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This Week

I spent most of the week at the Wynn Las Vegas eating way too much amazing food. Check out the vegan menus at all of their restaurants on your next visit. David Lebovitz laments being without a kitchen during his remodel–something I can identify with–by making Sabayon with fresh strawberries. I’d ditch the egg-laden froth in favor of Whipped Coconut Cream or Cashew Chèvre. 15 Vegan Superfoods You Should Be Eating at Ecorazzi contains some of my favorites. How many are you eating regularly? The Matt and Nat Spring Collection has some gorgeous colors. I’m partial to...

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Cook, Eat, Thrive Giveaways!

Want to win a copy of Cook, Eat, Thrive: Vegan Recipes from Everyday to Exotic? I’ve got two chances for you! This week, I’ll be giving away a copy to anyone who loves to cook or eat vegan food (if you’re reading this blog, you probably fit into this category). If you want more plant-based recipes, and you’d like some in the form of this book, tell me your favorite vegan thing to cook or eat–it can be one dish, a whole meal, or anything in between. Make it good! Enter below. The winner will be chosen randomly from entries received before 12:01 EST on Tuesday,...

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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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Favorite Flavors and Coming Soons

I’ve just rolled into town leading a caravan of misfit foodies (imagine it). We stop in the center of things, and I step out of my stagecoach, slowly, wearing a Tom Ford tuxedo. Perhaps I even have a handlebar mustache. I hold up a small bottle filled with amber liquid. “Step up!” I exclaim, “I’ve come as a purveyor of the most fantastic, most aromatic, most exotic substance around! The sweetest, most alluring multi-purpose-all-purpose-gives-you-purpose miracle elixir on the planet!” The crowd moves closer. They are captivated. I lean forward and whisper,...

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