The Great Vegan Adventure

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Chocolate-Dunked Coconut Delights

This is an amazing cookie recipe from The Kind Mama! It only uses a few ingredients and the dough is a little on the dry side, but they bake up like a normal cookie. Then you dunk them in a yummy chocolate glaze! It’s insanely tasty! I made a batch yesterday and I doubt they will make it to Friday. Thank you, Alicia Silverstone!

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Fat Fried Noodles

This was the second dish I made from The Kind Mama and it was fantastic! The flavor reminded me of my favorite Chinese dish, lo mien noodles. I used soba instead of udon and I added a few different veggies. The results were delicious! I highly recommend this dish and I plan on making this at least once a week for a while.

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Pan-Fried Mochi

This is an oldy but a goody! This is a recipe from The Kind Diet and I love to prepare it when I need a comforting pick me up. I love this dish because it is warm, gooey and deeply satisfying. It is also extremely easy to prepare.

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Cut your Mochi into little cubes and put in an oiled pan. Cook for four minutes then flip and add a few drops of shoyu.

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Cook them until they puff up into fun, little shapes. I like to eat them with a drizzle of brown rice syrup over the top. It gives it a nice sweet flavor to balance out the saltiness from the shoyu. So yummy!


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Seitan and Veggie Mochi Melt

This is the first recipe from The Kind Mama that I prepared and I was so excited that I was down right giddy! I usually look through my well-loved copy of The Kind Diet at least once a day for meal ideas. Now that I have two “kind” books I have even more ideas! Anyway, I was thrilled to try this new recipe from my guru, Alicia Silverstone. It was quite simple to prepare and delicious to eat.

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The seitan gave the meal a nice meaty texture and the Mochi was warm and gooey. The veggies I used were very sweet and the ume vinegar and shoyu gave it a hint of salt. Overall this was a fabulous dish and I cannot wait to cook my way through this book the way I did her other one.

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Ginger-Pear Waffles

This is a recipe from Vegan With A Vengeance. I have come to love waffle recipes because they are a breeze to prepare! This recipe is fantastic. The ginger and other spices give it a nice, but not too powerful, kick and the grated pear adds a little bit of texture and sweetness to the mix. Everyone loved these waffles, especially little J who ate two whole waffles! That’s how many I ate! He’s only 16 months and he eats as much as me sometimes. I guess little boys eat a lot.

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These waffles were wonderful. My entire household loved them and I plan on making them again on a weekend very soon.


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Sparkled Ginger Cookies

This is a recipe from Vegan With A Vengeance. For some reason I have been baking a lot of vegan cookies lately. Maybe because there’s a Girl Scout on every corner pushing their delicious, non-vegan cookies and I’m trying to fight back. So take that green vests! I can make delicious vegan cookies to my heart’s content.

Anyway, we’re was I? Oh yes! I make these little lovelies for my family and they loved them. They were a little spicy from the ginger, crisp, but still chewy and delicious. No Girl Scout cookie has ever tasted this good. Not even the Thin Mints.

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Nothing says

I love you

to your family quite like a batch of fresh baked cookies. These were a hit with my family and I plan on baking them again.


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Vegan Cassoulet

This is a recipe from Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook. It smells amazing as you prepare it because of the lovely herbs in it, tarragon and thyme. Whenever I cook this dish I feel warm and cozy.

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It’s very easy to prepare, but a little time consuming. First you have to sauté the veggies. Then, add the beans, herbs, panko and vegetable broth and simmer for about half an hour. Then bake for another half an hour. Add more panko and vegan butter, then bake another 15 minutes.

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Everything about this dish was comforting to me. The beans were creamy, the panko added a little crunch and the flavor made you feel like someone was hugging you. I truly enjoyed this dish and I will definitely make it again for my family.


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Wake-Up Smoothies

This is a recipe from Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook.
I came home from working out at the gym and I needed something in my stomach fast and I had a million other things that needed done so I needed that food to be a smoothie! This recipe is incredibly delicious and easy to prepare. Drop a sliced banana, yogurt, orange juice, frozen blue berries, wheat germ and ground flaxseed into a blender and purée until smooth. This was very refreshing and nourishing! I plan on making this at least once a week from now on.

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The Kind Mama

I am absolutely thrilled that Alicia Silverstone put out a new kind book recently! She is my hero and I have read The Kind Diet so many times the pages are falling out. She came to me at a time in my life when I needed a friend to help me find my way. Little did I know I was destined to be a vegan! I read The Kind Diet in one sitting on a crisp November day in 2011 and I have been a devoted follower since. Thank you, Alicia for touching so many lives. You will never know how truly grateful I am to have found you and your beautiful words.

To learn more about The Kind Mama click here.

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Cookies, Glorious Cookies!

Sometimes when you’re having a bad day you just need to bake some cookies. Today was that day. I should feel happy. It’s gorgeous outside, I’ve already worked out, so why am I sad? I guess I just need a cookie.

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This is a chocolate chip cookie recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and it is fantastic! They were moist with a little bit of crunch and not at all crumbly like the peanut butter mistakes I made last week.

My favorite thing about baking vegan cookies is eating the raw cookie dough! The recipe said that it made two dozen, but I came up about six short due to dough consumption.

This was an amazing vegan cookie recipe and I am looking forward to baking these again, maybe next time with my kids in the kitchen.

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