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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...

Gluten-free Soy-free Oil-free Vegan Sausage Crumbles

I was possibly a little too excited to receive an advanced copy of Kathy Hester’s latest book, OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-Based Dishes From the Humble, Heart-Healthy Grain. Oats are one of my favorite ingredients because they’re...

Taffy Apple Salad Redux

I grew up in Channahon, IL  – population 12,560. It’s a quiet place inhabited these days mostly by old folks, and it isn’t known for much. In fact, when I found out that Nick Offerman’s dad taught social studies at a junior high in Channahon I...

Food Puncher: Raw Vegan Cookie Dough Bite Recipe

One thing that irritates me about Pinterest is how impossible it is to track down the original source for ideas you find pinned. For instance, a few days ago one of my friends pinned a photo of raw, vegan cookie dough bites with the caption, “OMG, really tastes...

Too Cool Roasted Chickpeas

I remember late in high school when my friends and I started venturing outside of our hometown, hopping on the Metra and heading to Chicago in order to not shop at the mall and not eat at Chili’s. We thought we were pretty worldly with our Thai food, Indian...

Bowl of Stuff: A Vegan Dinner Literally Anyone Can Make

Someone recently told me that you can actually eat food without posting a photo of it to Instagram. I haven’t tested this theory, and I don’t plan on testing it any time soon, but it reminded me to post about one of my reoccurring Instagram meals: Bowl of...

Cenobite Salad: Pain & Pleasure Antipasto

When we were still in high school my friends and I dedicated one week during summer break to watching all the Hellraiser movies, one a night, every night until we’d seen them all. (Had we done this a few years later we could have had a week-long marathon of mostly...

My Bloody Valentine – A Recipe for Lovers

There are two things to remember when making a Valentine’s Day meal for two: One, it should be easy enough for a man to do, because preferably he’s the one in the kitchen while the lady relaxes by the fire (or in front of the Xbox, whatever.) And two, it shouldn’t...

Cowboy Cupcakes for Cool Kids

I’ll try not to get weepy when I tell you that I’ve baked for my friend Hillary’s son Bishop every year on his birthday since his very first party. Aside from baking all of Teno’s birthday cakes from scratch, it’s one of my rare little...

Plant Based 101 – A Crash Course in Going Vegan

This post is for those of you thinking about changing your eating habits. Whether you want to try vegetarianism or veganism, or you simply want to try to cut back on meat and dairy and eat more veggies. It’s a crash course at best, but I hope you find it...