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15 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That Are Good Enough For Bill Clinton

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Eggs and milk are two main ingredients in most traditional cupcakes, making it difficult for vegans to enjoy the world’s cutest dessert. But with some creative modifications — like almond and coconut milk, nut butters and binding fruits and veggies — vegans everywhere can have their cupcakes and eat them, too. Surely, our favorite presidential vegan, Mr. Bill Clinton, would enjoy at least a handful of these recipes. He’s been known to sneak a vegan treat once and a while.

10 Vegan Cheese Recipes That Are So Decadently Good, You Won’t Believe They’re Dairy-Free

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It’s no secret that we’re borderline obsessed with cheese, but sometimes we need to step away from the dairy for a little while — though that doesn’t mean giving up our favorite meals. Nuts, nutritional yeast, and vegetables all work together to create creamy vegan cheese just as comforting and delicious as the real thing, so even if you’re eating dairy-free, you’re not missing out. These 10 recipes will guarantee that you’ll always be satisfied when eating vegan. Try them out yourself, and you’ll love what you taste — no cheese necessary.

Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower With Lemony Herb Oil

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Dinners, in the traditional sense, are usually centered around one main dish. For a stunning centerpiece that looks as amazing as it tastes, you have to try this roasted whole cauliflower. Along with being absolutely gorgeous, it is craftily spiced, rubbed down with a nutty tahini coating, drizzled with lemony herbs, and eventually garnished with roasted almonds.

Healthy Curry Broccoli Salad Recipe

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I roast broccoli like it’s my job- that’s been done to death. But dear goodness is it GOOD. Sautéed I like too… But let’s be honest, there are summer days where turning on your oven and stove top are not only not tolerable but quite possibly a fire hazard. So…raw it is! Not to mention raw greens are never a bad idea, in fact they’re what you should always find ways of incorporating into your daily meals.

This raw curried broccoli salad with sweet grapes and crunchy walnuts is my easy answer to all of the above and it’s also a crowd pleaser for picnics and BBQs. No mayo, no bacon, no dairy- it’s squeaky clean and easy to make. I so hope you enjoy it!

For that reason our vegan broccoli salad suddenly becomes attractive to any vegetarian (or vegan) who doesn’t want to skip the chance of grabbing a few more grams of proteins when they eat their veggies (me, for example). I mean we all want to make our gym efforts count, don’t we?!

CURRY BROCCOLI SALAD [VEGAN]

SERVES

2-4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp yellow curry powder
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • dash salt, pepper

PREPARATION

Cut broccoli head into florets that are easy-to-chew size. Toss in a bowl with grapes and walnuts.

In a blender, add: water, curry powder, tahini and mix until a dressing forms.

Pour dressing over broccoli, grapes and walnuts and mix. Top with salt and pepper and serve.

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Skip The Bacon: 20 Vegan Breakfast Ideas

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No matter what your dietary restrictions, these days, there are loads of recipes out there to cater to your habits. Whether you’re doing it for your health or for love of animals and sustainability, the universe just keeps sharing more and more delicious vegan options with us. So rise and shine. Breakfast is served, and it’s an animal by-product-free affair. Dig in.

Vegan Varenyky Recipe

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My last cooking adventure somehow reminded me at my childhood. And I still don’t know why! I think the taste of that yummy dish is similar to something my mother made me for dinner as a child. I´ll have to ask her an figure it out! 😉 But maybe you´ll feel the same way when you  eat that Ukrainian dish. It has all you like when you are a child. It´s sweet, fruity soft and filling. They call it Varenyky – варéники.

Green jackfruit: is ‘pulled pork for vegetarians’ the next big food craze?

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Late last year, after 18 years of litigation, a senior government official in Kerala, south-west India was given a prison sentence after being convicted of theft. The object he stole was government property, and it was so large he had to have it cut up to get it home. A piece of art, perhaps? A precious metal? Actually, it was a 40-year-old jackfruit tree, and, once you’ve tasted its fruit, you begin to understand why he did it. To say the jackfruit is big is an understatement. It is the largest tree-borne fruit on the planet – it isn’t unusual to come across beasts weighing up to 35kg in South America and South-east Asia. And it has been hailed as a “miracle crop” because of its size, and resistance to pests and drought. And its nutritional credentials are also impressive: researchers have suggested it could replace wheat, corn and other staple crops that may come under threat because of climate change.

29 Things Real Vegans Actually Eat

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A lot of people seem to think veganism = leaves all day every day. Which makes a lot of people think eating vegan food is a lot harder than it is. But the fact is, veganism is good for the planet, good for animals, and ACTUALLY CAN BE VERY TASTY! So we asked the BuzzFeed  to tell us their most delicious vegan recipes. Here are the results. (Spoiler alert: VEGAN MAC ‘N’ CHEESE EXISTS.)

Coconut & Avocado Grasshopper Bars (grain-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar free)

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Grasshopper pie was announced as the evening’s dessert at the summer camp my little brother and I were attending, and I was intrigued and excited. Mind you, if my mom had said, “We’re having grasshopper pie for dessert,” I would have freaked out. She was notorious throughout my neighborhood as the lady who served real food – such as mac ‘n cheese with actual cheese in it, or pizza that didn’t come out of a box – there might actually have been some grasshopper in her pie! Thankfully I had no doubt that my camp counselor was going to let me eat a treat full of all the wonderfully forbidden food my mother had sheltered me from all my life.

Coconut & Avocado Grasshopper Bars | grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free | www.RaiasRecipes.com
Last summer, when I fell in love with hiding avocados in my smoothies, I knew pretty much right away that I was going to have to come up with a ‘grasshopper something’ to sneak it into. : )

And here it is, in all its healthy, whole food glory….

A smooth, homemade chocolate layer covering a chewy mint bottom. The latter being the perfect conduit forconcealing a healthy avocado, thus providing extra nutrition (omega-6 and potassium) and negating the need for green food coloring. ; )

Coconut & Avocado Grasshopper Bars | grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free | www.RaiasRecipes.com

 

MINT LAYER INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 Hass avocado
  2. 1/4 c. honey ( replaced w/ organic raw agave nectar, and/or dates in the chocoate part)
  3. 6 T. coconut oil, melted
  4. 1 1/2 c. shredded unsweetened coconut
  5. 3/8 t. mint extract, or a drop or two of food-grade peppermint essential oil
  6. dash of salt
CHOCOLATE LAYER INGREDIENTS
  1. 1/4 c. coconut oil
  2. 2 T. honey ( replaced w/ organic raw agave nectar, and/or dates in the chocoate part)
  3. 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  4. 1/4 t. vanilla extract (I like to make my own)
  5. dash of salt
MINT LAYER INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Line a 9×9 inch baking dish with foil. Place all ingredients in high powered blender (such as a Blendtec or Vitamix) or a food processor. Blend until smooth. (You can puree it if you want, but I like mine to have little flecks of coconut still.) Smooth mixture into prepared dish and stick in the freezer.
CHOCOLATE LAYER INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In small saucepan, melt coconut oil and honey ( replaced w/ organic raw agave nectar, and/or dates in the chocoate part) over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Pour over chilled bottom layer and return to the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until the chocolate layer is hardened. Remove from foil and cut into bars. Store covered in the freezer.

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15 Vegan One-Pot Recipes That Guarantee Easy Cleanup

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Cooking is fun, but I always have a huge mess of pots and pans to look forward to after I am finished with dinner. The one-pot cooking phenomenon used to pose a problem for vegans everywhere because of the lack of recipes. Now there are vegan one-pot recipeseverywhere, so vegans can finally rejoice and bring out their inner lazy cook. If you’re anything like me, the lazy cook in you comes and goes. However when it comes, it’s like a screaming banshee banging on the walls, trying to get out and make your life that much easier.

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