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Broccoli “Cheese” Soup a la Panera

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by
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If you have a couple bags of frozen broccoli sitting in the back of your freezer, it's time to give them the attention they deserve! Can't get to the store? Omit the cheese substitute and just enjoy a simple-to-prepare, piping-hot bowl of plain ol' Broccoli Soup. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and so, so easy. Because I'm the luckiest girl EVER, I was given a bunch Continue reading the story "Broccoli “Cheese” Soup a la Panera"

Scrambled Breakfast

Posted on: February 13th, 2015 by
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My kids have been begging me to make up some kind of plant-based scrambled eggs recipe. I really didn't know where to start. Last year I tried a couple of recipes that I found and they were pretty terrible, to be honest. Often steeped in turmeric to add a proper color, or devoid of much flavoring at all, it's like these recipes were created by Continue reading the story "Scrambled Breakfast"

Vermont Hot Cocoa

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by
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I always made my grandma's recipe for hot cocoa. Tried and true, and loved by all, it contained cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and dry non-dairy (but chock full o' chemicals) coffee creamer. Mix with hot milk or water and voilá! Grandma's house in a cup. That's probably why it took me so long to overhaul hot cocoa after we started avoiding dairy. At first I just Continue reading the story "Vermont Hot Cocoa"

Plant-Based Dinners

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by
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It's a beautiful snowy Colorado morning. It's 6:00 am and still dark as night outside, and I'm sitting at my computer with the gas fireplace crackling behind me as it warms up after being turned on with a switch. (Would the smell of burning logs be nice right now? Do I wish I had a real (REAL) fireplace? ...No! Are you crazy? I'd never write Continue reading the story "Plant-Based Dinners"

Storage and Jars

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by
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I thought this would be a fun and easy post; maybe a way to get me back on track with regular updates and maybe even (gasp!) new recipes. I bought some new spices today and was creating space for them when I was overcome with an urge to clean and organize my spice drawer. That led to cleaning and organizing my spice cupboard. That led to Continue reading the story "Storage and Jars"

What’s in a Name?

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by
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You may have noticed the recent change of my blog name from New Vegan Kitchen to Veggie Based Cooking. I would like to delve into this just a little bit in response to the questions I have had surrounding the change. I am technically vegan. But more accurately, I eat a plant-based, whole-foods diet. I don't want the fact that I eschewed the vegan moniker to create Continue reading the story "What’s in a Name?"

Gluten-Free Flour

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by
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I posted a recipe for pumpkin pancakes and immediately received questions about how to make the fabulous flapjacks fitting for the gluten intolerant. The answer? Easy! Just use a typical gluten-free flour substitute. I know you can purchase GF flour in stores but I imagine it's way cheaper (and more reliable) to make your own, especially when a baker has already tested it time and Continue reading the story "Gluten-Free Flour"

Pumpkin Pancakes!

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by
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Fall is here in Colorado. The leaves are absolutely gorgeous this year and slowly turning all sorts of yellows, oranges and reds. The temperature is dropping gently day by day and I find myself eyeing the new shipment of apple cider gallons at my local grocery store. But you know as well as I do that the seasons can't officially change until there is some Continue reading the story "Pumpkin Pancakes!"

2 Year Anniversary!

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by
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It has been two years to the day since I took meat, dairy and added salt, sugar and fat out of my diet. (For the one-year anniversary update, click here) I wanted to be in it for the long haul because I believed it was healthy, but I honestly wasn't sure how far I would get. Turns out, I've had no Continue reading the story "2 Year Anniversary!"

The Camping Vegan

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by
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What foods do you think of when you think of campfire cooking? I totally think: hot dogs, S'mores, foil-pouch beef and veggies, bacon and eggs, skewered meat of any kind, and cold cuts for lunch. This was my camping cuisine repertoire pre veggie-based lifestyle. But I had to reinvent how to feed my family over a campfire pit in the woods if we were to survive Continue reading the story "The Camping Vegan"