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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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What's For Lunch?

The Best Vegan Carrot Dog Recipe Ever

The Best Vegan Carrot Dog Recipe Ever

| 06/29/2015 | Reply

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

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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Vegan Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Vegan Cinco de Mayo Celebration

| 04/27/2015 | Reply

All over the U.S., bars and restaurants celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican beer and margaritas, guacamole and chips, grilled meats and seafood, tacos, burritos, fajitas, tamales, and quesadillas. Vegans and vegetarians can have just as much fun, and enjoy just as many delicious dishes on Cinco de Mayo as omnivores – and with a clean conscience!

 

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Chana Masala – Easy Spicy Chickpea Curry

Chana Masala – Easy Spicy Chickpea Curry

| 04/19/2015 | Reply

This chana masala chickpea curry recipe is fast and easy, and uses some reasonably easy to find ingredients. You can get a delicious meal on the table in under an hour, save money, and fill your cravings for spicy channa masala all at the same time. Serve as a main dish with rice, roti or chapati, or add fresh vegetables and use it as a sandwich/wrap filling.

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On the Side

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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Brown Rice vs White Rice – Which is Better For You?

Brown Rice vs White Rice – Which is Better For You?

| 01/04/2015 | Reply

This is not a fair competition at all. Brown rice is the overwhelming winner in a first round knock-out. Brown rice has two times as much manganese and phosphorus as white rice, two and a half times as much iron, three times as much vitamin B3, four times the vitamin B1, and 10 times the vitamin B6.

 

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About African-American Vegans

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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Six By Six Challenge Meal Ideas

Six By Six Challenge Meal Ideas

| 05/29/2015 | 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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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

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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More Recipes and Information

The Six Times Six Healthy Eating Challenge

The Six Times Six Healthy Eating Challenge

| 05/15/2015 | 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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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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What the #@& is Seitan?

What the #@& is Seitan?

| 04/13/2015 | Reply

Seitan is a wonderful plant-based alternative to animal products that can be seasoned like meat and made into burgers,  meatballs, cutlets, or sliced like lunch meat and served on a sandwich. Seitan can be baked, steamed, fried, sauteed, boiled, smothered in gravy, or grilled and used creatively to replace meat in hundreds of your favorite recipes. Here’s how to make flavorful seitan for pennies at home.

 

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Rich and Flavorful Vegetable Stock Recipe

Rich and Flavorful Vegetable Stock Recipe

| 04/05/2015 | Reply

Whether omnivore or vegan, the tastiest results for any dish are obtained when a flavorful stock is used vs just plain water. If you have the time, why buy commercial products when you can easily make your own vegetable broth for pennies? Not only that, you have total control over what is in the vegetable stock, and can avoid excess sodium, and eliminate exposure to additives such as MSG and preservatives.

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