Monthly Archives for July, 2013



Watermelon Popsicles

Posted on: July 10th, 2013 by
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My friend Jenn made these the other night. I'm not sure what ratios her ingredients were in, but when she told me the basic idea, I loved it! Watermelon popsicles! How very summertime. : ) Grab some chunks of super-sweet watermelon and throw them in a blender.   (If they have seeds you may want to pull those <span class=Continue reading the story "Watermelon Popsicles"

How to “Veganize” a Favorite Recipe

Posted on: July 10th, 2013 by
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When I kicked animal products to the curb there were some disappointing losses. No more Gr'pa's meatloaf. (sigh) No more shrimp and grits. (quiet whimpering) No more slow-smoked brisket. (loud sobbing) But a lot of recipes that I originally thought would be laid to rest didn't have to be. Here are some tips on what to substitute in your favorite recipes: Milk = Veggie-based milk of your Continue reading the story "How to “Veganize” a Favorite Recipe"

Instant Pudding

Posted on: July 9th, 2013 by
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Just a quick blurb to let you know that you can still use instant pudding with your favorite veggie-based milk! The major brand I buy has no milk-derived ingredients in the powder. Its full of sugar and artificial stuff and isn't organic, but if you can make it past that list of dings against it, you have a quick dessert that's vegan! I have noticed that Continue reading the story "Instant Pudding"

Hummus

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 by
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If there was one staple in our house- one food we couldn't possibly live without- it would be hummus. Yummy, delicious, protein-rich hummus! Crackers, chips, carrots, celery; all merely a vessel to carry the goodness that is this mediterranean dish. Besides using it as a dip, we spread it on veggie sandwiches, wraps and pitas. In fact, one of the bestest sandwiches ever is a soft pita Continue reading the story "Hummus"

Chicken Substitute

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by
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I don't use a lot of meat substitutes in my cooking. I try to concentrate on the grains, beans, fruits and veggies that I can buy raw and transform into culinary goodness all by myself. This not only gives me a sense of accomplishment since I love to cook from scratch, but it allows me to know without a doubt that there are no fillers, Continue reading the story "Chicken Substitute"

Veggie Milk

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by
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Probably the first thing you will substitute in your diet when you start to wean off of the meat and dairy is milk. So you can now throw your hands up in the air and rejoice that you live in the 21st century! We have a plethora (that's my favorite word EVER, FYI) of veggie-derived milks available to us, and most regular supermarkets now carry Continue reading the story "Veggie Milk"