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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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Eggless Vegan Omelette With Mushrooms and Spinach

Eggless Vegan Omelette With Mushrooms and Spinach

| 06/22/2014 | 2 Replies

What do you do when eggs are out of your life — taking omelettes right along with them? You get creative and make a vegan omelette, that’s what! It’s totally possible with the help of three staple ingredients in vegan cooking: tofu, nutritional yeast, and chickpea flour, and a bit of creativity.

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Vegan Whole Wheat Blueberry Applesauce Pancakes

Vegan Whole Wheat Blueberry Applesauce Pancakes

| 05/07/2014 | Reply

This recipe is 100% vegan – milk, egg and butter free – but tastes fabulous and serves up some delightfully fluffy, full of blueberry goodness pancakes.

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Vegan Breakfast Ideas – Vegans Eat Bacon Too

Vegan Breakfast Ideas – Vegans Eat Bacon Too

| 03/26/2014 | Reply

Going vegan doesn’t have to mean giving up the familiar favorite of millions – smokey, crispy bacon. Check out the recipes for a dozen different types of bacon designed for vegans and vegetarians.

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What's For Lunch?

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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Vegan Pulled Poke (Pork, but Not Really)

Vegan Pulled Poke (Pork, but Not Really)

| 06/24/2014 | 4 Replies

Longing for the delicious taste of a BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich, but thinking a vegan can’t make that happen? Contrare mon frere! This is a great replacement sandwich with all the familiar smells, tastes and appearance of pork. But the best part is no animals were killed in the making of this sandwich.

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Chickpea Mock Tuna Salad Sandwich

Chickpea Mock Tuna Salad Sandwich

| 06/17/2014 | Reply

Just had the best sammich for lunch – a different version of one of my favorite lunch and snack foods, mock tuna salad made with chickpeas. You all know how much I love my chickpeas! Now I have a great new way to vary my favorite snack and sandwich spread.

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Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Almond Salad

Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Almond Salad

| 05/18/2014 | Reply

A tasty and easy to make vegetarian main course salad the whole family is sure to enjoy. Roasted sweet potatoes, toasted almonds or pecans, and arugula are topped with a honey dijon mustard. Mmmmm!

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Chickpea (Garbanzo Bean) Burgers

Chickpea (Garbanzo Bean) Burgers

| 03/13/2014 | Reply

The versatility and nutritional power of chickpeas can’t be beat. From soups to salads, sandwiches to main dishes, chickpeas are used around the world. In this recipe the shy little chickpea is mixed up in a food processor or blender into one of America’s favorite dishes — the burger patty.

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Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup

Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup

| 03/02/2014 | Reply

A great tasting soup that comes together in minutes. The most time consuming part is pre-soaking the cashews, but once you get that part done, the dish goes from assembly to table in less than 30 minutes.

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Dinner Recipes

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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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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Vegan Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice With Chicken-Style Seitan

Vegan Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice With Chicken-Style Seitan

| 08/23/2014 | Reply

A craving for spicy Thai Fried Rice led me to my favorite Thai restaurant for reconnaissance. I returned home ready to create a veganized version of their Basil Fried Rice that unfortunately contains ground chicken. That’s okay, just get your chicken style seitan ready cause its on!

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Tasty Vegan No Meat Meatballs

Tasty Vegan No Meat Meatballs

| 08/13/2014 | Reply

Looking for a firm textured, chewy, but still moist faux meatball that meets the demands of a vegan diet? Look no further than this mushroom, garlic and fresh basil filled taste treat.

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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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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

Poll – What is Your Biggest Challenge With Being Vegan?

Poll – What is Your Biggest Challenge With Being Vegan?

| 10/29/2014 | Reply

Recently R&B/hip hop superstar Usher decided he could no longer be vegan because it was just too darn expensive. Of course, having a private vegan chef on the payroll as you tour, and to make your meals at home would be pricey. But people have many other reasons for struggling with deciding to go vegan, or staying that way. Our poll asks you what your two biggest concerns/issues are with becoming or maintaining a vegan lifestyle.

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What Does it Mean to Be Pre-Diabetic?

What Does it Mean to Be Pre-Diabetic?

| 10/08/2014 | Reply

If you have pre-diabetes, you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and also are at increased risk of developing heart disease. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. Stop diabetes in its tracks by immediately adopting a healthier lifestyle that includes changing your diet, weight loss, and regular exercise.

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How You Have a THUG Kitchen and You’re a White Yuppie from the Valley?

How You Have a THUG Kitchen and You’re a White Yuppie from the Valley?

| 10/02/2014 | Reply

The two owners of the popular vegan blog Thug Kitchen have been revealed to be two white yuppie perpetrators from the Valley of Southern California. Now people are asking what was their true intention, hiding behind the word “thug” a la Tupac Shakur, knowing they would jump out of their skin at the first sign of a true thug getting at them. Why are non-blacks always trying to appropriate the part of blackness they think will make them money, while they conveniently leave the racism and police brutality behind?

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Vegan Cannibals?

Vegan Cannibals?

| 09/29/2014 | Reply

Eating the placenta after childbirth is a trend growing in popularity in Western culture and is alleged to be a way to help mothers recover from childbirth faster. But we must ask ourselves – how does ingestion of human flesh jibe with the vegan mandate to avoid eating any and all flesh-based foods? Can one be a vegan while cannibalizing human tissue?

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My Vegan is Not Your Vegan

My Vegan is Not Your Vegan

| 08/27/2014 | 3 Replies

The past few weeks I’ve been sickened by the condescension and rudeness of some who believe their view of veganism, an elitist exclusionary one, is the only approach. It’s been eye opening and very disappointing

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World Vegan Day – November 1, 2014

World Vegan Day – November 1, 2014

| 08/26/2014 | Reply

World Veg Day is Saturday, November 1, 2014. Many events will take place around the country to celebrate veg eaters. Here in the San Francisco area they’ll be a two day festival in Golden Gate Park. See you there!

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More Recipes and Information

Statistics Say 79% of World’s Vegans Are Female

Statistics Say 79% of World’s Vegans Are Female

| 08/14/2014 | Reply

Is veganism a fad or is it the future of food? Movies like Vegucated, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, Earthlings, Food Inc., Forks Over Knives, SuperSize Me, Fed Up, and the soon to be released documentary Cowspiracy all point to the harm that commercial food production and animal farming has on the health of Americans. Is veganism the answer?

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How to Make Vegan Worchestershire Sauce

How to Make Vegan Worchestershire Sauce

| 07/23/2014 | Reply

Love the taste of Worchestershire, but find the commercial brands of vegan Worchestershire sauce a bit too pricey? Here’s a solution – make some yourself at home for pennies.

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Cooking Vegan Black Beans in a Pressure Cooker

Cooking Vegan Black Beans in a Pressure Cooker

| 07/21/2014 | Reply

Though many people are terrified of pressure cookers because of stories they’ve heard about food explosions, used properly a pressure cooker is a fantastic time saver and fabulous tool for the vegan home cook.

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Black Doctors Alarmed at Health Changes in African Americans Due to Climate Changes

Black Doctors Alarmed at Health Changes in African Americans Due to Climate Changes

| 06/28/2014 | Reply

African American physicians around the country are concerned about the health consequences of climate change that they are seeing in their patients, and want to see the medical community get more involved in responding to the problem.

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What’s The Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian?

What’s The Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian?

| 06/22/2014 | Reply

Some people are confused about what the difference is between vegan and vegetarian eating; this video from USA Today explains it.

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