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La Dolce Vegan!

Categories: Cookbooks, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Vegan

LaDolceVegan_books_shop_store_canada_vivagranola.jpg Know someone that has decided to go vegan?  Have you decided yourself?  La Dolche Vegan is a great book for any beginner vegan.  The recipes are simple to follow, and the ingredients are easy to find in the store.  Sarah Kramer includes recipes with faux meats, and also just straight up veggie fare.  In the back, she gives ideas on how to substitute the things I would never give up such as butter, but you will be impressed by how she gets around those things.  The author of the […]

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CUTTING COSTS WITH A VEGETARIAN DIET…something to consider in lean times

Categories: Articles, Food Culture, Vegetarian   CUTTING COSTS WITH A VEGETARIAN DIET Are you looking for ways to trim your household budget in the depths of the recession? Well, there is no cheaper way than to eat vegetarian. If you are new to vegetarianism let me assure you it’s no big deal. The only major change is that you swap one protein (meat) for a protein from other sources (beans, lentils, grains, seeds etc). Making the switch is easy when there is only yourself involved. It only becomes tricky when a whole family is […]

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Gluten-Free Seitan – Say What?!!

Categories: Articles, Celiac Disease, Gluten-free, Vegetarian

Gluten-Free Seitan – Say What?!! By Black Phoebe :: Ms. Jen on October 24, 2009 11:52 PM |Â Today I was looking through the recipes in the last issue of Gourmet Magazine (*shakes fist at Conde Nast*), when I read the recipe on Vegetarian Shepherds Pie which called for seitan as one of the main ingredients. Seitan is an Asian protein-rich, meat-free food stuff made of wheat gluten that is very popular for creating meat substitutes for vegetarian and vegan cooking. If you are gluten-free for health reasons, such as […]

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101 Cookbooks

Categories: Blogs, Cooking tips, Food Education

This is a journal/blog that posts delicious recipes one or more times per week. The majority of her recipes are vegetarian, some vegan and all easily adaptable. Just a fresh perspective on random things in your fridge. If you join, you’ll get an email with each new recipe!

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Spicy Black Bean Soup

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Soup

by Courtney Wilkinson Prep: 15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 (15-½ ounce) cans black beans, un-drained (6 cups of black beans) 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 14-½ ounces of vegetable broth 1 (14-½ ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies 1 (11 ounce) can sweet corn, drained Directions: Cook onion and garlic in a large pan, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Place the onion mixture, 1 can of the […]

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Walnut-Mushroom Pate

Categories: Appetizers, Gluten-free, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi, Shen Calming, Vegan, Vegetarian

My husband and I made this recipe for our family(s) at Thanksgiving. 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced yellow onion 3 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 3/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound cremini mushrooms, chopped 1 cup lightly toasted walnuts 3/4 cup cooked cannellini beans 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Up to 1/4 cup cold vegetable broth Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sautee for 3 to 5 minutes until […]

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