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Breakfasts Recipes Vegan

Almond Quinoa Muffins

August 27, 2016

I spent a lot of time this summer cooking from vegan cookbooks. I started with a classic – Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. It has been out for a while, and it’s a compendium of vegan recipes that are truly delicious but also a bit time consuming. I wanted to see which recipes I could make where I genuinely didn’t miss meat, and this cookbook delivers. TheĀ  main dish and appetizer recipes…

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Recipes Vegan Vegetarian

Instant Pot Black Bean & Rice Tacos/Burritos

July 16, 2016

I just joined the cult of the Instant Pot, thanks to a crazy sale on Amazon Prime day where this kitchen technology was 40% off. (215,000 Instant Pots were sold, but who’s counting?) The Instant Pot is supposedly as life altering as a Vitamix: it’s an electric pressure cooker that can also saute food and work as a slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, etc etc. It also boasts itself to be green, reducing energy consumption 70% due to the…

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Recipes Soups Vegan

Summer Tomato Soup

June 30, 2016

I’ve never been a fan of tomato soup. I don’t have any positive associations with the overly sweet, canned variety that was served with grilled cheese sandwiches at school cafeterias. It was unlikely, therefore, that I would ever order it for myself on a menu as an adult: too much of a risk of it tasting like the canned stuff. But recently, at my friend Eren’s house, I had a life changing tomato soup – it was so good that…

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Desserts Recipes Vegan

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over My World

June 22, 2016

I love cookbooks, and this summer I’ve been cooking my way through a couple vegan cookbooks, whose authors are considered among the best recipe developers in the vegan world, Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Why vegan, if I haven’t given up meat completely? I’ve gone through phases where I only ate vegetarian but at the moment I would consider myself a flexitarian, meaning I’m eating mostly vegetarian/vegan with one or two meals a week in the fish or…

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