Beans and Cauliflower “Rice”– Vegan, Gluten-Free, and So Easy to Make!

Sometimes, you want to whip up a delicious, filling vegan meal without a lot of fuss and expense. Maybe you have less than an hour to prepare a dish that your whole family — or table of friends — will love. Never fear! This stellar red bean-based dish utilizes cauliflower “rice.” In other words, the finely shredded cauliflower looks like rice, and its texture is quite similar. You and your guests will be amazed! The whole process is much easier than you might think. Continue reading

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Be the Hit of Your Vegan Barbeque with Tofu and Chickpea BBQ Sandwiches

Vegan barbeques aren’t as unusual as they used to be. Lots of folks love the conviviality of these events, as well as the trademark smoky taste of the cuisine. However, once you give up eating animal products, it can be challenging to find acceptable substitutes for your childhood favorites. Have no fear, because we’ve discovered a great vegan barbeque offering! These tofu/chickpea sandwiches have an appealing texture, similar to pulled pork or sloppy joes, but without the grease or the guilt! Chickpeas add protein and density, and the sauce – oh my. Continue reading

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Absolutely Delectable Vegan, Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

If you’ve been following this page, you’re probably aware that vegan, gluten-free desserts are much tastier than the poor rep they so often receive. They are way more delicious and complex than the nut and seed bars you probably ate when you were first exploring vegan cuisine. This incredible carrot cake contains no gluten or animal products whatsoever, and you’ll be in heaven at the first bite. Granted, the recipe calls for two different kinds of sugar. But sometimes, you just have to live on the wild side. Continue reading

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Exit March Like a Lamb With Vegan, Gluten-Free Cream of Broccoli Soup

Early spring can be frustrating. Sometimes the temperatures are warm, but then they suddenly plummet, making you wonder if warm weather will ever arrive. Soup is a wonderful staple for chilly nights, as it comforts your heart and warms your belly. We love this delightful vegan cream of broccoli variety—thick, nourishing, inexpensive, and easy to make. Your kitchen will smell wonderful, and you won’t mind holding onto winter just a little bit longer. Continue reading

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Vegan Gluten-Free Garbanzo Pancakes—Good for Any Time of Day!

Normally, we think of pancakes as a morning food. However, these garbanzo flour-based pancakes are so rich that you can enjoy them at any time of day. They’re great for dinner! At the same time, they’re perfect for these slowly warming, almost-spring days, since they’re light and buoyant. You can make the pancakes in less than twenty minutes. They’re inexpensive and easy to prepare, and we hope you love them as much as we do. Continue reading

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Hearty and Delicious Vegan, Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

This winter has been an especially long one, and we find ourselves longing for sweet treats that won’t make us feel too guilty. Nothing is more satisfying on a cold winter’s day than a piping hot bowl of apple crisp. If you’re following a vegan, gluten-free diet, you might wonder how you can enjoy this succulent treat without butter and dairy-based ice cream. Have no fear, the dessert can be made to your specific dietary needs. We think it tastes even better than the milk-infused version. Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Muffins for Your Sweet Tooth

Sometimes, when you crave something sweet, nothing but chocolate will do. It’s rich and decadent, lifts your spirits, and has a seductive flavor that can’t be beat. You can almost believe these vegan, gluten-free muffins are actually healthy. They’re much better for you than the store-bought variety, at least. This recipe features coconut sugar and maple syrup and utilizes either gluten-free rice or oat flour. Continue reading

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Gnocchi Fajitas—An Exciting, Vegan Fusion of Italy and Mexico

For many years, we had no idea what to do with gnocchi. These little nuggets of potato-based pasta are usually served with butter and/or cheese. However, there is far more to gnocchi than we ever suspected, and this vegan, gluten-free meal showcases its versatility. Our recipe features an exciting fusion of Mexican and Italian cuisine. The result is a hearty and satisfying entree, perfect for a cold winter evening. It’s inexpensive and easy to prepare. Try it, we think you’ll agree.

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Vegan Tempeh Reubens: Gluten-Free, Rich and Creamy Without Meat or Dairy!

Sometimes vegans get a craving for a hearty meal. Many of us grew up eating meat and dairy products, but later ditched them due to health, philosophical and/or humanitarian reasons. Still, we often miss familiar comfort foods, and long for the taste of….well, not meat, exactly, but something equally filling. Reubens are one of those comfort foods that went by the wayside when we gave up a carnivorous diet—until now. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Vegan and Gluten-Free New England Clam Chowder

Here is a vegan and gluten-free New England Clam chowder recipe to make in the Instant Pot, just in time for Super Bowl 52 (or LII, if you prefer the more proper Roman numerals)! Bring this to that Super Bowl party, and when the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Rams, this vegan, Instant Pot New England clam chowder will wow the fans of both teams! Continue reading

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Vegan New England Clam Chowder – Just in Time for Super Bowl!

Here is a vegan and gluten-free New England Clam chowder recipe (which still has that requisite ‘taste of the sea’ flavor), just in time for Super Bowl LII (which is Roman numeral speak for ’52’)! Continue reading

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Vegan Cauliflower and Potatoes in Coconut Milk: Simple Meal With an Indian Flair

If you like Indian food, you’ll love this simple but elegant recipe! This dish has a delicate flavor yet is creamy, robust and filling for a cold winter’s evening. It is inexpensive and incredibly easy to prepare. You can serve it with either unpolished white rice (Basmati is best) or brown rice. The addition of turmeric and cumin imparts a nice spiciness to the flavor. We like our dish piquant, so we’re generous with spices. Adjust for your own taste. If you don’t have new potatoes, you can cut up red or even russet potatoes and use those instead. Truly a winner! Continue reading

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Potato and Vegan Sausage Soup: Hearty and Delightful

We are obsessed with soup this winter and have been trying out various varieties—for our own comfort as well as for the readers of this site. A warm, nourishing broth is a must for these cold, dark January days. We especially love potato soup and were thrilled to discover this simple but delicious recipe. It’s inexpensive and only takes about 45 minutes to prepare. Continue reading

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Black Bean Tortilla Soup—Vegan, Gluten-Free and Filling

We love making soups in the winter. They’re warm, hearty, and help us feel better on a cold evening, especially at the end of a long day. If you’re under the weather, a good soup can nourish you like nothing else on the planet. We recently discovered this black bean tortilla soup at a friend’s holiday party and were so wowed that we begged her for the recipe. She was delighted to share it, and so are we. The concoction only takes about 45 minutes to prepare, so it’s a great dish if you’re on the run.
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Sweet Vegan’s Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies!

The following recipe is contributed by Chef Andrea Young, founder of Sweet Vegan in New York City. We have had Sweet Vegan’s chocolates, and we’re here to tell you that they are amazing! And if you aren’t in or near New York City, you can order them online and they will ship them to you! Continue reading

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Get Into the Holiday Spirit With Cranberry-Applesauce Bread

Nothing is more festive than cranberries, yet we often don’t use these tart little fruits for anything except sauce. (We’re going to assume that you eschew canned cranberries entirely. If not, we don’t want to know about it). When you finish making your own sauce from scratch, you often have a lot of berries left over. What to do?
After Thanksgiving ended, we found ourselves in such a predicament. Fortunately, we discovered this recipe, and it saved the day. The addition of applesauce adds sweetness, moisture and density. Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Peppers With Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

This meal is vegan, gluten-free, and amazing. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins. They are the perfect autumnal dish. The addition of homemade peanut sauce creates an additional, zesty flavor that will have your friends and family members coming back for more.

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Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

This colorful dish is so filling and flavorful, you won’t believe it’s both vegan and gluten-free! We last ate spaghetti squash a long time ago, so we’d forgotten how magically pasta-like it is. Topped with a hearty, amazing slaw made from red cabbage and black beans, then crowned with homemade salsa verde, this meal is truly a winner. Continue reading

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Warm Your Belly With Vegan Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Residents of several US states consider butternut squash soup to be a traditional Thanksgiving staple. This makes sense to us, so we decided to give the dish a test whirl to see if it would work for our holiday feast. The answer is a resounding yes! This recipe is extra exotic, due to the addition of curry and cinnamon. Of course, it’s vegan, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious. Try it, we think you’ll agree.
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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Amazing!

November puts us in a festive mood, and few foods are more synonymous with autumnal feasting than sweet potatoes. Often, when Thanksgiving rolls around, we just put a few sweet potatoes in the oven, roast them, and devour them as … Continue reading

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Treat Yourself to Some Sweetness With Vegan Lemon Cheesecake

Contrary to what Anthony Bourdain once stated, vegans are foodies. We don’t subsist on a diet of nuts and berries, and many of us love sweet treats. If you’ve given up dairy products, you might occasionally long for a creamy dessert. Cheesecake was one of the things we missed the most, until we discovered that silken tofu, whipped in a blender, makes a concoction similar to cream cheese. The walnut/maple syrup crust is gluten-free and delicious. This recipe is inexpensive, easy to make, and well worth a try. Continue reading

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Three-Bean Vegan, Gluten-Free Tamale Pie

You’ll be in heaven from the first time you take a bite of this rich, hearty dish! It’s surprisingly easy to make. The hardest part is opening the cans! Of course, you can boil the beans from scratch in three … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Tempeh

The chilly autumnal temperatures may have you longing for a warmer climate. However, if you lack the time and/or money for an impromptu tropical vacation, this zesty dish is the next best thing. It’s exotic, inexpensive, and incredibly easy to … Continue reading

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Ease Into Autumn With Vegan, Gluten-Free Lentil Loaf

Fall is a nostalgic time, when we long for familiar comfort food. Nothing is more filling and heartier than meatloaf. However, if you’re following a vegan, gluten-free diet, like we are, you’ll want to forgo meat in favor of this … Continue reading

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Fantastic Burrito Casserole – Naturally Gluten-Free and with Vegan Options!

We invented this burrito casserole, and so many people have asked us for the recipe that we decided to write it up for everyone! It’s sort of like a ‘Mexican lasagna’ (or ‘lasagne’, if you prefer) We like to serve it with a side of salad and some cornbread! Continue reading

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Incredibly Simple Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Some folks persist in thinking that folks who follow a vegan, gluten-free diet eat nothing but nuts and seeds. If you have a friend or relative who harbors this belief, slice a couple of pieces of banana bread from this … Continue reading

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Rockin’ Chili and Cornbread: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Satisfying

The weather might already be chilly where you live. That chill may have you thinking about chili. And what’s a steaming bowl of chili without an accompanying slice or two of moist, delicious cornbread? Fortunately, these hearty filling dishes can … Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins That You Can’t Stop Eating

Now that pumpkin spice season is officially here, you might be feeling great despair, thinking you won’t be able to partake of any delicious goodies. Fear not, because when you try these amazing vegan, gluten-free muffins, you’ll wonder why you … Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Spinach Lasagna That Will Fool and Delight Your Carnivore Friends

As the days become shorter and chillier, we begin to crave heavier foods. Lasagna is a hearty dish, and many people associate its richness with meat and cheese. Often, when they first go vegan, they’re afraid they’ll need to give … Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Black Bean/Polenta Tacos That Will Rock Your World

You can put anything you want inside a tortilla. In Mexico, tortillas are the equivalent of bread – versatile, delicious, and utilitarian. However, many Mexican restaurants are heavy on meat and dairy products, which you obviously want to avoid if … Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Pad Thai is Good For Everyone

Most Thai restaurants make pad thai with egg and meat, but this dish contains so many other yummy ingredients that the addition of animal products is unnecessary. The ultra-simple recipe takes only a few minutes to make, and you will be amazed by how great it tastes, even if you are not on a vegan or gluten-free diet. Continue reading

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The Best Pesto You’ve Had in Your Life — It Just Happens to be Vegan

When I gave up dairy, I was saddened to find that pesto was off-limits. Like many folks, I’d assumed it was a non-dairy food. While perusing labels, I discovered that parmesan was a key ingredient in every container of store-bought … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

This gluten-free vegan chicken noodle soup recipe makes a vegan chicken noodle soup that is so authentic, it will instantly become part of your comfort food repertoire, and anyone to whom you serve this vegan – and so obviously vegetarian – chicken noodle soup, will not believe that Chicken Little didn’t steep in it. Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Soyrizo (Vegan Chorizo) Casserole in the Instant Pot

I love my Instant Pot, and it makes cooking for just yourself a lot more enjoyable (I don’t know about you, but I don’t really enjoy making something that takes hours, and is complicated, just for myself). Today I was jonesing for sweet potatoes (must be a vitamin A thing) and chorizo (vegan, of course). So here’s what I did. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Crisp or Cobbler that Just Happens to be Vegan and Gluten-Free!

After searching and searching for an Instant Pot fruit crisp or cobbler recipe, I finally invented one of my own, and it came out perfectly! So, here’s my vegan, gluten-free fruit crisp recipe done in the Instant Pot.
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Easy Raw Pumpkin Flax Crackers

This is a variation on our favourite fast and easy dehydrator crackers. It is just as fast and easy, but different enough to deserve it’s own recipe page. Continue reading

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Vegan Meringues or Meringue for Pie (Yes, Really!)

Vegan Meringue?? Yes! If you haven’t heard about aquafaba (sometimes spelled ‘aquafava’, although it is ‘aquafaba’), you are in for a delightfully shocking surprise! Aquafaba is a perfect egg white substitute that whips up exactly like egg whites, and behaves like egg whites in all sorts of recipes. And, aquafaba is not only readily available at any grocery store, but we bet you have poured it down the drain on at least one occassion. Continue reading

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding or Blancmange or Pots de Crème

This is an astonishingly easy vegan chocolate crème pudding (or blancmange or pots de crème)! Continue reading

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Have You Tried a Matcha Shot?

Looking for a way to get a quick boost of energy without having to deal with caffeine jitters? Try a matcha shot. Continue reading

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Using Your Juicer to Make Nut Butter

Do you juice? We do, and we love it! We also love using our juicer to make yummy foods like nut butter! Continue reading

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Vegan Drinks for Sunny Days

Is the weather warming up where you are? Looking for an easy and yummy vegan drink to help cool you off? Try making our Frosty Mint Julep, Green Smoothie, or Coffee Milkshake! Continue reading

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Nutrient-Packed Glorious and Green Smoothie

One of the easiest ways to pack nutrition into a meal is by making a smoothie, especially if you need something that’s quick or can be taken out the door with you. To create a smoothie that’s effort free, and that will keep you energized and nourished for a few hours until it’s time to eat again, opt for one with readily available ingredients that are also powerfully nutritious.
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Vegan Brown Rice Pumpkin Mushroom Risotto

While risotto purists may decry our calling this a rissoto recipe, it’s certainly close enough, and it’s vegan, gluten-free, easy, and delicious! What more could you ask from a vegan brown rice pumpkin mushroom risotto? Continue reading

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Vegan German Chocolate Fudge

If you have a sweet tooth, or are just craving something sweet, or have kids who you are trying to wean away from processed sugar, then this Vegan German Chocolate Fudge should fill the bill. To be more precise, it … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Caramel (Gluten-free, too!)

This raw vegan caramel is incredibly easy to make! It starts out like a thick sauce, but you can put it in the refrigerator and it will thicken up enough to be more like a frosting (which you can then … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Raw, Vegan Fudge Recipe that Doesn’t Need to be Frozen!

Have you noticed that nearly every recipe for raw, vegan fudge requires you to keep it in the freezer? Whether the raw fudge with cacao recipes, or the raw fudge with dates recipes (and certainly the raw fudge with coconut … Continue reading

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The Best, Fast, Easy and Only Raw Flaxseed Cracker Recipe You Will Ever Need

This recipe is so fast and easy that it is truly the best and only raw flax seed cracker recipe you will ever need. Actually we should call it a “3 seed flax cracker” or even a “4 seed flaxseed cracker” recipe, and even with that it will be the easiest, most versatile flaxseed cracker recipe you’ve ever made. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten Free Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese

This dish has become quite popular, making the rounds on Pinterest, and with good reason: it is unbelievably delicious. The brussels sprouts are roasted to a crispy perfection, and the sweet balsamic is perfectly rounded out by the salty parmesan and bacon. While this is a side dish, it is easy to eat this dish alone, just try not to gorge yourself! Continue reading

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The Best Vegan and Gluten Free 3 Ingredient Marinara Sauce that Will Knock Your Socks Off

The recipe for 3-ingredient marinara has gotten huge on the web, especially on Pinterest. At first glance, you think that the recipe is simply for easy marinara, but then you read the rave reviews that describe this sauce as “velvety,” “buttery,” and “the best marinara I’ve ever had.” What is a vegan to do? We want delicious buttery, velvety, marinara, too! Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten Free Sopa Seca de Fideo (Browned Noodles in Delicious Broth)

“What is Sopa Seca de Fideo?” you may ask? Be prepared to fall head over heels in love with this classic Mexican side dish, vegan and gluten free style, of course! Traditionally, this dish is made with vermicelli and chicken broth, but we are preparing this dish with a vegan and gluten free flair and, trust us, you are not sacrificing taste by any means. Be prepared to delight your tastebuds with garlic, onions, chiles and tomatoes.

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Vegan and Gluten Free BBQ Tempeh Hoagies with Chipotle Mayo for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost here and one of our favorite cookbooks for festive food is Quick & Easy Vegan Celebrations by Alicia C. Simpson. To many, Memorial Day means gathering with friends and family to have time together, cherish the ones you love, and remember those who have served our country. Delicious food often plays a major role in these gatherings, and those who are vegan and gluten-free can still enjoy delicious food to mark the occasion. Continue reading

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Delicious Vegan and Gluten Free Simple Breakfast Porridge from the Conscious Cleanse

We’ve recently been singing the praises of the Conscious Cleanse, the cleansing program that aims to not only cleanse the body, but also the mind. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten Free Savory Rice from the Conscious Cleanse

Warm savory rice is a comfort food appreciated by many. It offers a hearty and delicious addition to any dish, and is pretty simple to make. We’ve been devouring the Conscious Cleanse book, which is a gentle cleanse that purifies the mind and body without starvation, like many cleanses. Continue reading

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The Conscious Cleanse’s Vegan and Gluten Free Caesar Dressing

We mentioned last week how we are in love with the Conscious Cleanse. It is a cleanse that detoxifies your body, inside and out, as well as your mind and your environment, all while letting you eat all kinds of delicious food. Continue reading

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Review of the Conscious Cleanse and Sherpa Spinach Dip Recipe

We’ve been excited to get our hands on the Conscious Cleanse book ever since we heard about it. The cleanse isn’t the kind you may be used to, where you feel deprived, and end up hungry and miserable. What it does do is take certain foods out of your diet that you may not even realize you are reacting to, so that you have a full picture as to how your body reacts to those foods. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten Free Egg Salad Sandwich with Hampton Creek Just Mayo

Vegenaise has long been the choice for many vegans when it comes to vegan mayonnaise. New player on the block, Hampton Creek, is changing the game with their new vegan mayonnaise, Just Mayo. Continue reading

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The Easiest, Most Delicious Vegan and Gluten Free Fire-Roasted Salsa You’ll Ever Make

Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this salsa is so delicious, and quick to make. It’s great to stock up on cans of the below organic tomatoes to keep around the house, so that you can make salsa whenever the mood strikes. It keeps for weeks in the refrigerator when tightly stored. Continue reading

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Simple Vegan and Gluten-Free Grilled Cauliflower Steak with Saffron Cauliflower Puree

Cauliflower steaks are getting quite popular, and we understand why: they’re vegan, gluten-free, hearty, easy to make, versatile and absolutely delicious. We decided to try our hand at making cauliflower steaks with our own little twist added: saffron cauliflower puree. Not only was it as delicious as we expected; it exceeded our expectations.
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Insanely Simple Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Sweet Cashew Cream and Poached Cherries

If you find you’re in a pinch for a quick dessert, or have a large dinner on which to focus, this delicious recipe will make it look like you spent hours on it. Part of the reason it is so simple is because the base, the vegan and gluten-free chocolate cake, is pre-made by Amy’s Organics and available at Whole Foods and the frozen section of most grocery stores. It is delicious, and doesn’t even need to be baked! Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Low-Fat Chipotle Cheese Sauce From Miyoko Schinner’s Artisan Vegan Cheese Cookbook

We’ve been having fun with Miyoko Schinner’s cookbook, Artisan Vegan Cheese. So far we’ve made vegan and gluten-free sour cream, from a base of vegan and gluten-free rejuvelac. One of the things we love so much about this next recipe is how quick and easy it is. This is the perfect option for when you’re running late starting dinner, or just want something quick and easy so that you can relax the rest of the evening. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten Free Sour Cream From Miyoko Schinner

Last week we brought you a recipe for vegan and gluten free rejuvelac from the recipe book Artisan Vegan Cheese Cookbook by Miyoko Schinner. Rejuvelac is the base of many of the recipes in Schinner’s book, which cultures the dishes. Continue reading

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Miyoko Schinner’s Vegan and Gluten Free Rejuvelac from the Artisan Vegan Cheese Cookbook

Miyoko Schinner, author of the book Artisan Vegan Cheese, is being hailed as the queen of vegan cheese. In addition to being vegan, her recipes can easily be made gluten-free, and are delicious. These recipes are for vegan food-lovers who are looking to take their vegan culinary experiences to the next level. Schinner’s mouth-watering recipes make a slew of cheeses, including gouda, cheddar, parmesan, monterey jack, mozzarella and smoked provolone. Continue reading

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Fast and Easy Gluten-Free and Vegan Banana Pudding

What to do when bananas get a little ripe, or you have hungry kiddos who want a quick snack? Make some fast and easy banana pudding. This is so very easy and delicious, that anyone who tries it will be shocked that it is so simply made. But no one says that you have to tell! Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Vinegar and Dijon Potato Salad

Potato salad is so woefully misunderstood. So many assume that it is laden with Miracle Whip or mayonnaise, and that it is not vegan friendly. The truth is, potato salad can be so delicious, fresh and simple, that its usual … Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten Free Disneyland Dole Whip Recipe {with Bonus Adult Version}

Most who have been to Disneyland are familiar with the Dole Whip: the soft, creamy pineapple sorbet that is actually vegan, even though it is belied by its creaminess. People will stand in line for as long as an hour to get their hands on this delicious, frozen treat. Continue reading

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Outstanding Vegan and Gluten Free Broccoli Gratin

When we say that this dish is outstanding, we are not saying that lightly. This dish is so decadent and rich, that you will question whether or not it is truly vegan and gluten free. It is the perfect dish for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, or any potluck you may be attending. Of course, we like it for any meal that needs a side dish. And to be honest, we’d eat the whole tray as dinner if we wouldn’t feel like we were being extremely naughty. Continue reading

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Make Your Own Healthy, Vegan and Gluten Free Sparkling Apple Cider

We love sparkling apple cider, but many commercial products are made with high fructose corn syrup and preservatives. It’s actually quite easy to make your own with your at-home soda machine, or store-bought carbonated water. This is perfect for New Year celebrations, or any other celebration where you’d like a little non-alcoholic bubbly to sip. Continue reading

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Vegan Gluten-Free No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I have had the recipe for no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies made on the stovetop for more than 40 years. Now I have turned these wonderful (and fast and easy) treats into gluten-free and vegan no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies! Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Pear Rosemary Soda Syrup

We love unique flavor combinations, especially when made as a soda syrup. It takes the soda to a sophisticated level, and offers a surprise for guests. The combination of pear and rosemary offers a delightful combination with light pear flavor, with an unexpected depth brought by the rosemary. Continue reading

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Mango Chili Soda Recipe {Vegan, Gluten-Free and Organic}

Soda doesn’t have to be nasty colas with high fructose syrup, it can be delicious beverages that can be a special treat, without feeling gross after you drink it. One of our favorite discoveries is Nature’s Flavors, which crafts USDA Certified syrups with no toxins, chemicals, or synthetics. Their syrups are vegan, gluten and alcohol-free, as well as kosher. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Cucumber, Mint, Orange Syrup for Soda Stream & Other Soda Makers

Soda makers, such as Soda Stream, are hugely popular and can be found in homes across the country. As fun and delicious as homemade soda is, store-bought soda syrup is commonly full of nasty chemicals, such as sucralose. The good news is that it is quite easy to make your own soda syrup, with ingredients that you probably already have laying around your house. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

Happy No Turkey Day! Jess, here, from Caviar Taste on a Vegetarian Diet. One of my favorite parts of No Turkey Day (AKA, Thanksgiving) is strategizing how to cook for the day. I know, sounds lame to some, but I love making the whole day as simple and stress-free as possible. As such, I lug out my trusty slow cookers, and cook as many dishes as possible in them, to keep burners and the oven free. Continue reading

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Creamy Vegan and Gluten Free White Chili

We are in the thick of chili season, and we love to mix things up by making a white chili. White chili uses white beans and a white base, which is typically sour cream and heavy cream. We’ve switched this recipe up to make it both vegan, and a bit friendlier on the waist line. Continue reading

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Unbelievable Gluten Free and Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

This time of year is perfect for soup, and broccoli cheese soup is one of our favorites. Unfortunately, commercial broccoli cheese soup is neither vegan nor gluten free. In fact, many canned versions contain MSG – yuck. This savory soup is so creamy, you won’t believe that it is vegan. The spices and seasonings make for a heavenly aroma, and the taste is unbelievable. Continue reading

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Unbelievably Delicious Vegan and Gluten-Free Crockpot Apple Cider with a Secret Ingredient

Nothing beats the smell of apple cider when you come home after a long, cold day. The blend of cinnamon, ginger and clove is the quintessential scent of fall. While it is easy to buy apple cider, absolutely nothing beats the taste of homemade cider that is seasoned with fresh ingredients rather than dry powders. And it really couldn’t be easier to make. Continue reading

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Gluten-free and Vegan Roasted Chickpea Garbanzo Snacks

Finding snacks that aren’t bad for you is hard enough, but finding quick and easy vegan and gluten-free snacks can be even harder. We love roasted chickpeas because they are delicious and unprocessed, not to mention ridiculously simple to make. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

This recipe is so delicious, it is like pumpkin cheesecake in a bowl. It takes a little preparation because, whereas traditional pumpkin cream cheese dips call for sour cream or Greek yogurt, we are using our own vegan cream recipe. While it is easy to make, it is an extra step, so factor in a little extra time into your preparation. Continue reading

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Fast and Easy Vegan and Gluten-Free Enchilada Sauce

We love red enchilada sauce, whether it be on burritos, tacos or actual enchiladas. The spicy tomato flavor is so warming, and the perfect element to hit the spot when you’re craving mexican food. The problem with most pre-packaged enchilada sauces on the market is that, not only do they contain gluten, but they contain MSG. Yuck!
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Gluten-Free Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix

This homemade vegan hot cocoa mix is not only gluten-free and vegan, but it’s also raw and organic! Just the thing for a winter’s day – or any day! Here’s how to make this delicious, and oh-so-good for you homemade vegan hot chocolate mix: Continue reading

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Delicious Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spread

We clearly can’t get enough of pumpkin recipes! This recipe is so easy and delicious, that it makes it a prime candidate for a holiday party or potluck. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Black Bean Chipotle Enchiladas

It’s fall, which means pumpkin EVERYTHING is upon us. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pies and pumpkin bread will be filling bellies everywhere. We love all things pumpkin, but wanted to bring you a bit of a twist: a savory pumpkin dish. Continue reading

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Quick Vegan and Gluten-Free Snack: Apple Slices with Vanilla Cinnamon Dip

The beginning of fall means that apples are coming to harvest, which means endless possibilities for many delicious recipes. We love how quick this delicious dish is, making it perfect for an after-school snack, a study snack, or for one of those days when you’re running on empty and need a quick, tasty pick-me-up. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-free Fudge

We love chocolate, who doesn’t? And fudge is one of our favorites! Rich, decadent, smooth and creamy, it is the perfect indulgent snack. While many of grew up with the fudge made from condensed milk, it is actually delicious when made with fresh ingredients that didn’t come from animals! Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten Free Potato Cakes with Tomato and Wilted Spinach and Decadent Vegan, Gluten Free Beurre Blanc Sauce

Potatoes offer a heartiness to any meal that helps it stick, and keep you full for a long time. We love all things potato, and love them cooked and prepared in just about any fashion. One of our favorite vegan cookbooks is Vegan Celebrations by Alicia C. Simpson. It’s full of delicious recipes for a slew of holidays and celebrations such as Easter, Mardi Gras and football game days. Simpson offers a delicious potato recipe that is versatile and simple. That’s our kind of recipe!
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Vegan and Gluten-free Mock Tuna Fish

Chick peas are a good source of protein, fiber, iron and vitamin B-6, making them an excellent food for vegans. Chick peas also make an excellent mock tuna salad, which is perfect for lunches, quick dinners, or hearty snacks. Continue reading

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Delicious Vegan and Gluten-free Caesar Dressing

We love a good caesar dressing, that perfect blend of salty, creamy tang. While the vegans of many years ago may not have had the best ingredients for a delicious vegan and gluten-free caesar dressing, the development of delicious products such as Vegenaise makes it a snap to whip up this tasty dressing.
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Gluten Free and Vegan Parmesan, or Pangritata

Parmesan cheese lends a delicious touch to pasta dishes, but when you think about it, it’s the texture and extra bit of saltiness that makes it so delicious. Luckily, it’s ridiculously easy to recreate the delicious texture and taste while on a gluten-free and vegan diet, thanks to what many call “Poor Man’s Parmesan,” or, Pangritata. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Fizzy Orange Cooler Aguas Frescas

Aguas frescas, which translates to “fresh waters” in Spanish, combine a variety of ingredients such as fresh fruit, flowers, seeds and cereals, with sugar and water. Continue reading

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Jessica’s Quick Prep Vegan and Gluten-Free Chili con Corney, with a Secret Ingredient

When my husband’s aunt laughed at the idea that I could create a vegan chili that was worthy of entering into the family’s annual, meat-laden chili cook-off, I knew I wanted to enter it as a contender. After all, chili really revolves around the seasoning and, I think, a well-seasoned pot of beans stands on its own merits. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free De Piña con Chile Paletas, or, Spicy Pineapple Ice Pops

Last week’s recipe for Vegan and Gluten-Free Paletas de Aguacate, or, Avocado Mexican Popsicles was a hit, so we’re bringing you another recipe that packs a little kick. Paletas, mexican popsicles, are a traditional frozen sweet treat sold throughout Mexico. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Paletas de Aguacate, or, Avocado Mexican Popsicles

If there is one thing that most of us can agree upon univerally, it’s that it is hot! Temperatures like this make us all seek out some fun, frozen treats to cool us down. Paletas, or, Mexican popsicles, are wildly popular in Mexico. Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Marinated Green Bean Salad

Green beans are everywhere right now, and the ways to prepare them are endless. We love green beans and can eat them just about any way: raw, cooked, by themselves, and with dips and dressings. Continue reading

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Artichokes With Gluten-Free Lemon Basil Vegenaise

We’re crazy for artichokes, but we’re sure you all agree. We’re also crazy for Vegenaise when we get the hankering for a little indulgence, or want to bring a delicious dish to that summer potluck. We love Vegenaise because, not only is it vegan and gluten-free, it’s non-GMO. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Summer is definitely here and most of us are contending with record-breaking temperatures. That is why we were elated to get this month’s copy of Veg News and find it full of vegan ice cream recipes. The best part? You don’t even need an ice cream maker. Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten Free Cauliflower Steaks with Beurre Blanc Sauce

Cauliflower steaks are all the rage right now. A thick cut of cauliflower sauteed, and then baked, offers a filling and delicious main course that is not a dish that strives to be vegan and gluten-free, but rather a gourmet offering that just happens to be vegan and gluten-free. The addition of the vegan, gluten-free beurre blanc sauce makes this a meal worthy of 5-star restaurant. This is the perfect dish for a romantic evening in, or a holiday feast. Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Coconut Clusters

It seems that the biggest challenge in eating both vegan and gluten-free is finding recipes that are both, and that is where we often have to get creative. One of our favorite gluten-free cookbooks is Cooking with Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife, N.D. Unfortunately, while all of the ingredients are sans gluten, most of his recipes contain eggs and honey. Continue reading

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How to Cook Perfect, Fluffy Brown Rice – Every Time!

This is, hands down, the best way to cook brown rice so that it comes out perfect – fluffy, and not sticky – every time. Ever since I learned how to do this, I keep a big batch of brown rice in the fridge, already cooked and ready to use. Continue reading

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Super Easy Brown Rice Hot Cereal

I’ve been getting into brown rice lately, a lot. Ever since I learned to prepare rice in the following method in my rice cooker, I have a big batch of it ready cooked and ready to use, in the fridge. It’s wonderful. I love brown rice, warm with sesame seeds and sea salt sprinkled over it, cold tossed into salads, and for breakfast. The following is a very easy way to eat brown rice as a warm cereal in the morning. It’s delicious, and has no added sugar! Continue reading

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Really Easy Vegan and Gluten Free Peanut Butter

Did you know that it is really easy to make your own peanut butter? It is! And best of all, you can control what does, or doesn’t go into it. While we are going to give you an easy recipe to make a basic peanut butter, there is a lot of room to get creative and play around with what you add! Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli soup has been a kitchen staple for decades, but the most popular brand is neither vegan or gluten free. It is such a great ingredient to have on hand in the kitchen because it is versatile; it can be eaten alone or added to a casserole. It can be poured over rice, or poured over a baked potato. The possibilities are endless! Continue reading

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Gluten Free and Vegan Crispy Polenta Croutons

One of the things that people have to give up when they go gluten free, about which they are saddest, is croutons. It’s especially hard if they are also vegan, because salads are a go-to favorite of vegans. Croutons add a delicious crunch and burst of flavor to a salad and they are often sorely missed when they have to disappear. Continue reading

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Gluten Free and Vegan Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes

No-Turkey Day is coming and we can already taste the delicious food that is going to grace dinner tables across the nation. If Thanksgiving Day dinners are tough and time consuming, vegan and gluten free Thanksgiving day dinners can cause a unique challenge. Well we are here to make your No-Turkey Day food preparation a little easier. Continue reading

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Vegan Frozen Coconut Whipped Cream Dollops, the Gluten Free Way to Make Your Hot Chocolate Exciting

What is better than delicious, creamy vegan whipped cream? Delicious, creamy vegan whipped cream frozen dollops! Make these ahead of time to keep in your freezer, and whip them out the next time you make hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or any other warm beverage that you want to enhance with a little creamy deliciousness! Continue reading

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Vegan and Gluten Free Walnut Pumpkin Cheesecake

Thanksgiving, or No Turkey Day, is barreling upon us with lightning speed, and pumpkin cheesecake is a staple on many holiday dinner tables. A vegan and gluten free cheesecake can be difficult if you are used to making your own crust because pre-made graham crackers and ginger cookies that are both vegan and gluten free are incredibly difficult to find. In fact, we scoured the internet and we kept coming up with one or the other, but not both. Continue reading

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Decadent Vegan and Gluten Free Beurre Blanc Sauce

Beurre Blanc sauce, which is “white butter” when translated from French, is the epitome of decadence. The non-vegan version is made from plenty of butter, heavy cream and white wine. Legend has it that it was invented by accident at the French restaurant La Buvette de la Marine, by the owner, chef Clémence Lefeuvre. According to the legend, Lefeuvre was making a Bearnaise sauce to go with a fish dish, but forgot to add the egg yolks and tarragon. Continue reading

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What is a Flax Egg? Why it is a Vegan and Gluten Free Egg Substitute!

Do you know what a flax egg is? Us either, until recently. After learning what it it is, it seems like something we should have known about this whole time! When we searched “flax egg,” there were tons of recipes using the vegan and gluten free egg alternative! “What is a flax egg,” you ask? Well it is a vegan binder used in the same way that an egg is used. It can be used in breads, crusts, heavier doughs and other foods where eggs are needed to bind. Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies for National Vegetarian Day

Happy World Vegetarian Day! We are bringing you the easiest peanut butter cookies to make in the world! Seriously, four ingredients (one of them being water) and that is it. We defy you to bring us an easier peanut butter cookie recipe that is both vegan and gluten free (although if you know of one, please let us know!). Continue reading

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The Creamiest Vegan, Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

We came across this way of cooking macaroni and cheese that just made us flip. Of course, it was the gluten-full, dairy version, but we thought we may just try it catered to our diet. Boy are we glad we did! The key is to cook the noodles not in water, but right in the milk alternative! In this case we used almond milk. We tried this with two different types of gluten-free noodles, rice and a quinoa/corn mix. Continue reading

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Gluten Free, Vegan Artichokes with Lemon Butter Sauce

Artichokes are popping up in farmer’s markets, and the ways to prepare them seem endless. They make an excellent appetizer or light lunch. Artichokes are very low in fat and cholesterol, and chock full of Iron, Niacin, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, fiber, and Vitamins C, K, and B6. This recipe for artichokes is simple and effortless, so an excellent option if you are having lunch guests, or need some good appetizers. Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten Free Sloppy Joes

Our mouths were watering when we read this delicious recipe for vegan, gluten free sloppy joes in this month’s edition of Veg News. Sloppy Joes are such a fun dish and remind us of childhood! Whether you prefer to eat these wrapped in lettuce, or with your favorite gluten free bread or hamburger buns, this yummy recipe is sure to bring back fond memories of summertime! Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Ketchup made from Tomatoes and Plums

We defy you to read a copy of the Inspired Vegan and not get hungry. All of the recipes are distinct, but relatively easy to make. This recipe caught our eye because it is such an unexpected marrying of flavors. Tangy tomatoes and red wine vinegar are paired with sweet plums and agave nectar. It is rounded out with red onions and lemon juice. A smattering of sea salt tops off this dish for a wonderful medley of some of nature’s best offerings. We hope you enjoy it! Continue reading

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Julia Child’s 100th Birthday Celebration Week: Today is Julia Child’s Birthday! Vegan and Gluten Free Pea Soup

Today is Julia Child’s 100th birthday! Happy Birthday Julia! Today we are bringing you a vegan, gluten-free version of her famous split pea soup. It is going to be fall before we know it, so time to start gathering delicious recipes such as this one, to get us through the cool evenings. While Julia’s version of this soup contains ham, we are altering the recipe to instead have a dash of liquid smoke to offer a similar smokey taste for which ham is known, but without the actual pig. Continue reading

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Julia Child’s 100th Birthday Celebration Week: Vegan and Gluten Free Rice Soubise

August 15th would have been Julia Child’s birthday and so we are celebrating Julia Child this week the only way we know how! Turning some of her wonderful recipes into vegan and gluten free versions for all to enjoy! While some purists may think that Julia Child would roll over in her grave to know that her recipes were being altered to be both vegan and gluten-free, what we do know about Julia is her extraordinary passion for delicious food and that others enjoy it. And while some are vegan and gluten-free by choice, many are vegan and gluten-free out of necessity. Continue reading

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Raw Vegan, Gluten Free Almond Ginger Sushi Rolls

Almond lovers and growers are rejoicing with news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that almonds have around 20 percent less calories than previously thought. It seems that food scientists have found that the way we have been measuring calories for over 100 years may not be very precise in cases where the food is both high in both fiber and fat, such as nuts. What scientists found is that, those who consume nuts excrete a higher amount of fat in their waste, which means that our bodies are not actually absorbing all of the fat and calories that are in the nuts. Continue reading