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Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

Vegan Valentine's Day Recipes

Happy Valentine’s day to all lovers, singles & undecided out there. Whether you celebrate it or not, love it or hate it, once again I could not refrain from bringing you another incredible round-up of all the marvelous Vegan Valentine’s Day recipes out there after last year’s epic post. These recipes will be particularly useful if you: A) forgot all about Valentine’s Day and are in need of a last-minute gift; B) previously decided not to give into the consumerism-based gift-giving tradition but still want to make something special for someone special; C) are looking for a fun activity to do together with your loved one – and cooking is...

50+ Epic Vegan Thanksgiving recipes

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It’s that time of the year again, the golden colors of Autumn and slowly leaving space to the first snowflakes and that means only one thing: the holiday season is about to begin! What, already?! So once again, I’ve gathered the BEST of the best Vegan Thanksgiving recipes in order to give you, my friends, 50+ Epic Vegan Thanksgiving recipes. I’ve asked some of my fellow blogger ladies that belong to the fantastic “Finding Vegan” project to share with me and my readers (you!) their favorite Thanksgiving recipes. The response was overwhelming and I had to select a few among the 100+ recipes that I received. So, whether you’re Vegan...

Easy Vegan lasagna

Easy vegan lasagna

You guys, it doesn’t get easier than this. Who doesn’t love lasagna? Lasagna is such a festive dish to me, perfect for family gatherings, holiday meals, lazy Sunday lunches and so on. My mom used to make it during the holidays, when “pasta al forno” (baked pasta) is always a pleasurable main dish, hearty, yummy, and whenever it was brought to the table you could hear many “ohhh!” “ahhh!” from everyone. Traditionally, this type of tomato-sauce based lasagna wasn’t a meat-less version, but so many versions exist even in the Italian cuisine! For example, zucchini lasagna, or mushroom lasagna are implicity meat-less. In that case you can just sub the...

Lunch in 10: Vegan Alfredo with hemp seeds and tomatoes

Vegan Alfredo with hemp seeds and tomatoes

Now that the days are getting warmer, simple, quick lunches are a must in our household. This is the perfect example of a balanced meal packed with proteins and that will keep you full for hours: a creamy pasta dish loaded with tomatoes complete with super-healthy hemp seeds. The “Alfredo sauce” is ridiculously easy to make and delicious, too – it’s rich, flavorful and velvety: it’s made from a packaged organic rice cream for convenience, garlic powder and nutritional yeast. The idea for this recipe came from an amazing soy-based Swedish fettucine pasta. Fettuccine are probably among my favorite types of pasta, but as the Italian tradition wants, they often contain eggs,...

Rich and creamy Vegan coffee ice cream

creamy and rich Vegan coffee ice cream

  One thing that you’ll find out once you go Vegan, is that you will want to experiment with food much more than before, most people agree on this. Your taste buds get “detoxed”, you become curious in the kitchen and you’ll try ingredients you’ve never tried before. In this sense, a Vegan diet is much more varied than a “standard” one. I could give you hundreds of examples, but I’ve never thought I’d make my own version of a Vegan cream cheese (super easy, too, stay tuned for the recipe soon) or my own Vegan ice cream at home. And yet here I am, happily churning away to my...

Welcome Spring smoothie

Welcome Spring smoothie

Welcome Spring smoothie It’s in honor of the days that get longer and the sweet vision of flowers blooming that I’ve made this healthy and delicious Welcome Spring smoothie. I just love its color! As I’m writing this, it’s not Springtime yet: we’ve just had 4 or 5 days of non-stop snow. Rooftops are still covered in morning frost, and most fields are still under a white coat, but you can feel Spring approaching, in some particular moments, when the wind carries the scent of distant flowers and the sun rays caress your hair in the delicate light of the early mornings. And especially because I’ve finally had such a...

Valentine’s Day Vegan recipes roundup ♥

Valentine’s Day Vegan recipes roundup ♥

So Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Love it? Hate it? I so want to hate it (and I do dislike the commercial/cheesy side of it) but I always end up preparing at least one special dish, usually a dessert, not because it’s a special day (when you’re in love, everyday is a special day) but because cooking is a way to express my love (again those Italian roots, you know?). Whether you love it, hate it, loathe it, if you love vegan foods, and you want to spoil someone (your other half, your best friend, yourself?) I’m sure you’ll find one good reason to spread some Vegan love...

50 epic Vegan Christmas recipes

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If you think that being Vegan makes the holiday gatherings a challenge, read on! Whether you are hosting the Christmas meal or bringing a dish while visiting a friend or family, I want to make sure you’ll have plenty of yummy, vegan foods to cook & share. So here we go, 50 epic Vegan recipes for Christmas or for the holidays… are you ready? Jolly Appetizers: Ultimate Stuffed Mushrooms | One Green Planet Fall Color Vegetable Appetizers | Farm Fresh Feasts Black Bean, Pomegranate & Avocado Salsa | Two Peas & Their Pod Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette | The View from Great Island Cinnamon & Orange Scented...