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Vanilla Coconut Macaroons

It’s technically no longer Vanilla Month, but I can’t let a short February get the best of me; I have two more vanilla recipes, and my goodness, I’m going to share them! I’m often reluctant to make raw cookies, since they usually require a dehydrator. But these moist, vanilla-flecked macaroons are the simplest. And who doesn’t love a raw twist on a delicious classic cookie? Vanilla Coconut Macaroons, here you go: Vanilla Coconut Macaroons 1 dozen cookies ½ cup raw cashews ¼ cup raw agave nectar seeds scraped from 1” of vanilla bean 1 cup dried shredded coconut 1...

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Vegan for Lent: A Guide to 40 Days of Plant Based Eating

Want to go vegan or vegetarian for Lent? This guide shows you how. Vegan for Lent features 40 days of scripture meditations, meal plans, and over 60 recipes, in addition to information on eating out, common ingredients, and obtaining ample protein on a vegan diet. What people are saying: “The Vegan For Lent Guide that Joy has prepared was so helpful to many of our people as it caused us to consider what we eat and why. The gift of Lent is that it invites us to actually think and reflect on the meaning of our lives and choices and nothing causes as habitual reflection as having...

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Vanilla Vinegar

Made with white balsamic, at Enchanted Spice Recipes Scent provides the most vivid link to memory, and serves as a powerful representation of events and places. I remember my first apartment, and the smell of chlorine (from the pool), mint (growning in the courtyard), and a peculiar carpet odor. When I think of India, my nose prickles with the scent of coconut hair oil, the ground after rain, and incinerating garbage. And until recently, the idea of vanilla brought to mind cloying drugstore fragrances and intolerably scented candles. But not anymore. Now properly schooled in the ways of...

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Top 10 Vegan Travel Foods

I’ve been traveling full-time for nearly two months now, and part-time for several years prior to this. In that time, I’ve done lots of experimenting on what works for travel (energy bars, yes!) and what doesn’t (cupcakes, not so much). What makes good travel food? It has to be portable, tasty, and healthy. And of course, safe for travel by plane, rail, bus, or bike. Most of the items I’ve listed below have the added benefit of being raw, so you’ll feel nourished rather than weighed down by heavy foods. Traveling light, at its truest. My ten favorites: 1....

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Cinnamon Rolls

If your holidays are anything like mine, you are now juggling seven people and two cats in not half as many rooms, carrying a newborn while making Christmas dinner, shaking your head at the now-silly notion that giving family outings and charitable donations as gifts would somehow make things easier, and wondering why didn’t we just go to Vegas as planned? They clean up after you! This, after hearing your three year old announce, “Mama, I’m all done sleeping,” at eleven o’clock the night prior. And she was. If this sounds too familiar, you will welcome the...

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