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Goatless Chevre

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When I first went vegan, 20 years ago, there were no options out there for commercial vegan “cheeses.” The first ones to come along tasted and looked something like pencil erasers, so honestly, most of us in the plant-based crowd just went cheese-less.  But with time, all things change. This includes vegan cheese options. Now we have coconut-based, soy-based, almond-based, …

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Homemade Salsa & Chips

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Salsa is the Spanish term for sauce, and in the United States, it usually refers to  Mexican sauces used as dips. They are often tomato-based, although many are not, and they are typically piquant, ranging from mild to extremely hot. On the occasion of Cinco de Mayo, which happens on May 5th, celebrate this year by making salsa at home – in a range …

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Brooke’s Cranberry & Nut Energy Bars

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My friend Brooke makes these incredible energy/snack bars. They really do rival anything you can buy at a grocer or at the farmer’s market. And besides, the energy bars they sell at our farmer’s market are $4 each. The ones at the health food store range from $2 to $6 – each! Making your own is a smart way to …

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Vampire Apple Bites

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If you want a quick Halloween snack that’s extra spooky before going out to cause monstrous mischief tonight, try these fun Vampire Apple Bites. With only a few ingredients, they are also a perfect recipe for little vampires to help with. Who knows, maybe filling up on a healthy snack will help defray all the candy-eating sure to follow tonight …

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Coffin Crunchers and Black-as-Night Dip

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This vegan black bean dip, accompanied with homemade tortilla chips, makes a great snack for every goblin, large or small! It’s protein-packed, creamy, and it’s a snap to get on the table before a party or trick-or-treat. To make gluten free, use rice-based  or corn tortillas. Happy haunting!

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Stars and Stripes Tofu with Dipping Sauces

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Celebrations are a natural during July 4th, and we’ve got a festive dish that both adults and kids will love — tofu cut into cut stars and stripes, and pan-fried in a savory gluten-free coating. You will pledge you allegiance to this recipe for sure! If you aren’t used to working with tofu, it’s crucial to be aware that you …

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Munchie Mixes

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The summer car trip. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains, grandma’s house or a theme park, you must always face the inevitable travel-munchies. You know, you’re driving along but don’t want to stop and deal with the reality of gas station food. Nevermind if you are trying to find something vegan or gluten free. Don’t worry, we’ve got you. …