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Vegan Ethiopian Recipe: Misir Wot (Spicy Red Lentil Stew)

Vegan Ethiopian Recipe:  Misir Wot (Spicy Red Lentil Stew)

I was treated to lunch this afternoon as a belated birthday present. We tried Ethiopian food at Ethiopian Love restaurant in Chinatown. Based on reviews, we tried the vegetarian sampler, sambussas, and my carnivore friends had a lamb dish. The sampler plate came with Misir Wot, a spicy red lentil stew, Kik, a yellow...

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Muhammara (Turkish/Middle Eastern Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

Muhammara (Turkish/Middle Eastern Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

I had this dip in Turkey, where it is served with other meze, appetizers. You can play with all the amounts to get something you like the taste of. It’s traditionally made with pomegranate molasses, but balsamic vinegar makes a perfect substitute. Turkish red pepper flakes, or pul biber, are always on the table,...

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Turkish Bean Stew Recipe–Zeytinyağlı Barbunya

Turkish Bean Stew Recipe–Zeytinyağlı Barbunya

This is another simple Turkish dish that becomes more than the sum of its parts. So many Turkish dishes contain similar ingredients: onion, tomato, garlic, and red bell peppers. But this also traditionally uses a red speckled bean, called barbunya. You can use pintos, borlotti, or cranberry beans, or probably any red beans, and...

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Have you seen Ray Villafane’s amazing pumpkin carvings? If not, go check out the gallery on his website. http://villafanestudios.com/gallery/ His creativity and skill are jaw-dropping. If you’ve ever attempted to carve produce, you will appreciate his skill. Inspired by his work, here is the best I could do:

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Raw Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Summer is perfect for raw food. You don’t heat up the kitchen, and you can use the bounty of fresh produce that’s in season. This recipe is my version of something I ate at a local raw, vegan restaurant. You can make this at home for a fraction of the double-digit menu price. Recipe:...

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Question About Mayonnaise

I got a question from Bobbi: “Can you still consider it vegan if you make it with mayonnaise? Doesn’t mayonnaise have milk and eggs in it?” The answer is that traditional mayonnaise is made with eggs and oil, but no dairy. The egg provides lecithin, which acts as an emulsifier. Emulsifiers help to combine...

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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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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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