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No-Bake Summer Desserts

By Chelsea Alaine Ferguson – In the summertime, my sweet-tooth goes hay-wire. With berries in season, hyper-amounts of festivals and picnics, and my livin’-is-easy state of mind, my craving for a little something sweet intensifies. Growing up, my brothers and I would play outside in summer until our cheeks were beet-red. Summer was hot! My …

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Vegetarian or Vegan Holiday Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing, the age-old holiday quandary. One line of thought is stuffing is cooked inside the turkey or bird of choice while dressing is baked in a separate pan. There are also regional influences; northern natives lean toward the term “stuffing” and southern folks usually refer to it as “dressing”. As far as we’re …

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

This popular dish has as many loyal fans as it does recipe variations. Depending upon your guest list, you may need to prepare a “traditional” version using canned green beans and mushroom soup. At My Cooking Magazine, we love this recipe featuring fresh organic green beans and a homemade, dairy-free mushroom sauce. It’s so delicious …

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Vegan Sweet Potato Souffle

3 large or 5 medium Red Garnet sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks ½ cup coconut cream 1/3 cup vegan butter (Miyokos brand is delicious!) 1/3 cup organic coconut sugar 1/4 to 1/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg Pinch of salt   Boil sweet potatoes until …

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Vegan Lentil Loaf

This is a delicious and nutritious main dish. If you are hosting a family event or holiday meal and some of your guest are vegan or vegetarian, they will give you raves!   1 ½ cups lentils 3 ½ cups water or vegetable broth 1 sweet onion, diced 1 cup portobella mushrooms, finely chopped 2 …

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Mother’s Day Brunch Goes Vegan

What do moms want most on Mother’s Day? Speaking from experience, I think most of us would agree that a day filled with relaxation and family tops the list. And of course, we want to enjoy delicious food that someone else prepares. If your mother follows a vegan lifestyle, consider treating her to a delicious …

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Why Vegan – Part 1

By Lori Rodgers – I learned early on not to ask this question of my two teenagers. It happened the summer of 2016. My two teens and I were sitting down to dinner at an upscale Mexican restaurant in Vegas after three days of outdoors adventure in Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. We …

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Why Vegan – Part 2, White Bean and Potato Soup

By Lori Rodgers – This hearty soup has quickly become a family favorite. It is satisfying and packed with plant-based protein. One of my biggest concerns when my children chose a Vegan lifestyle was ensuring they would get the nutrition that is so important during the teenage years. After researching and discussing the plant-based diet …

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Favorite Springtime Meals

By Lori Rodgers – Vegan spinach lasagna Garlic bread Green salad with vinaigrette   Vegan Spinach Lasagna  My family  recently moved into a home I remodeled and not all of the work was completed by moving day. Shocking, right? Wanting to cook a hot meal without the ability to boil water, I found no-boil lasagna noodles …

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