Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Bone Char Free Sugar

February 13, 2017

In 2014 I wrote a blog post about sugar and bone char. It is one of my most popular posts. People are often surprised, even shocked, to find out that bone char free sugar is not the norm! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and according to the National Retail Federations Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey, an extraordinary $1.7 billion…

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Holidays Made Easy with Vegan Appetizers You Can Afford

December 17, 2016

Vegan appetizers are one of my favorite food dishes to prepare and a must for any get-together. These vegan appetizers don’t include expensive cheese, but they do include delicious, healthy cheese alternatives. This year I focused on affordability. I often hear how expensive a vegan diet can be but you don’t always have to shop…

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Three Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies That Work

November 14, 2016

Healthy holiday eating is always a challenge.  On average people gain about 2 pounds between Halloween and New Year’s Eve. Two pounds doesn’t sound like much, but as the years go on, it can add up. My #1 healthy holiday eating strategy is always begin your holiday meal with soup. Filling up on a healthy, high-fiber soup first…

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Vegan Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes & Coconut Caramel Sauce

October 26, 2016

I created this vegan ice cream yesterday solely to smother it in Nature’s Charm new vegan coconut caramel sauce. Oh my gosh, I have missed caramel so much since I became vegan but I don’t have to anymore. Nature’s Charm just released a coconut caramel sauce that is dairy, gluten and soy free and made from…

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Vegan Bean Chili With Creamy Cannellini Beans, Green Chiles & Spinach

October 17, 2016

  Halloween is right around the corner and there is something I always do to prepare for that busy night.  I make a big batch of my vegan bean chili with creamy cannellini beans, roasted green chiles, and spinach. A Halloween night meal should be simple and forgiving.  Meaning you can make it a day or…

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Vegan Meringue with Summertime Berries

July 26, 2016

I need to introduce you to my love. It is vegan meringue. Oh my goodness. To be honest, I was very skeptical about using chickpea brine to make vegan meringue, but I got over that quickly. This meringue was light, airy and formed stiff peaks. Not only was the texture great, but it was absolutely…

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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 2014

November 13, 2015

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 2014 The holidays are upon us again and I have so much to be grateful for. First and foremost, I would like to thank all of you for being part of our compassionate community. I appreciate all your comments and feedback and the generosity you show me when you share my recipes with your…

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Vegan Thanksgiving – Recipes For A Complete Holiday Dinner

November 12, 2015

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal…

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Healthy Dinner for the Holidays: Savory Vegan Turnover

November 11, 2015

It’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only three weeks away. Time is flying. I won’t be cooking this year, but I will be experimenting with a new healthy dinner recipe all this month. This week’s healthy dinner is a savory vegan turnover with yams, mushrooms, vegan sausage and gravy. It turned out quite well,…

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