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National Pie Day – vegan pie recipes anyone can make

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You don’t have to eat meat to celebrate National Pie Day. The annual celebration of all things pastry-based is for everyone. So, whether you’re vegan, taking part in veganuary, or doing Meat-free Monday, these vegan pie recipes will come in handy. And, before you say it, no, you don’t need butter to make pastry as some ready-made pastry is totally vegan. Here’s four vegan pie recipes, savory and sweet, that anyone can make for National Pie Day.

Hey, Vegans! Complete-Protein Meals Under 400 Calories

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If you want gorgeous, radiant locks or to heal fast from that pulled hammy after dropping into a split, then protein is a must. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies is made up of protein, so getting your fill is important when it comes to building and repairing your cells. Protein is made up of amino acids, 12 of which are produced by the body. The other nine, called essential amino acids, must be obtained from our diet. Complete proteins contain all nine, and since red meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, and dairy are complete proteins, those who eat meat and milk are in the clear. If you’re avoiding animal products, then you’ll need to eat plant-based complete proteins and combinations of foods to make up the difference.

So Sweet Potato Toast Is a Thing Now

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In quite possibly the best food news ever, there’s a new sweet potato cooking technique taking over that isn’t so much a game changer as it is an entirely new game that we want to play forever and ever: You toast them. In an actual toaster. Yes, really. When blogger Kelsey of Little Bits Of woke up one morning craving some avocado toast, she experienced one of our worst nightmares: She was out of bread. (The horror!) But that didn’t stop her from getting her omega-3 fix. No, ma’am. Instead, she did something brilliant: She sliced up some sweet potatoes (about a 1/4″ thick) and tossed them in the toaster. Minutes later, a delicious new trend was born.

You can top the bright orange veggie with whatever your heart desires, from old-fashioned avocados to almond butter and bananas.

Evidently sweet potato toast even tastes good with tuna. Who knew? The options are truly endless.

Now please excuse us while we go make sweet, sweet potato toast with our toaster. We have a feeling this is a love that’s going to last for life.

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21 EASY VEGAN LUNCHES TO TAKE TO WORK

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Trying to maintain the Paleo lifestyle and dip your toes into veganism? It’s not impossible to do, but it can certainly be tricky! Whether you’re trying to adhere to both diet regimens or just taking the occasional break from animal products, your task will be to bulk up on healthy fruits and vegetables in order to avoid dairy, grains, meat, and eggs. For busy working professionals, the hardest meal of the day is definitely lunch time. It’s easy to have a piece of fruit for breakfast and cook something creative at night for dinner, but how to stay on target in the middle of the day when you only have one hour before you need to get back to the grind?

Turmeric & Sweet Potato Falafel Bakes (Gluten-Free)

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Falafel is a traditional deep fried middle eastern dish. We enjoy a wonderfully healthy version by adding a few extra things like turmeric and sweet potato and bake them in the oven instead. I like to add turmeric, because it complements the other flavours so well and gives a gorgeous yellow glow to the plate. Turmeric is an all round winner when it comes to health. It’s excellent at supporting the immune system whilst being great for skeletal, joint, skin and digestive system well-being too. Cumin and coriander are great warming spices that complement our health as well as adding delicate flavours that lend themselves perfectly to middle-eastern type cuisine.

8 Savory Vegan Burger Recipes That Render Beef Irrelevant

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The quest for the real good veggie burgers out there seems like a never-ending one.  Many people have been let down by recipes they found with their Google search results as well as many of the frozen store-bought veggie patties, so many people have sort of just given up on finding ‘the one’.  This widespread, un-necessary tragedy inspired me to spend the past while aimlessly searching the internet, critiquing reviews, ingredients and archiving together the best, most decadent veggie burger recipes that have proven themselves to be gold. Behold: the 8 that made the list. You will not be disappointed.

5 OF THE BEST HOMEMADE VEGAN CHEESES THAT WILL MAKE YOU FORGET ABOUT THE REAL THING

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Whether you are recently vegan, plant-based, lactose intolerant, cutting back on animal products, or one of those vegetarians that says, “I just don’t think I could ever give up cheese,” then, this is for you! This may surprise you, but there are alternative ways to make cheese. Nuts, for example, make a great homemade cheese because of their creamy texture and high fat content. If you’re thinking that there is no way nut cheese could replace real cheese, then I challenge you to try at least one of the recipes below and then see what you think.

SUPER SIMPLE HIGH PROTEIN SNACK!

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Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are the main ingredient for this nutritious, wholesome snack! Like most legumes, chickpeas have long been renowned for their fiber content, and they also make a great vegan protein source. They are a staple in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, and for good reason. They’re cheap, nutritious, and keep you feeling full long after you’ve eaten.

Mango Lime Tres Leches Cake

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In this recipe for tres leches cake, a basic vanilla cake is soaked in a mixture of soy milk, coconut milk, and coconut cream are used to create a dessert that’s moist and decadent. Topped with coconut cream frosting, fresh mango, and lime zest, this cake tastes like a cross between a mango margarita and a traditional tres leches cake. It’s not overly sweet, making it perfect for any celebration.

One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake (Vegan, Dairy & Gluten-Free)

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Satisfy that sudden brownie craving in mere minutes with this recipe prepared in a mug and a microwave oven.A denser, fudgier, more chocolatey version of the chocolate mug cake – a chocolate mug brownie.This really is more for those of you who prefer “fudgey” brownies to “cakey” ones.

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