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Kale and Seitan Vegan Stir Fry

In Pasta, Rice, and Grains, Recipes by Lori Hill0 Comments

This easy to whip together kale and seitan vegan stir fry is great for any time of day and can be altered to include leftovers in your fridge.  “What the heck is seitan?” you ask. It’s made from wheat and is high in protein and is often called “wheat meat” because its texture is very meat-like.  One day, when craving …

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Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes – The Vegan Version

In Recipes, Sides by Lori Hill1 Comment

Scalloped potatoes were a huge part of my childhood. My mother would make them for Thanksgiving and Christmas and my oldest sister and I would always fight for the leftovers. Mom’s original recipe included milk, butter, and bacon, but when I became a vegetarian, I replaced the bacon with an Italian veggie sausage from Light Life. Sadly, that sausage contains …

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Vegan Stromboli

In Recipes, Sandwiches, Wraps, and Burgers by Lori Hill0 Comments

This vegan stromboli was inspired by a white 3 x 5 recipe card that dates back to my high school home economics class. I remember really loving stromboli back in those days, but haven’t tried the recipe in decades, mostly because I haven’t eaten meat since 2003 and went vegan in 2014. So I decided to veganify the recipe that originally called …

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Simple Salad Dressing

In Recipes, Salads & Soups by Lori Hill0 Comments

Preparing a salad and suddenly realize you don’t have any dressing? Or suddenly realize you need to provide a dairy free salad dressing? This DIY salad dressing is vegan and gluten-free and has 4 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen: olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.  Be sure to keep it refrigerated after each use, …

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Granny Apple Rice

In Pasta, Rice, and Grains, Recipes, Thanksgiving 2016 by Lori Hill0 Comments

This vegan rice recipe is another great discovery from the Simply in Season Children’s Cookbook I picked up years ago at Ten Thousand Villages when I had the idealistic image of our sons cooking in the kitchen with me. Yeah right. So the adult uses the cookbook, not the children. The recipes in the cookbook are more vegetarian than vegan, …

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Sugar & Spice Coffee Cake

In Breakfast & Brunch, Recipes by Lori Hill2 Comments

  When I first tasted this Sugar & Spice Coffee Cake, it reminded me of one of the first baked items I learned to bake myself — a breakfast treat called Cowboy Coffee Cake (I still don’t understand how it got its name). It had cinnamon and nutmeg and was great to eat with a glass of milk. When I …

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Onion & Zucchini Pakora

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Super Bowl, Thanksgiving 2016 by Lori Hill0 Comments

  Pakora is a fried snack, originally from India. This Onion & Zucchini Pakora pops with flavor thanks to the cilantro, onions and spices. It’s made vegan by making one simple switcheroo:  dairy-free yogurt for traditional yogurt and it’s gluten-free thanks to garbanzo bean flour. This recipe is great for entertaining because all your guests can enjoy it!        …

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Chewy Chocolatey Energy Bars

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes by Lori Hill0 Comments

Why spend money on energy bars when you can easily create a big batch at home? The other week, our neighbor Surabhi shared with us this recipe for Banana Walnut Oat Bars that is vegan, sugar-free and oil-free. Subabhi’s version included cinnamon, raisins, a tablespoon of coconut oil and 1/4 cup water, chia seeds, and toasted walnuts. We liked her …