Vegan Energy Bars with Oats, Apples & Ground Flaxseed

December 15, 2017

  There may be some decent packaged vegan energy bars on the market, but there is nothing like homemade. These vegan energy bars are so easy to throw together, and the flavor combinations can be as creative as your imagination. Often I will add dried tart cherries, slivered almonds or even some carob chips for…

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Healthy Breakfast Muffin with Quinoa, Dates & Oranges

March 22, 2016

The secret to all-day energy is what you decide to eat in the morning. I love starting my day with a healthy breakfast muffin packed with nutrients and protein like this healthy breakfast muffin made with quinoa, dates and fresh oranges. As many of you know, oranges are renowned for their juicy and sweet concentration…

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Cinnamon Bread with Apples & Walnuts

February 9, 2016

Wow! I have been so busy lately, but I love every minute of it. I keep searching for new inspiration for my recipes and this week’s apple cinnamon bread was inspired by realizing I bought too many apples. Funny but true. But it was mighty delicious! The reason I’m so busy is because of my…

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No Oil, No Refined Sugar Zucchini Muffins

April 14, 2015

I love adding vegetables to muffins. Grated vegetables not only add more nutrients, but they also add more flavor and moisture. Zucchini is plentiful and inexpensive most times of the year, so today I grated a large zucchini and added it to my muffin mix. The beautiful thing about this recipe is that you can use replace…

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Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

December 10, 2014

  Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust I received an unexpected surprise in the mail today. It was a letter I wrote to a friend when I was only 17-years-old. My childhood girlfriend was kind enough to send it to me. The first thing that struck me were my rapid-fire jokes. I’m not saying they were funny, but every…

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Chia Seed Plant-Powered Breakfast

December 1, 2014

  Chia Seed Plant-Powered Breakfast  There is nothing like starting your day with the nutritional bonanza of chia seeds. Did you know chia seeds are considered one of the healthiest and most beneficial foods on the planet? A one ounce serving of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. They…

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Cakes with Spinach

November 6, 2014

 Gluten-Free Zucchini Cakes with Spinach, Arugula & Basil Sour Cream Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist, Dave Barry, once wrote: “minutes after you plant a single seed, hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden, menacing the other vegetables.” A clever and funny way to describe how bountiful zucchini can be.…

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Chili Stuffed Squash with Black Beans

November 3, 2014

  Chili Stuffed Squash with Black Beans and Vegetables Many of our visitors to Ordinary Vegan are first-time guests and I want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to start embracing a plant-based diet. A plant-based/vegan diet includes fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds and eliminates all meat and dairy.  The health…

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