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Zucchini Quesadillas with Corn andBlack Bean Salsa

This is our go-to meal when we’re in a hurry. It’s especially quick and easy if, like me, you keep veritable troffs of hummus and salsa on hand in the fridge. We are a family who likes to snack, and I don’t want anyone running to get junk food because there isn’t something that doesn’t []

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Veggie Rainbow Salsa

I was looking for a “snacky-type” recipe that makes a TON of food, doesn’t cost a lot and is super healthy. When a friend of mine brought Black Bean Confetti Salsa to a Labor Day Potluck party, I loved it and knew this might be the one. I made a few adjustments based on what []

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One-Ingredient Ice Cream!

I ran across this article on The Kitchn today and I can’t wait to try it!!  How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient! Yes, that’s right; you heard us. Creamy, soft-serve style ice cream with just one ingredient — and no ice cream maker needed! What is this one magic ingredient that []

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Easy Peasy Granola Squares

Forget store-bought granola bars. They’re overpriced and junky. These granola squares are healthy, super-easy to concoct, and make your whole house smell amazing while they bake! 2 C old-fashioned oats 3/4 C toasted wheat germ 3/4 C chopped walnuts 3/4 C raisins 1/2 C maple syrup or agave nectar 1/2 C canola or vegetable oil []

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“Noggy” Christmas Brownies

I’m still experimenting with my brownie recipes. I have yet to succeed with what I truly feel is the “perfect” vegan brownie. They’re all either too cakey, too oily or too crumbly. But, slowly – oh, so slowly – I’m getting there And the stuff I’m coming up with in the meantime isn’t exactly putting []

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Pretty Little Peanut Butter Cookies

This peanut butter cookie is great because it’s gluten-free, and free of refined white sugar as well (though they’re not “sugar free” per se, just sans the yucky, over-processed stuff). Now, if you don’t have any sucanat on hand, and you aren’t worried about using processed sugar, you can substitute half a cup of white []

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Monstrously Delicious Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa is one of my favorite things in the world! Snuggling into the sofa with a hot cup of cocoa is one of life’s perfect little moments for me. The cheap store-bought packet stuff is all total junk, with ingredients you wouldn’t feed a gynecologist you don’t like, so why on earth would you []

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Country-Style Mac and “Nooch” Casserole

This delicious dish came about completely by accident when I was trying to make my classic Creamy Mac N “Nooch” Casserole and discovered that I had run out of soy sauce. Instead of dashing to store to buy some, I made a few adjustments and turned out what tastes like something you’d eat at a []

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Curried Israeli Couscous

Israeli couscous can be hard to find (many natural food stores carry it in bulk) but it is super tasty and a neat distraction from the “usual” fare. My favorite local grocery sells it at $3.74 per pound, and a pound is about four cups. Four cups of the dry stuff will net you a []

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Baked “Greasy Spoon” French Fries

I live in Texas where summer lasts six months and, even in the winter, it is not often very cold outside. But today it was freezing, which is such a weird novelty for us. I truly love it. My husband was off work today too, so we hunkered into the sofa and watched Elf. It []

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Homemade Vegan Cheese Pizza

We love pizza around here, and when it doesn’t come vegan-style from the local parlor (seriously, when are the big chains going to catch on to this?!) you have to find new-fashioned ways of doing it the “old-fashioned way.” As you know, bread is Jason’s thing and he’s found a great basic recipe for any []

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Kalappange Smoothie

What is “kalappange,” you ask? Why, it’s kale-apple-orange all mingled together. Oh yes! And it’s fabulous. I got the original recipe from The Cancer Project cookbook (it’s the “Green Goddess”), but I changed it up just a hair by adding an apple and a teeny bit of stevia. I also like to stick in a []

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Onion Soup with Croutons and Vegan Mozzarella

  This soup is so perfect for a cold winter day. While I ate it, my daughter kept coming by the table and plucking the croutons out of it. She’d stick one in her mouth and run back to Yo Gabba Gabba on the TV. When she was finished with one crouton, she’d come back []

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Tasty Tofu Scramble

I have a wonderful alternative to scrambled eggs that does not involve buying one of those expensive “tofu scrambler” kits. Anyway, all those kits do is turn your tofu a weird sunrise yellow color, and they don’t taste worth a flip! So, here’s the Bankrupt Vegan way to do scrambled tofu. Basic Recipe (additions below*): []

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Easy Mixed Berry Pie

This pie is so easy, just mildly tart and delicious, it will probably get gobbled up in one sitting. But, that’s okay because you can make another one! No biggie. First, buy or make a pie crust. The one I buy is perfect, if you can find it. It’s from the Wholly Wholesome Baked Goods []

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