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About An Unrefined VeganUnbleached, unprocessed and cruelty-free:  unrefined plant-based, whole food recipes to nurture body, brain and conscience.

I know I’m not the only one who thinks about lunch while eating breakfast; who falls asleep creating recipes; who makes it their noble goal to try to come even a little bit close to their mother’s flaky pie crust (or chocolate cake, or chili, or pancakes…); who has enough cookbooks and recipes squirreled away to last several life times; who tries (and sometimes fails) to eat as healthfully as possible while also eating as deliciously as possible; who can no longer justify – for health and ethical reasons – the consumption or use of animal products. These are the reasons why I created An Unrefined Vegan.

All of the recipes in these pages are plant-based – meaning that they contain absolutely no animal products. Many of the recipes are also free of oil and of refined products such as white flour and white sugar – though there are a few here and there. I don’t buy or eat processed foods and I aim for ingredients to be as “whole” as possible. You might notice an emphasis on sweets and desserts. That doesn’t mean that my meals consist mainly of cookies and pies.  I just happen to enjoy making (and eating and sharing) them more than other dishes. Call it a weakness.  Or perhaps, sweets just photograph better.

Speaking of which… I’m also the photographer for this blog – though that word sounds much more serious and professional than the photos that accompany my recipes.  I’m not a natural at it and my camera (and lighting) still confounds me, but I have learned and improved from the early days of using the camera on my phone.

Thank you for taking the time to read about AUrV. I hope that you enjoy your time on my blog as much as I enjoy writing and sharing it. If you’d like to learn a little bit more about me, please visit the About Annie page.

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