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Vegan Cashew Cheese

Without cheese, wine may not really be your cup of tea (pardon the pun), but before finding yourself in the rut of a pining, craving vegan, it might be worth dishing out some other options–as an homage to fromage, of course. But this is no culinary doppelganger. There have been numerous attempts at making vegan […]

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake (Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake (Gluten-Free) Perhaps this isn’t exactly a most-welcome treat for the fat-phobic, as it is loaded with fats–fatty goodness, that is–the benign, good-for-your heart MUFA and PUFA (mono and poly-unsaturated) fats. With all the cashews, almonds, pecans, and avocado oil, you can almost literally go nuts with this not-so-skinny deal! But we love […]

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Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugars)

Ok, so there may be a blessing in disguise here… While countless kitchens feature their own versions of killer banana breads, I find this version one good reason to go bananas–literally! I made a slight variation from my original gluten-free banana bread recipe, which turned out to make a whole world of difference–especially for ardent […]

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Lentil Loaf (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This must be one of the best savory vegan creations in the kitchen–a crispy surface hiding a soft, chewy texture within amidst a herbaceous, nutty steam. One bite and you know that with the nutritional benefits equaling the taste in greatness, it must be too good to be true. But it’s a real deal! And what’s […]

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Vegan Baked Falafel

  Bursting with flavor and brimming with nutrients, this is the tastiest, healthiest alternative to deep-fried Falafel. You can still fry them, of course, but not while you’re opting for the healthier version! There are numerous ways of making Falafel, as it is a very popular dish in the Middle East, made according to various […]

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Stir-Fried Molokhia

So what’s in a leaf? Well, technically, we all know that leafy greens are good for us, and we end up grooming them up for salads, stews, and stir fries. But how exactly is this particular leafy green beneficial? But first, let’s identify this leaf. In the Middle East, it is known as “Molokhia” or “Mloukhieh”, which […]

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Beets ‘n’ Bean Veggie Burger (Vegan)

My love for exploring the world of veggie burgers is a culinary adventure in itself–a practical kind of navigation, that is. The practicality of making/eating veggie burgers comes in two ways: first, I always happen to stumble upon new veggie burger recipes in my kitchen when I am trying to be a little more creative […]

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Spicy Vegan Nacho Cheesy Kale Chips

    So some like it hot–and maybe a wee bit cheesy… but also healthy–and crispy. While this may seem like a rare combination, I could swear that these nacho-esque cheesy vegan kale chips are the best thing that has ever happened in my kitchen (or at least, that’s what my husband thinks!) This is […]

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Vegan Chocolate-Berry Tart

Perhaps by now, we all know that dark chocolate is good for us, right? (Polyphenols, Flavanols, iron, magnesium, raises HDL, improves brain function, blablabla). However, for chocoholics, chocophiliacs, or whatever whatchamacallem chocolate lovers who happen to be health-food lovers too, it can be quite a challenge finding healthy dessert options that meet both their palates and […]

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Low-Fat Salmon Quiche

As food critic Michael Pollan claims, “all of us carry around rules of thumb about eating”, but I guess many different rules of thumb somehow converge when it comes to the breakfast table–where all health foodies agree on this meal’s importance. The importance of having a protein-packed breakfast cannot be emphasized enough. And although the term “protein” always has gotten […]

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