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Chicago Vegan Vortex: Halloween Market & Cookbook Giveaway

Bonfires burning bright, vegan faces in the night, I remember Halloween! The sixth Vegan Vortex is upon us – and just in time for arguably the greatest holiday on the calendar – Halloween! This time around we have over 20 Chicago-based vendors selling 100%...

Vegan Casseroles: Baked Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Post all the memes making fun of it you want to, there’s no denying that pumpkin season is upon us. It’s in our coffee, our candles and yes, in our pasta bakes. And you know what, why not? Say it loud – I love pumpkin and I’m proud! This...

Vegan Casseroles: Truffled Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

I really couldn’t wait to share this recipe in the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck - both because it’s ridiculously delicious, and because it’s from my friend Julie Hasson’s new book, Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot Pies, and More. This...

Vegan Casseroles: Almost Alfredo Sauce

“I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!” - Michael Corleone Use this easy recipe for a vegan version of Alfredo sauce, or any savory white sauce, really. Reprinted with permission from Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot...

Vegan Casseroles: Good Gravy

This all-purpose vegan “beef” gravy is great in shepherd’s pie, poured over mashed potatoes, and pretty much anywhere else you need a savory gravy. Reprinted with permission from Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot Pies, and More by Julie...

Chicago Vegan Mania 2014

I’m very excited to announce that for the second year in a row, I will be participating in Chicago Vegan Mania! The free event, which takes place on Saturday, October 11th at the Broadway Armory, features tons of vegan vendors, a 100% vegan food court, chef...

YumUniverse: Fig & Caramelized Onion Tart

I am lucky enough to be attending the launch party for Heather Crosby‘s YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful, Whole-Food Lifestyle. (If you’re planning to be in Chicago on November 7th you should come too!) On her blog...

Chia Apple Spread Recipe from I Like Toast

I like toast. I really do. I could eat toast every day. Toast with vegan butter. Toast with avocado and salt. Toast with jam. In an effort to help everyone enjoy toast as much as I do, Stephanie Strowbridge has created  I Like Toast: Every Morning is a Good Morning....

Free Vegan Halloween Recipes eBook

I had lots of fun teaming up with Cara Reed, Kathy Hester and Richa Hingle as well as AbesMarket.com to make a free downloadable Halloween recipe book. Every recipe is 100% vegan, and many have oil-free and gluten-free options as well.  After you download it here, you...