Veganism – An Effective Weapon Against Diabetes
Aug13

Veganism – An Effective Weapon Against Diabetes

So what does a vegan diet have to do with the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes? This article shares some surprising research study results showing the superiority of veganism in preventing diabetes and in reducing the need to take medications.

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“A+” Ideas for School Day Breakfasts
Aug12

“A+” Ideas for School Day Breakfasts

With just a little planning, you can ensure that your kids’ dietary needs are met with a nutritious and delicious meal that’s also quick and easy. Here are some “A+” breakfast ideas to help your school-aged kids start the day off right.

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Organic Fruits and Vegetables: The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15
Jul21

Organic Fruits and Vegetables: The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15

Organic may be best but we can’t always afford the high price tag. What produce should you absolutely buy organic and what can you safely buy off the usual supermarket produce shelf? Here’s the list!

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Summer Tryst: Falling in Love with Books (and other productive things) when School is Out
Jun28

Summer Tryst: Falling in Love with Books (and other productive things) when School is Out

Getting children engaged in the summer in ways that cultivate stimulation for the mind helps them establish good habits and spend their time well learning while having fun. Here are some activities that might break up the mundanity and even encourage mental growth.

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Summertime Meal Solution: Bagged Salads
Jun27

Summertime Meal Solution: Bagged Salads

Our hectic schedules can often conflict with our desire to eat healthier foods. Sometimes even the thought of putting together a simple salad can seem daunting. But with the help of bagged salad greens, you can create summertime meals in minutes.

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Top Bad to the Bone Foods
Jan11

Top Bad to the Bone Foods

A key part of having a healthy skeleton is ensuring that you eat the right foods that bolster your body with calcium, starting in infancy and moving through your life. Here are some of the top foods that are “bad to the bone”.

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Vegans, Insects and Rodents
Jan10

Vegans, Insects and Rodents

A VegFamily reader asks: “I am considering becoming a vegan but have a question. How do vegans handle insect control? I live in an area that has a lot of insects and rodents I really can’t just ignore them in my house. What do vegans do?”

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Walking With My Children: Vegetarian Virtues in Action
Jan09

Walking With My Children: Vegetarian Virtues in Action

As we walk I can see that my children are happy. Regularly taking this walk and visiting the animals has become an important part of our lives. I walk in silence and think about some of the virtues my children are learning from the very beginning of their lives through vegetarianism: compassion, caring and kindness are a few.

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Nut Butter French Toast
Dec16

Nut Butter French Toast

A delicious alternative to peanut butter, cashew nut butter has a distinct flavor all its own that gives this french toast a to die for taste! A great way to start off your day with some yummy breakfast.

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Really Raw Fruitcake
Dec10

Really Raw Fruitcake

Here’s a totally raw, gluten-free fruitcake to make for a morning brunch or after dinner dessert with coffee.

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Quick, Fuss-Free Holiday Desserts
Dec10

Quick, Fuss-Free Holiday Desserts

Undoubtedly you will have more than one day when you need to whip up a dessert but are short on time – and patience! These fast, no-fuss dessert ideas are ridiculously simple but will taste like you spent all day preparing them.

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Veganize Your Storytime: Books for the Littlest Vegans and Animal-Advocates
Dec08

Veganize Your Storytime: Books for the Littlest Vegans and Animal-Advocates

Children may soon feel the dietary minority upon entering school; I didn’t want them feeling that way in our own home during storytime. I began consciously searching out books that I didn’t have to veganize, and that reinforced the values we want to share.

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Vegan Chicken and Dumplings
Dec07

Vegan Chicken and Dumplings

Vegan Chicken and Dumplings made with real dumplings celery and carrots with step by step instruction to perfecting it. You wouldn’t even know its vegan

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Spicy Stew in a Pumpkin Shell
Oct23

Spicy Stew in a Pumpkin Shell

This delicious stew makes a wonderful Thanksgiving dish. Baked in a pumpkin shell it is a beautiful seasonal addition to the table.

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Pumpkin Raisin Muffins
Oct22

Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

The flavor of pumpkin and raisins marry so well we thought they would be great in a muffin! This recipe is easy to put together and with fragrant cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger your house will smell like autumn heaven.

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Pumpkin Pie
Oct20

Pumpkin Pie

Serve up a different pumpkin pie this holiday season! This delicious pumpkin pie filling gets its richness from coconut cream and bananas. Spiced with the traditional allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg it is the familiar taste with a nondairy twist. Fabulous!

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Oct20

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a MUST try this fall! Perfectly soft & chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies without being cakey.Take pumpkin, pair it with chocolate chip cookies, and there’s no doubt it’s a winning dessert recipe

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Pasta with Roast Pumpkin Sauce
Oct20

Pasta with Roast Pumpkin Sauce

This is absolutely delicious, and even non-pumpkin fans have been known to come back for seconds!

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The Talk
Oct08

The Talk

The next time we called my parents, my daughter proudly informed them she was vegetarian. That’s when it came: The Talk.

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RW Garcia 3 Seed Gluten Free Crackers
Oct08

RW Garcia 3 Seed Gluten Free Crackers

Looking for a healthy snack cracker packed with great ingredients? Vegan, gluten-free, additive & preservative-free, and nonGMO, AND taste great – you’ll want to check these out!

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Royal Rice
Oct07

Royal Rice

Simply put – this is awesome rice! Come try our Arborio Rice Pudding recipe to taste test it yourself.

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French Toast
Oct06

French Toast

A breakfast favorite around the world, this is a vegan version that is light, fluffy, and oh so good.

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Southwestern Stew
Oct06

Southwestern Stew

This hearty meal can fill you up in minutes. With a mix of beans and lentils it has a great flavor combination and its not hard to make at all! Throw these ingredients together and you have a delicious meal.

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Killer Hummus
Oct06

Killer Hummus

Hummus is perfect for a wide variety of uses as a dip, a spread, or as a side dish – whether eaten alone or for entertaining and get-togethers. Here is a simple delicious recipe.

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Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Oct06

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is so simple and easy to make. But also has a lot of flavor packed in each cookie.

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Vegans and Libido
Sep29

Vegans and Libido

Guys and girls, what has been your experience: better, the same, or worse? Have you noticed a difference with your vegan mate?

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The Wonderful World of Vegan Yarn!
Sep12

The Wonderful World of Vegan Yarn!

Thinking of taking up knitting or crocheting but pausing at the thought of being limited to boring cotton yarn? Fret no more! Jenn Wisebeck explores the world of luxuriously soft, chunky funky, handspun, and naturally dyed vegan yarns.

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Fabulous Fettuccini Salad
Sep03

Fabulous Fettuccini Salad

This recipe can be adapted for a small group or a large gathering. Just multiply the ingredients for each pound of linguini used. It’s that simple and oh, so delicious!

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Vegan Nutella
Sep03

Vegan Nutella

Here’s a vegan version of Nutella that puts the original to shame! It’s creamy, nutty, chocolatey, and perfectly sweet. And with only four ingredients is simple to make. 

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Vegan Barbecue Ribz
Sep01

Vegan Barbecue Ribz

These ribs are cheap and easy to make. They look like the real thing, and are high in protein. We devour these savory, sauce-covered spare ribs as often as we can. Totally animal-free and you’ll get rich, smoky barbecue taste.

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Vegan Protein Bars
Aug28

Vegan Protein Bars

Protein bars are great for a quick breakfast bars and one of our favorite snacks. They can be made ahead of time and take up little space in your bag so you can always have something on hand to eat that you know is good for you.

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Top Five Tips for Raising Vegan Babies and Children
Aug25

Top Five Tips for Raising Vegan Babies and Children

Vegans face a myriad of concerns as they make choices in raising a vegan child. Challenges are around every corner and include not only food but family, friends, health care, school and more. Crystal Hansen, a vegan mom of two, shares five important factors vegan parents should be prepared to face. #1  Know the appropriate health requirements: Realize that a vegan diet can meet all of your baby and child’s nutritional needs, but...

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Figuring Out Vegan Bread
Aug24

Figuring Out Vegan Bread

By E. Ashe When you switch to a vegan diet, you soon discover there can be a surprising number of foods that contain animal products. While many people would assume bread to be vegan, there are many types and brands that contain animal byproducts. This is the same with pretty much any processed food, so when you eat only vegan food, it’s important to check the ingredients of every product to make sure. One of the ingredients...

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Adapt to Veganism or Forgive the Culture – Which is it?
Aug15

Adapt to Veganism or Forgive the Culture – Which is it?

Is Ethiopian Culture way behind in adapting to “veganism”, or do we “forgive” them of eating meat because their geographical/financial/cultural differences?

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How To Start A Vegan Diet – Without Losing Your Mind
Aug15

How To Start A Vegan Diet – Without Losing Your Mind

Thinking about starting a vegan diet but not sure where to begin? For many people however, the thought of cutting out all dairy and meat can definitely be overwhelming – especially if you like to eat out and you’re not a genius in the kitchen. The following 8 tips will make the transition easier and smoother – so you’re more likely to stick with the change.

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Roasted Carrot Hummus
Aug15

Roasted Carrot Hummus

This is one of the most striking dishes I have eaten recently. I enjoyed it so much I vowed to try to replicate it so that I could serve it to my family and share it here with you.

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Six Foods to Keep You Healthy, Smart and Sassy!
Aug15

Six Foods to Keep You Healthy, Smart and Sassy!

Take a good look at your daily eating habits. Are you really living on a healthy vegan diet? Do you need to cut out some not-so-good-for-you foods and replace them with some of thease beauties? Place these six foods into your shopping list so you always have them on hand as you prepare your meals.

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Quinoa & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers
Aug14

Quinoa & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

This dish freezes well for future meals! This is also a great heart healthy recipe with whole grains, & lots of protein!

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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Aug12

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

The vegan cinnamon rolls recipe is the best out there! You dont have to worry about the taste, it hits the spot just like regular cinnamon rolls. It has the cinnamon, sugary flavor that melts in your mouth. Yum!

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Vegan Quinoa Salad
Aug01

Vegan Quinoa Salad

Enjoy whipping up a nice vegan quinoa salad as you don’t have to worry about counting calories and fat content. Quinoa is packed with protein and among other grains, it’s the only one that can offer all 9 essential amino acids including lysine. One of our favorites for supper is the quinoa salad recipe.

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Breakfast Bananas
Aug01

Breakfast Bananas

Try this sweet breakfast side dish with your pancakes, oatmeal, or however you want. Its super delish!

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Savory Garlic Ginger Chickpea Fritters with Thai Peanut Sauce
Jul31

Savory Garlic Ginger Chickpea Fritters with Thai Peanut Sauce

These fritters are delicious! They’re great as an entree with or as an appetizer with simply the peanut sauce. They’re also really good the second day cold!

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Being Vegan and Eating Soy: Myths, Truths, and Everything in Between
Jul28

Being Vegan and Eating Soy: Myths, Truths, and Everything in Between

We all need our treats sometimes and the research does not support the conclusion that eating a little vegan soy cheese on your pizza is going to cause health problems, so go ahead and allow yourself some indulgences every now and then if you want to.

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The Cheesy Vegan
Jul27

The Cheesy Vegan

Most people say that giving up cheese is one of the hardest things in the transition to a plant based diet, but with cookbooks like this, no one has to give up anything!

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Down Coat and Leather Shoes – Can I call myself a vegan?
Jul25

Down Coat and Leather Shoes – Can I call myself a vegan?

I have been a vegetarian for 21 years and have now decided to become a vegan. I own a down coat and two pairs of leather shoes. I cannot afford to replace these items. Can I still wear these and rightfully call myself a vegan? I would appreciate your opinion! VegFamily readers reply: Tristtan: Congratulations for choosing a more compassionate way of life. Compassion is not always easy or convenient, but it is infinitely more...

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Perogis
Jul18

Perogis

Nothing is better than fresh perogies, stolen from the bowl just after it has been cooked. This vegan recipe is to die for!

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Vegans Abroad! Twelve Tips for the Traveling Vegan Family
Jul07

Vegans Abroad! Twelve Tips for the Traveling Vegan Family

With some preparation, finding foods that you feel good about giving your family will be a snap. The fun and simple act of eating will likely become the channel for your family to meet new people, learn new customs and expand your world!

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3 Delicious Veggie Burger Recipes That Even the Most Dedicated Meat-Eater Will Love
Jun30

3 Delicious Veggie Burger Recipes That Even the Most Dedicated Meat-Eater Will Love

A delicious burger is something most vegans and vegetarians find hard to ignore. Not to worry! Here are some great vegan burgers everyone will love.

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Turning Children on to Vegetables
Jun27

Turning Children on to Vegetables

It is recommended that everyone consume at least 3 servings of vegetables each day. Most children eat 1-2 servings of vegetables each day. For many children these servings are not broccoli but rather French fries.

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Broccoli: Do you Eat the Stalk?
Jun27

Broccoli: Do you Eat the Stalk?

There are many parts of vegetables we throw away that we should eat. Broccoli stalk is a good example – there are so many uses for it. Here are a few tips for using it and a sassy salad recipe!

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Sweet Broccoli Slaw
Jun26

Sweet Broccoli Slaw

This recipe is a light and delicious egg and dairy-free vegan version of the traditional broccoli slaw. We ioncorporate the stalk to show how easy and delicious it is and how it adds a nice visual appeal and crucnh to the slaw as well. Waste not, want not!

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Vegan, Pregnant and Craving Cheese: How To Fight the Urges
Jun21

Vegan, Pregnant and Craving Cheese: How To Fight the Urges

Remember that this will pass. It might be nine months of joy or nine months of hell, but either way it’s going to pass. And if your cravings for meat and dairy pull you like a freight train, just think of it as training for parenting.

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Vegan for Her
Jun21

Vegan for Her

Registered Dietician Virginia Messina along with vegan lifestyle coach JL Fields have put together an all in one super vegan health and lifestyle book directed specially towards women.

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Zoë’s Minestrone
May31

Zoë’s Minestrone

The perfect solution to a cold night in? A warming bowl of this home-made delicious chunky soup.

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Taco Soup
May31

Taco Soup

The presentation of this easy and simply delicious, offbeat soup is fun and dramatic.

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Puree of Spring Greens
May29

Puree of Spring Greens

In late spring, there is a plethora of greens of all kinds-Asian greens, spinach, and lettuce. If you love greens and have plenty of them, you will find this nourishing recipe useful as well as delicious. Make sure all greens are very well washed.

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5 Vegan Foods To Prevent Premature Aging
May26

5 Vegan Foods To Prevent Premature Aging

It’s a given that no matter how beautiful you are on the inside, you always hope and wish to look attractive without the biological clock straining your natural features. Here are 5 vegan foods to help prevent that.

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Hot Guacamole Soup
May20

Hot Guacamole Soup

Here’s a guacamole dish for the cooler months – soup-style!

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Great Lakes Wild Rice Chowder
May20

Great Lakes Wild Rice Chowder

A gourmet soup filled with nutritious vegetables and ingredients. Could warm you up in seconds!

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Easy Black Bean Soup
May19

Easy Black Bean Soup

A quick, simple, and nutritious soup.

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Creamy Spinach Leek Soup
May18

Creamy Spinach Leek Soup

This thick creamy soup with a beautiful combination of spinach, leek and potato is deliciously warming and filling.

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Cream of Broccoli Soup
May18

Cream of Broccoli Soup

The homemade goodness of this Cream of Broccoli Soup will satisfy any appetite.

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Creamy Potato Dill Soup
May18

Creamy Potato Dill Soup

Just the right thing for a snowy day, creamy potato soup with tangy dill.

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Chickpea Soup
May18

Chickpea Soup

Here’s a great substitute for chicken soup and it’s easy to prepare!

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Cannellini Bean Soup with Pan Fried Croutons
May17

Cannellini Bean Soup with Pan Fried Croutons

Crispy fried croutons pair perfectly with soft beans and tender kale, while little grape tomatoes give bursts of sweetness. This is definitely one of my all-time favorite soups, and you can prepare the croutons for any recipe you like.

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Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper Soup
May17

Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper Soup

This is a delightfully colorful soup that will dress up any special occasion table as well as your everyday family dinner.

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Lentil Soup
May15

Lentil Soup

Lentils make soup making easy—they cook quickly and are incredibly tasty. This lentil soup recipe is full of goodness and really hearty

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Annie’s Wild Rice Soup
May15

Annie’s Wild Rice Soup

“This soup is SOO simple! I got the recipe from a friend. Her recipe called for half and half, and regular ham, and butter. I’ve made this soup for countless meat eaters, and they go gaga over it! I hope you find it equally enjoyable. “

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Vegan Sweet Potato Hash
May15

Vegan Sweet Potato Hash

This beautiful dish is filled with colorful vegetables and aromatic spices.

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Tangy Green Beans
May15

Tangy Green Beans

A quick green bean side dish to whip up in a couple of minutes when you’re feeling springy. With the added tangy flavor its even more delicious!

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Vegetable Pot Stickers
May15

Vegetable Pot Stickers

Why wait for a trip to your favorite Asian restaurant to have Vegetable Pot Stickers? Make them yourself at home. Vegetarian dumplings filled with green goodness. They are steamed or fried off, which gives these pot stickers a wonderfully golden crust.

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Potato and Caramelized Onion Latke
May10

Potato and Caramelized Onion Latke

Traditional for Hanukkah dinners, potato pancakes are easy and delicious.

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Stir-Fried Brussel Sprouts
May10

Stir-Fried Brussel Sprouts

Add a slice of bread…maybe a glass of red wine…Mmmmmm!!! Trust me, a very far cry from unappetizing boiled cabbage, and even healthier.

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Roasted Potatoes
May10

Roasted Potatoes

Kids love this recipe (and so do husbands!). A great side dish for barbecues or pizza night!

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Dinner Chips
Feb23

Dinner Chips

This recipe is a vegan version of classic Indian samosas. It has lots of flavor and and simplicity. Kids will love these and so will your dinner guests!

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French Toast Kebabs
Feb23

French Toast Kebabs

Kids love to help make this moist, yummy french toast on a stick. It’s great for fun and leisurely mornings and makes a delightful side to any breakfast.

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Granny Smith Apple Jelly
Feb22

Granny Smith Apple Jelly

Homemade jelly is always the tastiest. Although making jelly takes a bit of work, this recipe gives you each step you need to take to making the perfect apple jelly.

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Cranberry Sauce
Feb22

Cranberry Sauce

Classic, easy and delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe with a few more ingredients like apple, walnuts, vinegar, and orange juice. A twist but a delicious one at that.

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Rice and Lentil Pilaf
Feb22

Rice and Lentil Pilaf

If you’re tired of the same old side dishes try this. The lentils in this recipe add flavor and texture, and you’ll find that this dish goes great with any main course.

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Spicy Greens
Feb22

Spicy Greens

This dish is nice with seasoned aduki beans and tahini gravy with brown rice and maybe a baked sweet potato. Yum!

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Geoff MacGlashan Squash
Feb22

Geoff MacGlashan Squash

A side dish that could warm you up instantly. It has great flavor with little ingredients. Dont miss out.

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Creamy Tofu Hummus
Feb22

Creamy Tofu Hummus

This twist on hummus pumps up the protein value by using tofu and adds a special creamy change: peanut butter instead of tahini. Very easy and delicious!

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Collard Wraps
Feb20

Collard Wraps

It’s time to switch up your sandwich dinners and try these beautiful, veggie filled collard wraps. They’re gluten-free, vegan, low in carbs.

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Spring Onion And Herb Risotto
Feb20

Spring Onion And Herb Risotto

Making a risotto may seem hard, but this recipe has great step by step instructions. Its all worth the effort for this delicious dish.

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Warm German Potato Salad
Feb20

Warm German Potato Salad

A really easy no mayo recipe for Warm German Potato Salad. We used a really delicious dressing to smother our potatoes in.

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Peanut-Butter Noodles
Feb20

Peanut-Butter Noodles

This great-tasting dish is so easy and quick to make! It’s the total package!

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Cinnamon Sweet Rice
Feb20

Cinnamon Sweet Rice

Sweet rice with a taste of cinnamon, yum! Cheap to make and tastes good.

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Basmati Rice with Pinto Beans
Feb20

Basmati Rice with Pinto Beans

A traditional pinto beans a rice side dish with great flavors. Everything goes well with rice and beans so no worries on what dish you’re making to compliment your meal.

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Lentils & Spinach
Feb20

Lentils & Spinach

Have you ever met a lentil you didn’t love? Probably not. This is a lovely way to eat them, and very easy to make.

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Easy Stir-fried Leafy Greens
Feb20

Easy Stir-fried Leafy Greens

Stir-frying greens is a delicious way to get nutrient-rich veggies into your family’s meal.

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Pecan Sweet Potatoes
Feb18

Pecan Sweet Potatoes

This lightened-up take on the classic holiday sweet potato casserole is spiked with chunks of pineapple and topped with toasted pecans. Might be a first time trying pineapple with sweet potato but its worth the try, you will love this!

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Roasted Sesame Asparagus
Feb18

Roasted Sesame Asparagus

Anything with asparagus is a good side dish, its so good! This dish has a great sweet/spicy sauce that works perfect with the crumb coated asparagus. Enjoy!

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Nacho cheese
Feb18

Nacho cheese

The sauce recipe made plain (minus jalapenos, chiles/tomatoes and hot sauce) can make great macaroni and cheese, soups, broths, etc. Enjoy macaroni, nachos and even fondue!

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Coconut Rice
Feb18

Coconut Rice

This is a very nice mild and creamy dish to serve with spicy curries.

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Baba Ghanoush
Feb18

Baba Ghanoush

The Orient brings us many wonders of the culture and foods. A simple one to prepare and probably everyones favorite, is Baba Ghanoush.

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White Bean Salad
Feb17

White Bean Salad

Beans make a nice fall salad. Here’s a healthy, and delicious white bean salad for you friends and family!

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Vegan Potato Salad
Feb17

Vegan Potato Salad

This creamy vegan potato salad is absolutely TO DIE FOR! The best vegan potato salad out there. With the classic ingredients and simple steps you will be making this a regular in your home.

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Turkish Sumac Salad
Feb17

Turkish Sumac Salad

The most popular Turkish traditional salad made of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and onions rubbed with sumac. Dont be hesitant to try sumac, it has a fruity, astringent taste that works wonders with this salad.

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Perfectly Pleasing Potato Salad
Feb17

Perfectly Pleasing Potato Salad

I’ve talked about my love for potatoes so many times and this recipe is just another example of how I’ve made my favorite dishes healthy. I came up with this recipe and it was a huge hit!

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Katie’s Cucumber Salad
Feb16

Katie’s Cucumber Salad

This is a really quick and easy recipe, especially for an after school snack!

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Dressings for Potato Salad
Feb16

Dressings for Potato Salad

Here are a couple of dressing recipes for potato salad. Any of these are really easy to make but pack a bunch of flavor to please your salad needs.

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Cooler Salad
Feb16

Cooler Salad

This vegetable packed salad could be eaten as a main dish, it is that filing! With a simple dressing, this dish will be a favorite in your home.

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Chang Chang Hijiki Salad
Feb16

Chang Chang Hijiki Salad

Light and refreshing hijiki salad – good with salad or brown rice or both.

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Cauliflower Salad with Capers and Olives
Feb16

Cauliflower Salad with Capers and Olives

This colorful salad makes a great springtime dish to serve for lunch or as a first course for a fancy dinner. It also includes tips on what vinaigrette to use for this great flavorful salad.

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Better Than Good String Bean Salad
Feb16

Better Than Good String Bean Salad

Fresh, light and yummy string bean salad with a delicious dressing of tofu, olive oil and garlic. Topped with almonds or you choice of nuts. Not to mention this recipe is super easy.

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Hale Kale Salad
Feb15

Hale Kale Salad

This is the basic recipe for a delicious and quick kale salad. You can of course add other ingredients (unless you want them to be mashed in, add them after you have completed the basic recipe). Some of my favorite additions are sprouted wild rice, tomatoes, seaweed, mung bean sprouts, and tahini. Yummy – I’m getting hungry just thinking about them!

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Grilled Asparagus and Sweet Pepper Salad
Feb15

Grilled Asparagus and Sweet Pepper Salad

If you like asparagus, you will love this recipe! This salad has a great vinaigrette, a touch of citrus and mustard, so it is packed with flavor.

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Crunchy Quinoa Salad
Feb15

Crunchy Quinoa Salad

Healthy and filling, this salad provides all the needed amino acids for a complete protein – thanks to quinoa!

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Fattoosh
Feb15

Fattoosh

Fattoosh means “moistened bread” which clues you in to one of the key ingredients in this delicious salad. Whip it up in minutes and enjoy!

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Tempeh Salad
Feb15

Tempeh Salad

A very easy and scrumptious salad for sandwiches or just by itself. Its great either way.

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Mandarin Orange Salad
Feb14

Mandarin Orange Salad

This beautiful salad features oranges and almonds tossed with romaine lettuce and onions and a sweet and spicy dressing.

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Cucumber Salad
Feb14

Cucumber Salad

This Thai cucumber salad recipe is EASY to make and brimming with a little spice. We love the utter simplicity of this salad.

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Carrot and Chickpea Salad
Feb14

Carrot and Chickpea Salad

A beauty of a carrot salad tricked out with chickpeas, chunks of dried fruit. Absolutely delicious!

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Cabbage Slaw
Feb14

Cabbage Slaw

A simple and quick cabbage slaw recipe flavored with vegan ramen seasoning. Its a great twist on your usual coleslaw but still great on a summer day.

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Bell Pepper Salad
Feb14

Bell Pepper Salad

Try this Balkanic vegetable dish as an end of summer side dish. You can eat it as a salad or just eat it! Dipping bread in juice is NOT considered bad manners but an expression of appreciation.

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Animal Ingredients
Jan23

Animal Ingredients

Here’s a list of animal ingredients and their alternatives that helps consumers avoid animal ingredients in food, cosmetics, and other products.

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Pumpkin Soup
Jan23

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup anyone? Topped with crunchy croutons, it’s easy, delicious, and a perfect complement to cool weather meals.

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About Us
Jan19

About Us

The largest online publication solely devoted to veg family living, VegFamily offers a wide variety of resources and information including great articles about parenting and family, a huge collection of recipes, loads of product and book reviews, and its famous “Ask the Dietitian” feature. Come meet the VegFamily team!

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I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan!
Jan18

I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan!

Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to eat wheatgrass and alfalfa sprouts. Most grocery stores carry an array of great-tasting vegan options. You may even be surprised to find that a few of your favorite indulgences happen to be vegan!

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Extraordinary Vegan
Jan18

Extraordinary Vegan

For more than 30 years, Alan Roettinger has been a private chef to the “rich and famous”. In his new cookbook, Extraordinary Vegan, he delivers more than a 100 recipes that are creative, healthy and super delicious.

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Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition
Jan18

Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition

This the ONLY book you need to equip you with all things plant based nutrition. It is heavily researched, fully referenced with over 400 pages of content, and almost 100 pages alone citing all the health and nutrition studies.

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Happy Herbivore Light & Lean
Jan18

Happy Herbivore Light & Lean

Lindsay Nixon’s latest cookbook combines her tasty low calorie recipes with a simple yet effective workout plan that can be done without joining a gym. This book, like all of her others does not disappoint!

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Beeswax – Is It Vegan?
Jan16

Beeswax – Is It Vegan?

I am trying to go vegan and have found myself in some tough situations. One involves products with beeswax. Is this considered as bad as honey?

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Vegan Since Birth: Profile of a Vegan Teen
Jan16

Vegan Since Birth: Profile of a Vegan Teen

For me, being vegan always meant that I didn’t eat any foods that contained animal products. I never really understood the real power of being a vegan until very recently.

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Cruelty Free Companies
Jan16

Cruelty Free Companies

Want to make sure you are getting strictly vegan products — made without animal ingredients, such as milk and egg byproducts, slaughterhouse byproducts, sheep lanolin, honey, or beeswax? Check out this list from PETA.

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Agave Nectar – Sweet and Natural
Jan16

Agave Nectar – Sweet and Natural

Why is agave good for you? Ricki Heller shares all the wonderful benefits of this delightful sweetener.

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Kitchen Wisdom: Do-It-Yourself Seitan
Jan14

Kitchen Wisdom: Do-It-Yourself Seitan

You can run out to your local supermarket and purchase pre-made Seitan or pre-flavored cutlets… but why do that when it is so easy and cheap to make yourself!

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Pumpkin – The Wonder Veggie
Jan14

Pumpkin – The Wonder Veggie

Fresh fruits and vegetables will always provide you with the most nutrients and natural enzymes that the body can use more readily. Pumpkin and its seeds provide many important nutrients, on top of loads of fun for family and friends.

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Vegetable Barley Stew
Dec30

Vegetable Barley Stew

Spoonful after spoonful, this vegetable barley soup will keep you warm, healthy, and comforted! Whip it up in minutes, its the perfect meal!

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Vegan Thai-style Curry
Dec30

Vegan Thai-style Curry

This Vegetarian Thai Yellow Curry is authentic, homemade vegan Thai food at its best! This dish has a great amount of spices that hi the spot. Serve with brown rice or noodles. You could add wasabi it’s such a great flavour for the paste and it’s green.

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Vegan Sausage Minestrone
Dec30

Vegan Sausage Minestrone

Here’s a one dish meal that is filling, flavorful and perfect for an autumn and winter supper.

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Vegan Spanakopita
Dec30

Vegan Spanakopita

This delicious pie combines a tofu ricotta filling with spinach or silver beet. The result is a very tasty and highly nutritious dish. Serve with salad or vegetables.

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Vegan Souvlaki
Dec30

Vegan Souvlaki

Souvlaki is a Greek specialty traditionally made with meat served in pita breads with a cucumber and yogurt-based Tzaziki sauce. This vegan version has just the same amazing flavor with Seitan as a substitute. You will want seconds of this one!

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Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts
Dec30

Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

To make this a easy morning breakfast you can prepare this dish the night before, keeping the wet and dry ingredients separate. First thing in the morning mix them together and pop the dish in the oven to cook.

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Turmeric Tofu Wraps
Dec30

Turmeric Tofu Wraps

Spicy sauted tofu tucked into tortillas or nan wraps, this is a delicious lunch or dinner entree.

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Tostada Garden Burgers
Dec30

Tostada Garden Burgers

This is a good recipe for people who have celiac disease. Its super delicious with ingredients you wouldn’t think to put in a burger but comes out perfect.

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Tofu Scramble
Dec30

Tofu Scramble

The vegan answer to scrambled eggs, this easy dish is sure to become one of your meatless favorites.

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Tempeh and Pepper Fajitas
Dec30

Tempeh and Pepper Fajitas

We love these fajitas. So simple and so flavorful. Easy to put together with few ingredients but packed with flavor.

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Sundried Tomato and Pesto Chickpea Fritter Sandwiches
Dec30

Sundried Tomato and Pesto Chickpea Fritter Sandwiches

This recipe for delicious fritters is a favorite! They’re good on their own or on a delicious sandwich with pesto! Its also very easy for beginner fritter makers. Enjoy!

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Spicy Zucchini Sandwich
Dec28

Spicy Zucchini Sandwich

Sometimes you’re too busy to make dinner and you don’t want to make just a boring sandwich. This quick sandwich combines the flavors of fresh zucchini and hot red pepper flakes that adds the spicy flavor. Fun and delightful!

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Spicy Couscous with Chickpeas
Dec28

Spicy Couscous with Chickpeas

This dish comes straight to us from Algeria. Traditionally, couscous is steamed two or three times in a steamer called a kiska. The couscous available in supermarkets is pre-steamed and dried so only needs liquid to absorb and is ready in a few minutes.

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Soya Mince Pasta Meal
Dec28

Soya Mince Pasta Meal

This recipe is fun, versatile and quick to make. Add soya mince to recipes, using it in spaghetti sauce, tacos, casseroles or other favorite dishes.

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Shake and Bake Tofu
Dec28

Shake and Bake Tofu

These crispy tofu cutlets are a favorite in our home. Enlist your kids to help with the breading and shaking. If you have more than four eaters, the recipe doubles easily, but be sure to use two baking sheets as well.

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Savory Breakfast Sausage
Dec28

Savory Breakfast Sausage

This recipe is a favorite! It is wheat free, gluten free, soy free, and corn free! Can be served for breakfast or any other meal of the day with a side of rice and salad.

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers
Dec28

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

We’ve been searching for *the* perfect black bean burger and, folks, I think we have a winner. We had the burgers on homemade bread with a simple salad and sweet potato fries… seriously delicious.

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Red and Green Pepper ‘Steak’
Dec28

Red and Green Pepper ‘Steak’

What’s a smart way to use up those burgers in the fridge? Use it in this recipe! Its yummy and easy to make using fresh vegetables and a great sauce.

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Rawsome Vegan Burritos with Guacamole
Dec28

Rawsome Vegan Burritos with Guacamole

Our favorite recipes for guacamole and raw burritos follow, so prepare for a fiesta of flavor! Ideally, the ingredients for these recipes should be all organic and locally grown for the best fresh taste.

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Rapini & Chickpeas
Dec25

Rapini & Chickpeas

Rapini and chickpeas are a great combination that you probably never thought of before. Its super easy to make and you can pack in as much flavor with spices as you want, the more the better. Try it and you will always come back to it!

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Quick Shepherd’s Pie
Dec25

Quick Shepherd’s Pie

If you’re looking for pure comfort food thats quick and effortless? Then this is the recipe for you! Super simple and quick, you don’t have to worry about dinner tonight!

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Rainbow “Egg” Scramble
Dec25

Rainbow “Egg” Scramble

This scramble is a quick, easy and healthy. Its a hearty breakfast dish that cooks up quickly and is a delicious way to use tofu to start your day.

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Quinoa with Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms
Dec24

Quinoa with Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms

Quinoa has become popular as a “superfood” high in protein and iron. It takes only 15 minutes to cook and has a nutty flavor and aroma. This is tasty with saut’ed soy “sausage” links.

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Potato, Turnip, & Carrot Gratin with Garlic-Herb Béchamel Sauce
Dec23

Potato, Turnip, & Carrot Gratin with Garlic-Herb Béchamel Sauce

It’s nice to slip in some turnips among the more familiar potatoes and carrots, for something slightly different.

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Pineapple Fried Rice
Dec23

Pineapple Fried Rice

A tropical version of fried rice using tofu, pineapple, and coconut. Light, tasty, and easy. Serve with hot sauce or extra soy sauce.

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Penne with Sweet and Creamy Red Pepper Sauce
Dec19

Penne with Sweet and Creamy Red Pepper Sauce

Carrots, garlic, basil, tofu and sweet red peppers make a beautiful creamy sauce for penne pasta. This is just the recipe for an amazing sauce to give your pasta meals a kick of flavor

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Pat’s Primavera
Dec19

Pat’s Primavera

This healthy pasta dish is brimming with spring vegetables and flavor. Use fresh seasonal vegetables for a hearty meatless meal. Enjoy!

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Pasta With Tofu
Dec19

Pasta With Tofu

If you have someone who isn’t a fan of chewing their tofu, this is a great way to incorporate it in a dish. Mashed tofu and pasta are a great mix. With its delicious and creamy taste, this wont be the last time you make it!

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Pad thai
Dec19

Pad thai

Love pad thai but don’t know how to make it yourself? No worries, This simple recipe is so easy, you’ll be having it night after night and love it every time! No need to eat out to get great Pad Thai.

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Orange Flavored Tofu
Dec19

Orange Flavored Tofu

An easy way to spice up your tofu dishes, with plenty of flavor this recipe is easy to make in a couple of minutes and set aside to marinate for some yummy citrus flavor!

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Open-Faced California Club Sandwich
Dec18

Open-Faced California Club Sandwich

Easy and healthy; you are going to love these open faced avocado sandwiches! With a couple of veggie options this sandwich will hit the spot

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One-Pan Tofu Bake
Dec18

One-Pan Tofu Bake

Tofu lovers will adore this recipe thats packed with flavor and simplicity. Easy steps, requires one pan, its a must try!

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Nut and Potato Bake
Dec18

Nut and Potato Bake

This nut roast recipe is an easy to make vegan classic. Perfect for Christmas, this special vegan nut roast is full of earthy flavor and creaminess.

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No Beans About It Burger
Dec17

No Beans About It Burger

This delicious vegan burger is made with vegetables, no beans or lentils in the mix.

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Mock “Chicken” Salad
Dec17

Mock “Chicken” Salad

This mock chicken salad recipe is great to keep around for a quick, filling and nutritious lunch or even a weeknight dinner. Great as a sandwich filling or stuffed inside a fresh tomato on a bed of lettuce.

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Mixed Vegetable Stew with Coconut
Dec17

Mixed Vegetable Stew with Coconut

This recipe can be endlessly adapted to whatever is fresh and overflowing from your garden, or whatever inspires you at the produce stand. An entire vegetarian meal, loaded with raw fresh vegetable goodness, textured and colorful, brimming with coconut flavor.

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Mémère’s Shepherd’s Pie
Dec17

Mémère’s Shepherd’s Pie

Our great-grandmother used to make an unhealthy but oh-so-tasty version of this heavenly dish. This version retains the rich textures and meatiness of the original but lacks the beef and dairy.

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Maple Roasted Tempeh
Dec17

Maple Roasted Tempeh

This easy recipe for sticky maple glazed tempeh w/ coconut sweet potato puree and a miso-apple gravy. its sweet, salty, and irresistible.

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Luncheon Beans and Rice
Dec17

Luncheon Beans and Rice

Very good meal and very filling! Easy to prepare but packed with flavor. Its a family favorite!

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Lentil Rice Casserole
Dec05

Lentil Rice Casserole

Try this really easy recipe you can throw together in minutes. Filled with flavor, this will be a family favorite dish!

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Lentil-Pistachio Patties
Dec05

Lentil-Pistachio Patties

These substantial patties offer a full bodied flavor and wonderful protein content courtesy of lentils and pistachios. The trio of avocado, olive oil, and pistachios together add richness and a healthy serving of monounsaturated fat.

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Kung Pao Tofu
Dec05

Kung Pao Tofu

A great way to enjoy chinese with your vegan family without the chicken part. Its simple and easy, has a great sauce included and taste just lie chinese take out!

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Kidney Bean Burgers
Dec04

Kidney Bean Burgers

This is the simplest bean burger you can find. Easy to prepare with minimum ingredients that make it fast to whip up for dinner or a barbecue!

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Hurry Up Alfredo
Nov27

Hurry Up Alfredo

After you taste this Alfredo sauce you will probably make it on a regular basis. It’s fast and easy, and you probably already have all of the ingredients. It’s a great compromise between “I don’t feel like cooking” and “I don’t want to eat toast for dinner.”

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Hungry Hottie Dogs
Nov27

Hungry Hottie Dogs

There has to be a way we could give kids their favorite foods in a way that nourishes their tiny bodies. Take, for instance, hot dogs. What about instead of a wiener we use a carrot?! But not just a raw carrot, a delicious, savory, hot dog- flavored carrot! Check it out.

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Herb and Onion Couscous
Nov27

Herb and Onion Couscous

Try this great twist on couscous that everyone will be asking for! Taste great and it also includes a delicious sauce. Dont miss out!

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Hearty Garbanzo Stew
Nov27

Hearty Garbanzo Stew

As the days get colder you’re probably looking for a warm, hearty yet healthy stew for your vegan/vegetarian family. Look no further! This is one of the best recipes out there with great reviews and comments. Try it out!

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Grilled Portobellos with Mango Poblano Relish
Nov27

Grilled Portobellos with Mango Poblano Relish

Portobello mushrooms have a beefy taste that makes them great as an entree or on a burger. Try these at your next BBQ.

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Ginger Tofu Stir Fry with Snow Peas
Nov26

Ginger Tofu Stir Fry with Snow Peas

This unusual stir-fry is rich in fiber and vitamins. Not to mention it is very tasty and packed with so much flavor.

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Garbanzo Bean Stir Fry
Nov26

Garbanzo Bean Stir Fry

A chickpeas/garbanzo beans recipe that packed with nutrients. A vegetarian or meat lovers meal.

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Fast Mexican Pizzas
Nov26

Fast Mexican Pizzas

This recipe is for one of those days when you cant figure out what to make for dinner. Its simple yet delicious!

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Vegan Fajitas
Nov26

Vegan Fajitas

This vegan fajitas recipe is one of the most fun recipes to prepare and eat. Fajitas are super easy to make.

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Vegan Enchilada Casserole
Nov26

Vegan Enchilada Casserole

Heres an easy recipe you can throw together and pop in a crockpot overnight and have a delicious lunch!

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Eggplant Rollatini
Nov26

Eggplant Rollatini

The first time I tasted this, I was convinced it was the best food on the planet. Try out this amazing recipe! It will win you over.

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Crunchy Cucumber Pasta with and Spicy Peanut Sauce
Nov25

Crunchy Cucumber Pasta with and Spicy Peanut Sauce

Using whole wheat pasta adds to the nutritional value of this refreshing and colorful dish. Serve it with a rich, vegetable bean soup for a complete meal.

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Cheezy Pasta and Chikky Sauce
Nov20

Cheezy Pasta and Chikky Sauce

In the VegFamily kitchen we make this dish without the “Chikky Strips” and we put it in the oven under the grill to get a nice crunchy topping. We add a dash or two of cinnamon to the sauce and bread crumbs on top then under the grill it goes. Yumm!

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Carolina Chili
Nov20

Carolina Chili

Try this great chili recipe for tacos, burritos, or just straight out of the bowl! Delicious either way.

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“Buddhist’s Delight” Stew
Nov20

“Buddhist’s Delight” Stew

Inspired by a favorite vegetarian Chinese restaurant dish, this stew is enhanced with protein-packed seitan. Made from cooked wheat gluten, seitan is sometimes called “wheat meat,” as it resembles beef chunks.

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Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes
Nov20

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

Pancakes can be a nice “breakfast for dinner” especially in the heat of summer. Enjoy healthy pancake recipe.

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Black Bean Millet Patties
Nov17

Black Bean Millet Patties

This is a favorite in our house, especially for me because it’s a crockpot meal. I just put all the ingredients in the pot, turn it on low, and in a few hours the house smells yummy and dinner is ready.

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Black Bean Burgers
Nov17

Black Bean Burgers

This burgers are tasty, delicious, and hold together well.

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Thanksgiving Tree
Nov16

Thanksgiving Tree

A great way to get crafty and show your gratitude for the year.

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Black Bean, Corn, and Yam Enchilada Bake
Nov15

Black Bean, Corn, and Yam Enchilada Bake

This tasty dish will warm your family’s heart and soul on a cool day.

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The Big Vegan Vixen Burrito
Nov15

The Big Vegan Vixen Burrito

This is a hungry man dinner, without the slaving in the kitchen. All the delicious ingredients you need is in this burrito!

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Baked Eggplant with Cashews
Nov10

Baked Eggplant with Cashews

This layered eggplant casserole is bursting with flavor, and works well as a main dish and a side dish.

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Avocado No-Egg Rolls
Nov10

Avocado No-Egg Rolls

These egg rolls are extremely tasty and so easy to throw together if you have some friends coming over and need an appetizer. And it’s also just pretty darn cool.

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Aubergine and Leek Lasagna
Nov10

Aubergine and Leek Lasagna

This wonderful aubergine lasagne bake keeps it simple with a few intensely delicious flavours

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Watermelon Almond Tart
Nov05

Watermelon Almond Tart

Looking for watermelon recipes? A watermelon tart is beautiful and a refreshing summer dessert using a favorite summer fruit.

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Vegan Toffee Marshmallows
Nov05

Vegan Toffee Marshmallows

Silky smooth, pillow soft, creamy toffee marshmallows. Easy recipe with easy preparations. Kids and adults will love these!

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Vegan S’mores on a Stick
Nov05

Vegan S’mores on a Stick

This recipe uses banana instead of marshmallow, although you can check out our Vegan Marshmallow recipe. But its no need, these are just as delicious and so easy to make with kids or adults.

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Vegan Marshmallows
Nov05

Vegan Marshmallows

You can make your own vegan marshmallows to ensure that you know exactly what is inside each one — and not only are these marshmallows vegan, they are super fun to make — and doing so is a great weekend baking project to enjoy with your children.

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Vegan Lemon Sherbet
Nov05

Vegan Lemon Sherbet

This is so easy to make and kids love it! Sweet and sour are a great combination, and perfect for summer.

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