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Maple Quinoa Salad Recipe + Fit Foodie 5k Giveaway

Quinoa and maple syrup, they go together like peanut butter and jelly. No, for real. Not only do quinoa’s toasty, nutty flavors sing when touched with a touch of naturally sweet maple syrup, but I Heart Keenwah and Pure Canadian Maple Syrup are both going to be...

Vegan Nacho Cheese on the Cheap

Recently, Bertolli gifted me a beautiful, 34 oz. bottle of their extra virgin olive oil and invited me to enter their 150th Anniversary recipe contest. Although I use olive oil in almost everything I cook, this was a real challenge for me. What could I do with olive...

A Date with Cookie Dough Bites

The other night at the Daiya Cheezecake launch party, Marla Rose from Vegan Street went on a rant about raw vegan desserts that made me pee my pants laughing. It’s not that they can’t taste really good – they do, for the most part. It’s just...

Crave Eat Heal Blog Tour: Butternut Squash Queso

I am a very big fan of Annie Oliverio and what she does at An Unrefined Vegan. She makes the kind of food – healthy, delicious, satisfying and nutrient-rich – that I actually eat day to day that enables me to dream up things like Doritos-Crusted Tofu and...

JuiceXCore 101: A Crash Course in Drinking Squished Produce

I love making juice. I love drinking juice. I love making vibrant colors and sweet and spicy flavors and I especially love how I feel when I drink a really good juice. Whenever I come up with a really great juice I Instagram it along with a list of all the ingredients...

Keep It Vegan Review + Macaro-no Cheese with Crispy Kale

I recently received a review copy of Keep It Vegan: Over 100 Simple, Healthy & Delicious Dishes by Aine Carlin, and am sharing my favorite recipe, mac n’ no-cheese with crispy kale because if there’s one stereotype about vegans that rings true, it is...

Sweet Sunshine: A Gingery Juice Recipe + Giveaway

I love juices and smoothies. They’re my preferred way of getting nutritious things into my body when I am too lazy to cook or chew food – which is pretty often. I’ve been posting my favorite creations on Instagram lately with names such as...

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...

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...

10 Favorite Vegan Potluck Dishes & Cookout Foods

Last year at Vegan Mania I saw in the “Ask an Expert” booth for a bit and had a great time fielding questions about everything from replacing eggs in cake recipes to how to talk to your family about being vegan without starting a fight. One question I got...