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vegan mexican quinoa taco bowl.

California has awakened in me what I assume is a love of Mexican food that has been dormant since my nacho-and-burrito eating days, circa 2001. When you eschew corn, wheat, meat and dairy, much of the Americanized Mexican food menu

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vegan slow-cooker taco filling.

A couple of years ago, having just moved in together in New York, Michael and I found ourselves elbow-deep in Crate + Barrel catalogues, trying to figure out what we might need in order to set up our apartment together.

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seven habits of happy home cooks.

How many times have you said this: “I’d love to cook more at home, but I just don’t have the time”? Cooking at home can seem daunting: there are so many factors to consider, from planning to shopping to actually

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vegan refried beans.

One of the first things I discovered when I switched to a plant-based, gluten-free lifestyle is that there are certain cuisines that do not {easily} lend themselves to veganism or gluten-freedom. Barbecue is #1. Italian is #2. I was not

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8 days of christmas dips.

Not all party food has to be brutal for us; in fact, combining flavorful whole foods can create some of the most delicious potluck bring-alongs (and garner some of the most sincere compliments)! Truth be told, I probably love dips

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black eyed peas mashup [vegan mofo day #2].

I am a huge fan of beans. As I’ve blogged about before, they are a fabulous source of vegan protein, uber-filling, and packed with great minerals and vitamins. We have them at home usually 4-5 times a week, and I

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staples and spice day 7: cajun.

Spices: Cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion, paprika, thyme Staples: Brown rice, kidney beans Here we are at the final day of staples + spice! I hope this week has provided some easy, at-home ideas for combining ingredients in new ways.

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demystifying protein [day one] – why do we need protein, anyway?

Welcome to Day One of Demystifying Protein in Seven Days! This happy little macronutrient is essential to a balanced diet and a healthy body. AND, with a little know-how, it’s easy to get enough through plant-based sources. Check back now

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