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Za’atar Roasted Potatoes

One of the gifts I received this holiday season was a snack-sized zip-top bag containing za’atar spice mix. Za’atar is both the name of an herb related to marjoram and oregano, as well as a spice mix made up of herbs, sesame seeds, and sumac. Sumac’s berry-like fruits are ground to produce a tangy,...

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Vegan No-Cook Spiced Apples

Looking for a quick, easy, healthier potluck or holiday dish? Try these spiced apples. There is no cooking involved, apples are in season, and you probably have everything you need already. You can throw it together in about 15 minutes. I made these at the spur of the moment, when I had planned to...

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Vegan Penguin Holiday Appetizers

Vegan Penguin Holiday Appetizers

(I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures, but you get the idea.) Need a head-turning appetizer to warm up the holiday season? I made these adorable penguin appetizers for a Christmas Eve party last year, and they were a huge hit, both with the novelty/cuteness factor, and for the taste. Besides, I...

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Christmas Chocolate Clusters

Christmas Chocolate Clusters

Christmas Chocolate Clusters This is a slight variation of my award-winning Trail Mix Clusters recipe. It won Honorable Mention in a healthy chocolate contest and was published in Healthy Cooking Magazine, December/January 2009, p31. I often make a batch of these and eat one or two clusters a day without guilt, knowing I am...

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Vegan Banana Smoothie

Vegan Banana Smoothie

Vegan Banana Smoothies A friend of mine has been enjoying the soymilk smoothies I’ve shared with her, and she especially likes anything with bananas in it. She wanted to know how to make a drink with yogurt, which her husband likes, and bananas, which she likes. I whipped this up for her. Recipe: Vegan...

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Vegetarian Halloween Party Food

Vegetarian Halloween Party Food

The vegetarian Halloween party was a hit. Despite a few “WHAT are we eating?” comments throughout the evening, all the guests were great sports and tried everything. In fact, despite being so full after the appetizers that they only ate a small portion of the main course, everyone finished all their dessert…. I mentioned...

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Vegan Chocolate Frozen Soy Yogurt

Vegan Chocolate Frozen Soy Yogurt

Vegan Chocolate Frozen Soy Yogurt More playing around with the delicious soy yogurt I’ve been making. Since the weather has been so hot and muggy, I have been reluctant to experiment in the kitchen with anything requiring heat. But frozen yogurt hits the spot. This has less of a creamy consistency than the mango...

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Vegan Mango Frozen Soy Yogurt

Vegan Mango Frozen Soy Yogurt

What to do with all the soy yogurt I’ve been making? I mean, besides just eating it by the spoonful? Our 30-foot mango tree is still dropping a few mangoes every day, the very last of the season. However, from such a height, not much is left once they’ve hit the ground. So I...

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Bubur Pulot Hitam, Sticky Black Rice Pudding

Bubur Pulot Hitam, Sticky Black Rice Pudding

For dessert at our final dinner in Malaysia, we were served a warm rice pudding, accompanied by sliced papaya. It was the perfect ending to three weeks of lip smacking. Although the main ingredient, black glutinous rice, may be hard to find, the dessert is very simple to prepare. And you can’t beat it...

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Vegan Ranch Dressing or Dip

Vegan Ranch Dressing or Dip

Vegan Ranch Dressing or Dip I wanted a vegan ranch dressing that had tang and zip to it. Once I realized that it was basically an emulsion, a mixture of oil and water (in this case, soymilk, a water-based liquid), I based the recipe and procedure on mayonnaise. Since I have fresh parsley and...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

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Fun Animal Poems, Facts, and Activities for Kids

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A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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