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Orange Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies An Unrefined VeganOrange Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies An Unrefined VeganOrange Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies An Unrefined Vegan

Orange-Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oil- and Sugar-free.

This is it!  Today is the day…for this recipe to see the light. This post has been knocking around my Draft folder for months and it’s high time I moved it into the Published list.  I was …

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Spring: Extremely Close

Oklahoma doesn’t exactly burst into color in the Spring; one has to look for it.  Tiny flowers suddenly appear out in the pasture, peeking up from between the long stalks of dead brown grass and …

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Jazzy Vegetarian Classics Giveaway and Mushroom-Nut Burgers

My earliest musical memories center around jazz and food: popcorn by the fire on blustery winter nights warmed by the playful yet melancholy piano of Vince Guaraldi (and good as it is, I’m not talking …

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5 (Revamped) Vegan Breakfasts. Recipe #2: Strawberry-Vanilla Pinwheels with Sweet Cashew Icing

My second revamped breakfast is based on Half-Pint Pinwheel Rolls, a recipe from waaaay back in February 2012.  For that recipe, half of the diminutive pastries were filled with a savory mixture of garlic, walnuts, and …

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Easy Pretzel Roll Bagels

If the idea of making bread seems intimidating, making bagels at home feels kind of overwhelming, but the truth is, they’re really quite simple and easy to make.  Especially if you use a stand-mixer.  I …

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Review, Giveaway, & Blondies: Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats

First things first: thank you all for your sweet words and support.  I was feeling like a major heel for canceling the May Potluck, but I needn’t have worried.  Big virtual hugs to one and …

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This Is Hard

This is about the time when I would be announcing the date for the next Virtual Vegan Potluck.  After many weeks of going back and forth between just sucking it up and going ahead with …

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Raw Black Bread. Gluten- and Oil-free.

With vegan “replacement” foods like tempeh (or coconut) for bacon; nuts and nutritional yeast for Parmesan cheese; seitan for sausage – the key to satisfaction and appeal is replicating familiar flavors.  This is what makes transitioning from a …

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BabagaHummus. Oil- and Gluten-free.

Have you ever made a recipe based solely a name?  This was the case here.  One morning I made hummus and I made babaganoush.  As the food processor was doing its thing, the frankenword babagahummus …

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Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese. Oil-free.

Back in the Stone Age of my college years, my stomach was a bottomless pit.  I was hungry all of the time – but especially so at about 7 or 8 pm at night.  When …

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5 Revamped Vegan Breakfasts. Recipe #1: Slow Cooker Multigrain Pudding

When switching over to the new site, I couldn’t help but browse through some of my very early posts.  Yikes.  Some of the recipes really needed tweaking and new photography.  So just for fun, I’ve …

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Rawsome Vegan Baking Blog Tour! Review, Recipe & Giveaway

It almost wouldn’t matter if the recipes in Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily Von Euw weren’t delicious.  That’s because the photography and the book itself are stunning – from the heft and size of it, …

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Day 2 of The Best Giveaway Yet! NuNaturals Products! Plus Chai Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Day 2 of the NuNaturals products giveaway!  To refresh your memory, here’s what four winners will receive: One bottle of the Cherry-Flavored Stevia Liquid One bottle of Vanilla-Flavored Stevia Liquid One 16 oz. package of …

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Day 1 of the Best Giveaway Yet: NuNaturals Products! Plus Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding

NuNaturals is one of the most generous companies that I know.  Not only have they sponsored the Virtual Vegan Potluck and donated a whole lotta goodies to the “best of” winners, they’ve given me new products …

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Whole Grain Banana-Date-Flax Muffins. Oil- and Sugar-free.

We eat a lot of bananas – at least according to almost every grocery checkout person at our local store.  Between us, Kel and I eat about 3-4 bananas a day. I shop once a …

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A Terminal Illness Primer for Caregivers: The E-Book

At long last my e-book is published and available on Amazon!  (Now life can return to normal…) I want to thank Lisa, Lorna, Steve, Somer, Ganey, Anne, and Fran for being my readers and Amazon reviewers …

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Humble Pie: Chai-Spiced Oatmeal Tart with Warm Coconut-Vanilla Sauce

When one is a blogger (and aren’t we all?) sometimes strange ideas come – often while on the treadmill at 6 in the morning. Like, why is it so often the case that in a …

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Guest Post on The Sweet Life: Ginger Green Matcha “Panna Cotta”

Before I send you off, I want to say thank you for the enthusiastic response I got for my Help Me Choose My E-book Cover post.  That was really cool.  Here’s how the voting sussed …

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Help Me Choose My E-book Cover (Please and Thank You!)

I could really use your help. I had this crazy idea that getting an e-book to “print” would be as simple as cleaning up the Word document and then hitting the Send button.  I was …

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Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Extraordinary Vegan (plus Chocolate-Banana-Mint Smoothie)

There are lots of vegan cookbooks out there to help you get a meal on the table quickly and easily – those are the kind that I turn to most often.  And there are lots …

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Big Reds: Raw Cherry-Chocolate-Coconut Cookies. Sugar-, Oil-, & Gluten-free.

If Valentine’s Day had a flavor, certainly chocolate would be involved, right (duh!)?  But it’s not as simple as that. To me, there’s also a hint of cherry in there.  I guess that’s because the …

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Heart-shaped Cherry, Chocolate, & Almond Ricotta Hand Pies

Valentine’s Day recipe number two!  To my mind, mouth, and tummy there isn’t much better than juicy fruit wrapped up in a buttery, crumbly, flaky crust.  Especially when half of that crust has chocolate in …

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Raw Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Hearts. Sugar- and Gluten-free.

Can you feel the love in the air?   Valentine’s Day usually passes me by without so much as a single long-stemmed rose, and I’m very much okay with that.  Kel and I aren’t big …

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Smartphone Photography: Apps, Lenses, & Accessories for the iPhone

OLLOCLIP: A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine posted a lovely set of very close-up photos of flowers and mentioned something about a “macro clip.”  Huh? My interest piqued, I immediately Googled the …

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A Terminal Illness Primer for Caregivers: The Last Chapters

While writing the final chapters of A Terminal Illness Primer for Caregivers, I realized that I’ve been working on these posts for nearly a year now.  Today the final chapters: When the End Is Close, …

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Giveaway: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!

A little over a year ago, I wrote a review of Becky Striepe’s (Glue and Glitter) 40 Days of Green Smoothies. I’m pleased to once again share this simple, colorful, and delicious e-book with you all – …

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Beer with Breakfast: Mexican Chocolate Waffles

I’m not going to waste anyone’s time here today.  These are waffles.  They’ve got chocolate and beer in them – but no oil and no sugar – and they are good.  Now go and spend …

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Tempeh, Date, & Olive Marbella. Oil-free.

The first time I ate this dish – with chicken and prunes instead of tempeh and dates – I was blown away by the flavors from this seemingly strange combination of ingredients.  Prunes and olives?! …

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Coconut-Curry Sweet Potato Mousse on Zukes or Cukes

Yeah, so things went a little haywire yesterday as many of you probably noticed from the deluge of emails from An Unrefined Vegan… I’m sorry about that; explaining how it happened would take up a …

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Healthy Recipes At Your Fingertips: Vegan Delish App Giveaway & Recipe

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Deep Dark Chocolate Chai Truffle Cakes & The Giveaway Winner

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Creamy Potato & Cauliflower Soup

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Virtual Vegan Potluck: Two Days Away!

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The Virtual Vegan Potluck Returns on November 16. Sign Up Now!

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Are You Experienced (in the Virtual Vegan Potluck)?

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Virtual Vegan Potluck Update #2: Miscellany

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Counting Down and a Vegan Cuts Snack Box Giveaway

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Giveaway: Todd's Seeds

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Ready, Set, POTLUCK! It's Time to Sign Up for the Virtual Vegan Potluck, May 2013 Edition

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Virtual Vegan Potluck Happening Worldwide, May 11, 2013

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Dehydrator Love

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Vegan Cuts Sample Box Giveaway on the VVP Blog

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Getting & Giving

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Savory Pumpkin Pie with Shiitake Mushroom Streusel

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Compassion Couture $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

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The Winner of the forAnima $50 Gift Certificate Is...

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forAnima $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

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Want to Know Who Won?!

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Food Bloggers Against Hunger: A Recipe from my Grandmother

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A Terminal Illness Primer for Caregivers: Comfort

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Growing Microgreens Step by Step E-Book Giveaway

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Meyer Lemon, Lime, & Graham Cracker Parfait An Unrefined VeganMeyer Lemon, Lime, & Graham Cracker Parfait An Unrefined VeganMeyer Lemon, Lime, & Graham Cracker Parfait An Unrefined Vegan

Meyer Lemon, Lime, & "Graham Cracker" Parfaits. Gluten-free.

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Guest Post on The Sweet Life: Ginger Green Matcha "Panna Cotta"

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Christmas Morning Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Waffles

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Raw Cherry Coconut Chocolate Cookies An Unrefined VeganRaw Cherry Coconut Chocolate Cookies An Unrefined VeganRaw Cherry Coconut Chocolate Cookies An Unrefined Vegan

Big Reds: Raw Cherry-Chocolate-Coconut Cookies. Sugar-, Oil-, & Gluten-free.

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Help Me Choose My E-book Cover (Please and Thank You!)

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Smartphone Photography: Apps, Lenses, & Accessories for the iPhone

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Thoughts on Vegetarianism & Oil-free Black Bean, Corn, & Walnut Burgers.

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Mexican-Spiced Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Green Chile-Chipotle-Cilantro Dressing

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