January 2013 • anunrefinedvegan

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Snickerdoodles: Inspired by Dog Biscuits

A couple of weeks ago, Ike’s aunt (Kel’s sister) sent him a care package that included a bag of doggy snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles for a dog?! Curious, I opened the bag and the smell of cinnamon …

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The Losing & Winning Recipe: Mocha Spice Cupcakes with Maple Creme Ganache

On a wild hare a few weeks back, I entered a baking contest over at Earth Balance (via their Made Just Right site) – something I have heretofore never done. Since I only had a …

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Guest Posting at Veganosaurus: The Kelvis Sandwich

  Kel + Elvis = The Kelvis I’m very pleased to be “appearing” today on Veganosaurus – a blog jam-packed with inventive and delicious vegan recipes and written by one of the most kind-hearted women …

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Smoky Chickpea Stew with Spinach, Sausage & Cashew Cream

Congratulations to Dena B. for snagging a fabulous Vegan Cuts Snack Box!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Virtual Vegan Potluck blog to enter.  It was our most popular giveaway yet! Here’s an über …

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Chocolate-Cinnamon-Orange Cashew French Toast

One thing I discovered (though I’d already suspected it) while participating in the Green Smoothie Challenge: I eat too much bread.  It’s not that I felt a dramatic physical difference; I just felt lighter and …

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“I Survived the Green Smoothie Challenge” & Lunch in Las Vegan

Not only survived – thrived.  From January 7 through January 13, Kel and I joined Somer and lots of other folks in the first Green Smoothie Challenge of 2013.  This was a positive, healthy and …

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Vegan Cuts Sample Box Giveaway on the VVP Blog

Today through January 21 you can enter to win a yummy Snack Box from one of the Virtual Vegan Potluck sponsors, Vegan Cuts.  It’s easy – just hop on the Rafflecopter giveaway and go!

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Slightly Sourdough Almond Butter Biscuits with Cacao, Orange & Tart Cherries

This biscuit is truly a collaborative effort. I modified a recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking, by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau by replacing the vegan butter with almond butter, trading out the AP flour for whole …

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Creamsicle-Coconut Cookies

The inspiration for this crumbly, buttery cookie came from Whole Food’s winter coupon book.  Their cookie is also vegan, but called for mandarin oranges – which I couldn’t find that particular shopping day –  a …

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Pinto Bean Hummus

Sometimes you get tired of garbanzo bean hummus. Or sometimes no matter how many times you paw through the cans on the pantry shelves, those chickpeas remain illusive. This pinto bean hummus could also masquerade …

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Christmas in the Backcountry

This was quite different.  An enormous gulf was between me and the world.  This was a different universe – withered, desert, lifeless; a fantastic universe where the presence of man was not foreseen, perhaps not …

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