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Keepin’ It Kind Cookie Exchange: Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

  Christmas and cookies – a match made in holiday heaven! This year, as in the two prior years, I’m celebrating Christmas at Keepin’ It Kind’s Cookie Exchange. My first year, I shared a recipe for sweet …

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Cran-Apple Chocolate Sipper for Juice Week

Who knew there was such a thing as Juice Week? Williams-Sonoma keeps tracks of these occasions and they were kind enough to contact me about participating by sharing a recipe, a how-to, or other juice-related story …

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Review & Giveaway: Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan

Whenever I felt completely daunted about how much recipe testing, writing, and photography I had to do for my cookbook, I’d look over at the tempting pile of cookbooks that were waiting for my review. …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chocolate, Cherry, and Nut-Stuffed Braid

Sigh…I’m still basking in the glow of all of your thoughtful, insightful, and encouraging comments on last week’s post, You’re Only As Good As Your Last Post.  You reminded me of why I’m doing this …

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Keepin’ It Kind, Cookies, Gingerbread Tartlets, Christmas Morning Bread, & Granola

You probably already know that Kristy at Keepin’ It Kind hosts a wonderful annual Christmas cookie swap where vegan cooks from around the blogosphere share their favorite recipes.  We are deep into 25 days of …

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Chocolate Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Chocolate cake reminds me of my mother, who in my humble opinion, baked the best chocolate cake on earth.  It was coated in a creamy, buttery frosting that wasn’t too awfully sweet.  This cake is …

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Quick Chocolate Chip Banana Squares (only on Vedged Out)

Woohoo!  Today is the second anniversary of An Unrefined Vegan and I would really love to be celebrating in person with my friend, Somer, instead of virtually – but the next best thing is guest-posting on …

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Vegan Slow Cooking for Two Blog Tour, Giveaway, & Vanilla Fig Oatmeal

I call it kind of brand loyalty.  Here’s what I mean: whenever Kate Bush releases an album (and the good Lord knows she doesn’t do it often enough), I buy it.  Just as I’ll read …

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Vegan MoFo 18: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Chocolate-Blueberry “Fudge.” Gluten-free.

Recently I made the mistake of mentioning to Kel that I needed to pick up some confectioner’s sugar; his eyes narrowed and he asked me what I needed it for… busted. I told him that …

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Vegan MoFo 8: Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins

  Twelve years ago today I was sitting at my desk at Harvard Law School where I worked as a faculty assistant for Elizabeth Warren when my mom called to tell me that a plane …

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Vegan Mofo 7: Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars (or Bark)

As much as I love how the salty creaminess of peanut butter whispers sweet nothings to the fruity innocence of jelly, it’s peanut butter and chocolate that really gets me hot and bothered.  PB & …

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Vegan MoFo 6: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie with Strawberry Creme

And so we come to the inevitable (if not enviable) smoothie entry.  The peanut-butter-and-jelly smoothie came in at Numero 7 on – say it with me – 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter and …

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Vegan MoFo 3: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Orange “Marmalade” Frosting & Chocolate-Peanut Butter Drizzle

Don’t be fooled by the diminutive stature of these cupcakes.  They are studly in flavor: chocolate, peanut butter, and tangy orange.  My jumping off point for these cupcakes came in at Number 4 on BuzzFeed’s 29 …

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Vegan MoFo 1: (Chocolate) Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, For Two. Gluten-free. Mostly Raw.

Let’s start out this MoFo thing with a super-simple recipe that lets the flavors of peanut butter and sweet fruit (the jelly stand-in) shine – along with their good friends, chocolate and cinnamon. These treats …

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Mint Gone Wild: Cocoa-Coconut-Mint Smoothie

The tiny mint plant was so cute, so cheerfully green and enchanting-smelling that I had to get it.  It was barely 3″ high and had such delicate and tender little leaves!  But a shadow hung …

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Chocolate-Mint Mousse & Berry Mousse Parfaits: Recipe on One Green Planet

This dessert and I had a few go-rounds – mostly involving tofu and lots of strawberries.  All of the versions tasted good, but I just wasn’t satisfied, so I decided to go back to the …

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