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Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 4 & Can A Cookbook Save A Life?

Before I launch into the VVLP4, I’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read Holly’s (My Plant-based Family) heart-wrenching post, Can Buying A Cookbook Save A Life? about Gabriel, a sweet …

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Beta Carotene Sipper

Along with that little bit of leftover chipotle in adobo and that smidgen of tomato paste, I inevitably end up with some pumpkin puree after opening up a can.  This drink was born when Kel …

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Fudgey Brownie Bites, Gluten- and Sugar-free + A NuNaturals Giveaway

I always look forward to hosting NuNaturals giveaways not only because I love their products so much – but also because they’ve been so generous with me and my readers.  They love sharing their products with …

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Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 3

First things first: We have a new Instagram account just for the VVLP and it’s where we share photos from each week’s winning recipes!  Please follow us if you’re on Instagram. And don’t forget, we …

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12 Thoughts On Writing A Cookbook

As I enter the fourth month of cookbook–writing adventures, it’s time to pause and reflect on the experience.  Here are some of my deep, deep thoughts: Some Most Every Days I Eat Too Much I only regret …

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Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 2

It’s Wednesday and that means that it’s time for the VVLP2!  For this week’s Potluck, I’m sharing one of my favorite cool dessert recipes: Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding and a Black Bean, Corn, & Walnut Burger. …

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Guest Post on Chic Vegan: Pine Bark

You remember Paula Deen, right? She of the sticks of butter, sparkling cups of granulated sugar, and piles of bacon?  Yeah, this recipe was inspired by hers. It’s just a smidgen healthier and it’s 100% …

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Pictures From A Trip

I published this short piece on my first blog, Dough, Dirt, & Dye on August 24, 2011, shortly before I met my brother for our third and as it turned out, final Little Grand Canyon …

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The First Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck!

  Welcome!  Nice to see you here for the very first Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!   Either in a stroke of genius or a “why didn’t I think of that before” moment, it occurred to me …

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The Organically Clean Home Review & Giveaway

This little 6-inch x 8-inch book, The Organically Clean Home: 150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself – The Natural, Chemical-free Way, by Becky Rapinchuk (Clean Mama), completely changed the way that I …

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Welcome, Summer

Or Farewell, Spring, perhaps.  Saying goodbye to cooler temperatures, the bold chirps of frogs, the bright yellow-green of new leaves makes me a little sad.  It used to be that I loved summer, that I couldn’t wait …

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Breakfast in Bed: Multigrain Pancake/Waffle Mix with 3 Variations

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate breakfast more and more, especially on those mornings when I wake up with a growling stomach (most mornings…).  So this makes Angela’s (Canned Time) Breakfast in Bed …

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I’m Writing A Cookbook (and other news)

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day holiday and are ready to launch yourselves into summer!  A lot has been happening behind the scenes for me and it’s time to share – so …

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Organic Skin Care Review & Giveaway

This book review is a bit of a departure for me.  Instead of cooking up food, I was stirring together essential oils, witch hazel, epsom salts, cocoa butter, and spices.  100 Organic Skin Care Recipes …

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Spicy Chipotle Salad Dressing. Oil-free.

The past few days I’ve had one recipe failure after another: the waffles stuck to the non-stick iron; the gluten-free cupcakes turned into spongy hockey pucks; the pecans burned in the pan, and the “creamy” …

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Seitan Hot Dogs. Oil-free.

With Memorial Day approaching, hot dog season will soon be in full swing.  It’s a bummer sometimes as a vegan to miss out on the traditional back yard party/picnic offerings – but of course, we …

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Cracked Wheat-Pumpkin Top Knots

It’s been a while since I posted a bread recipe (although I did share my bagel recipe…), but not because I’ve given up proofing and kneading.  I’m still making about one all-purpose (i.e., sandwiches, toast, tea-time …

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The Double Chocolate “Everything” Cookie. Gluten- and Oil-Free.

Another cookie recipe hiding out for months in my Draft folder… Inspired by the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink, soft, toothsome cookie from Maggie’s Vegan Bakery in Cleveland, this gentle giant contains all kinds of good things, but shuns …

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Supplements: A Hate-Love Story (and How Needles Saved My Arse)

Hate: As I hinted at in my post about canceling the May 2014 Virtual Vegan Potluck, the past couple of years have been rough on my physical (and emotional) self and everything was crying out …

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Plant Fusion Review, Giveaway: Banana, Cookies ‘n’ Cream Shake AND Chocolate Caramel Apple Pancakes. Raw and Gluten-free.

Many, many weeks ago, NutraSpark Nutritionals generously sent me a whole bunch of PlantFusion plant protein powders – and during that time I sampled some of the varieties in beverages and also developed a couple …

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5 (Revamped) Vegan Breakfasts. #3: Gluten-free Pumpkin, Apple, & Pecan Pie Waffles

It’s no secret that I love waffles.  Just take a look through this blog’s archives.  Around these parts, Sundays are reserved for “special” breakfasts like French toast, pancakes, or waffles – and waffles are the …

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Vegan Planet Review & Giveaway

I imagine that when Robin Robertson put the finishing touches on Vegan Planet and sent it off one final time to her editor, she breathed a big sigh of relief and satisfaction and thought to herself: …

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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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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!

Before I launch into the VVLP4, I’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read Holly’s (My Plant-based Family) heart-wrenching post, Can Buying A Cookbook Save A Life? about Gabriel, a sweet ...

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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

Before I launch into the VVLP4, I’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read Holly’s (My Plant-based Family) heart-wrenching post, Can Buying A Cookbook Save A Life? about Gabriel, a sweet ...

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

Before I launch into the VVLP4, I’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read Holly’s (My Plant-based Family) heart-wrenching post, Can Buying A Cookbook Save A Life? about Gabriel, a sweet ...

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Virtual Vegan Potluck Happening Worldwide, May 11, 2013

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Dehydrator Love

Before I launch into the VVLP4, I’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read Holly’s (My Plant-based Family) heart-wrenching post, Can Buying A Cookbook Save A Life? about Gabriel, a sweet ...

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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" Parfaits. Gluten-free.

Before I launch into the VVLP4, I’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read Holly’s (My Plant-based Family) heart-wrenching post, Can Buying A Cookbook Save A Life? about Gabriel, a sweet ...

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

Before I launch into the VVLP4, I’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read Holly’s (My Plant-based Family) heart-wrenching post, Can Buying A Cookbook Save A Life? about Gabriel, a sweet ...

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Christmas Morning Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Waffles

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

Before I launch into the VVLP4, I’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read Holly’s (My Plant-based Family) heart-wrenching post, Can Buying A Cookbook Save A Life? about Gabriel, a sweet ...

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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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