What Exactly is Gluten and What is Celiac Disease?

December 5, 2012
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What Exactly Is Gluten?   Gluten (pronounced gloo-ten) is a protein that is found in wheat (and related grains such as barley, rye, spelt etc) and products containing these ingredients. Gluten is the reason wheat (and other related grain) doughs are elastic and easily stretchable. It holds the dough together, gives shape and produces a […]

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Fat Free Whole Wheat Vegan Banana Bread

December 3, 2012
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Banana bread is one of my favorite childhood treats. I remember baking it many times and trying to pack as much banana flavor into it as possible. But traditional banana bread isn’t very healthy. It’s made with white flour, oil, eggs and sugar. It’s also not usually vegan. So I wanted to make a fat […]

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Vegan Quinoa Chickpea Pilaff

November 26, 2012
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Quinoa is all the rage now, and so are quinoa salads and pilaffs. There are hundreds of ways to season quinoa and you don’t have to just eat it plain on the side. If you find cooking quinoa properly still a challenge, check out my post How To Cook Quinoa Perfectly to make sure your next […]

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Fat Free Vegan Spaghetti Marinara With Chickpeas

November 25, 2012
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So this is a recipe I made one day when I wasn’t sure what to throw into the spaghetti… I thought why not try a bit of chickpea for something to chew on. The results were not bad, but you definitely need a lot of sauce to add some flavour. I used whole wheat pasta […]

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Punjabi Garam Masala Recipe

November 22, 2012
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Are you looking for a fragrant yet milder version of Garam Masala to use in your Indian recipes? I find that store bought Garam Masala is quite spicy and bitter, and not as fragrant. So I decided to make this recipe instead. Garam Masala can contain a mix of spices and be made differently depending […]

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Lebanese Tahini Sauce For Falafels

November 21, 2012
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I love making homemade dips and sauces! I find them SO much more flavorful than the store bought ones.  The other day I made some baked falafels I bought from Trader Joe’s and I wanted some tasty tahini sauce to serve them with. This is the dip I came up with. It would also be […]

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Low Fat Vegan Carrot Pumpkin Spice Muffins

November 19, 2012
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Hands up who likes carrot muffins? Now hands up who likes pumpkin raisin muffins? Why not have both! These muffins are inspired by a combination of Oh She Glows Carrot Spice Muffins and my own Pumpkin Raisin Muffins recipe. These Carrot Pumpkin Spice Muffins are so delicious that I’ve made several batches of these. Best part is no […]

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Vegan Pumpkin Raisin Oatmeal Baked Apples

November 17, 2012
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This recipe is from www.SkinnyMs.com, they contacted me about swapping a recipe with me for the holidays so I started perusing their site. This photo grabbed my attention right away. It looks like a great alternative to decadent apple pie and is a much healthier guilt free dessert! I love baked apples, and this one […]

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Low Fat Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas

November 14, 2012
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I decided to make a post of my favorite veganized Thanksgiving dishes to share with you since many of you will be dining plant based or trying to dine mostly plant based this year and still feeding some carnivores too! All of these recipes have been tested on my family and their non vegan friends, […]

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Antioxidant Omega-3 High Protein Vegan Granola Bars

November 11, 2012
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The other day I was looking at granola bars at the grocery store and I was starting to get frustrated. Most granola bars are pretty unhealthy, they contain a lot of high fructose corn syrup, milk ingredients, oil, nuts and salt. When you’re looking for a quick high energy snack for traveling, hiking or to […]

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