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    Vegan Secrets Revealed! 5 Magic Foods for Decadent Plant-Based Cooking

    Are you celebrating Veganuary? Exploring Meatless Mondays? Just looking for tasty ways to work more plant-based yum into your diet? I’m going to break vegan protocol, and publicly reveal the indulgent plant-based ingredients your mama never told you about. There’s a whole world of deliciousness out there that most omnivores have never even tasted! More

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    Vegan Recipe: Oil-Free Oil

    I don’t usually pay much attention to oil use, or fat-free-ness: when my kitchen plans hum along normally, I find that a whole-food plant-based diet sort of naturally works out for me health-and-weight-wise, without oil restriction needed. But during a major household move, my eating habits have been a bit (vegan-)junky lately; and some of my family members are working towards weight loss goals. So I tinkered up this oil substitute, with an eye towards trimming the fat and calories from our daily bread. If you’re trying to cut down on added fats and oils in your cooking, check it out! More

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    Real Vegan Real Quick: 10 Fast Foods for Harried Herbivores

    Gearing up for a cross-country move, I’ve got my meal prep dials set to the ‘fast food’ position — but to me that doesn’t mean McDonald’s or Burger King. Far from it! Instead I’m crazy about real-food strategies for eating well but cooking quickly. Whether you’re camping, road tripping, or (sigh) trying to pack up your kitchen into a U-Haul, use these ideas for good food when (no matter how much you love cooking) you DO NOT HAVE TIME TO FOOL WITH KITCHEN BIDNESS! More

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    The Rainbow Feast: Vegan Cooking for Omni Kids

    Feeding picky kiddos can be daunting — all the more so when they’re used to hot dogs and hamburgers, but your pantry’s stocked with chickpeas and quinoa! Whether your vegan kid has an omni-friend play-date, or your family has just gone vegan, or (like me) you sometimes find yourself cooking for nieces and nephews with fast-food palates, finding something everyone’s happy with can definitely be a challenge! After extensive R & D on this topic, I’m ready to report my findings. With a few kid-friendly kitchen strategies up your sleeve, you’ll be surprised how quickly omni kids can come to enjoy a vegan table! More

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    Vegan Recipe: Toficken Salad

    I dedicate this recipe to my lovely mum, whose homemade chicken salad filled my dchildhood sandwiches — but who now eats vegan. Same wonderful flavor, same tasty lunch-box happiness… no chickens needed! More

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    Vegan Recipe: Make-You-Sigh Massaged Kale Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

    Don’t tell the other greens, but kale is my favorite! Packed with iron, calcium, beta carotene, vitamins, potassium, and healthful phytochemicals, it’s also one of the most versatile leafy green veggies around. If you haven’t tried massaged kale yet, well, you’re just cheating yourself! The rubdown removes the sharp ‘cabbage-y’ flavor, and magically transforms kale into the perfect raw salad green. This salad comes together quickly, and packs a nutritional power-punch — while making your taste buds keel over (er, kale over?) from happiness! More

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    Recipe: Indian Lentil Curry of Great Happiness

    Do you live in a town with inadequate Indian dining options? Or perhaps you crave curry, but in these difficult times shy away from expensive restaurant fare? No problem: this delicious lentil curry will knock your Indian-food-loving socks off, without breaking the bank! More

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    A Joyful Weaning: Embracing a Dairy-Free Life

    Last week, the latest in a series of undercover cruelty videos highlighted some of the animal abuse intrinsic to dairy production. Dairy consumption can also cause or aggravate many health problems, and creates enormous environmental pollution. If you’ve been thinking of exploring a dairy-free lifestyle, there’s never been a better time to try it out! Shifting towards a more compassionate, healthy, sustainable dairy-free kitchen doesn’t have to be daunting. Armed with a little knowledge, an adventurous spirit, and some vegan cheesecake recipes, going dairy-free can be surprisingly easy and delicious! More