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Vegan Recipes

Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce – How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I have been making this roasted tomato pasta sauce for years. It is rich and chunky and one of the best tasting homemade spaghetti sauces I have ever tried. The recipe is just full of flavor. The key ingredient to the taste and texture of the sauce is that I use roasted garden tomatoes. I …

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Growing Sugar Snap Peas – Planting and Using Sugar Snap Peas

After a long winter where not much is growing in the garden, it’s nice to have an early crop that likes the cold. Growing sugar snap peas gives the gardener a much anticipated outdoor task to do at this time of the year. Peas like cool temperatures and have a tendency to fade out when …

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Healthy Granola Recipe – Learn How to Make Homemade Granola

My version of a healthy granola is packed with flavor, uses whole grains and nuts and is naturally sweetened to make it better for you.  Normal store bought granola is delicious and a great breakfast recipe, but is often filled with fat and high in calories.   Top this healthier granola with your favorite soy or …

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Curried Carrot Soup with Tofu – Non Dairy Creamy Vegan Soup

This curried carrot soup makes a wonderful and luxurious starter to a healthy meal.   The recipe uses tofu, scallions and vegetable broth and is very easy to make. I’ve recently adopted a vegan diet along with my daughter Jess. The original recipe for carrot soup had lots of butter and cream, so we had to …

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Vegan Lasagne With Eggplant and Mushrooms

This Vegan lasagne is full of flavor and heart healthy vegetables without all of the fat and cholesterol that a normal lasagna contains. At only 300 calories per serving, it is also easy on the waist line. Deciding to adopt a vegan style of eating comes with its challenges. Many of the traditional “comfort food” dishes …

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Champagne Popsicles – Adult Frozen Desserts that Beat the Heat

These champagne popsicles are a boozy sweet treat that is just for mum and dad though. ] No kids allowed! I love Popsicle recipes in the summer time. They are easy to make, fun to eat and really beat the heat.  Making popsicles at home is a fun and inexpensive way to beat the summer …

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No Bake Nut Butter Cookies – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

I love no bake cookies. They are easy to make, keep well and taste delicious.  These no bake nut butter cookies have an amazing chocolate and peanut butter taste but are nut free and gluten free, as well. Following a wheat free diet means that you may need to use some gluten free replacements or substitutes in your …

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Chocolate Nut Granola Bars – Paleo – Gluten Free

Looking for a grab and go breakfast recipe or a snack to enjoy after a workout? Try these chocolate nut granola bars. These bars are soft and chewy and have just a touch of sweetness that pairs well with the crunch from the nuts. Granola has long been a favorite for breakfast and many recipes now …

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Cashew Coconut Energy Bites – Paleo – Gluten Free – Dairy Free

These cashew coconut energy bites are sweetened with medjool dates and have no dairy or gluten. They are a  healthy way to get a burst of energy after a workout.  With just a few minutes of your time and some healthy ingredients, you have a tasty on-the-go snack. Want to try using fresh coconut in …

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Italian Sweet Potatoes – Easy One Pot Side Dish

These Italian sweet potatoes combine with fresh herbs and diced tomatoes for the most amazing full flavored side dish. They are wonderful served with any protein and even taste great as leftovers the next day as part of a cooked breakfast. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile in recipes.  You can substitute them in any recipe …

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Double Dark Chocolate Ice Cream – Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan

This tasty double dark chocolate ice cream is dairy free, gluten free and also great for those on a vegan diet. The warm summer months are the time for a big helping of your favorite cold desserts.  It is loads of fun (not to mention tasty) to dig into a bowl of creamy, rich and …

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Healthy cooking Recipe

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and nutritious snack. They are filled with nutritional goodness and are very easy to prepare. They are a great project to do with the kids, when pumpkins are in season. Roasted pumpkin seeds make a great snack and are also a fun choice to add to antipasti.  (See my …

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Avocado Mango Salad – Refreshing Fruit Salad

I love to combine avocados with fruit for a tasty salad.  The combination of sweet and savory really appeals to me.  This tasty avocado mango salad has a spicy sweet lime dressing for added flavor. This Avocado Mango salad Will be a Hit It’s super easy to make too.  Just heat the brown sugar and water …

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Gluten Free Vegetable Salad Rolls with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

This recipe for vegetable spring rolls is perfect for your Vegan friends but will also tempt the most ardent meat eater. I served them as a party appetizer recently, along with a table full of meat dishes and the dish was the hit of the party.  Be sure to make the soy sauce dip. They …

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Roasted Italian Potatoes and Onions

This recipe for Roasted Italian potatoes and onions is just delicious. It makes the perfect fall side dish. The onions are crispy on the outside and have a lovely flavor and texture when you bite into them. This recipe is super easy to do.  The potatoes  and onions take on a really delicious flavor with …

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Bean Burritos with Vegetables – Hearty Mexican Recipe

Are you looking for a effortless meatless meal?  This recipe for bean burritos uses a kidney bean and pinto bean combination, which is a nice change from the traditional black bean recipe and is really tasty. These burritos take only 15 minutes from start to finish, so they are perfect for any busy weeknight. My …

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Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream Topping

This strawberry shortcake is one that my mother made each summer when the fresh strawberries started appearing in the supermarkets. It is our family’s most favorite summer time dessert and is lovingly called “Grammy’s Shortcake” by all her grandchildren. Fresh strawberries make such a great addition to desserts. They are fresh and naturally low in …

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