How To Make Seitan or Vegan “Wheat Meat”

February 28, 2013
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Seitan or “wheat meat” is made from wheat gluten, the protein that makes wheat flour stick together and makes bread spongey. Seitan is often used to make mock meats and is frequently used in vegetarian Chinese cuisine. It’s also used in Tofurkey products along with tofu to help it stick together. I was a little […]

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Product Review: Amy’s Bowls Brown Rice Black Eyed Peas and Veggies

February 27, 2013
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I’m reviewing another Amy’s product. Amy’s Bowls with brown rice, black eyed peas and veggies. I have to admit I don’t really eat black eyed peas, but that’s only because I don’t see them for sale much in Canada. So I was curious to try this. I had previously tried Amy’s Brown Rice and Vegetables […]

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Vegan Southwest Sweet Potato Quinoa Breakfast Hash

February 23, 2013
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While I was driving back through the states (on my trip back to Canada from Texas) and luckily I got to try a few vegan breakfast options along the way. (Which I use for inspiration!) I got this breakfast hash (picture below)  at the Flying Star Cafe in Albuquerque New Mexico. It’s normally served with eggs, […]

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The Importance of Reading Labels. Organic Doesn’t Always = Best

February 19, 2013
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Shopping for healthy foods can be somewhat challenging and confusing these days. Most people purchase products based on what the package looks like and health claims put on the front. They don’t always read the ingredient list or check out the nutritional information. One thing I find particularly confusing and frustrating is the label “organic”. […]

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Product Review: Amy’s Kitchen Vegetable Pot Pie (Non Dairy)

February 19, 2013
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I used to love chicken pot pies growing up (easy for kids to cook themselves lol) and probably ate them too frequently. I used to love how crispy and tasty the crust was on them. I was surprised to find a vegan version of this traditional pot pie and thought I’d try it out. Honestly […]

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Ninja Cooking System Recipe: Vegan French Yellow Split Pea Soup (Slow Cooker)

February 18, 2013
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Back in August I attended the International Food Blogger Conference and attendees were able to secure a brand new Ninja Cooking System for free should they choose to try it. I was very interested because it’s not just a slow cooker, but you can use it for baking or stovetop cooking as well. So if you […]

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Product Review: Amy’s Kitchen Bean And Rice Burrito Non Dairy

February 17, 2013
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This was my first time trying one of Amy’s burritos. The bean and rice burrito sounded like a good bet for a vegan version. I was a little surprised at the calorie count for it though because at 320 calories it’s way more than a snack, but the burrito is fairly small so it looks […]

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Questions Answered: Is Cooking Spray Ok To Use and Can You Make Oil-Free Kale Chips?

February 16, 2013
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  After posting about The Myth of Moderation: The Impact of “Just a Little Oil”. I got some questions so I decided to answer them so everyone can benefit.   Q: Veronica – what is the impact of using  the cooking oil sprays?  We all have probably heard about Pam non-stick cooking spray. On the front […]

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Product Review: Amy’s Kitchen Roasted Vegetable Tamale

February 16, 2013
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I’ve actually never had a tamale before (you don’t often find them without meat or cheese). But I quite like this Roasted Vegetable Tamale by Amy’s. It’s much different than Amy’s Enchiladas and has some good flavor and texture to it. The tamale portion is delicious and different, the black beans? Mmm not so good. […]

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Product Review: Amy’s Kitchen Indian Vegetable Korma

February 15, 2013
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This is probably my favorite Amy’s meal that I have tried so far, because there are 3 distinct dishes in it. It’s not spicy, but has some nice flavors to it. Most of Amy’s Indian meals have cream or paneer cheese in them, so I was happy I could try one that was vegan. They […]

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