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Vive Le Vegan! – Apple Hemp Muffins

When I pick up my 5 year old son from pre-Kindergarten, we drive right past a Starbucks.  I have a little coffee habit and I’ve stopped by Starbucks before or after preschool more often than I’d care to admit.  My son’s favorite treat is their blueberry scone or 8-grain roll, neither of which is vegan,…

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Engine 2 Diet: Oil-Free Avocado Pesto

When I considered trying to cook with little to no oil, the first recipe that popped into my head was pesto!  My beloved pesto sauce, ranking in the top 5 of my favorite foods of all time, contains 6 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil.  There is no way I would ever give up pesto for…

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Low-fat Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

I make the pumpkin muffins from Vegan With a Vengeance a lot.  If you’ve been to my house, I’ve probably served them to you at some point.  I love pumpkin so much and these muffins really are the best!  I do tweak the recipe to make it healthier – subbing in whole wheat pastry flour…

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Quick and Easy Vegetable Curry

*Yawn* I just got back from a trip to Vegas a couple of days ago for my friend’s bachelorette party, and I haven’t quite caught up on sleep yet.  Last night I was so tired I ordered in a veggie pizza (no cheese) for dinner. My husband happened to be in Vegas last weekend, too (for…

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Eat Your Colors!

We hear over and over again that we need to consume lots of vegetables and fruit for good health, and the richer the color, the better.  Yet so many Americans fail to meet the basic recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake every day.  Not only are people missing out on the vast array of nutrients…

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