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What to Stuff into a Hotdog Bun Besides a Hotdog

By Fredrica Syren: With summer comes lots of BBQs, and for us vegans or vegetarians there are few options to put into our hotdog buns besides fake meat franks that, quite frankly are not that appealing. The good news is that there are other, more interesting options. The best part …

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DIY Gourmet Pasta

By Larraine Roulston:  If you are searching for recipes that are both inexpensive and delicious, you might try making your own homemade pasta. Personally, I do not have a pasta machine but with flour, salt, eggs from cage-free poultry, as well as some garden herbs and olive oil on hand, …

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Plant-Based Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Butter Nice Cream

By Joey Bruno: Have you heard about nice cream? It’s made by blending sliced, frozen bananas into a creamy goodness with the consistency of soft serve ice cream and a neutral flavor profile just waiting for modifications to make all of your dessert dreams come true. It sounds too good …

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Weekly Menu

By Fredrica Syren: Per request, I will post the weekly menu of what my family and I eat during the week. All our food is vegan and mostly gluten-free. Every week, I plan and write a menu for all our meals. Having a menu posted on the fridge makes executing …

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One Pan Mexican Quinoa

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green mom: Quinoa is one of those foods I find to be most misunderstood. People either don’t know how to eat it or how to cook it. I love quinoa, and we eat it at least once a week. Native to South America, it is a …

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How To Dehydrate Food

By Kim Robson: Summer’s bounty is just around the corner, and we may find ourselves with far more garden produce than we can consume. Canningis a good option for preserving food, but many people feel intimidated by the whole process. Dehydrating food is an inexpensive and simple way to store …

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Homemade Popsicles and Best Nontoxic Popsicle Molds

By Fredrica Syren: We’re having some nice warm days here in San Diego. On these kinds of days, I love to treat my kids to ice cream or popsicles, but I’m not a big fan of store bought ice cream because it tends to contain too much sugar and too …

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Plant-Based Food-Harissa Marinade

Happy Memorial Day! This is a fast marinade made  for our Memorial Day BBQ. I’m marinating seitan slices and tofu steaks in it but I think vegetables or corn on the cob would be great too. Harissa paste is from North Africa and made with chiles blended into a paste with garlic, …

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Salad Dressing Basics

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Salads and veggies certainly can stand on their own as a source of flavor, but a great dressing can make or break a dish, too! From a basic garden salad to warm salads with roasted veggies, or a dark green salad of kale and wild greens, …

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Healthy Substitutes for Baking

By Fredrica Syren: I love baking … Yes, I love baking cookies, cakes and bread. And … I love eating them. I’m one of those people who bakes when I’m sad or stressed or tired. Baking makes me happy. Unfortunately, eating all these baked goodies is not all good for …

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