Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 5

Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 5

It’s Wednesday and that means that it’s time for the VVLP5!

Keeping things short and sweet, here are the most popular (calculated by number of clicks) dishes from last week’s Potluck:

Appetizers
Zucchini Chickpea Fritters by Yes! I Am Vegan

Zucchini Chickpea Fritters Yes! I am Vegan

Beverages
Strawberry Lemon Sangria by Veggie Girl
Mango Mocktail by A Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine (no photo available)

Strawberry Lemon Sangria Veggie Girl

Breads
Walnut Scones with Maple Glazeby…

View On WordPress

Kathy Hester’s OATrageous Oatmeals OXO Giveaway

Kathy Hester’s OATrageous Oatmeals OXO Giveaway

It’s been giveaway crazy around here lately and I’ve got another one for you today! Actually – another two (in one)!

Stellar vegan cookbook author, Kathy Hester, and kitchen utensil giant OXO have teamed up for a fantastic giveaway in anticipation of the release of her new book, OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-based Dishes From This Humble Heart-Healthy Grain.  I was lucky…

View On WordPress

Vegan Beans From Around the World: Review & Giveaway + Navy Bean Pie

Vegan Beans From Around the World: Review & Giveaway + Navy Bean Pie

Every dish in this book is good food, not just good vegan food. – Kelsey Kinser

Vegan Beans From Around the World Cover

Over the past month – when I need a break from creating and eating my own recipes for my cookbook – I’ve been cooking from a variety of books, including Kelsey Kinser’s new one, Vegan Beans From Around The World.  The recipes are simple, satisfying, and use good, whole food ingredients.  Ease of preparation has been…

View On WordPress

Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 4 & Can A Cookbook Save A Life?

Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 4 & Can A Cookbook Save A Life?

Before I launch into the VVLP4, I’d be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read Holly’s (My Plant-based Family) heart-wrenching post, Can Buying A Cookbook Save A Life? about Gabriel, a sweet 2-year old boy suffering from food allergies so severe that he’s had 20 anaphylactic episodesin his short life – most of them coming within the last 7 months.  These reactions are so bad that this…

View On WordPress

Beta Carotene Sipper

Along with that little bit of leftover chipotle in adobo and that smidgen of tomato paste, I inevitably end up with some pumpkin puree after opening up a can.  This drink was born when Kel brought in a huge pile of carrots – the last ones from the greenhouse harvested before it got too hot – and that forlorn scoop of pumpkin puree chiding me from its glass container in the refrigerator.

BETA…

View On WordPress

Fudgey Brownie Bites, Gluten- and Sugar-free + A NuNaturals Giveaway

Fudgey Brownie Bites, Gluten- and Sugar-free + A NuNaturals Giveaway

I always look forward to hosting NuNaturals giveaways not only because I love their products so much – but also because they’ve been so generous with me and my readers.  They love sharing their products with their fans!

Today’s recipe features a new NuNaturals product called Cocoa Syrupand my friends, it is outstanding.  It has a deep, dark chocolate taste and a wonderful thick consistency.  The…

View On WordPress

Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 3

Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 3

First things first: We have a new Instagram account just for the VVLP and it’s where we share photos from each week’s winning recipes!  Please follow us if you’re on Instagram. And don’t forget, we also have a Pinterest board just for these Potlucks.  We post each and every recipe on the board and we encourage you to pin as well – - just let me know if you’d like an invitation.

Before I get…

View On WordPress

12 Thoughts On Writing A Cookbook

12 Thoughts On Writing A Cookbook

As I enter the fourth month of cookbook–writing adventures, it’s time to pause and reflect on the experience.  Here are some of my deep, deep thoughts:

Some Most Every Days I Eat Too Much

I only regret that I have but one stomach to give to recipe testing. – Anonymous food patriot

There are two of us humans in our household.  Each with only one, pathetically inadequate stomach.  Some days I…

View On WordPress

Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 2

Virtual Vegan LINKY Potluck 2

It’s Wednesday and that means that it’s time for the VVLP2!  For this week’s Potluck, I’m sharing one of my favorite cool dessert recipes: Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding and a Black Bean, Corn, & Walnut Burger.  Before I share the top recipes here’s how this weekly Potluck works:

  1. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to enter the party.
  2. Enter the requested info: the link to the recipe(s) you…

View On WordPress

Guest Post on Chic Vegan: Pine Bark

Guest Post on Chic Vegan: Pine Bark

You remember Paula Deen, right? She of the sticks of butter, sparkling cups of granulated sugar, and piles of bacon?  Yeah, this recipe was inspired by hers. It’s just a smidgen healthier and it’s 100% vegan. You can get the (easy!) recipe only on Chic Vegan today!  A big thanks to Dianne and Chic Vegan!

Pine Bark An Unrefined Vega

Pine Bark An Unrefined Vegan

If you don’t already, I hope you’ll consider signing up to receive email updates whenever I…

View On WordPress