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US VegWeek kicks off April 21

By Elena Johnson There are 52 weeks in a year – why not make at least one of them meat-free? US VegWeek kicks off on April 21! I hope you’ll join me in taking the 7-day VegPledge – for the planet, our health, and animals. When you sign up at USVegWeek.com, you’ll receive a free...
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Meat-Free Favorites : Multigrain Pancakes

By Elena Johnson These pancakes are higher in fiber and protein than a typical pancake made with white flour or a mix. The addition of multigrain cereal also gives them a thicker, chewy texture, perfect for soaking up maple syrup. As always, this recipe is 100% cholesterol-free...
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Meat-Free Favorites – Game Day Grub

By Elena Johnson Watching the big game last week got me inspired to write up one of my favorite snacks to serve a crowd. This nacho dip takes minutes to prepare and tastes delicious! If you can keep it warm for a few hours (with a mini slow cooker or fondue pot), your friends are...
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Meat-Free Favorites : Compassionate Casserole

By Elena Johnson In honor of Christmas next week, I created a special meat-free casserole that lets all the flavors of the holiday season shine without the cruelty. This hearty dish of meatless chicken, mushrooms, gravy, and stuffing can be assembled the night before and then...
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Meat-Free Favorites – Compassionate Casserole

By Elena Johnson In honor of Christmas next week, I created a special meat-free casserole that lets all the flavors of the holiday season shine without the cruelty. This hearty dish of meatless chicken, mushrooms, gravy, and stuffing can be assembled the night before and then...
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Meat-Free Favorites : Sweet Cinnamon Biscuits

By Elena Johnson These dairy-free sweet biscuits pair well with coffee or tea and make the whole house smell wonderful as they bake! 12 biscuits ¾ cup soy milk ½ tsp. apple cider vinegar 2 cups pancake/baking mix ¼ cup brown sugar 2 ½ tsp. cinnamon, divided 2 Tbsp. margarine 2...
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Meat-Free Favorites : Stuffed Mushroom Caps

By Elena Johnson As the demand for dairy-free foods continues to grow, more and more companies are introducing vegan products such as plant-based milk, ice cream, and cheese. One of my favorite new companies is Treeline Cheese, made from cashews. Their tangy soft cheese works...
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Thanksgiving French cuisine

By Elena Johnson Returning to my pre-Thanksgiving theme of French cuisine, here is a recipe for chocolate mousse. It’s extremely simple to make – all you need is a microwave and a blender! You’ll also need a bit of patience since it’s best for the mousse to chill overnight....
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Meat-Free Favorites : Roasted “Pommes”

By Elena Johnson Unlike my last few recipes, this dish isn’t quite French-inspired. Instead, it’s inspired by the season and all of the beautiful fall produce available this time of year. I gave the recipe a French-inspired title, however. The French word for apple is “pomme” and...
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Meat-Free Favorites : Egg and Dairy-Free Crêpes

By Elena Johnson Here’s another classic French dish – crêpes! This egg and dairy-free batter whips up in just minutes making it an easy option for dessert or breakfast. Typical fillings for sweet crêpes are berry preserves, chocolate-hazelnut spread, fresh fruit, or simply a...