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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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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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Favorite Springtime Meals (Continued)

By Lori Rodgers – Southern Springtime Supper When I contemplated favorite springtime meals, I remembered being about 12 years old watching my mom stand at the stove, scraping corn on the cob into a pan that was simmering with the fragrant milky goodness of freshly picked corn. That’s what I love about food…it brings us …

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The Gourmet Highway: Dare to Pair-A Delicious Journey

The first dinner table in America that served a variety of wines chosen for compatibility with the menu was at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home. Jefferson, who loved to entertain guests ranging from politicians to foreign dignitaries, likely used these affairs to cultivate new friendships and alliances, perhaps occasionally converting an adversary into an ally. …

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Holidays That Vegetarians Love

By Marsha Fottler – American meat-centric fall and winter holidays generally set cooks to worrying about the plight of vegetarians who gather at the big table. I don’t know why, holiday meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Easter are nothing but good news for vegetarian eaters. Why? The side dishes, of courses. Once a vegetarian …

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Why Vegan – Part 3, Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

By Lori Rodgers – I am always looking for ways to add more veggies to my family’s diet. In addition to quinoa, the “super grain”, there are five veggies in this delicious, nutritious treat. How to choose the perfect pepper. I like to include a variety of colors for a pleasing presentation. Did you know …

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