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Decadent Gluten-free Vegan Baking Giveaway and Meet Cara!

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Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 9

Has it been a week already?! I hope you all are hungry, because Angela, Poppy and I have some beautiful plant-based foods to share with you courtesy of last week’s VVLP participants. Feast your eyes below! …

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Double Chocolate Hazelnut Shookie

This warm weather drink is an “outtake” recipe from my upcoming cookbook; just couldn’t squeeze it in, so I thought I’d share it here.  This rich drink is not quite thick enough to be a …

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Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 8

We had a fantastic turn-out for last week’s Potluck – so many incredible plant-based dishes! Let’s see if we can outdo ourselves this week! For a refresher course on how this link thing works, please …

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On Curly Hair, Mud Toothpaste, & Washing with Witch Hazel (My So-Called Beauty Routine)

Being the beauty and style-maven that I am…I thought I’d share some of my – ahem – “secrets.”  Just as I’ve made huge changes in the way that I clean my home – i.e., making …

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Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 7

While Angela is galavanting around beautiful Alaska, Poppy and I are holding down the fort here at VVLP Central.  A quick reminder, we share your gorgeous dishes on Instagram, Pinterest (with link back to your …

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Cantaloupe Cream Shooters

Kel didn’t plant cantaloupe this year. And yet we have a veritable army of volunteer plants and a steady stream of melons. Along with its real estate-hogging pals watermelon, zucchini, acorn squash, and butternut squash – …

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Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 6

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hello there!  Welcome to the 6th Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck!  Please enjoy the deliciousness from last week’s winners and then don’t miss out – – enter your own dish for this …

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Everyday (Super)food E-book Giveaway

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Danielle Dewar of the food blog, Baking Backwards, and recent self-published cookbook authoress! Congratulations, Danielle!  She and I go waaaay back to many Virtual Vegan Potlucks and …

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Roasted Apricot Custard Pie, BlogHer, & Jazzy Vegetarian Radio

Wednesday was a pretty good day for me and An Unrefined Vegan.  After a long absence, I recently re-created my BlogHer account, updated my profile and photo, and added a few posts – a recipe and a …

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Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 5

It’s Wednesday and that means that it’s time for the VVLP5! Keeping things short and sweet, here are the most popular (calculated by number of clicks) dishes from last week’s Potluck: Appetizers Zucchini Chickpea Fritters …

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Kathy Hester’s OATrageous Oatmeals OXO Giveaway

It’s been giveaway crazy around here lately and I’ve got another one for you today! Actually – another two (in one)! Stellar vegan cookbook author, Kathy Hester, and kitchen utensil giant OXO have teamed up …

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Vegan Beans From Around the World: Review & Giveaway + Navy Bean Pie

Every dish in this book is good food, not just good vegan food. – Kelsey Kinser Over the past month – when I need a break from creating and eating my own recipes for my …

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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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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" 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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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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