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Grillable Vegan Sausages (non-soy!)

    Calling all vegans! And vegetarians. Or just about anyone. “Frankly” speaking, these are seriously good. I mean, really really really delish. And 100% vegan (no soy involved–despite the surging popularity of soy “meat alternatives”), with a delicious, smokey aroma and  chewy texture. Come to think of it, this is actually the best thing to […]

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Red Lentil Soup (Vegan)

The qualities that characterize a terrific vegan soup vary within a narrow range: it has to be an aristocratic concoction of all-natural ingredients from the vegetable, bean, or grain kingdoms–but most importantly, the pottage must be completely free of additives, instant soup powders, or cheap stocks. Every vegan vein in the soup must be flowing with nothing but […]

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Spicy Walnut-Chili Paste Dip

Warning: this is not for the faint taste-budded! Among the many different ways of making “mhammara”, this is absolutely the most volcanically spicy. It is indeed my mom’s most special spread recipe–paired with our love for ultra-spicy foods, of course. And speaking of pairing, mhammara goes well with almost any mezze item (hummus, baba ghanouj, tabbouli, etc.), or […]

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In Season: Benefits of Oregano

  On a beautiful Mediterranean spring day, we all have that deep, gut feeling that there must be something more to that beautiful oregano-infused fresh air.  And over dinner, as we chew through a morsel of pita-wrapped oregano salad, we just know that something so sublime, so fresh, and so aromatic must have some hidden […]

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Succulent Herbed Mushrooms

    Sizzling and succulent, this could be a great brushstroke on any empty canvas, be it a side of rice, noodles, or tortilla bread–but  just as well, it can be enjoyed alone or as a side to any dish. The blast of flavors coming from the hint of garlic, slight tartness of vinegar, aromatic mushrooms, and […]

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Vegan Chocolate-Nutty Brownies with Frosting

  Yep, it’s as good as it looks–maybe even better, since the recipe is completely devoid of  butter, milk, eggs, or refined sugar! I love the chocolaty, velvety, melt-in-the-mouth texture, only to be interrupted by the delightful walnut crunchiness. A.k.a., Yum. If you didn’t already know it, you’d never guess that it’s vegan. It’s too rich for […]

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Turkish Lentil Kofta Balls (Vegan)

  Upon first bite I would describe it as lusciously chewy with a distinctive hint of spice. I tried this recipe for the first time this week, but we loved it so much that I made it again today! Incredibly flavorsome, healthy, and easy to make, the piquancy of these savory lentil balls are a […]

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(Naturally) Yellow Popcorn–the works!

Kids love the popcorn’s bright, yellow color–which happens to be a natural consequence of a great anti-inflammatory. But this delicious, simple snack is not only limited to children–this little twist in popcorn is to be enjoyed by everyone. If you haven’t guessed the secret ingredient behind the yellow glow, then I’ll let you in on this one: […]

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Vegan Veggie Pizza with Homemade Vegan “Cheese”

  Beyond delicious. Full of vitamin B12 and 100% vegan. Yes, you can actually make a dairy-free, highly nutritious vegan cheese at home within less than 10 minutes, and consequently, have one of the yummiest vegan pizzas ever. The secret ingredient, as some of you may guess, is the long-hailed nutritional yeast. For one thing, […]

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World Cup Snacks–Our Way!

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