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What’s For Dessert: Raspberry Chocolate Pie

Published on August 31, 2012 in Dessert, Food, Recipe, Vegan

Note: The subtitle for this one should be “Why I need a Vitamix!” The combination of chocolate and raspberry is one of my all-time favorites. I love the sweet, tartness raspberries add to the chocolate. This is a dark, rich chocolate ganache, combined with a cranberry/raspberry juice, done vegan. Instead of the dairy cream used

 
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In The Kitchen: Basic Nut Crust

This is a basic, no bake, nut and grain crust for no bake pies. It’s easy to make, and easy to alter depending on the flavors you like and any allergies you may have. Here’s the setup for the one I’m making today. Equipment Food Processor 9-inch pie plate Ingredients 6 Medjool dates, pitted, cut

 
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Wordless Wednesday

 
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In The Kitchen: Tomatoes

I recently got twenty pounds of California ripe tomatoes as an addition to my regular Bountiful Baskets. That sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Well, it looks like this: See, not quite as much as you thought it would be! These were ripe, meaty and delicious! I love tomatoes. They are really good for you,

 
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What’s For Dinner: Brussels Sprouts

Published on August 27, 2012 in Dinner, Food, Recipe

What is your family’s reaction when these show up at your house? I bet I can guess! “Yuck!” “I’m not eating THAT!” “I HATE those!” Not at our house! When these show up in my Bountiful Baskets I jump for joy. I’m so happy when the time of year arrives that these are available! This

 
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In The Kitchen: Tofu

Published on August 24, 2012 in Food

By now you’ve seen tofu pop up a few times in my recipes. I thought you might like to know a bit more about it, and why it’s used so much for a vast array of things in the vegan foodie world. For starters, tofu is made from soybeans. First the dried soybeans are processed

 
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Saucy Tricks: Vegan Tzatziki

Published on August 23, 2012 in Food

I love tzatziki! We used to eat at Greek restraunts all the time. I would always make sure what I ordered came with it, or I would order it on the side. One of our old favorites was Pita Jungle, where we would often get the Mediterranean Platter. However, now we don’t go there now.

 
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Wordless Wednesday

 
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Cookbook Review: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian

There are very few people who are great cooks from birth. Everyone learns along the way. And most cooks, and even the great chefs have tools which got them to where they are now. A very important category of tools is: Cook Books! I happen to have two favorites. The first is a 30-year old

 
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What’s For Breakfast: The Basics

Published on August 20, 2012 in Breakfast, Food

Since I am now vegan (except for some fish) and gluten-free, people ask me all the time what I eat for breakfast. Well, the most truthful answer is: Whatever I want! For example, on Sunday I had chile relleno. DH usually makes breakfast on Sunday. This week he stuffed grilled Poblano chiles with a brown

 
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