A Recipe for Vegan Mayonnaise

You can buy commercial brands of vegan mayonnaise, but why not make your own? This recipe will take you less than 10 minutes with a blender. It will keep for 2-3 weeks, although it does tend to separate. In that case, you can either pour out the liquid (careful–all the mayo can glop out...

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How to Prevent Constipation When Travelling

What’s a post on constipation doing on a vegan blog? Yes, generally speaking, most vegans are not bothered by constipation. Their diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, is also high in fiber. But even vegans can fall prey to traveler’s constipation. When you travel, your body’s circadian rhythm, the daily...

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Vegan Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Vegan Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Everyone in Hawaii, regardless of their ethnicity, has eaten Portuguese bean soup. The original is made with Portuguese sausage, a spicy, garlicky sausage. To make it vegan, I took the spices without the meat, and added them to the remaining soup ingredients–potatoes, carrots, and kidney beans. And because I like a thicker soup, I...

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

No Thanksgiving would be complete without pumpkin pie. But the traditional recipe calls for eggs and milk. The tricky part for vegans is how to get the filling to set without the eggs and milk that make it like a pumpkin custard. The milk part is easy. Substitute a nondairy milk, like soy, rice,...

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Vegetarian and Vegan Substitutions for Dishes

If you need to transform or alter a dish this Thanksgiving, or at any other meal, so that a vegetarian can eat it, and you are not sure what to do, here are some ways to do so. In this other post, I listed some vegetarian-friendly Thanksgiving dishes and suggestions. Vegetarian Substitutions for Bacon...

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What Do Vegetarians Eat for Thanksgiving?

What Do Vegetarians Eat for Thanksgiving?

Funny Save a Turkey Vegetarian Thanksgiving Shirt Thanksgiving has a special place in my heart, because I chose the day after Thanksgiving to become a vegetarian, way back in 1983. I liked turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing, and I wanted to eat that one more time before giving it all up. Every year,...

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How Fast Can You Make Vegan Ice Cream?

How Fast Can You Make Vegan Ice Cream?

When I was doing research for my book, The New Scoop: Recipes for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream in Unusual Flavors (Plus Some Old Favorites), many people were complaining that the recipes out there called for cooking and cooling, then chilling, then churning. That meant waiting at least several hours before you could have ice...

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Trying out the Back to Eden Gardening Method

Trying out the Back to Eden Gardening Method

So I’ve decided I have nothing to lose by trying the gardening method in the film Back to Eden. See this post for more information on the Back to Eden farming method. In short, a thick layer of wood chip and leaf mulch is added over a layer of compost over your garden area....

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Vegan Artisan Cheese Book Launch Party

Vegan Artisan Cheese Book Launch Party

If you are able to be in San Francisco this Saturday night, I highly recommend attending the book launch party for Miyoko Schinner’s new book, Artisan Vegan Cheese. Miyoko is a character, very down to earth, funny, and an amazing chef. I had the pleasure of eating her food, including vegan sushi and more...

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A New Old Method of Gardening

A New Old Method of Gardening

. I just watched a movie called Back to Eden, which shows an easy, organic, almost too good to be true method of gardening based on the way Nature does things. It’s the kind of thing where you go, Duh…why didn’t I think of that? Simply put, you heavily mulch your garden with wood...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

Greens Reusable Fabric Tote

Fun Animal Poems, Facts, and Activities for Kids

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A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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