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Figgy Chia Jam

Figgy Chia Jam

  • July 22, 2018

Once a year, my mom becomes a pusher of figs. She has so many that she is forced to give them to everyone: her neighbors, fellow church go-ers, the mailman, and of course, me. Not everyone likes figs right off…

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Sure To Pleasy, Mac N Cheesy

Sure to Pleasy, Mac N Cheesy

  • July 6, 2018

I grew up on Kraft Macaroni and Cheese in the 70's and as my palate became slightly more sophisticated, I started eating pasta with Parmigiano-Reggiano, baked ziti, or ravioli-- all basically modified versions of noodles and cheese. When went plant-based,…

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East Meets West Roasted Corn Salad

East Meets West Roasted Corn Salad

  • June 19, 2018

This salad is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks: Salad Samurai by Terry Hope Romero. It is simple, clean and the dressing is delicious. It makes a great side dish or add some tofu or tempeh and serve it…

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Coconut Curry With Veggies

Coconut Curry with Veggies

  • April 27, 2018

I love to use the premade spices from FreshJax. One of my favorites is their Mild Yellow Coconut Curry. It makes whipping up a yummy Thai dish super easy! Here is the whole recipe: Ingredients 1 cup Thai Jasmine rice,…

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Tuna-less Tuna Salad*

Tuna-less Tuna Salad*

  • April 2, 2018

Yields 3 -5 servings 3 cups cooked chickpeas (1-28oz can) ¼ cup red onion, minced ¼ cup celery, minced ¼ cup pickles, minced ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced 2 tbsp dulse or nori seaweed flakes ½ tablespoon kelp powder 1…

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Cashew Cheese

Cashew Cheese

  • March 27, 2018

This cashew "cheese"  is also called cashew butter or cashew cream. Tools: food processor or blender, soaking jar or bowl, wooden spoon, fork Ingredients 2 cups organic raw cashews 2 tablespoons organic lemon juice 1 peeled and smashed garlic clove…

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Baked Tofu

Baked Tofu

  • March 15, 2018

Many of us have been programmed to think of a meal as a meat, a starch or grain, and a vegetable, basically taking up equal portions on our plate. When transitioning to a plant-based diet, it can be hard to…

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The Perfect Vegan Smoothie

The Perfect Vegan Smoothie

  • February 26, 2018

One easy way to start your day with a vegan plant-based meal is to have a smoothie! It is a faster alternative to a traditional breakfast and way healthier than just grabbing a muffin or bagel. Your smoothie can have…

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Sampson’s Second Chance

Sampson’s Second Chance

  • November 28, 2017

Today is Giving Tuesday – and it’s a special day for all the animals here at PIGS Animal Sanctuary. Sampson (pictured above) was seized by an animal control facility in North Carolina in 2014. His life was in limbo for…

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