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Spicy Vegan Parmesan Walnuts

These spicy walnuts are really tasty. They are a great and healthy vegan alternative to store bough snacks. They are not really a “hot” spicy unless you add extra cayenne. They taste great and are easy to make. Yield: 1½ cupsIngredients: 8 ounces walnuts, shelled4 ounces vegan Parmesan*1 teaspoon dried parsley1-2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs½ teaspoon garlic powder1-2 pinches cayenne powder1 pinch salt4 tablespoons aquafaba Directions: Have your walnut pieces prepared (s...
Tags: Snacks, Vegans, Walnut, Pearl Barley Kale, Spicy Vegan Parmesan Walnuts


Review: Cinnamon-Soaked Wheat Berry Salad

We really enjoyed this salad from the award winning “Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed” cookbook by Bryant Terry tonight. The carrots, apricots and wheat berries offer a lovely combination of sweet and crunchy and it is especially nice with the cinnamon flavor. It is the second recipe we’ve made so far. The book arrived last week. We have a lot of mustard greens growing, so last night I made the Curried Tofu with Mustard Greens recipe. ...
Tags: Reviews, Books, Vegans, Salads, Caribbean, Apple Salad, Mustard Greens, Bryant Terry, Wheat Berries, Cinnamon Soaked Wheat Berry Salad, Purple Cabbage Salad Field Salad Kohlrabi


Quinoa and Pickled Beet Salad with Pears and Mint

This is a lovely salad, full of flavors, textures and color. There are also a lot of alternatives that would taste nice, see the notes below. Serving Size: 4Ingredients: 4 medium beets, washed, peeled, cut and pickled1 cup quinoa2 cups beet cooking/pickling liquid , can be stretched out with water if neededhandful mint leaves, minced or julienned2 ripe pears, peeled and slicedhandful sunflower seeds, toasted (can also be pine nuts).1 ounce vegan feta, crumbled Directions: ...
Tags: Cook, Vegans, Salads, Meals, Quinoa, Pear, Optionally, Apple Salad, Beet, Pickled Beet Salad, Beet Leaf Pesto Eggplant Towers, Raspberry Sauce Beet Dumplings Knödel, Vegan Cheese Sauce Field Salad Kohlrabi


Marinated Kohlrabi and Mango Salad

This is a very nice fall salad. By marinating the thin kohlrabi slices, they become softer and very flavorful. The salad tastes especially nice with the vegan cream cheese and the mint and basil dressing. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1-2 med. kohlrabi, peeled and thinly sliced 4 tablespoons sunflower seeds or pine nuts, toasted 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces ¼-½ cups thickened soy yogurt or vegan cream cheese for the ma...
Tags: Vegans, Salads, Mango, Apple Salad, Kohlrabi, Field Salad Kohlrabi, Mango Salsa Taco Salad


Thai Curried Hokkaido Soup with Kale

We enjoy many various recipes for pumpkin (winter squash) soup,; but this is by far our favorite. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 medium onion or shallot 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, de-seded and chopped 2 tablespoons ginger, grated 1 stalk lemmon grass, chopped or 1 teaspoon powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 3 tablespoons vegan red curry paste 1 15 ounce can puree winter squash or pumpkin (Hokkaido, butternut), or 1 (14 oz.) can, rinsed and drained, or 3½ cups ...
Tags: Cook, Soups, Vegans, Kale, Squash, Pearl Barley Kale, Chickpea Burgers Vegan Pea


Broccoli and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry

Sweet potatoes and broccoli are a very nice combination. We enjoyed this lightly spiced meal as a main meal served at lunch-time. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and cut into medium sized pieces 1 tablespoon oil 1 onion sliced thinly 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped in bite-sized pieces 1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets 6-7 cherry tomatoes, halved fresh chopped basil leaves as garnish for the sauce: ¼ cup sweet Thai chili sauce 2...
Tags: Main Dishes, Vegans, Broccoli, Sweet Potato


Strawberry Coffee Cake | Eggless Baking

Strawberries may seem like an odd choice in a baked product, but they actually taste really yummy enveloped in a sweet batter cake. They cook and become incredibly soft and jammy. You almost feel like you are eating a jam cake with all the best flavors surrounding it - vanilla, cinnamon, strawberry. The crunch of the cinnamon sugar adds a wonderful texture to the finished product. There are two ways (well, so many actually!!) to enjoy this cake. The first is warm with a good vanilla ice crea...
Tags: Fruits, Yogurt, Milk, Dessert, Vegans, Strawberry, Baking Soda, Atta, Eggless Cake, All-Purpose Flour, Eggless Baking, Cinnamon Powder, Vanilla Extract, Baking Powder, Strawberry Recipes, Strawberry Coffee Cake


Warm Salad of Roasted Potatoes, Spiced Chickpeas and Spinach

This is a tasty, warm salad that we enjoyed right after harvesting the first potatoes of the year. It would be lovely any time. It’s warm, hearty and filling. Warm Salad of Roasted Potatoes, Spiced Chickpeas and Spinach Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 pound potatoes, cut in ½ inch pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and patted dry 2 tablespoons taco seasonings 6 ounces baby leaf spinach, washed and spun dry for the vinaigrette:...
Tags: Vegans, Salads, Spinach, Potato, Optionally, Chickpeas


Burger Buns | Burger Rolls | Eggless Baking

Baking at home is always a game changer. Once you learn how to handle yeast, the entire world of bread opens up - you are literally ready to bake breads of the world! Of course there is more to baking bread than understanding yeast. A lot has to do with the different kinds of grains, flours, liquids, nuts, seeds, seasonings, and oil that go into the bread. Dough preparation process, baking times and baking temperatures also play a significant role in getting to that delicious loaf of bread at ho...
Tags: Bread, Vegans, Yeast, Olive Oil, All-Purpose Flour, Eggless Baking, Bread Rolls, Eggless Bread, Burger Rolls


Meet the vegan bodybuilder who drinks semen smoothies to fight off coronavirus

Tracy Kiss calls herself a "natural vegan bodybuilder." Which is confusing, because semen is definitely derived from animals. But, Kiss insists, it's also an essential multivitamin that helps keep her in shape — and, perhaps most crucially, boosts her immune system to prevent infection by the novel coronavirus. From The Sun: The personal trainer has also been putting the product on her skin, which she dubs "nature's multivitamin", as part of healthcare routine for more than three years. She r...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Veganism, Vegans, Home Remedies, Tracey, Semen, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, Hardcore Vegan Fails, Pant-based Diet, Tracy Kiss


Tomato Bruschetta with Vegan Feta Spread

As we are coming up to party season, we would like to offer some quick and easy ideas for finger foods or appetizers. Bruschetta are always a welcome favorite. We keep a fresh supply of our favorite home made vegan feta on hand to use in salads as well as other dishes. Yield: 12-18 slices Ingredients: 1 baguette 2-3 tablespoon olive oil 6 or 7 ripe medium tomatoes, chopped 4 ounces vegan feta cheese (recipe) 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt handful basil leaves freshly ground black pepper Directions...
Tags: Appetizers, Vegans, Tomato, Vegan Feta Spread Avocado, Gnudi


Field Salad, Kohlrabi and Apple Salad with Minty Poppy seed Dressing

We really enjoyed this lovely fresh minty salad. You could use any salad greens that you prefer, the crunchy kohlrabi and apple give a great texture and then minty dressing is delicious. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3-4 cups field salad (lambs quarters, mache), cleaned 1 kohlrabi, peeled and cut into matchstick sized pieces 1 large organic apple, cored and cut into thin slices for the dressing: ½ cup soy yogurt 1-2 tablespoons chamomile syrup or other sweet syrup 2 tablespoons white wine or ...
Tags: Apple, Vegans, Salads, Apple Salad, Kohlrabi, Field Salad Kohlrabi, Vegan Pea Salad Taco Salad


A supposedly progressive vegan food company called No Evil Foods was involved in some evil union busting

The North Carolina-based No Evil Foods presents itself as a socially-conscious, values-driven manufacturer of vegan foods. They claim to be the fastest-growing meat alternative in the country, currently available at more than 5,000 retailers. They sell products called "Comrade Cluck" and "El Zapatista." Their website boasts things like: We offer a living wage to our employees and paid-time off for everyone, even our hourly hustlers. We support health and sustainability with our Vegan at Work & F...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Unions, Union, North Carolina, Vegans, Vegan, Beyond Meat, Reynolds, Cluck, Labor Union, Meat Is Murder, Union-busting, Meat Alternative, Union Organizing


Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Eggless Recipe

With the arrival of summer and the long break ahead, weekdays and weekends tend to merge together! With the holiday mood it is imperative to try something new but also keep things easy and light. A favorite for these long days is the Pancake. There is so much you can do with this simple batter - add fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, jams, syrups, chocolate, and much much more. Today's recipe is simple, delicious and filling. It's also so easy to make that you can have your kids join you in...
Tags: Oil, Milk, Cinnamon, Vegans, Salt, Banana, Butter, Brown Sugar, All-Purpose Flour, Cinnamon Powder, Chocolate Chips, Baking Powder


Apricot Vegan Cream Cheese Bruschetta

This was a lovely lunch we had. It would also be nice as party food, at a brunch, served as an appetizer, or even as a snack. Yield: about 20 rounds Ingredients: 1 sourdough baguette 1 cup vegan cream cheese 6 ripe organic apricots, cleaned and sliced 3 tablespoons sweet syrup (I made chamomile) handful sunflower seeds, toasted lemon balm and edible flowers as garnish Directions: Slice the baguette into 2 inch rounds. Toast the rounds on a grill or in the oven. Spread each round with cream ...
Tags: Appetizers, Vegans, Optionally, Apricot, Vegan Feta Spread Avocado, Apricot Vegan Cream Cheese Bruschetta, Vegan Cheese Sauce Bruschetta


Banana Walnut Cake Bars | Eggless Baking

The other day I was reading an article about how Banana Bread is having a moment!! Well, why not - there really is nothing like a bread, bake, or cake made with ripe, sweet bananas!! This is a recipe for Cake Bars and the traditional much loved combination for Banana Cake Bars tends to be chocolate chips. Since we are clean out of those and we are working with what is in the pantry, I decide to go with an ingredient that is much underestimated but truly delicious - walnuts. Walnuts really do ve...
Tags: Yogurt, Sugar, Cinnamon, Vegans, Banana, Walnuts, Olive Oil, Baking Soda, All-Purpose Flour, Eggless Baking, Banana Cake, Banana Bars, Banana Cake Bars


Laal Patta Gobhi ke Parathe | Red Cabbage Flatbread

Another recipe today that aims at working with what's in the refrigerator and pantry!! I noticed today there was a small head of red cabbage left over from the last batch of vegetable shopping. I had planned to make Parathas | Indian Flatbread with it over the weekend. However, as I also made a batch of Dosa Batter, we were working our way through crispy dosas for the last few days!!Continue reading » [Author: [email protected] (AJ)]
Tags: Vegans, Salt, Vegan, Garlic, Ginger, Cabbage, Flatbread, Paratha, Asafoetida, Turmeric Powder, Red Cabbage, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Ginger-Garlic Paste, Red Chili Ppwder, Laal Patta Gobhi


Some Toronto Vegan Businesses Doing Delivery/Pickup during Covid19 Social Distancing.

Hello, hope you are doing as well as possible. It’s been a heck of a few months, and I know many of us have been impacted in a variety of ways. It’s hard to imagine how drastically things have changed in a short period of time – I like to think we’re all in this together, and that it will be over someday, but I know that it hasn’t been impacting people equally. Shout outs to the people keeping us healthy, keeping us fed, and keeping the city moving. We are lucky that we live in a city where ...
Tags: Facebook, Toronto, Vegans, Ontario, Mississauga, Mugi, Covid19, Toronto delivery, Vegan Toronto, Black Creek Community Farm, Emergency Food Boxes, Be Well Soup, Leo Co Bakery Sorry, Urban Acorn Urban Acorn, Vegan Supper Club, Hamilton Burlington


Linguine with Carrots

So its interesting what you get to do with ingredients lying in your refrigerator and pantry in these times!! Here is a pasta recipe I conjured with Linguine, a couple of carrots, an onion, garlic, and pasta sauce. I added some of my favorite no salt seasoning from Costco and a slice of American cheese to the bowl and it was a meal!! Continue reading » [Author: [email protected] (AJ)]
Tags: Costco, Vegans


Tofu Salad Wraps

Egg-less salad is a traditional favorite in many vegan households. Our recipe is a standard one that uses simple ingredients. You can always add more as desired. We enjoy this egg-less salad on English muffins for breakfast, on whole what toast as sandwiches or wrapped in flour tortillas for a great lunch. Yield: 6 wraps or 4 sandwiches Ingredients: 16 ounces tofu ½ cup vegan mayonnaise 2 stalks celery ½ red bell pepper 2-3 teaspoon mustard, (more if you prefer) splash pickle juice, or vinegar...
Tags: Vegans, Salads, Tofu, Celery, Tofu Feta Tagliatelle, Smokey Tofu Orange Risotto


Purple Sprouting Broccoli on Pasta

This is a lovely simple meal using fresh purple sprouting broccoli from our garden. The sprouting broccoli unfortunately does not keep its purple color. It is very nice served with a mixed salad, whole grain bread and a vegan organic wine. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 14 ounces (dry) pasta (orechiette, castellane or even penne) 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced 1 organic lemon, zest and juice 1½ pounds purple sprouting broccoli ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes salt a...
Tags: Pasta, Vegans, Broccoli, Pasta & Noodles


Top BEST 150 audio books (5-star audio book list) to read during covid19 home stay

After reading/listening to more than 1,000 books, here is my (growing!) list of 5-star favorites.  I am very stingy with my ratings/stars. If I really (really!) enjoy something, it gets 4-stars (or 4.5 stars).   5-stars are reserved for books I love so much I think everyone should read them ;)  I am not linking to Amazon (or other) to avoid making any money off this post--it is a public service. I get most of my books from the library (libby app or hoopla) but also buy from Chirp and audible.   ...
Tags: Amazon, North Korea, Michelle Obama, Jk Rowling, Tina Fey, Nora Ephron, Jodi Picoult, Melinda Gates, Vegans, Portia De Rossi, Bill Bryson, Kevin Davis, Caroline Kepnes, Reese, Deon Meyer, Robert Galbraith


Tagliatelle with Mushroom and Tofu Ragù

Late winter/early spring is a difficult time for fresh foods up north. We still have some winter vegetables like kale, savoy cabbage and parsnips in the garden, but it will be a while longer before fresh green vegetables are ready to be enjoyed. Therefor, mushrooms are a delightful opportunity for tasty meals at this time of the year. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound brown mushrooms, cleaned and sliced or quartered 1 pound tofu, blotted dry and cubed 4 shallots, (or 1 large white onion) 1 ...
Tags: Main Dishes, Pasta, Mushrooms, Vegans, Pasta & Noodles, Tofu Ragù, Mushroom Ragu on Gnocchi Mushroom


Review: Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers

These burgers really are delicious! We’ve collected and tried many different vegan burger recipes in the past, but these are definitely the tastiest. The recipe was created by Ella Suihko from Ella’s Experimental Kitchen and was featured at One Green Planet. We did make them according to the instructions. Our burgers were served on a whole grain bun, with lettuce, tomato, melted vegan cheese and red onions with ketchup. The burgers make a healthy filling meal as well as tasting so good. Curri...
Tags: Reviews, Pumpkin, Vegans, Squash, Ella, Spicy Pumpkin Sauce Ricotta, Chickpea Burgers, Ella Suihko, Winter Squash Chickpea Tajine Thai Curried TVP


Is Your Body in Balance? Eat this at breakfast

I'm excited to share with you one last exclusive excerpt from Your Body in Balance OUT NOW! Get your copy of Your Body in Balance right here. -------------------------------- Plant Protein. We saw in Chapter 2 (Cramps and PMS) that a serving of plant protein as you start your breakfast can help stabilize moods for the rest of the say. At least that is what many women have reported. Although this has been suggested as a treatment for PMS, it also makes sense to put it to work for depression.  Ma...
Tags: England, Mexico, Middle East, Vegans, Alison, Katherine, Barnard, Neal Barnard, New Science of Food Hormones and Health, Lindsay S Nixon, Avoiding Environmental Chemicals Please


YBB Star Katherine: "A Vegan Diet Cured My Endometriosis and Prevented a Hysterectomy"

Yesterday I interviewed Alison, who after years of infertility issues and PCOS, was able to conceive when she switched to a plant-based diet. You can read her story here.  I also shared my personal struggle with my period and PMS (namely, debilitating cramps) and how a plant-based vegan diet relieved my pain and suffering last week. You can read my experience here. Having experienced ‘radical relief’ myself (twice now!), I am on a mission to communicate the message that plants harmonize hormones...
Tags: Texas, Vegans, Alison, Katherine, Neal, Barnard, Southlake Texas, PCOS, Neal Barnard, New Science of Food Hormones and Health, Lindsay S Nixon, USAF Today, Bell Helicopter Katherine, Katherine You


YYB Star Alison: "a vegan diet cured my PCOS & infertility"

Last week I shared my personal struggle with my period and PMS (namely, debilitating cramps) and how a plant-based vegan diet relieved my pain and suffering.  Having experienced ‘radical relief’ myself, I want to communicate this message to others, which is one of the many reasons I am so passionate about Dr. Barnard’s new book (RELEASED YESTERDAY!), Your Body in Balance.  Several other women have experienced life-changing results following Dr. Barnard’s dietary protocol and he shares their incr...
Tags: Vegans, Alison, Patrick, Katherine, Neal, Barnard, Neal Barnard, Alison You, New Science of Food Hormones and Health, Lindsay S Nixon, Hair Foods


Pasta with Kale and White Beans

This is one of our favorite meals which we usually eat over the winter months. This time we used a special German heirloom kale variety called ‘Lippische Palme‘. During the winter this kale turns into a dark violet-green color. It looks lovely in the garden, is healthy and tastes great in many meals. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces pasta, we used whole wheat penne 1 bunch 14 ounce kale 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and cut in bite sized pieces 1 medium onion 2 cl...
Tags: Cook, Pasta, Vegans, Kale, Tomato, Pasta & Noodles, Pearl Barley Kale


Lemony Gnocchi with Broccoli and Mushrooms

This is a delightful meal, full of flavor and filling. We enjoyed it with a mixed salad and a glass of vegan organic wine. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 16 ounces broccoli, cut in spears and florets 8 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 16 ounces gnocchi for the sauce: 2 lemons, juiced 1 heaping teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste for the garnish: 2-3 ounces non-dairy cheese, shredded lemo...
Tags: Main Dishes, Mushrooms, Vegans, Broccoli, Gnocchi, Pesto Gnocchi


Au revoir, Mamounette.

I guess I should post something. It’s been a while. I’ve started too many posts like this but the circumstances are different this time around. If you aren’t on Instagram, you might have missed the news that my mom passed away in an incredibly brutal way a couple of months ago. (Damn, almost 2 months already. It feels like it was yesterday.) We were incredibly close. She was even a tester for my cookbooks. I think the only two or three recipes she didn’t test for me where those with ingredien...
Tags: Food, Vegans, TMI