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Vegan Chocolate Nutter Butter Quinoa Cookies

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/29/14 1:38 PM

If you've ever browsed the plethora of "healthy food"-themed Pinterest boards, chances are you've already come across this recipe more than once. Made with cooked quinoa and raw rolled oats, these vegan cookies are high in protein and take less than 30 minutes to make. Be careful- they're addictive!

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Topics: vegan, Organic Produce, gluten-free, dessert

Smokey Sweet BBQ Vegan Chili

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/27/14 6:03 AM

Two weeks into our vegan challenge, we were craving something hearty, meaty and just a little rich. This chili fit the bill perfectly--without all the added calories that come with its non-vegan counterpart. The inspiration from this recipe came from (surprise, surprise) my go-to vegan recipe blog, Oh She Glows, but I made a few notable alterations to suit our tastes.

This chili is sweet, smokey, savory, and all-around delicious. The recipe makes quite a lot, so save some room in your freezer unless you're planning on having a chili party. Don't worry, though--this is a recipe both vegans and non-vegans alike will love, so chances are any leftovers won't be hanging around your kitchen for too long.

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, healthy

The Best Veggie Burgers on Earth

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/11/14 8:17 AM

Don't get me wrong- I love a good cheeseburger. So much so, in fact, that mention of them even made its way into the "about" section of this blog! But when dinnertime on day 10 of our vegan challenge called for burgers, we turned to the veggie alternative.

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, healthy, gluten-free

Green Bean, Corn, Zucchini, and Coconut Stir Fry

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/5/14 5:38 PM

On the menu for dinner on vegan challenge day 5 was this quick and delicious riff on curry. Although the title for this post says "stir fry," this flavorful, spicy dish is actually a thoren. 

What is a thoren, you ask? Well besides being a delicious, vegan dinner, according to Food and Wine, a thoren is a dry, sauceless curry typically prepared with just one vegetable and made sweet and fragrant with green chiles, fresh coconut, turmeric, mustard seeds and curry leaves.

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free

Vegan Pomegranate-Glazed Eggplant with Tempeh, Squash, and "Cheese"

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/2/14 1:46 PM

After enjoying a few post-wedding months of eating literally everything in sight, I've come to to the realization that it's time to start eating healthily again--and what better time to start than the beginning of a new year! To kick 2014 off right, we've decided to do a 30-day vegan challenge.

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free

Secretly Healthy Vegan Chocolate Torte

Posted by Rachel Goodman

12/23/13 5:03 AM


I came across the inspiration for this torte on one of my favorite vegan food blogs, Oh She Glows. I made the original recipe once and was blown away by how fantasticly smooth, creamy, yet still healthy it was. Made with avocado, the original torte recipe manages to have just as rich a texture as those made with full fat whipping cream.

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Topics: vegan, healthy, dessert

Possibly the Best - and Healthiest - Bread Recipe Ever

Posted by Rachel Goodman

10/25/13 7:04 AM

When I have the hankering to cook, I have a tenancy to go overboard. Instead of experimenting with one recipe, I'll whip up 2 dips, a side dish, and 3 desserts. That's exactly what happened while I was finagling with this seed bread recipe. While the bread cooked, I made:

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, healthy, gluten-free

Homemade Apple Butter:
What to do with all the apples you picked

Posted by Rachel Goodman

10/16/13 9:34 AM

homemade apple butter recipe

This weekend we went apple picking at Honey Pot Hill Orchards. This seems like a benign enough statement, but for anyone that's ever gone apple picking, you know the truth: at the end of the day, you will almost invariably end up walking out of the orchard with many more apples than you ever intended to pick. Or, maybe that's just me. But if the orchard cashiers give you a bag, the obvious next step is to fill the bag...right? Well, regardless of proper apple picking decorum, that's exactly what we did: 15 minutes after we hopped off the hay wagon and into the field, we'd filled our bag with approximately 20 pounds of apples. 

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, fall, Organic Produce, apples

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