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Vegetarian/Vegan Minestrone Soup

Vegetarian/Vegan Minestrone Soup

Vegetarian/Vegan Minestrone Soup Minestrone is a classic Italian soup which usually contains vegetables, beans, and pasta or rice. It is a hearty and filling soup and can be a complete meal in itself. Here is my recipe for Vegan or Vegetarian Minestrone Soup. A close friend is grieving the loss of her husband, and...

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Vegetarian and Vegan Soups

Vegetarian and Vegan Soups

Vegetarian and Vegan Soups Your favorite soups might include chicken noodle, minestrone, and clam chowder. But if you are a vegetarian or vegan, chances are, you can’t eat those any more. Or can you? Here is a guide to vegetarian and vegan soups. Obviously, soups that rely on meat or animal ingredients for their...

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Vegan Curried Lentil Soup

Vegan Curried Lentil Soup

Vegan Curried Lentil Soup Vegan or vegetarian soups can be quite bland if you are just adding water, and not a stock. I never have stock on hand, so I prefer to use water and basic vegetables to impart depth of flavor. However, in this recipe, all the ingredients–lentils, spices, and vegetables–combine to make...

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For Ginger Lovers: A Ginger Menu

A good friend fell off a cliff, broke his neck in two places, but is fine (thank you, gods!) and recovering. Recently, however, he’s been having some nausea as he tries to wean himself off the narcotic pain pills. Because I know ginger is good to relieve nausea, plus it helps digestion, I whipped...

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What to do with the first spring greens of the garden

What to do with the first spring greens of the garden

The weather has been extremely cooperative, with cool nights, warm to hot days, and enough rain collected in buckets to water this year’s crop of fast-growing greens. I was able to pick some broccoli raab, or rapini, and use it in a simple, hearty dish. I got the recipe from Bryanna Clark Grogan, although...

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Vegetarian Thai Cooking Class

Vegetarian Thai Cooking Class

The first thing I did upon arrival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was head to May Kaidee’s Vegetarian Restaurant. It’s on Ratchapakinai Road, next to the Sumit Hotel, about 4 doors up from the Thai Red Cross office, which is easy to spot. I had a bowl full of something luscious, with coconut milk curry...

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Organic Lunch in Tokyo

Organic Lunch in Tokyo

On the way back home from Thailand, I opted to take a 12-hour layover in Tokyo and go into the city to walk around. I miss Japan just enough after having lived there sixteen years ago to want to visit every now and then, and I had some spare yen to spend. I took...

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Cafe Pandau, Organic Dishes

Cafe Pandau, Organic Dishes

I went to lunch with the wife of a friend, to celebrate the 26th-year anniversary of my becoming a vegetarian. Thanksgiving Day, 2003 was the last time I ate meat. I had my last fix of turkey and went, well, cold turkey after that, and have never looked back. I did at one point...

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Pad Thai for Breakfast

Pad Thai for Breakfast

I went back to my favorite, May Kaidee’s Vegetarian Restaurant, not wanting to experiment with breakfast. I get that way with recipes sometimes, going back to tried-and-true old favorites rather than trying new things, because when I get too many flubs and just want good food, I want good food! Good old Pad Thai...

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Taste From Heaven

Taste From Heaven

Yesterday I tried a different vegetarian restaurant, Taste From Heaven, which supports the work of the Elephant Nature Park, a haven for elephants rescued from the hands of abusive owners or those who are otherwise unable to properly or adequately feed or care for them. It also helps remove older elephants who are no...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

Greens Reusable Fabric Tote

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A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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