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Review & Giveaway: Eat Clean Live Well + Roasted Maple Balsamic Pears

Many years ago I bought Terry Walters cookbook, Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source when I starting phasing out refined sugars and flours (read: Hostess Ho-Hos) and began phasing in …

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Virtual Vegan Potluck! Maple & Thyme Potato-Beet-Sweet Potato Stacks (a.k.a. Pomme Annie’s)

You know, for a while there I didn’t know if there was going to be a Virtual Vegan Potluck in 2014. It’s been one crazy-hectic year and whenever I thought about the effort that goes …

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Sugar- & Oil-free Creamy Pumpkin-Coconut Pie.

I’m one of those people who stocks up on canned pumpkin and enjoys eating it (and butternut squash and sweet potatoes…) all year-round, but I appreciate that for some folks, there’s only one season in …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sweet Potato Maple Mousse Pie + Eat Well. Party Hard.

‘Tis the season for cozy sweaters, lost mittens, Christmas carol Muzak, and – –  e-books!  Lucky me, I got the early scoop on the upcoming life-and-how-to-live-it guide by Ms. Claire of Eat Well.Party Hard.   And …

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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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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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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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Oil-free Banana Fig Cakes with Date-Coconut Drizzle

Last week I spotted a gigantic purple fig hiding amongst the leaves in one of our potted plants.  Kel and I watched its progress carefully; we didn’t want to let this one go to the …

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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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Slice of Mango Plum Tart An Unrefined VeganSlice of Mango Plum Tart An Unrefined VeganSlice of Mango Plum Tart An Unrefined Vegan

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

It’s time to sign-up for the May 11 Potluck! Head over to the Virtual Vegan Potluck website where the sign-up form is now available – and then dust off your cookbooks, unearth the pots and …

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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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Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway

Here’s how it went. I entered a giveaway for a quart of Tropical Traditions coconut oil over at Blissful Britt. I wasn’t feeling particularly lucky, but you can’t win if you don’t play.  Then a …

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