Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

10/9 Sauteed Patty Pan Squash

Over the weekend we went to Eastern Market, Detroit’s lush and bountiful public market. It has been feeding the Metro Detroit area since 1891. It is one of the longest running public markets in the exact same place that it began, at the city’s center. Everytime we go it is an adventure in edible excitement. One […]

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9/24 White Bean Chick’n Chili Verde Recipe

Over the weekend I became a competitor in my first ever chili cook-off. The experience was a bit more intimidating that I had anticipated. The all-vegan competition was held at Sasha Farm, Michigan’s largest  farm animal sanctuary. I kind of expected all of us to show up, cruelty-free crock pots in hand and hang out […]

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9/18 Wrap it Up

Sometimes I get tired of bread and wraps and think, “Isn’t there a better way to eat a sandwich?” Well there is and it is inexpensive and abundantly healthy without even trying.  I have started adding collard green wraps to create delicious sandwiches. I know…it sounds like food for rabbits and hippies but I promise […]

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9/16 Meatless Monday, Baba Ganoush and A Winner

Happy Meatless Monday I have much to share and celebrate. For the celebratory side, we have a Winner in the No Beast Feast ticket giveaway for this Friday, September 20th. Drumroll please and a high vegan five to Lisa N. for sharing her favorite comfort food, vegany spinach dip with pumpernickel bread.   Lisa won 2 […]

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9/2 Chia Seed Jams

Happy Meatless Monday and Labor Day. I have the most fun and easy recipes to share.  They will add some freshness and life to your breakfast routine. One of my favorite things to have for breakfast is a toasty raisin english muffin with raw almond butter and jam. It feels comforting yet still energizing and […]

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8/17 Vegan Wannabe Caterers

Happy Meatless Monday. I have the most exciting news to share. Last week Sandy and I catered a party for Wayne Pacelle, author of The Bond:Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them and CEO of the Human Society of the United States (HSUS). I am absolutely name dropping because it was the most thrilling […]

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8/12 Roasted & Spiced Chick Peas

Happy Meatless Monday. I have a snack recipe for you that is going to change the way you look at chick peas. I admit it….when I am at discount department stores like Tj Maxx and Marshalls, I peruse their shelves of bizarre specialty foods. I am not looking for anything  as much as I am […]

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7/18 Pistachio Pate with Grilled Figs

Fresh figs are now in season and have graced the shelves of our local markets. When they finally appear I begin to purchase them like I require them for my very survival. I buy them en masse because I adore them, but also because I fear and dread their inevitable disappearance. According to, fig […]

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7/15 National Hot Dog Month, Vegan Style

Happy Meatless Monday. In the heat of the summer it is no wonder that July is celebrated as National Hot Dog Month.    They are the perfect accompaniment to picnics, birthday parties, outdoor celebrations and indoor quick meals.  Food that is easily consumed out of your hand seems to hold promise of fun for kids […]

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7/9 Grilled Zucchini with Kale and Fresh Herb Hummus

To celebrate our three year Veganiversary we had a mini  soiree with friends and a sensational amount of food. We sat outside in the summer sun  sipping chilled, effervescent wine while enjoying some of the best flavors of the season. The day before I had purchased lime green and yellow zucchini and organic kale and […]

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