• Vegetable & Baked Tofu Salad
  • Vegan & Gluten-Free Pad Thai
  • Vegan & Gluten-Free Falafel with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce
  • Thug Kitchen Cookbook Trailer {explicit}
  • Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa & Black Beans

Vegetable & Baked Tofu Salad

Lunches are sometimes a struggle for me to come up with. I’m usually not one for leftovers (unless it’s the cashew mac) but I do like to throw together sandwiches. However, those can get boring, so I came up with this veggie-cashew-tofu salad that is fabulous on bread, crackers or in a wrap. I love… 

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Pad Thai -- Epicurean Vegan

Vegan & Gluten-Free Pad Thai

This Pad Thai is pretty nontraditional, not just because it’s vegan, but also because I didn’t go with the usual veggies such as bean sprouts. Plus, I certainly didn’t go with the typical thin rice noodle; I opted for a heartier, thick cut one. So it is really Pad Thai? Well, sure! It’s my version and it… 

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Falafel with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Vegan & Gluten-Free Falafel with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce

You may be surprised how easy falafel is to make at home. Plus, you can play with the spices and ingredients to suit your fancy. One thing I noticed, is that they are typically sauteed in a skillet with lots of oil, which is something I try to avoid doing too often. They’re also not… 

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Thug Kitchen Cookbook Trailer {explicit}

I never thought I’d have the word “explicit” in a blog post title, but there’s a first time for everything. I LOVE this book trailer for the October 7 release of Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck. It’s my favorite. The more I watch it, the funnier it is. If you’re easily offended by… 

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Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa and Black Beans -- Epicurean Vegan

Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa & Black Beans

This has been a favorite at our house for some time now. I found the original recipe on Pinterest, but have just tweaked it a little here and there. I also double the recipe because it makes great leftovers. I like to serve this with some tortilla chips, cilantro, avocado and vegan sour cream, but… 

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Black Rice and Lentil Thai Bowls with Cashew-Coconut Curry Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Black Rice & Lentil Thai Bowls with Cashew-Coconut Curry Sauce

You’re going to need a big bowl to fit in all this goodness. It’s easy to go overboard with different veggies and toppings, but I think I found a great combination for these Thai bowls. Not only are they vegan, but they’re gluten-free too. The flavors of the sauce mingle beautifully with the steamed cauliflower,… 

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Hearty Tuscan Chili -- Epicurean Vegan

Hearty Tuscan Chili

I like to imagine the posh Italian ski resorts would serve something like this, or at a cafe where snow is lightly falling in Milan. With a nice glass of red wine, this flavorful stew is perfect for a fall or winter evening with friends. This would also be great for tossing in the crockpot and… 

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Manicotti stuffed with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Ricotta -- Epicurean Vegan

Manicotti stuffed with Butternut Squash, Spinach & Ricotta

It’s that time of year . . . butternut squash time, that is. The farmer’s market here has broken out the squashes, so expect some squash recipes in the coming months. You may be amazed by how versatile squash is. Before, I never would have made stuffed shells with butternut squash, but now, it’s one… 

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Simple Recipes for Joy Cookbook

The Winner is . . .

Congratulations to Kat! You’re the random winner of Sharon Gannon’s Simple Recipes for Joy! Also, well done on taking that step into vegetarianism. I think this cookbook will be ideal for you as you transition to a vegan way of life Thank you to everyone who entered and hopefully, I’ll have some more giveaways coming… 

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Coconut Curry Over Ginger-Lime Rice -- Epicurean Vegan

Coconut Curry Over Ginger-Lime Rice

You’re probably expecting me to throw some lentils in this dish . . . and I probably would have if I had any! With or without lentils, this curry dish, full of veggies, is packed full of flavor and perfect over the ginger-lime rice. This is such a fast and easy dish that I don’t… 

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Simple Recipes for Joy Cookbook

Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Simple Recipes for Joy by Sharon Gannon

I am delighted to share with you this fabulous cookbook, Simple Recipes for Joy: More than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes by Sharon Gannon, founder of Jivamukti yoga and owner of Jivamuktea Cafe in New York City’s Union Square. You might be asking, What on earth is Jivamukti yoga?! Well, in 1984, along with David Life,… 

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