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Strawberry-Vanilla Pinwheels with Icing An Unrefined VeganStrawberry-Vanilla Pinwheels with Icing An Unrefined VeganStrawberry-Vanilla Pinwheels with Icing An Unrefined Vegan

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

I had no idea what I was going to do with the two bags of Meyer lemons I picked up on a recent grocery run – but I couldn’t resist them.  Bright yellow and shiny, …

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Creamy Potato & Cauliflower Soup

Must be something in the food, cuz once folks go plant-based they get inspired to share what they’re eating and what they’ve learned – and to then want to showcase what all of us other …

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Peanut Butter-Maple-Pecan & Coconut Bacon Granola

This granola was to be the crowning glory on top of one of my Vegan MoFo 2013 recipes, but the base – ice cream – failed.  Not once, but twice.  The third recipe, Peanut Butter …

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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 Cake Banana Splits, Oil- & Gluten-free; A Xylitol Review & Mini-Giveaway

Xylitol Canada was kind enough to send me some freebies (with absolutely no expectation of a review, let alone a positive review), including a bag of their Xyla crystals.  I baked a chocolate cake (recipe …

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Independence Day! NuNaturals Giveaway & Cherry-Coconut Creme Pie. Gluten-, Sugar-, & Oil-free.

Sweeteners and I:   Sweeteners and I have a long and storied history together.  We’ve been through the good times and the bad; hit the (sugar) highs and the (sugar) lows; and have weathered various …

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Granola Pancakes w/ Chocolate Coconut Sauce. Sugar- and Oil-free.

My continuing gluten-free story…over the past few months I’ve been trying out more GF recipes and using different mixes to see how they bake up.  I’ve found that – for me, at least – GF …

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Plum & Mango Tart with Gluten-Free Crust. Sugar-free, Oil-free

The standard pastry crust makes me feel guilty.  Me, the one who snarfed down the cinnamon-sugar coated scraps that my mom baked up after completing an apple pie.  Me, the one who carefully ate around …

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Super-Quick Poppyseed-Orange-Coconut Cakes for Two

I’ve been sticking like (well, something like) glue to my Sweets Only On Days That Begin With An S commitment, but even on those days, I’m finding that I don’t have a craving for over-the-top, …

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Mango Lime Pancakes with Ginger & Coconut. Sugar- & Oil-free

I love tinkering with pancake (and waffle) recipes – and that’s because Sunday morning breakfast is hands down my favorite meal of the week. Over the past year or so of blogging I’ve made the …

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Loaded Morning Muffins with Crumb Topping

You can see from the long ingredient list why these are called “loaded” muffins, but gosh, they’re delicious. It’s crunch time over at Ethical Ocean and their Eat What’s Good vegan recipe contest.  I’ve been …

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Raw “Granola Bar” Crackers

I’ve now about worked my way through the entire list of cracker and flatbread recipes in Matthew Kenney’s book, Everyday Raw.  (Raw ice cream – you are next!  As soon as I can source young …

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Coconut Curry Lettuce Wraps

Plant-based lunch options are few and far between in Amarillo, Texas on Sundays.  Which is why during a recent road trip we opted to go to a Natural Grocers in search of munchies.  Along with some …

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Creamsicle-Coconut Cookies

The inspiration for this crumbly, buttery cookie came from Whole Food’s winter coupon book.  Their cookie is also vegan, but called for mandarin oranges – which I couldn’t find that particular shopping day –  a …

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VeganMoFo: Cocoa PB Balls

Sigh.  The last peanut-milk-meal + chocolate post of the 2012 MoFo season!  This recipe is based on Cookie Bites by Erika over at Good Clean Food.  With my first taste of those nutty-chocolatey bites, I knew …

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A Month of MoFo: Banana Bread Pancakes with Cacao, Pecan & Walnut “Butter”

So a month of VeganMoFo begins.  I’m imaging the Internet staggering under the blow of vegan bloggers submitting their first posts today and I kind of like the thought.  I’m aiming for 20 posts this month, …

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Berried Treasures & Portabella Stroganoff: The Unprocessed Giveaway

Life is uncertain.  Eat DESSERT first. – Chef AJ Tip: Excess/leftover blueberry filling and date streusel make an excellent whole-grain cereal topper. Berried Treasures with Macadamia Nut Creme and Portabella Stroganoff from Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and …

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Chocolate-coated Key Lime-Coconut Creme Pie

Last week Things My Belly Likes threw down a challenge to cook and bake with items that one would normally bypass in the grocery store.  Check out her blog and see just how crazy and …

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7 Days of Salad. Day 5: Fruit with Basil-Lime Dressing

Kel and I eat a small fruit salad every morning alongside our hot grains cereal (with slices of banana on top), have fruit with lunch and we conclude dinner with more whole fruit.  Getting fruit …

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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache & Toasted Coconut

For about 45 years, I managed to get up each morning and go about my business without ever having eaten a red velvet cupcake.  What’s the fuss about, I thought?  So you throw some red …

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Coconut? Got It. Chocolate and Nuts? Yep…German Chocolate Bundt Cake

Looking back over my recent recipes, it seems I’m currently fixated on sweet things to eat.  Some kind of deficiency?  Or just that cold weather sending my taste buds looking for something to brighten gray …

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Flourless Almond Cookies with Cinnamon & Coconut

The flavor and texture of these simple cookies remind me of macaroons – helped along by the fact that these are coated in flaked coconut.  I can imagine easily devouring a plateful of these tiny …

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