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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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Meghli: A Cinnamon/ Anise/ Caraway-Infused Dessert (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

For some reason, I have always associated the smell of cinnamon with autumn (thinking pumpkin pie), but a stronger bond between spice and season arose with the birth of my daughter (who was also born during autumn). However, the association of cinnamon with the scent of October was not because of pumpkin pie, but it was because of Meghli, […]

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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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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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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spicy, slippery, slithery, and simple, spaghetti squash is just perfect this way. It’s a guilt-free way to enjoy a good “pasta” while actually reaping the benefits of a vegetable! And apart from the baking time of the squash, the sauce is a quite easy quick fix, with as little ingredients as possible. Spaghetti squash must be […]

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Vegan Chocolate-Walnut Mousse

    This little darling threw a party and forgot to invite the eggs, milk, butter, and sugar. And it had a blast. When you try this, you can never guess the main ingredient of this rich, ultra-velvety chocolate mousse.   Creating this dessert was so much fun–it was, in fact, a pure serendipity. And […]

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London’s “Real Food Market”: Gourmet Vegan and Vegetarian Goodies

We certainly are enjoying our UK summer, especially the food part. Not only is it quite easy to choose something healthy among the myriad of fresh market items, but the gourmet aspect of market food can be quite striking–especially in London. The past week, we visited the Real Food Market  which is tucked in right by […]

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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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