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S.P.R.I.N.G. – Five spring vegetable recipes to enhance a plant-based lifestyle

Spring is in full bloom and this is the perfect time to take advantage of nature’s bounty. There is so much produce to choose from it is hard to choose just one or two favorites. For this edition, the MCM staff decided to have fun with acronyms! Using SPRING as our inspiration, we are highlighting …

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Plant-Based Eating…with some Flexibility

Have you been considering adopting a Plant-Based Diet? Good news…you are not alone! What is a plant-based diet? Not surprisingly, it focuses on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts. Some people add small amounts of dairy and eggs while others adopt plant-based meals for a portion of their day or week …

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Welcome the 2020 Holiday Season with Elegant Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes

As the end of a remarkably unusual year draws to a close, My Cooking Magazine’s family and friends are planning to celebrate the upcoming holidays in new ways. One thing that has not changed is the food we will prepare and serve with pride to our loved ones. Of course, we might be sharing our …

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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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