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J Morris Hicks

Dr. Oz, apple juice, cantaloupe -- food scares continue...

J Morris Hicks | September 23, 2011 | Celebrities, Food

Read More: arsenic in food, contaminated food, e-coli in food, listeria in food

  Here we go again, another round of contaminated plant-based foods But, once again, the news media never mentions the underlying cause of most of these contaminations. The latest big news is all about arsenic in apple juice and listeria...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Blackberry Pie

Ellen Sheen | September 23, 2011 | Food

Read More: pies, vegan dessert, Vegan Recipes

Blackberries are in season and this pie is simple and tasty. It doesn't have a lot of added sugar either, so feel free to have a slice for breakfast alongside a yummy tofu scramble! For full recipe and more photos...

Jess Parsons

Secondhand smarts - this reunion is cookin'!

Jess Parsons | September 20, 2011 | Food

Read More: baking, frugal, money, vegan baking

My latest victory in rejecting retail purchases and discovering...Secondhand Smarts.  Last time, we met cast iron.  Today, we return to the kitchen. See the sad and lonely Pyrex lid. Its mate, my most favourite and often used Corningware 2.5L...

Ellen Sheen

Raw Tomatillo Salsa

Ellen Sheen | September 19, 2011 | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

I call this post 'Raw Tomatillo Salsa (and the burritos that served them)'. Because, although the burritos were delicious, the tomatillo salsa was the star of the show. Either way, it's a two-fer post... two recipes in one! So simple,...

Gail Davis

Book Review: My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky

Gail Davis | September 18, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, Gail Davis, Hannah Kaminsky, My Sweet Vegan

Desserts are an indulgence I allow myself more than occasionally, and they are my one true weakness. So when I finally became the proud owner of a copy of Hannah Kaminsky's My Sweet Vegan I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 17, 2011 | Food

Read More: peach sorbet, vidavegancon

  I have a recipe for you at the end of this post-- you're going to love it! Sparkling Peach Sorbet with fresh-picked blackberries from our backyard. The Fab3, VidaVeganCon founders and organizers giving their welcome address — Janessa Philemon-Kerp, Jess Scone and Michelle Truty   VidaveganCon...

Ellen Sheen

Roasted Corn and Peach Soup

Ellen Sheen | September 17, 2011 | Food

Read More: Soup, Vegan Recipes

A perfect nod to the fun combination of summer and fall. Slightly spicy; definitely filling adn warming. For full recipe and more information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy and happy fall!...

Meet The Shannons

The Betty Crocker Project : Siesta Taco Soup

Meet The Shannons | September 14, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Tacos

Some of you have been wondering where the frak we've been, and it's justified. I mean, seriously, it's been a week and we've been completely and unforgivably MIA. It really is a fair question to ask of bloggers who...

Jess Parsons

A Free Lunch - Vegan Soup

Jess Parsons | September 11, 2011 | Food

Read More: free lunch, frugal, garden, lowfat, organic, vegan soup, vegetable, weeds

I weeded the garden yesterday in a fit of Southern Hemisphere spring energy.  For those concerned about how much eating healthy costs, let me brag about the harvest.- 4 tiny potatoes- 5 leaves of kale- 3 dandelions- 10 bunches...

Ellen Sheen

BBQ Baba Ghanoush

Ellen Sheen | September 9, 2011 | Food

Read More: Middle Eastern cooking, Vegan Recipes

This is a lovely and fun way to use those beautiful eggplants of the season. The eggplant is barbecued, giving it a fantastic roasty flavor. You can serve it on its own, as an appetizer or paired with a fantastic...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 8, 2011 | Food

 Dinner with Grilled Peach Salad, baguettes, a vegan cheesey spread and Vegan Liverwurst from my new book.You can see 82 color photos of many of the recipes in my new book, World Vegan Feast, in this photo album.   There are nowFIVE 5-star reviews of...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Pizza Bites

Ellen Sheen | September 7, 2011 | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

A perfect school lunch. A simple after school snack. An easy, quick dinner for those nights when you just don't have time. They're just good... and easy! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

Ellen Sheen

Pesto KGB Grilled Pizza

Ellen Sheen | September 6, 2011 | Food

Read More: pizza, Vegan Recipes

Pesto as a base, KGB, aka kale, garlic and broccoli... the best ingredients ever! This is a simple yet delicious and incredibly healthy meal. For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog....

Jess Parsons

Fruits and Vegetables - How Expensive is too Expensive?

Jess Parsons | September 2, 2011 | Food

Read More: compost, cost of food, garden, healthy food, money, potatoes, soup, Vegan Recipes, vegetable, waste

This New Zealand article shows that food prices only keep going up - "most of it down to the increasing cost of vegetables" at 15.9%.Crops are being damaged by extreme weather.  Climate change is already biting us where it...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Ellen Sheen | September 1, 2011 | Food

Read More: muffins, vegan baking, vegan muffins

It's back to school prep time which means great tasting things I can freeze and pull out to make epic lunches with. Carrot Cake Muffins. Barely sweet, boasting fresh carrot and intriguing spices. Kids love them. You love them. Teachers...

Ellen Sheen

Quinoa Bean Potato Salad

Ellen Sheen | August 29, 2011 | Food

Read More: potatoes, salad dressing, Vegan Recipes

Taking potato salad to a whole new, very delicious level! Zesty lemon, dill, tangy pickled kohlrabi, fresh crunchy veg and protein packed quinoa all make friends with the potato. The end result? A bigger, better potato salad. Perfect for your...

Jess Parsons

Winter Window Harvest

Jess Parsons | August 28, 2011 | Food

Read More: garden, homegrown, New Zealand, organic food, tomato, vegetable, winter

At the end of our New Zealand summer growing season, I planted some eager tomato volunteers for my first ever experiment with growing tomatoes inside. My winter window tomatoes then... My winter window tomatoes now! I've eaten two of the...

Vegparadise Blog

Kaiser Doctor Provides a Recipe for "A Healthy Burger." You'd Be Surprised.

Vegparadise Blog | August 26, 2011 | Food, Health

The recipe for this 183-calorie "A Healthier Burger" is the creation of Dr. Preston Maring, an obstetrician/gynecologist and administrator at the Kaiser Oakland Medical Center. Wait a minute! Is our health provider now promoting barbecue burgers made from turkey or...