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Strawberry Coconut Cashew Cream Oatmeal

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I remember when I was growing up how my mother used to force me to eat my oatmeal before going to school. I never liked oatmeal as a child and truth be told I don’t like it too much now that I am an adult. However, I realize that it is one of those good for you foods. So in keeping with my mother’s ways, I am still forcing myself to eat oatmeal in the morning. Only it is much easier to eat now because I add things to my oatmeal that make it much more palatable. Surprisingly oatmeal is a very versatile dish. It can be savory or sweet depending on the ingredients you add to it. If you want to know how I reinvented my oatmeal, click here to find out more. Continue reading


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Mac N Cheese (Sorta)

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Okay, so this isn’t macaroni. I prefer to only use whole wheat pasta but I was unable to locate some in the store. Which means I ended up making Fusilli pasta and cheese instead. But no worries. This is a quick meal that is comforting and easy to make. It is great for when the weather is dreary outside and you just want to stay home to indulge in this dish while wearing comfortable clothes. It is Memorial Day weekend but instead of the typical hot weather it is cool and dreary outside. In my book, weather like this calls for comfort food. Click here to find out the recipe. Continue reading


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Curried Chickpeas and Kale

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I still had an additional package of chickpeas left over from Virtual Vegan Potluck. I already made tuna and hummus out of chickpeas so what is left? Curried chickpeas and kale of course! This in my opinion is one of those build-able dishes. You can add potatoes and turn it into a filling for roti (ie: dosas) or you can add it to rice and wrap it in a collard leaf for a unique tasting burrito. The possibilities are just about endless.  Click here to find out the details for this tasty dish. Continue reading


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Virtual Vegan Potluck -“Crab” and Artichoke Hummus

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This post is part of the 2013 Virtual Vegan Potluck of which I am a proud participant. Please check out the other yummy recipes that are also part of this year’s potluck by clicking the forward and backwards links below the recipe post. In the meantime, click here to check out the recipe for this hummus. Continue reading


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Moqueca-Brazilian “Fish” Stew Recipe

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Prior to becoming vegan I tried this Afro-Brazilian dish and was blown away by the flavor. It is light and clean from the coconut milk and cilantro yet soulful and delicious because of the palm oil flavor. I knew instantly that this was a dish I wanted to replicate as a vegan. Besides I already had all of the ingredients, so there was nothing standing in my way. I made the Moqueca and served it atop whole wheat Israeli Couscous. Click to find out the recipe. Continue reading


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Gajar Halwa-Indian Sweet Carrot Pudding

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I went out to dinner with a friend yesterday to a marvelous Indian restaurant. The next day my taste buds were still under a captivated spell that I didn’t want to end. I decided to continue the magic by making Gajar Halwa. An amazing carrot pudding that I first tasted last year, at a restaurant near my place of work and I have been in love with it ever since. As a person who doesn’t like carrots that is saying a lot. This is not like traditional puddings which are often served cold. This pudding is to be served hot or warm at the very least. I took a few liberties with this recipe by adding my own variations such as the coconut milk, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. The concept is still the same but the flavor is just…WOW. Click here to find out the recipe. Continue reading


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Vegan African Stew “Chicken”

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 This is one of those quick and easy dishes that my mother used to make when I was growing up. Only she used real chicken. I recreated it as a vegan version. Same great taste without harming innocent chickens. Click to find out the recipe. Continue reading


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Raw Kale and Cous Cous Salad

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I got this wonderful recipe from Nubia Sutton’s Youtube vlog. Unfortunately, she no longer keeps the video posted because Couscous may be a problem for those who have trouble digesting gluten. But feel free to click on the video above and revel in the awesomeness that is Nubia Sutton (womb priestess, raw foodist, and holistic practitioner)

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