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Vegan Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Walnut Pancakes

Vegan Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Walnut Pancakes

| 02/15/2015 | Reply

Delicious nutritious vegan breakfast with walnuts, whole wheat flour, bananas, and blueberries coming together for the most delicious pancakes you’ve tasted in a long time.

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Vegan Breakfast – French Toast

Vegan Breakfast – French Toast

| 01/29/2015 | Reply

Vegans don’t have to give up the flavorful goodness of french toast for breakfast. Try this egg free version that is downright yummy for your tummy. Top it with maple syrup and fresh fruit slices.

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Soy Free (No Egg Either) Vegan Omelette

Soy Free (No Egg Either) Vegan Omelette

| 01/08/2015 | 2 Replies

One of the most popular recipes on BlacksGoingVegan.Com is the Eggless Vegan Omelette With Mushrooms and Spinach. However, many people have pointed out that it contains tofu, and preferred a version of the vegan omelette which had no soy. Well, here it is! The same flavorful vegetables and taste, the soft texture and mouth feel of an eggy omelette without the eggs.

 

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Vegan Whole Wheat Biscuits

Vegan Whole Wheat Biscuits

| 09/07/2014 | Reply

Fast and easy vegan biscuits made with baking powder and almond or soy milk – fluffy and delicious.

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End of Summer Vegan Vegetable Frittata

End of Summer Vegan Vegetable Frittata

| 08/20/2014 | Reply

Make a quick, easy (and delicious) vegan version of that Italian egg-based classic, the frittata. Use whatever vegetables you may have hanging around in your garden in this end of summer brunch special.

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Delicious Fast and Easy Tofu Scramble

Delicious Fast and Easy Tofu Scramble

| 07/03/2014 | Reply

How to make a delicious tofu scramble that serves as a nutritious, low fat breakfast, lunch or dinner for the vegan who misses eggs.

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What's For Lunch?

Vegan Spicy Hummus Veggie Wrap Sandwich

Vegan Spicy Hummus Veggie Wrap Sandwich

| 02/14/2015 | 1 Reply

You can take a healthy sandwich to work or school – saving tons of money and ensuring that you eat the minimum of five servings of vegetables per day. Try this tasty, super easy to make veggie wrap sandwich which uses spicy hummus and a bevy of fresh crisp vegetables. Travels well for work or school too!

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Dried Cranberry, Walnut and Apple Salad

Dried Cranberry, Walnut and Apple Salad

| 02/11/2015 | Reply

A delicious and nutritious, quick to prepare salad perfect for lunch. This wonderful offering features chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, and fresh apple chunks. Yum!

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Beast Mode Overstuffed Veggie Sandwich

Beast Mode Overstuffed Veggie Sandwich

| 02/03/2015 | 1 Reply

Stuffed to the brim with tomatoes, cucumbers, sprouts, avocado, red cabbage, carrots and vegan cheese slices, this 5″ high monstrosity of a veggie sandwich is sure to please the tummy and palate of every member of the family.

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Red Lentil Vegetable Soup (Vegan)

Red Lentil Vegetable Soup (Vegan)

| 02/02/2015 | Reply
Lentils should be a part of your regular meal rotation if you suffer from hypertension (as most African Americans do), or iron deficient anemia. Why? A one-cup serving of lentils contains 731 mg of potassium, along with 16 gms of dietary fiber, and 18 grams of protein.  Fiber is important to keep you regular, make you feel fuller longer, and stave off digestive problems. This is a wonderful tasting soup with a bit of a kick, a bit of tart, and a lot of flavor.

 

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Flavorful and Spicy Vegan Leek and Potato Soup

Flavorful and Spicy Vegan Leek and Potato Soup

| 01/31/2015 | 1 Reply

Normally leek and potato soup doesn’t really excite anyone. It’s not interesting to look at, and its often rather bland. But we fixed all that! We are proud to present a flavorful and savory twist on the typically ho-hum leek and potato soup you’re probably used to. This stuff is so finger licking, lip smacking delicious people were sopping the soup up with bread to get the last drop. And the kicker is, it’s 100% vegan!

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Black Eyed Peas Soup with Collards and Kale

Black Eyed Peas Soup with Collards and Kale

| 12/30/2014 | Reply

This recipe for black eyed pea soup with collards and kale was created as my way to honor a family legacy of good home style cooking and good times around the table. Yet, it also respects my desire to eliminate flesh based foods from my diet so popular in southern and African American cuisine. I think my ancestors would be pleased with the end result, a perfect blending of old and new.

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Dinner Recipes

Vegan Chick’n Seitan Ethiopian Doro Wat

Vegan Chick’n Seitan Ethiopian Doro Wat

| 01/14/2015 | Reply

Though your home will smell fabulous and exotic, this dish is quite time consuming to make, and definitely falls under the category of “slow-cooking.” It’s something to make on a weekend, not something you throw together after you rush home from a busy day at the office and a hellish commute. But trust me, it’s worth the work and time you’ll put in.

 

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No Meat Meatballs With Cremini Mushroom Gravy

No Meat Meatballs With Cremini Mushroom Gravy

| 01/06/2015 | Reply

Tweet #vegan Everyone loves “meatballs,” at parties or meal time. But not eating animal flesh anymore can make having a good meatball on your plate a challenge. Some people who are gluten intolerant  struggled with the other recipe for meatballs I came up with due to the vital wheat gluten it contained. This recipe is […]

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Product Review: Beyond Meat Beef-Free Crumbles and Four Ingredient Chili

Product Review: Beyond Meat Beef-Free Crumbles and Four Ingredient Chili

| 01/03/2015 | Reply

This is a fabulous vegan chili recipe I came up with that worked. You can throw it together in about five minutes then relax on the sofa. It’s very satisfying, remarkably flavorful, and features Beyond Meat brand Beef-Free Crumbles, which did their thing with aplomb!

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Baby Bok Choy and Tofu in Vegan Sweet and Tangy Sauce

Baby Bok Choy and Tofu in Vegan Sweet and Tangy Sauce

| 12/03/2014 | Reply

Baby bok choy, tofu and a variety of Asian sauces come together to create a wonderful entree high in potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium.  Might not look that spectacular, and it’s definitely not fru fru or anything like that– but the taste. OMG! Finger lickin good, and a perfect blend of sweet, tart, and spicy. I was a total piggy and ate it all by myself (over two days but still).

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Buddha’s Delight

Buddha’s Delight

| 09/09/2014 | Reply

San Francisco boasts some of the most successful and delicious Chinese restaurants in the nation. However, you don’t have to live in The City to experience one of the most traditional Chinese dishes – Buddha’s Delight.

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Crispy Southern Fried Chick’n Style Seitan with Spicy Mustard Coating

Crispy Southern Fried Chick’n Style Seitan with Spicy Mustard Coating

| 09/04/2014 | Reply

Herbs, spices, creole mustard and an amazing crispy fried rice paper coating to duplicate the crunch of fried chicken skin all come together in this surprisingly delicious cruelty-free, plant-based version of a favorite soul food dish.

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Recipe Test Results

Test Kitchen – The Vegan Zombie’s Seitan

Test Kitchen – The Vegan Zombie’s Seitan

| 09/13/2014 | Reply

This week in The Test Kitchen we do The Vegan Zombie’s seitan recipe and give it 7.5 to 8 stars. The part I didn’t like was burning my oven for two hours to cook four patties of wheat meat. Dude, who is gonna pay this electricity bill? The Zombie Apocalypse probably won’t happen before it’s due.

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Test Kitchen – Vegan Fried Chicken

Test Kitchen – Vegan Fried Chicken

| 07/07/2014 | Reply

In honor of National Fried Chicken Day on Sunday July 6th, I made some vegan fried chick’n from a recipe found on a popular vegan site. Unfortunately, I was not impressed.

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Product Review: Veggie Ribs Meatless BBQ Rib Mix

Product Review: Veggie Ribs Meatless BBQ Rib Mix

| 06/26/2014 | Reply

An easy to make Veggie Ribs Meatless BBQ Rib Mix was put to the test this week. We were surprised that such a modestly priced mix passed our taste test for vegans and omnis with flying color and a five-star rating.

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Product Review: Mamma Qs Cuban Black Bean Mix

Product Review: Mamma Qs Cuban Black Bean Mix

| 06/10/2014 | Reply

Who doesn’t like Cuban style black beans? To quell our cravings, we ordered a couple of bags of Mamma Q’s Cuban Black Bean mix kits and prepared one for review.

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Test Kitchen – Cozy Millet Bowl With Mushroom Gravy and Kale

Test Kitchen – Cozy Millet Bowl With Mushroom Gravy and Kale

| 05/28/2014 | Reply

Tweet #vegan Having made this recipe a couple of times before this blog was launched, I felt okay about knowing how the Oh She Glows Cozy Millet Bowl with Mushroom Gravy and Kale could be modified to better suit my taste buds, deliver more nutrition, and make a smaller quantity since I’d be the only […]

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Test Kitchen – Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” With Garlic

Test Kitchen – Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” With Garlic

| 05/08/2014 | 1 Reply

As a child my mother used to make us eat everything on our plate. She tried to cover vegetables in cheese sauce or gravy, hoping I’d eat it. THAT TRICK NEVER WORKED MOM! Didn’t you notice how healthy the dog was?

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About African-American Vegans

Darrell Butler a 20 Year Vegan Success Story

Darrell Butler a 20 Year Vegan Success Story

| 02/25/2015 | Reply

My Brothers, we cannot afford to ignore the signs of aging, bad diet, lack of exercise, etc. Taking chronic medical therapy so you can continue eating ribs at the barbecue and slowly kill yourself is not a conscious way to live. We must eat to live, and enjoy both along the way!

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The Soup Salad or Smoothie 30 Day Challenge

The Soup Salad or Smoothie 30 Day Challenge

| 02/23/2015 | Reply

BlacksGoingVegan.Com is sponsoring another challenge as we push forward with our goal to improve the eating habits and nutrition of THOUSANDS of African Americans each month. The March 2015 challenge focuses on increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables. USDA recommendations are that we ingest a minimum of five fresh fruits/vegetables per day. Sadly, my participation in a dozen or more cooking groups online has made me aware of how few of us even eat two. There is no way to replace the phytonutrients, fiber, antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamins your body gets from eating fresh raw fruits and/or raw or lightly cooked vegetables. So if you’re one of the people who wants to do better but needs a little kick in the butt to make it happen, here it is.

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How to Make Cashew and Almond Nut Milk

How to Make Cashew and Almond Nut Milk

| 02/18/2015 | Reply

Most African Americans are lactose intolerant, and struggle with digesting milk, ice cream, and other dairy products. Nut milk is a wonderful alternative, making it possible to enjoy a bowl of cereal or a glass of milk with your cookies.

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BGVebruary – 28 Day Vegan Challenge

BGVebruary – 28 Day Vegan Challenge

| 01/24/2015 | Reply

The BGVegan 28 Day Vegan Challenge is your opportunity to try a health-building vegan diet. We’ll guide you through it with delicious recipes from all over the web, menu ideas, and tips for success. Whether it’s just you or the entire family wants to give it a try, we want you to enjoy the vegan experience, and will be right here with you the full 28 days of the BGVebruary vegan challenge.

 

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Vegan Feta Cheese

Vegan Feta Cheese

| 01/18/2015 | Reply

Make a dairy free vegan version of that Greek favorite, feta cheese, out of tofu. It’s amazingly similar in look, texture and taste.

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Black Lives Matter in More Ways Than One

Black Lives Matter in More Ways Than One

| 01/08/2015 | Reply

While some fight the Black Lives Matter battle for judicial equality and police brutality, I have chosen to take up a personal fight against things that kill more black people than either the police or drugs. My fight is against the diseases killing African Americans based on what we as a people eat. Diabetes, cancer, hypertension, kidney disease, heart disease are decimating the black community and crippling or killing us off younger and younger every year.

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More Recipes and Information

Product Review: Vegetarian Plus Vegan Black Pepper Steaks

Product Review: Vegetarian Plus Vegan Black Pepper Steaks

| 01/08/2015 | Reply

I haven’t seen these products anywhere but at Whole Foods, which is a shame. I shop primarily at Sprouts since its the closest store to my house, and they don’t have them there.  So next trip to Whole Foods in Oakland, I will have to stock up and buy several packages, because this was an absolutely fabulous meat replacement product that I loved eating. The tenderness, texture, and flavor of the pepper steaks were superb.

 

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Ulcerative Colitis and the Healing Power of a Vegan Diet

Ulcerative Colitis and the Healing Power of a Vegan Diet

| 12/06/2014 | Reply

According to Dr. John McDougall, there has been a rapid increase in the incidence of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in developed countries, which has led investigators to believe IBD is due to the Western diet. Worldwide, IBD is more commonly found in populations living farthest from the equator, a trend that reflects patterns of consumption of animal foods (meat and dairy) at higher latitudes and starchy foods in those populations living nearer the equator.

 

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Family Holiday Meals – Mixing Vegans With Omnivores

Family Holiday Meals – Mixing Vegans With Omnivores

| 11/27/2014 | Reply

At my home we will have a holiday meal where everyone is tolerant and accepting of everyone else. The meat eaters will respect the vegans and vegetarians, who will respect the meat eaters in return. We’ll have a mixture of food items on the table and stove, with the emphasis on freshly prepared vegetable side dishes, sauces, and other vegan-friendly cuisine since I’m doing most of the cooking.

 

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National Diabetes Awareness Month – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

National Diabetes Awareness Month – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

| 11/22/2014 | Reply

African Americans are being felled with diabetes at epidemic levels. This video explores the benefits of a raw vegan diet and the power to reverse diabetes, which we’re told is a chronic lifelong disease, with a high nutrition vegan diet.

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The Jasper Raw

The Jasper Raw

| 11/17/2014 | Reply

Reader submissions – an Ethiopian recipe for The Jasper Raw, a salad of grains, vegetables and fruits.

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