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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Molasses Chocolate Chip Bread – Vegan

Moist and fragrant, this pumpkin and molasses bread studded with dark chocolate chips is not only easy to prepare, but it also happens to be vegan. I don’t eat eggs, so that’s a bonus because they are rarely to be seen in my kitchen. I loaded up on pumpkins while …

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Thai-Inspired Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup with Mixed Mushrooms

In the cold autumn and winter months, there is nothing quite like a creamy vegetable soup made up of root vegetables and earthy mushrooms, all simmered together with spicy Thai seasonings that initially tempt and then pleasantly linger on the palate. The lasting allure is beautifully tempered by the soothing …

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Roasted Tamari Almonds

I guarantee that almond lovers with swoon with delight over these crunchy and highly addictive almonds roasted with salty tamari. Considering that they are so ridiculously easy to make, it’s a wonder that I ever purchased overpriced bags of pre-prepared tamari almonds from stores — which sometimes even included ingredients …

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Spiced Pear Muffins – Vegan

I’ll be the first to admit that baking does present greater challenges than most of the dinners I cook because the chemistry is usually more precise, but in the case of muffins, only a few fundamentals are necessary to understand and you’ll get perfect muffins each and every time. It …

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Chickpea, Spinach and Beets in a Coconut-Tomato Curry

Combining plump buttery chickpeas with spinach and beets in a creamy coconut milk and tomato gravy with aromatic spices not only puts plenty of flavor on the plate, but also provides for a complete, filling and wonderfully nourishing meal served with fresh cooked white or brown rice or a flat …

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Creamy Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce with Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shell Pasta

Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian creation that is essentially egg noodle pasta smothered in a rich sauce of butter and Parmesan cheese, and sometimes cream. When I first became a vegetarian, it was one of the only dishes I could eat when dining out, assuming it was on the …

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10 Nourishing Vegetarian and Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

Autumn to most of us means bringing out our favourite cozy sweaters and blankets. If you are interested in cooking and eating well, cooks find themselves turning to comfort foods, like soups, baked dishes and treats. It’s also about enjoying the harvest. Unique to this time of year are pumpkins. …

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Pumpkin Pie Pudding with Banana and Avocado

I usually make pumpkin pie at least once a year during the pumpkin season, but this year I found something that is almost as good and much easier to prepare too. Not that I mind making pie crust, but admittedly it does involve far more fuss than whizzing up some …

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Vegan Chickpea Flour Omelette with Vegetables

I don’t much fuss with breakfast during the week, but on the weekends when there is more time and two of us to sit down for a nice brunch, usually something a little fancier than toast, simple cooked grains and fruit appear on the table. The latest brunch was this …

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Mushroom Green Pea Curry in a Creamy Cashew Sauce with Onion and Parsley

After a rather prolonged absence from my kitchen due to illness, I found myself craving earthy mushrooms. Because my stomach is still rather sensitive, I wanted something spicy but not with too much heat, so I opted for this recipe that makes good use of aromatic spices which tend to …

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