Vegan Brownies with Peppermint Frosting
Nov05

Vegan Brownies with Peppermint Frosting

The best combination of chocolate and peppermint reminds me of christmas! These brownies are rather cakey than fudgy, but so good with a layer of peppermint frosting on top!

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Vegan Coconut Cake
Nov05

Vegan Coconut Cake

This coconut cake is a delicious as it is gorgeous! Easy to follow, and easy to indulge the coconut flavor with a tall glass of milk.

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Vanilla Cake
Nov05

Vanilla Cake

The classic vanilla cake in a non-dairy version. Its still fluffy and moist and oh so delicious.

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Vanilla Ice Cream
Nov05

Vanilla Ice Cream

This recipe includes many ways you could use this recipe to create different flavors. But a plain vanilla ice cream recipe like this is deliciously enough. its sweet and creamy, you wont regret it!

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Tasha’s Coconut Macadamia Cheesecake
Nov05

Tasha’s Coconut Macadamia Cheesecake

Give your cheesecake a yummy twist with this recipe. Everyone will love it, especially those nut lovers!

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Strawberry Love Muffins
Nov05

Strawberry Love Muffins

They say that the quickest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Thus, try this equally romantic treat for those who prefer a sweet that doesn’t carry the guilt of an over-the-top indulgence.

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Steamed Chinese Buns
Nov05

Steamed Chinese Buns

If you love steamed buns these will fulfill your bun needs. Its really soft and fluffy with the best coconut cream filling. try it out!

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Spelt Carob Chip Cookies
Nov05

Spelt Carob Chip Cookies

If you’re looking for some basic chocolate chip cookies to make but you’re vegan, these are as close as you can get to those delicious chocolate filled snacks. Its healthy, vegan, and tastes great!

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Soy Protein Truffles
Nov05

Soy Protein Truffles

A perfect healthy snack and they’re raw, also delicious and fudgy. Don’t miss out on these, Vegans!

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Sarah’s Cookies
Nov02

Sarah’s Cookies

We have Sarah to thank for these yummy cookies! Perfect combo of oatmeal, chocolate, and pecans. mmmmmm.

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Rice Pudding With Raisins
Nov02

Rice Pudding With Raisins

Quick Rice and Raisin Pudding. Stress free dessert ready in 15 minutes! Enjoy this rice and raisin pudding for a wonderful treat.

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Rene’s Tomato Soup Spice Cake
Nov02

Rene’s Tomato Soup Spice Cake

This is a recipe for a tomato soup cake that my mom used to make for the family when I was growing up. It is fast and cheap to make. Don’t let the name (or the soup can) scare you; it makes a very delicious spice cake.

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Pineapple Banana Ice Cream
Nov02

Pineapple Banana Ice Cream

Vegan Pineapple Banana Ice Cream Quite possibly the easiest recipe ever! If you have already tried banana ice cream, and would like to switch it up add some pineapple!

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The Perfect Vegan Pie Crust
Nov02

The Perfect Vegan Pie Crust

Light, tender, flakey, and easy to make this will be a staple in your baking collection of easy pie crust recipes.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
Nov02

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

People say peanut butter and chocolate is the perfect combination. Well this recipe for peanut butter cups sure taste perfect. Enjoy them with milk or over your ice cream as a topping. Either way they taste great and are easy to make!

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Pina Colada Cheesecake
Nov02

Pina Colada Cheesecake

Ever tried a Pina colada cheesecake? Well you’re missing out! This dessert is a perfecty fluffy tropical after dinner treat!

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Oatmeal Nut Butter Cookies
Nov02

Oatmeal Nut Butter Cookies

For all you nut lovers, try these nutty cookies. Easy, quick, and vegan. Its perfect!

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Orange-Vanilla Creamsicles
Nov02

Orange-Vanilla Creamsicles

A longtime childhood favorite – Orange Julius on a stick! This one is an easy, quick recipe.

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Mini Baked Donuts
Nov02

Mini Baked Donuts

Looking for a way to make donuts without frying and all that oil? This is the best vegan donut recipe out there, makes fluffy delicious donuts with a yummy glaze recipe to top it off.

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Low Fat Zucchini-Applesauce Cake
Oct29

Low Fat Zucchini-Applesauce Cake

This cake recipe could be a great snack in the evening with a cup of coffee. And you don’t have to worry about the fattening continents in a regular cake, this one is low fat!

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Granola Bars
Oct29

Granola Bars

These are a great snack to keep on hand for your entire family. Feel free to substitute your favorite nuts and dried fruits.

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Grandma’s Chocolate Crazy Cake
Oct29

Grandma’s Chocolate Crazy Cake

Everyone loves grandmas cooking. Especially this delicious, moist chocolate cake. No need for frosting on this cake, it is that sweet and moist!

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Graham Cracker Cookies
Oct29

Graham Cracker Cookies

These cookies are a perfect holiday treat. With some yummy chocolate and nuts on top, your family will fall in love with them.

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Delicious Tofu Cheesecake
Oct26

Delicious Tofu Cheesecake

Delicious tofu cheesecake has all the sweetness and yumminess a cheesecake needs. You wont regret trying it out.

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Coffee Coconut Cookies
Oct22

Coffee Coconut Cookies

If you love coffee cookies then you must try these! Coffee cookies with a twist of coconut flakes to add that tropical flavor. With a cup of coffee it will be perfect!

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Coconut Tapioca Pudding
Oct22

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

A favorite dessert of so many generations, this one adds fragrant coconut milk for a tropical taste.

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Coconut Kisses
Oct22

Coconut Kisses

For all coconut lovers! This is a great recipe for coconut kisses / cookies. Fun and easy to make with children. Everyone will enjoy its sweet creamy flavor. Yum!

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Very Vegan Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Oct21

Very Vegan Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This ridiculously creamy chocolate chip ice cream is so vegan yet so good. You cant even tell its made of tofu and soy milk!

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Chocolate Fudge
Oct21

Chocolate Fudge

Who doesn’t love a little fudge every now and then? This fudge recipe is easy to whip up and so worth the overnight wait!

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Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake
Oct21

Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake

The yummiest baked cheesecake made with tofu, cocoa, and coconut! A great after dinner dessert with a glass of milk. It hits the spot!

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Chocolate Chunk Coconut Cookies
Oct21

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Cookies

Chewy cookies with shredded coconut and chocolate chunks throughout. Here is a delicious twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies. They’re great for coconut lovers

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Chocoholics Spread
Oct21

Chocoholics Spread

Delicious and way more healthier than store-bought chocolate spread. This spread can be eaten by itself! It’s that good, kids will love it.

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Chewy Granola Bars
Oct21

Chewy Granola Bars

These granola bars are perfectly chewy and nutritious and great for lunch boxes, breakfast on the run or just with a cup of coffee.

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Carob Nut Clusters
Oct20

Carob Nut Clusters

Delicious, insanely quick & easy carob nut clusters recipe. These treats are perfectly sweet and nutty and great for parties and snacks!

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Carob Fudge Dessert
Oct20

Carob Fudge Dessert

Wonderful substitute for regular fudge, this is rich and creamy. You don’t have to bake it. This fudge recipe will knock your socks off! Yum!

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Carob Candy
Oct20

Carob Candy

Enjoy these delicious fudgy carob candies with a nice warm cup of coffee! Kids will love these too!

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Carob Cake with Rich Carob Frosting

This luscious cake can grace a dinner party table and also be made into cupcakes that delight any child. For a double carob punch, frost with Carob Icing.

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Bryanna’s Pineapple Sherbert Pops
Oct20

Bryanna’s Pineapple Sherbert Pops

These cool, sweet, creamy treats are perfect for a hot summer day. Very quick and easy to make, just pop them in the freezer and you’re good to serve them in a jiffy!

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Blueberry Coffee Cake
Oct20

Blueberry Coffee Cake

This easy, delicious cake is a perfect light dessert that’s not too sweet, yet it’s also substantial enough to serve at brunch

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Big Momma Freedom Chocolate Cake
Oct16

Big Momma Freedom Chocolate Cake

If you’re looking for a vegan chocolate cake that dark, rich, sexy and utterly delicious. The search is over thanks to this vegan chocolate cake with vegan chocolate frosting. It’s so rich and delicious, no one will suspect it’s dairy-free.

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Best Baked Apples
Oct16

Best Baked Apples

This is an absolutely classic dessert – it’s so simple, and a great way to use up cooking apples. Especially perfect for a winter day. Kids and adults alike love this!

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Banana-Yogurt Ambrosia

Here’s an easy ambrosia fruit salad recipe. Fun for kids and great for a hot summer day!

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Banana Cake
Oct16

Banana Cake

The easiest banana cake to make, just right for using up those very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl! Its a good alternative to banana bread when you’re looking for a sweet treat.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
Oct16

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Easy to prepare, simple ingredients, and oh so delicious, this bread pudding recipe is one you will make again and again.

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Apple Cherry Crisp
Oct14

Apple Cherry Crisp

An easy, healthy, scrumptious apple cherry dessert. Great for gatherings and served with some non- dairy ice cream for a hot summer day.

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Anzac Biscuits
Oct14

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac biscuits are easy to make and taste great! Enjoy this traditional biscuit on Anzac Day or any other day of the year.

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Almost Sugar Free Apple Pie
Oct14

Almost Sugar Free Apple Pie

Unlike berries which can be tart, apples really don’t need anything extra. This easy to make apple pie cuts out most of the sugar but none of the delicious flavor.

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Almost No-Fat Brownies
Oct14

Almost No-Fat Brownies

Loaded with chocolate but not too sweet, these barely any fat brownies have the rich fudge taste and texture you desire without all of the fat.

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Almond Crumb Topping
Oct14

Almond Crumb Topping

You can never have too many variations of crumb toppings. This one is developed originally for an apple pie, but the wonderful almond scent great taste works well with many different pies.

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Almonds: What A Joy
Oct14

Almonds: What A Joy

My favorite candy bar used to be this chocolate covered coconut bar with almonds on top – delish! It hits the spot every time!

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All-Time Best Vegan Carrot Cake
Oct14

All-Time Best Vegan Carrot Cake

This is a yummy carrot cake with rich cream cheese frosting. It tastes very much like the non-vegan version so you can enjoy it just as much.

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Window Pane Potato Chips
Oct13

Window Pane Potato Chips

Looking for a fun way to use up your potatoes and herbs? Try these window-pane potato chips. They look beautiful and taste so good!

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White Bean Paste Toasts with Roasted Red Peppers
Oct13

White Bean Paste Toasts with Roasted Red Peppers

Tired of the same old appetizers? These bite-sized toasts come together easily, with a pureed white bean spread and freshly roasted red peppers. Your guests will be asking for this recipe.

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Veggie Kofta
Oct13

Veggie Kofta

Delicious, healthy, great finger food for parties and kids love them too!

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Veggie Balls
Oct13

Veggie Balls

These meatballs have been a wonderful addition to our family dinners. They are healthy, versatile and easy to make ahead since they can be frozen for later use.

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Vegan Spanakopita
Oct13

Vegan Spanakopita

This delicious pie combines a tofu ricotta filling with spinach or silverbeet. The result is a very tasty and highly nutritious dish. Serve with salad or vegetables. Check it out!

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Best Vegan Pancakes
Oct08

Best Vegan Pancakes

A few years ago, I discovered a trick that makes the most delectable pancakes I’ve ever encountered. I got the trick from the “Open House Cookbook” by Sara Leah Chase. The recipe wasn’t vegan, but her method translates easily into the vegan arena. The net result is a pancake that is above the norm — moist, fluffy, and satisfying.

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Zucchini Carrot Bread
Oct08

Zucchini Carrot Bread

This sweet, summer squash loaf makes an equally good impression as a light, healthy snack or a sensible dessert.

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Vegan Cornbread
Oct07

Vegan Cornbread

This is a genuine southern cornbread recipe made vegan. It’s traditionally baked in a cast iron skillet but a baking pan or glass baking dish can be used instead.

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Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
Oct07

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

These light muffins are easy to prepare and are perfect for breakfast, snacks, or even dessert. Add some chopped pecans or walnuts and they are especially wonderful!

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Flax Seed Crackers
Oct07

Flax Seed Crackers

These raw flax seed crackers – made from five raw foods plus spices – are oh so good, and good for you! For the less raw folks, you may lightly bake these until crisp.

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Fat Free Banana Bread
Oct07

Fat Free Banana Bread

Looking for a fat free and moist banana bread recipe? This recipe is moist and delicious, with loads of banana flavor. Make it for breakfast and slip a slice into a lunchbox.

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Cranberry Orange Muffins
Oct07

Cranberry Orange Muffins

These tangy, eggless muffins are made with flaxseeds which supply omega-3 essential fatty acids.

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Carrot Pineapple Sunshine Muffins
Oct07

Carrot Pineapple Sunshine Muffins

Bring some pineapple and carrot sunshine to your morning with these wonderfully tender muffins. They are great with your morning cuppa and nutritious enough for a quick breakfast or a healthy snack.

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Bread
Oct07

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bread

This lovely bread is a seasonal favorite in the VegFamily kitchen. Fresh blueberries make this bread so wonderfull but you can also use frozen, canned or even dried blueberries.

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Vegan Banana Bread
Oct07

Vegan Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is completely void of added sugar of any kind, relying solely on the extra-ripe bananas for their natural sweetness. What resulted was a mildly sweet loaf of bread. It is perfect for breakfast, and won’t leave you face down on your keyboard by 10 am.

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Vegan Munster
Oct06

Vegan Munster

For those days, when you have a little more time, try out this recipe for a delicious vegan munster cheese. Definitely worth the try.

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Sunflower Seed Milk
Oct06

Sunflower Seed Milk

A rich, sweet, homemade dairy-free milk beverage – nutritious and delicious!

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Mocha Frappuccino
Oct06

Mocha Frappuccino

You can make your own mocha frappuccino at home for much less than that fancy coffee place sells it and you can keep it healthy and full of protein. The flax seeds give it a very creamy texture, and adds omega-3 fatty acids.

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Tex-Mex Spring Rolls
Oct06

Tex-Mex Spring Rolls

This recipe is so easy. You’ll be skeptical about the taste when you look at the ingredients but you’ll love it once you try it.

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Oct06

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Like pumpkin pie? You’ll love a this smoothie! Add a dollop of cream and you can serve this as a dessert beverage.

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Tasty Veggie Tacos
Oct06

Tasty Veggie Tacos

You have to try these veggie tacos. It’s quick, easy, and your kids (big and small) will love it!

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Mystery Smoothie
Oct06

Mystery Smoothie

Use this smoothie as a full breakfast drink. When you include blueberries, the kids won’t know that the drink is also brimming with healthy minerals and extra protein from the greens that have “mysteriously” made their way into it! The carob powder contributes extra calcium, and the nutritional yeast extra B-vitamins and proteins, to this nutrient-dense drink.

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Oct06

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

A go-to appetizer for parties, this spinach and artichoke dip has all the creamy-inside, brown-and-crispy-on-top texture and cheesy taste that makes dips like this appealing

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B12 Smoothie
Oct06

B12 Smoothie

This smoothie was created by a VegFamily dad and named for his little boy, to help support his B12 intake and absorption. The sweet potatoes, beets, and pumpkin seeds all serve this function.

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Power Pudding
Oct06

Power Pudding

This protein pudding is great for babies and children providing protein, omega 3 fatty acid, plus carrots and beets, all sweetened with rich molasses. But adults love it too!

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Roasted Garlic Hummus
Oct06

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Skip the store-bought spreads and whip up creamy homemade Roasted Garlic Hummus with this simple recipe

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Lemon Mint Soda
Oct06

Lemon Mint Soda

Aren’t we all looking for a healthy soda? This one is refreshing and delicious and free of the usual chemicals in regular soda.

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Rice Paper Rolls
Oct06

Rice Paper Rolls

These delightful, veggie filled rolls are simple to make and attractive on a platter. Show them off at your next fancy dinner.

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Mexican Layered Dip
Oct06

Mexican Layered Dip

You will love every layer of our crunchy, creamy dip. It’s great for summer entertaining and game-day parties. Pull out all your ingredients and get ready to layer them up in a dish!

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Lavender Lemonade
Oct06

Lavender Lemonade

If you adore lavender, this drink is for you! It has a distinctive, refreshing taste and that lovely lemony tang.

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Iced Chai Latte
Oct06

Iced Chai Latte

This was very refreshing, creamy, and not too sweet. An interesting variation on traditional chai!

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Hungry Hottie Smoothie
Oct06

Hungry Hottie Smoothie

This smoothie is the signature drink of Hungry Hotties everwhere! It’s sweet, sassy, healthy, and delicious – just like YOU! Remember being a “Hungry Hottie” is an attitude. It’s a way of life, not an image in the mirror. It’s about seizing each day, making choices that honor your higher self and stepping into your greatness! Cheers!

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Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
Oct06

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

Looking for great smoothie recipes? Here’s a blended drink for fall or winter. It’s a delightful change-of-pace fruit beverage to make when summer fruit is out of season.

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Guacamole
Oct06

Guacamole

For the perfect guacamole, less is more. Simple ingredients combined for phenomenal flavor. Here is a simple yet scrumptious recipe.

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Protein Milkshake
Oct06

Protein Milkshake

This is a refreshing drink that is easy to make and a delight for the tastebuds. With soy and peanut butter it is full of protein too.

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Green Monster Smoothie
Oct06

Green Monster Smoothie

This is a strange color, but really sweet and yummy! It’s is so tasty, and the kids will get iron, protein and a funny green drink they will love, especially when they find out it has ice cream in it!

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Grilled Potato Skins
Oct06

Grilled Potato Skins

There is nothing like a plate full of crispy potato skins, filled with melty soy cheddar cheese flavor, and topped with vegan bacon bits, vegan sour cream and green onions.

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Oct06

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

With the addition of tofu this fruty smoothie becomes a protein powerhouse. Choose a juice addition to complement the flavors and please your own taste.

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Fresh Pineapple and Mango Salsa
Oct06

Fresh Pineapple and Mango Salsa

A bright and fresh-flavored mango salsa with pineapple, jalapeños, onion, lime juice and cilantro. Perfect for the summer!

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Protein Fruit Smoothie

We like to make this smoothie on mornings that require a little help waking up. It has a secret little caffeine ingredient, gives you the energy you need and is filled with nutritious ingredients to make sure you are getting a good breakfast!

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Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup
Oct06

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

This soup is so simple! We’ve made it for countless meat eaters, and they go gaga over it! We hope you find it equally enjoyable.

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Baba Ghanoush
Oct06

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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Raspberry Peanut Butter Sandwich
Oct06

Raspberry Peanut Butter Sandwich

A tasty sandwich recipe for kids! This delicious, very berry, sandwich was a real hit in our test kitchen! It even appealed to those that ordinarily won’t eat a regular PB & J sandwich.

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Chickpea Salad
Oct06

Chickpea Salad

My Auntie Bonnie needs a chickpea intervention. She has them stockpiled in her kitchen cupboards, and although I was concerned for a while about her stockpiling towels and duvet covers, it’s the chickpea obsession that I’m worried about the most. Does anyone really need 35 cans of chickpeas “just in case”? This incredibly simple but fresh and delicious salad is purrfection. Just like my Auntie Bonnie.

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Eggplant Red Pepper Lasagna
Oct06

Eggplant Red Pepper Lasagna

Everyone loves a good eggplant lasagna. This one adds leeks and red pepper, giving it a deeper flavor and the soy based cheese sauce makes it protein rich. Serve with a nice garlic bread for a perfect meal.

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Vegan Almond Joy
Oct06

Vegan Almond Joy

My favorite candy bar used to be this chocolate covered coconut bar with almonds on top – delish! Unfortunately, that bar doesn’t fit into my plan for being a Hungry Hottie so I created this recipe instead. It hits the spot every time!

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Applesauce Banana Muffins
Oct06

Applesauce Banana Muffins

These lowfat muffins are not only delicious but they are a healthy breakfast and snack. Makle a double batch and freeze for quick on-the-go lunchbox additions.

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Vegan Pie Crust
Oct06

Vegan Pie Crust

This makes a great all-purpose flaky pastry, perfect for filling with luscious summer fruit. It’s an old-school recipe, probably similar to the one that your grandmother made. The pastry dough is great for filled pies and prebaked crusts, especially if you want to eliminate dairy from the dessert. Makes enough dough for a single-crust 9-inch (23 cm) pie.

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Chili Rellenos Dip
Oct06

Chili Rellenos Dip

This fresh and spicy southwestern dip is a beautiful compliment to any dish but most definitely delicious with tortilla chips. Serve as a snack or an appetizer.

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Cheesy Herb Dip
Oct06

Cheesy Herb Dip

This dip is easy to through together at a moment’s notice and pairs well with chips, crackers, or vegetables.

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Pimento Cashew Cheese
Oct06

Pimento Cashew Cheese

Cashews, seasonings, lemon juice, and a tad of pimento are whirled together to make the most wonderful cheese spread in less than 10 minutes. Serve with crackers or raw veggies for a wonderful appetizer.

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Vegan Carrot Cake
Oct06

Vegan Carrot Cake

This is a the best vegan carrot cake you will ever eat! It has rich cream cheese frosting that tastes very much like the non-vegan version. Totally yum!

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Cauliflower Salad with Capers and Olives
Oct06

Cauliflower Salad with Capers and Olives

This colorful salad makes a great dish to serve for lunch or as a first course for a fancy dinner.

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Tropical Sunrise Smoothie
Oct06

Tropical Sunrise Smoothie

There’s nothing like a fruity smoothie to start your day! This mix of tropical fruits, almond milk and wheat germ make it delicious and energizing!

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Oct05

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa is a high protein grain, making it the perfect filling for a pepper entree dish.

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Asparagus Rolls
Sep30

Asparagus Rolls

A quick and easy asparagus appetizer to serve at your next party. Ingredients are minimal, preparation is fun – simply delicious!

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Baked Potato Latkes
Sep30

Baked Potato Latkes

Baked latkes tend to be undercooked or you don’t get that crispiness of those fried in a pan. We have a little secret that will give you perfectly cooked and crispy latkes.

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The Kleikamps
Sep28

The Kleikamps

The Kleikamps decided to become vegan together as a family about 5 years ago for health and spiritual reasons. Read about their vegan life here!

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Riley and Will
Sep28

Riley and Will

Riley and Will are two vegan brothers sharing their vegan stories through their blog. Find out more about them here!

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The Pearls
Sep28

The Pearls

My husband actually made the conscious decision to go vegan about a month before I did. This was in October 2002 and it was one of the best decisions of our lives. Read more about the Pearls family vegan story.

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The Olsen-Phillips
Sep28

The Olsen-Phillips

The Olsen-Phillips are a family of four who embrace a vegan lifestyle with joy. Read how they approach parenting their children as vegan as well as interacting with their community and extended family.

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The Aderholds
Sep28

The Aderholds

The Aderholds decided to go vegan for health and scriptural reasons. Read more about their journey with their 4 children in veganism.

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The Manzers
Sep28

The Manzers

Gretchen cut out meat 11 years ago and went vegan 4 years ago. Bart has been vegetarian for 2 years and Caden has been vegan since birth. Find out more about the Manzers story!

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The Specks
Sep28

The Specks

Read about the Speck family’s interesting vegan life style.

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The Levitans
Sep28

The Levitans

Read about the Levitan family’s transition to vegan/vegetarian diets.

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The Piankos
Sep28

The Piankos

Read about the Piankos’ lovely vegan journey.

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Almond Milk
Sep27

Almond Milk

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Parchment Paper
Sep27

Parchment Paper

In the baking world, there is one tool that is above all others: it protects your bake ware, quickly releases your goodies from pans, and makes for easy cleaning. In fact, it’s one of my favorite kitchen secrets and I rarely bake without it.

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How to Cook Eggplant
Sep27

How to Cook Eggplant

Throughout the culinary world when a person thinks of a vegetarian and eggplant, in most cases what comes to mind first is the Eggplant Parmesan. There is no doubt this is one of of the best ways to have it. But here are a few more delicious ways with eggplant.

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Go Vegan on the Cheap
Sep27

Go Vegan on the Cheap

Vegan meals need not be expensive nor require unusual or difficult to find ingredients. Some of the best vegan dishes are easy to make and cheap!

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Healthy Salads
Sep27

Healthy Salads

Salads can indeed be entrées or main courses, but careful selection of ingredients and mindful attention to the serving size will define them as smart, rather than senseless. With so many fabulous whole foods to select from, refining the salad with smart choices assures its healthful place on the table.

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Food Labels: How Bad Brands Happen to Good People
Sep27

Food Labels: How Bad Brands Happen to Good People

You know what we’re talking about. Those pesky imposters that use front label trickery to insinuate that their brands are healthy but they actually have hidden trans fats and high amounts of sodium, preservatives, and artificial sweeteners and flavorings. How many times have you fallen prey to these front label tricks that pop up on many of the most-popular brand name foods?

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Food Coloring – The Scary Truth
Sep27

Food Coloring – The Scary Truth

Before you indulge your children (or yourself) by purchasing those neon-colored snacks and drinks (read: blue sports drinks), you might ask yourself: Are these artificially colored foods really harmless? Our food sleuths have a few colorful words to say about the matter.

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V8 Vegetable Juice – You Could’ve Had a V8, But Should You?
Sep27

V8 Vegetable Juice – You Could’ve Had a V8, But Should You?

DOINK! You could’ve had a V8. But the better question may be, should you have had a V8? It depends on which variety of V8 you’re drinking.

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Vegan Pancakes
Sep26

Vegan Pancakes

Do your pancakes come out rubbery and flat? Here are some easy tips for you to make the perfect vegan pancake!

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Vegan Family Favorites
Sep16

Vegan Family Favorites

Finally a cookbook written by vegan families, for vegan families. Vegan Family Favorites is a collection of down-home delicious meals that were created, tested, and approved by vegan families. Fast and easy preparation with easy to find ingredients makes this the cookbook you’ll reach for first.

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Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Agave Nectar: Which Should You Choose?
Sep10

Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Agave Nectar: Which Should You Choose?

Find out which sweetener is best for you and your family.

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What Every Woman Should Know About Iron Deficiency
Sep07

What Every Woman Should Know About Iron Deficiency

One-out-of-four women suffer, the majority of them unknowingly, from iron deficiency – an insufficient amount of iron within the body.

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What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12
Sep07

What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12

B12 need never be a problem for well-informed vegans.

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What’s Not in the Kitchen
Sep07

What’s Not in the Kitchen

You may remember a line that was in the book, Fast Food Nation, where microbiologist Charles Gerba was quoted as pointing out that when it comes to the average meat-eating home, it would be safer to eat a carrot that fell in the toilet than one that slipped into the kitchen sink.

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What About Soy?
Sep07

What About Soy?

The anti-soy crusade has needlessly frightened many away from a food source that has long been a boon to humankind, a food source that can, if we are respectful of our bodies and of nature, nourish and bless us in countless ways.

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Vitamin B12 in a Vegan Diet: The Dreaded Debate
Sep07

Vitamin B12 in a Vegan Diet: The Dreaded Debate

Find out why aren’t there any plant-based sources of B12?

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Vegan Weight Loss
Sep07

Vegan Weight Loss

There is no question that a vegan diet is the healthiest and most compassionate choice for us. Vegans are less likely to have problems such as heart disease and cancer, and we are more likely to keep to a healthy weight. Some of us, however, need a little extra help with weight loss.

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Vegan Makeup Brushes – Where Are They?
Sep07

Vegan Makeup Brushes – Where Are They?

Find out where to get vegan friendly Makeup Brushes here.

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Vegan Food Allergies: How to Deal, Ways to Heal
Sep07

Vegan Food Allergies: How to Deal, Ways to Heal

I’ve heard from countless readers and clients that they, too, suffer multiple food allergies and would appreciate any tips on dealing with them.

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Tips for Living a Gluten Free Life
Sep07

Tips for Living a Gluten Free Life

by Dr. Ian Wahl, DAc, LAc, CH Gluten has been a huge topic in the news in 2009. We notice that more foods are being promoted as “gluten-free”. Yet most people have no idea what gluten is or why there are “gluten-free” foods. Let’s see if we can bring some clarity to why even Chex Cereal is now being advertised as “gluten-free”. Gluten is nothing more than a protein in wheat, rye, barley...

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The Truth About Echinacea
Sep07

The Truth About Echinacea

Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, has gained popularity in recent years as a nutritional supplement that proponents believe is helpful in staving off the common cold and shortening its duration.

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Raw Food Health
Sep07

Raw Food Health

One shouldn’t embark on a raw foods diet without researching how to make a smooth transition and maintain a proper nutrient balance. Read here to learn more.

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The Protein Revolution in Your Kitchen
Sep07

The Protein Revolution in Your Kitchen

If you’re worn out from the struggle to lose those annoying bulges, this is your kind of revolution. If you want to go to the jean size you wore when you know you looked your best, now’s the time. You can do it so fast you won’t believe your eyes.

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Our Symbiotic Relationship With Fruit
Sep07

Our Symbiotic Relationship With Fruit

Humans and plants are symbiotic with each other, meaning, both rely on each other to mutual benefit. This statement assumes that plants are aware on some level, and studies have shown recently that plants do possess a primitive nervous system.

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Oats in a Gluten Free Diet
Sep06

Oats in a Gluten Free Diet

Oats not only do not cause gastrointestinal symptoms, but also do not prohibit the healing of the villi of the small intestine, which gluten damages in those with celiac disease and has been noted in other related diseases, as well.

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Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Through a Raw, Vegan Diet
Sep06

Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Through a Raw, Vegan Diet

The best way to start eating a heart healthy diet is to focus on consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables while minimizing processed foods.

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Let’s Go Nuts and Fight Cancer
Sep06

Let’s Go Nuts and Fight Cancer

In just one year, 1996, more Americans lost their lives from cancer than from war in the entire 20th century. Ten million had died by 1996 since the War on Cancer was first declared. One in two families will be presently touched by cancer, and one out of four babies will die of the disease.

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Herbal Nutrition
Sep06

Herbal Nutrition

Have we finished learning all there is to no about the nutrients in our foods? Obviously not, as now we are being told about numerous phytochemicals which help protect the body against disease or even help it to heal.

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Hidden Gluten
Sep06

The Gluten-Free Diet: Hidden Gluten

Some people have difficulty gaining weight with gluten in the diet, while others have problems losing weight. With all the negative effects, it is important to understand where unwanted gluten may be entering the diet.

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Healthy Omega-3 from Echium Seed Oil
Sep05

Healthy Omega-3 from Echium Seed Oil

Echium seed oil may be the ideal nutritional supplement for those who are vegetarian, vegan or allergic to fish, to help boost the levels of important omega-3s in the diet.

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The Down Side of Soy
Sep05

The Down Side of Soy

Food and Drug Administration promotes the inclusion of soy into other foods to cut down on heart attack risk. But there may be a dark side to soy’s popularity and abundance.

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Diet for Lowering Cholesterol
Sep05

Diet for Lowering Cholesterol

What Everybody Ought to Know About a Vegan Diet and How It Can Lower Cholesterol

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The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup Found in Many Of Our Foods
Sep05

The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup Found in Many Of Our Foods

This is a serious issue for adults and children alike, especially with children being a major consumer group of sodas & processed foods made with HFCS. These health concerns are reflected by the increase of childhood diseases such as obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, and much more.

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Can Garlic and Onions Help Prevent Cancer?
Sep04

Can Garlic and Onions Help Prevent Cancer?

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that “several population studies show an association between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast.”

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Boost Your Iron Intake
Sep04

Boost Your Iron Intake

Deficiency this vital nutrient brings down immunity levels and also reduces the physical and mental capacities of people. Iron is needed by the body to perform a variety of functions.

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Avoiding The Call of Vegan Junk Food
Sep04

Avoiding The Call of Vegan Junk Food

There is a remarkable and unhealthy belief among many vegans that cutting out all animal products automatically purifies one’s diet; that by simply going vegan, one is ensuring one’s good health. Let me tell you, several bitter pounds later, I learned the error of that way of thinking.

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Are You Getting Fat On Your Vegan Diet?
Sep04

Are You Getting Fat On Your Vegan Diet?

A little conscious consumption is what is called for. If you’d like to take off some of those unwanted vegan pounds, let’s take a look at what you’re eating.

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A Recipe for Abundant Vegan Health
Sep04

A Recipe for Abundant Vegan Health

Veganism promotes health for humans, animals and the planet we share. All vegans should take pride in this.

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A Balanced Healthy Diet: Are You Giving 100 Percent? Or 80-10-10?
Sep04

A Balanced Healthy Diet: Are You Giving 100 Percent? Or 80-10-10?

You can implement the 80-10-10 diet into your life as an excellent approach to managing your weight

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Veganism Saved My Life!
Sep04

Veganism Saved My Life!

She took out a tape measure and told me that at 207 lbs with a 42 in waist, I was obese and heading for a quick death.

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Greeting Cards
Sep03

Greeting Cards

Learn how to make a card for any occasion.

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Pinecone Bird Feeder
Sep03

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Make a tasty treat for the birds in your backyard.

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Pomanders
Sep03

Pomanders

Learn how to make pomanders to freshen up your room!

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Toy Caddy
Sep03

Toy Caddy

Create a toy caddy, a container to carry your toys in. Great for traveling.

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Salt Clay
Sep03

Salt Clay

Learn how to make a clay that you can then use to make toys for yourself, or something for mom and dad!

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Popsicle Picture Frames
Sep03

Popsicle Picture Frames

Make a cute frame or even a refrigerator magnet with popsicle sticks

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Leaf Collage Placemats
Sep03

Leaf Collage Placemats

Make a pretty placemat you can use over and over again.

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Leaf Rubbing Placemat
Sep03

Leaf Rubbing Placemat

Get back to nature with this leaf craft.

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Concocting Creative Minds: The Wonder of Potions and Other Experimental Mixtures
Sep03

Concocting Creative Minds: The Wonder of Potions and Other Experimental Mixtures

Whether fizzy, smelly, gooey, tasty, or astonishing to witness, having the opportunity to mix, combine, and play with the reaction of a variety of materials is a wonder-filled way to concoct thinking, creativity, and fun.

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When Vegetarian Families Encounter the Law
Sep02

When Vegetarian Families Encounter the Law

Peter Hromadko, a single parent, was shocked to learn that his daughter would not be coming home that evening; the state was taking her because she was being raised on a vegetarian diet.

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When Bullies Strike: An opportunity to teach your child strength and compassion
Sep02

When Bullies Strike: An opportunity to teach your child strength and compassion

Your child’s safety and freedom are both important issues. S/he has a constitutional right to a free public education, no matter what.

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Why You Want Your Kids to Play Outside
Sep02

Why You Want Your Kids to Play Outside

We humans are social animals; designed to move; built to live and love nature; to grow and mature by doing. So encourage the kids play outside, let their brains and bodies grow, and let them experience some of the greatest joys of life.

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We’re Different, and That’s OK
Sep02

We’re Different, and That’s OK

Yes, everyone has different colored eyes, different beliefs and different tastes. We all talk different, live in different places, read different books and sing different songs, and that’s ok. The world would be boring if we were all the same

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When Your Vegan Child Wants to Fit In
Sep02

When Your Vegan Child Wants to Fit In

It is up to parents and caregivers to teach children how to handle being put on the spot. Everybody likes to fit in but at the same time, we all like to feel special

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Vegans Have Birthdays Too!
Sep02

Vegans Have Birthdays Too!

People always assume that my children are denied cute cakes and tasty ice cream. They assume wrong. Vegans can and do throw awesome parties.

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Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

I made this on a “empty the pantry day” when I had just a few ingredients and wanted something different. Everyone loved it!

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Teaching Good Eating to Children – A Lesson in Vegan Food Pyramid Building
Sep01

Teaching Good Eating to Children – A Lesson in Vegan Food Pyramid Building

Teaching the basics of good eating is one of the most important steps a parent can take to prevent childhood obesity and help children understand excellent nutrition. Another important step is to live what we teach.

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The Time is Right for Getting Veggie Meals Into Schools… And here’s how YOU can do it!
Sep01

The Time is Right for Getting Veggie Meals Into Schools… And here’s how YOU can do it!

Lifelong eating patterns are established in childhood. Thus, getting vegetarian meals into schools will do more than satisfy the very important goal of providing a warm vegan or vegetarian lunch to your children and their friends.

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The Search for Autism’s Missing Piece
Sep01

The Search for Autism’s Missing Piece

Early preventative steps – and early precautions – maybe parents’ only defense against the likelihood of autism. It seems the wait for any definitive answers is going to be long.

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The Talk
Sep01

The Talk

If you’re like me, you have children and you have parents. If, like me, one set eats animals and the other doesn’t, you, too, may have experienced “The Talk.”

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The Creation of Best Academy – Vegan Child Care at its Best!
Aug31

The Creation of Best Academy – Vegan Child Care at its Best!

When it comes to Best is that we want to keep our tuition low so all children can attend, and still offer the best programs, such as the vegetarian food program, to better their lives. Not only affluent families should be able to send their children to a center of the highest quality.

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Should Vegan Children Have Non-Vegan Friends?
Aug31

Should Vegan Children Have Non-Vegan Friends?

There is a great likelihood that your children will meet non vegan kids they want to hang out with. But this doesn’t have to be an eating catastrophe. Kindness, patience, and respect go a long way. You’ll be amazed at the impact you can have just by being nice.

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Riley’s Top Ten Vegan Treats
Aug31

Riley’s Top Ten Vegan Treats

All of these sweets are really good. And they are good to animals, too. All you have to do is ask whichever one of your parents is the King or Queen of Sweets to buy them for you.

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Search for Vegan Fast Food
Aug31

Search for Vegan Fast Food

I don’t normally take my children to fast food restaurants, preferring to provide them with healthy meals I can make at home. However, it is important for my children to know what foods are available for them at all restaurants in the event that they ever eat out without me.

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School (and Work!) Lunch Ideas
Aug31

School (and Work!) Lunch Ideas

Tired of the same lunch day after day? Here are some fresh ideas to liven up your next midday meal.

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Swimming Safety Tips
Aug31

Swimming Safety Tips

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death among children ages one to four, in part because it can happen so quickly. It only takes a few seconds for a child to drown, and small children can drown in just a few inches of water in a bathtub, a toilet or a bucket

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Supporting the Vegan Diet Choice for Kids
Aug30

Supporting the Vegan Diet Choice for Kids

The shocking revelation about my diet always led to the same comments and disgusted grimaces, “How can you eat that junk?” When I mentioned my vegan children, things got downright nasty. Accusations about poor nutrition flew and some conversations even ended with people walking off in a huff.

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Raising Kids the Green Way
Aug30

Raising Kids the Green Way

Children being raised on vegan diets won’t feel any different from non-vegan kids. The trick is to include substitutes for popular kiddie treats so vegan children won’t feel out of place with their non-vegan peers.

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Raising Kids to be Vegan for Life
Aug30

Raising Kids to be Vegan for Life

How can I make being a vegan as sacred for him as it is for me? How do show him the meaning of veganism without scaring him or scarring him? The answers that I’ve found lie in taking baby steps.

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Positive Protesting with Children
Aug30

Positive Protesting with Children

No matter which camp you’re in, if you’re a parent or guardian, at some point you probably asked yourself, “Should I take the kids?” It’s worth questioning the impact of street protests on children, since such events can involve both a learning experience in self-expression. Should children really tag along?

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Playing With Food
Aug30

Playing With Food

Cooking teaches children the spirit of cooperation, a little bit of math, and a smidgen of chemistry; but best of all, it teaches them to appreciate the effort and artistry that goes into the preparation of food.

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Opossums, and Squirrels, and Children – Oh My!
Aug30

Opossums, and Squirrels, and Children – Oh My!

When I have commented that I have opossums living with me, people usually say what disgusting animals they are. Opossums are the garbage men of nature. We need them to clean up the dead things. They are good for the environment.

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Obento: The Japanese Art of Box Lunches
Aug30

Obento: The Japanese Art of Box Lunches

Obento, or boxed meal, is an art form in Japan. Japanese mothers spend an enormous amount of time and energy constructing the perfect obento—balancing taste, color, and texture.

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Mommy, Why Don’t We Eat Meat?
Aug30

Mommy, Why Don’t We Eat Meat?

Essentially, each parent must develop their own way of explaining veganism to their kids, placing the importance on what you say as well as how you say it.

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Raising Vegan Children in a Non-Vegan World
Aug30

Raising Vegan Children in a Non-Vegan World

Learn how to handle all the social and emotional challenges that come with raising vegan children. Includes real tips from real parents!

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What Every Woman Should Know About Iron Deficiency
Aug30

What Every Woman Should Know About Iron Deficiency

Are you finding your concentration evaporates before you’re able to finish tasks or that your ability to get things done has nosedived? Finding it hard to exercise for any length of time or having trouble keeping up with friends in physical activities? You may be among th one in four women with iron deficiency anemia.

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Make Mine Vegetarian Friendly, Please! Ideas for Vegetizing Your Neighborhood
Aug29

Make Mine Vegetarian Friendly, Please! Ideas for Vegetizing Your Neighborhood

With some commitment, effort, and time, our communities can become more vegetarian-friendly. All it takes is a plan, a support network, speaking out, and a little education.

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Is Homeschooling Right For You?
Aug29

Is Homeschooling Right For You?

Why are more and more people choosing homeschooling for their kids? There are many pros, a few subjective cons, and a plethora of myths and misconceptions.

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Instilling Compassion in Children
Aug29

Instilling Compassion in Children

By raising our children to not take the lives of animals for granted, even in the casual sense, will inspire in them a deeper respect and love for our fellow earth-mates.

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Innocence Lost: Explaining veganism to my daughter
Aug29

Innocence Lost: Explaining veganism to my daughter

I knew that someday soon I would have a talk with her and gently explain to her what pork, veal, and beef were. But for now I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t have the heart to tell an innocent child, someone who sheds tears over dead insects, that her beloved animal friends were potential meals.

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Is Your Child a Mini-Yogi?
Aug29

Is Your Child a Mini-Yogi?

Many parents are taking note of yoga’s benefits and the positive effect it can have on kids, helping them to alleviate stress in addition to improving their attitudes about body image. Yoga has become a constructive outlet for kids of all ages, allowing them to release stress and tension in a controlled yet fun environment.

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What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12
Aug29

What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12

Most vegans consume enough B12 to avoid anaemia and nervous system damage, but many do not get enough to minimise potential risk of heart disease or pregnancy complications.

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The Healing Power of Soy’s Isoflavones
Aug29

The Healing Power of Soy’s Isoflavones

All these findings suggest eating soy foods, natural sources of isoflavones, can protect and enhance your overall health.

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