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Spiced Banana Oatmeal Pancakes – Soy Fat Nut & Gluten Free

Spiced Banana Oatmeal Pancakes – Soy Fat Nut & Gluten Free

| 07/13/2016 | Reply

This recipe for spiced banana oatmeal vegan pancakes is ridiculously easy to make and whips up in your food processor in just a few minutes. As written the recipe makes 8-9 four-inch pancakes which was just right for the three of us. If your family is larger, or you want mix left for the next day, or you want bigger pancakes, feel free to double the recipe.  The list of ingredients is short, and nothing fancy or a challenge to find. Give them a try!

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Fluffy Buttery Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Fluffy Buttery Vegan Blueberry Muffins

| 02/15/2016 | Reply

An easy to make, tasty and tender vegan blueberry muffin recipe that uses ingredients the vegan home cook is likely to already have on hand.

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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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What's For Lunch?

The Best Vegan Carrot Dog Recipe Ever

The Best Vegan Carrot Dog Recipe Ever

| 06/29/2015 | 2 Replies

This recipe creates an extremely flavorful and surprisingly (almost shockingly) delicious carrot dog… a plant-based, gluten free, soy free, unprocessed hot dog replica that you can enjoy at summer barbecues without the expense of commercial vegan meat substitutes.

 

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Red Onion and Garlic Salad Dressing

Red Onion and Garlic Salad Dressing

| 05/31/2015 | 1 Reply

My friends and family know about my dislike of salads and have been known to make jokes about it. However, I now have a secret weapon to conquer my fear of salad. I love red onions, and I love garlic. So the two together created a delicious flavor explosion in my mouth that I just have to share.

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Southwestern Chopped Salad with Black Beans

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Black Beans

| 04/28/2015 | Reply

Salads are absolutely NOT my favorite thing to eat, but I know I need to do better. Determined to overcome my salad challenged attitude, I began looking at various recipes on the web for chopped salads, and using several as a guide (to which I added my own twist of course) I came up with this great tasting blend of fresh corn, black beans, olives, peppers and avocado.

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Dinner Recipes

Jamaican Style Peas and Rice and Vegan Jerk Chicken Style Seitan

Jamaican Style Peas and Rice and Vegan Jerk Chicken Style Seitan

| 09/10/2017 | Reply

Tweet #vegan You may not know this about me, but for more than a decade, I traveled to Jamaica every single year. Though I met a lot of men there from both Jamaica and elsewhere, I did NOT go chasing after some dude. I went because I enjoyed learning about the culture and food, seeing […]

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The World’s Best Vegan Mac n Cheese for Real!

The World’s Best Vegan Mac n Cheese for Real!

| 07/18/2017 | 3 Replies

Tweet #vegan Vegan mac n cheese, vegan mac and cheese, vegan macaroni and cheese – whatever you want to call it, is one of the most popular dishes on the vegan dinner table. Why? Because! I mean who doesn’t like mac n cheese from childhood? We would have big pans of it at every family […]

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One Pot Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Kale

One Pot Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Kale

| 05/31/2015 | 4 Replies

This ridiculously easy one pot pasta recipe takes one of my favorite foods (pasta), and puts it in a divinely flavorful tomato sauce, seasoned with fresh Italian herbs and spices, without me having to cook the sauce and pasta separately. The fact that it only takes 20-25 minutes from start to table doesn’t hurt either!

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On the Side

Jamaican Style Peas & Rice

Jamaican Style Peas & Rice

| 09/10/2017 | Reply

Tweet #vegan This recipe is a side dish, best served along with the Jamaican vegan jerk chicken style seitan. Find the recipe here. Eating the traditional peas and rice by itself isn’t bad, but to me it’s rather bland. With Jamaican peas and rice, the soft flavors paired with the spiciness of the jerk seasoning […]

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Okra Corn & Tomato Gumbo – A Southern Classic Done Vegan

Okra Corn & Tomato Gumbo – A Southern Classic Done Vegan

| 04/23/2015 | Reply

The sweet taste of vegetables at their peak during the warm summer months are featured in this deliciously light and flavorful Southern classic okra dish. Okra corn and tomato gumbo done vegan with all meaty influences removed from the traditional version, so that the sweet crisp tastes of fresh corn and tomatoes shine through.

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Vegan Power Quinoa Salad

Vegan Power Quinoa Salad

| 03/31/2015 | Reply

Tweet #vegan Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is an ancient food that has become quite popular in North America. Though often referred to as a grain, this powerful seed offers a nutty tasting solution to high glycemic, high starch side dishes like rice and potatoes. Perfect for vegetarians, vegans and diabetics, Quinoa offers a balanced amino acid […]

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About African-American Vegans

The Six Week 6×6 Challenge Meal Ideas

The Six Week 6×6 Challenge Meal Ideas

| 09/10/2017 | Reply

Breakfast, lunch and dinner meal ideas loaded with fruits and vegetables to help you be successful during the 6×6 Challenge in June.

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The Six Week Plant Based 6×6 Healthy Eating Challenge!

The Six Week Plant Based 6×6 Healthy Eating Challenge!

| 09/10/2017 | Reply

Most Americans do not get nearly enough antioxidant and fiber rich fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. Our 30 day challenge helps with that. The Six Times Six Healthy Eating Challenge focuses on increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables to six servings per day, six days of the week. Ready? Let’s go!

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Hip and Thigh Lower Body Fat Blast Squat Challenge

Hip and Thigh Lower Body Fat Blast Squat Challenge

| 06/13/2016 | 2 Replies

Have you ever heard the term “secretarial spread?” Probably not, but it was very popular during my youth back in the 1970s. A case of “secretarial spread” involved the flattening and atrophy of the butt, widening of the hips, and squishiness and flabbiness in the hip and thigh area. Enter the 28 day squat challenge!

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Recipe Test Results

Test Kitchen: Homemade Vegan Cheese by Vegangela

Test Kitchen: Homemade Vegan Cheese by Vegangela

| 03/30/2015 | Reply

Tweet #vegan One of the things vegans miss most when transitioning is cheese. And though most vegan cheeses aren’t QUITE the same as cow or goat milk based cheeses, there are many commercial brands and some home made versions which definitely fill the void. In the Test Kitchen this week we checked out the homemade […]

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Test Kitchen: Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

Test Kitchen: Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

| 03/27/2015 | Reply

Just this week an online acquaintance forwarded me a recipe to try in The Test Kitchen for mac and cheese that she found online at Vegan Yumminess. The sender was raving about the fabulousness of this mac and cheese, which I have to admit got my attention. Here’s the result of this week’s Test Kitchen experiment for vegan mac and cheese.

 

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Test Kitchen – The Vegan Zombie’s Seitan Recipe

Test Kitchen – The Vegan Zombie’s Seitan Recipe

| 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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More Recipes and Information

30 Day Challenge Body Weight Fitness to Lose Weight

30 Day Challenge Body Weight Fitness to Lose Weight

| 08/31/2015 | Reply

A full body beginner strength training program to be used in conjunction with the walking program and the No White Things eating plan for the September 2015 30 Day Challenge sponsored by BlacksGoingVegan.Com.

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Product Review: So Soya Veggie Chick’n and Veggie Burger

Product Review: So Soya Veggie Chick’n and Veggie Burger

| 08/15/2015 | Reply

There are dozens of new offerings for vegan protein on the market these days – some frozen, some in cans, and some in the refrigerated natural food section. What I want to tell you about though is a product brand called So Soya – a black owned company out of Canada.

 

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Fresh Thyme and Shallot Salad Dressing

Fresh Thyme and Shallot Salad Dressing

| 08/02/2015 | Reply

Fresh thyme, avocado oil, and a bevy of flavorful herbs and spices come together to create a surprisingly delightful topping for boring green salads.

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Gang Member Becomes Organic Farmer: From Gangs to Gardens Documentary

Gang Member Becomes Organic Farmer: From Gangs to Gardens Documentary

| 04/25/2015 | 4 Replies

Gangs to Gardens tells the story of Ietef Vita, a former gang member who awakened to the importance of food security and nutrition, and his new role as an organic farmer and food activist.

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Vegan Soul Sunday Oakland – Part of Veg Week 2015

Vegan Soul Sunday Oakland – Part of Veg Week 2015

| 04/20/2015 | Reply

Vegan Soul Sunday (April 19, 2015) launched Veg Week in Oakland with dynamic speakers Kalimah Preforce, Chef Bryant Terry, A. Breeze Harper, Shakirah Simley, Kevin Tillman, and lots of food, laughs, music and health information for vegans of color.

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