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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 …

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Half-Baked Corn Salsa

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Super Bowl by Lori Hill1 Comment

Corn on the cob is in season and there is so much more you can do with it than just eat it off the cob! If you enjoy warm, creamy dips, such as Spinach and Artichoke, but haven’t eaten them in years because you maintain a plant-based diet, you are going to love this hot dip! Inspired by a baked corn …

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Kale Yeah! Bruschetta

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Super Bowl, Thanksgiving 2016 by Lori Hill1 Comment

Recently, our CSA shared this recipe for Dinosaur Kale, Tomato and White Bean Soup which could easily be veganified with vegetable stock. But not being in the mood to make soup, my husband John suggested preparing it as a salad or a side dish.  Looking over the ingredients which included cannellini beans, I was reminded of the most amazing bruschetta recipe I discovered …

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Darn Good Dip

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Super Bowl, Thanksgiving 2016 by Lori Hill1 Comment

I created this dip when I was trying  a recipe for salad dressing from Gathered Table that I discovered from our weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The original recipe called for fish sauce and plain yogurt and suggested replacing some of the yogurt with mayonnaise for a tangier recipe. So I veganified it by using Just Mayo, a vegan mayonnaise substitute, instead of yogurt …

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Siri’s Spicy Potato Treats

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Sides by Lori Hill0 Comments

When visiting my niece Siri at her very first apartment, she served us this snack which hit the spot after a long drive in the car. She said she whipped it together with what was in her spice rack. You can use her mixture or use your own favorite spices — Cajun, Adobo, or Old Bay, a popular seasoning here …

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Sesame Soy Dip

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl1 Comment

Veggies and dip is a classic and this dip might just be yummy and fun enough to entice your family to consume a lot of fresh vegetables! And be sure to try our Around the Ranch Dip. We bet nobody will miss the dairy! Carrot and celery sticks are the all-time favorites, but try broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, bell pepper slices, …