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Tempeh, Date, & Olive Marbella. Oil-free.

The first time I ate this dish – with chicken and prunes instead of tempeh and dates – I was blown away by the flavors from this seemingly strange combination of ingredients.  Prunes and olives?! …

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Creamy Potato & Cauliflower Soup

Must be something in the food, cuz once folks go plant-based they get inspired to share what they’re eating and what they’ve learned – and to then want to showcase what all of us other …

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Bloody Mary Green Smoothie

Look at that bad boy!!  That’s a humongous Brandywine that came out of our garden.  I have no idea how it didn’t break the vine on which it was growing.  State Fair material, don’t you …

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Oil- and Nut-free Berry-Miso Salad Dressing

Kel and I average 5 salads per week which means about 20 salads each month – hey, that’s a lot of greens, sure – but it also means preparing and consuming a lot of salad …

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Cashew Creamy Lentil Soup

You don’t need to say it. I’ll say it for you: my, but that’s a homely soup. Homely, yes, but delicious. Now maybe this is knowledge held by every vegan out there except for me. …

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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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VeganMoFo: Loaded Split Pea Soup

I’m like the Princess in the Princess and the Pea.  It doesn’t matter how many layers of goodness you have covering up that tiny pea.  I will find it.  I don’t want peas baked into …

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The Cooked and the Raw (and a Virtual Vegan Potluck Question)

This is a hybrid of the cooked and the raw.  Seems that some kindly neighbor folks have taken pity on Kel and me – being transplants and all – and have been sharing with us …

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Build It and They Will Come: Muffuletta with Smoky Tofu & Olive Salad

I love baked tofu sandwiches.  But one thing that has always kind of nagged at me is that the baked tofu that I remove from the oven (dark brown, crisped edges) is not the same …

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Tofu Salad Sandwiches with Roasted Bell Pepper & Olive Salad

Somewhere and at some time I vowed never to include a tofu salad recipe on my blog.  I lied.  Actually, it’s more accurate to say that at the time that I said that, I couldn’t …

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When the Cupboards Are (Almost) Bare

Last night at 6 pm as I left the plane, retrieved my bag and stepped into the cold and darkening Oklahoma City night, I couldn’t face delaying the two-hour drive home to stop at the …

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Stuffed Artichokes Oliverio: A Family Tradition Veganized

Christmas Eve.  Christmas Eve was a big deal in my childhood – and in many ways, much more special than Christmas Day.  By 9:00 am on Christmas Day I always felt a little deflated, as …

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