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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 | Reply

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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Rolled Oat and Carrot Breakfast Cereal

Rolled Oat and Carrot Breakfast Cereal

| 02/19/2014 | Reply

Cooking your oatmeal in apple juice? It’s amazingly good, and when you add the colors of grated carrot and the boost in iron from raisins, you have a high fiber, high energy breakfast for less than 150 calories.

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Vegan Product Review: The Vegg

Vegan Product Review: The Vegg

| 02/09/2014 | 1 Reply

The taste of the product is not EXACTLY like eggs, but it’s closer to the real thing than I’d imagined it would be. It’s versatility makes it great not only for french toast and pancake batter, but for tofu scrambles, nutloaf, pie fillings, cakes and cookies.

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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 – 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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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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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 – Black Eyed Pea Curry With Collards and Potatoes

Test Kitchen – Black Eyed Pea Curry With Collards and Potatoes

| 05/01/2014 | Reply

The Blacks Going Vegan test kitchen series launches with a recipe from The Post Punk Kitchen which uses black eyed peas and collard greens in a curry sauce base. Sounded promising, but the final product was less than memorable.

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Preparing Beans for Cooking With Quick Soak Method

Preparing Beans for Cooking With Quick Soak Method

| 04/19/2014 | Reply

Beans are a fabulous food full of protein, fiber, and minerals and good for vegans and non-vegans alike. The problem is the gas that can come with a meal containing beans, which is where pre-soaking comes in.

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Spicy Chipotle & Salsa Black Beans and Vegan Soft Tacos

Spicy Chipotle & Salsa Black Beans and Vegan Soft Tacos

| 04/08/2014 | Reply

A delicious and firey blend of chipotle peppers, hot salsa, tomatoes, garlic and black beans makes a perfect vegan main dish or addition to burritos, sandwiches or soups.

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Recipe Test Results

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 | 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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Test Kitchen – Black Eyed Pea Curry With Collards and Potatoes

Test Kitchen – Black Eyed Pea Curry With Collards and Potatoes

| 05/01/2014 | Reply

The Blacks Going Vegan test kitchen series launches with a recipe from The Post Punk Kitchen which uses black eyed peas and collard greens in a curry sauce base. Sounded promising, but the final product was less than memorable.

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About African-American Vegans

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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Young Black Couple Transform Bodies and Lives With Vegan Diet

Young Black Couple Transform Bodies and Lives With Vegan Diet

| 06/19/2014 | 1 Reply

Together this young black couple effortlessly, without exercise, loses more than 250 pounds by switching to a vegan diet.

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Exclusive Interview with Krystil Smith – Humane Society of the U.S.

Exclusive Interview with Krystil Smith – Humane Society of the U.S.

| 06/02/2014 | Reply

Krystil Smith promotes “Meatless Mondays” at K-12 public schools, colleges, and universities. This sistah is bringing awareness to students, faculty and parents across the country about the benefits of a plant-based diet. We’re proud to present her in this exclusive interview.

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The Cancer-Diet Connection from Johns Hopkins

The Cancer-Diet Connection from Johns Hopkins

| 05/28/2014 | Reply

After decades of the medical community promoting chemotherapy as the sole solution to elimination of cancer cells, Johns Hopkins is admitting there are alternative treatments available, and nutrition is the key.

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More Recipes and Information

Cooking With Hot Peppers

Cooking With Hot Peppers

| 06/20/2014 | Reply

Nothing is worst than getting your lips all set for a nice spicy dish, and discovering that it calls for a type of pepper that you don’t have in the house. Sometimes, even when you hit your local supermarket, THEY don’t have what you need either, as in some parts of the country, certain fresh peppers are not that popular so the stores won’t carry them to avoid losing money. Here’s a quick and easy list of pepper substitutions.

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Strong Healthy and Youthful Vegan Black Seniors

Strong Healthy and Youthful Vegan Black Seniors

| 05/01/2014 | Reply

The typical African American diet is high in fat, sugar, meat and carbohydrates which are associated with the epidemic of diabetes and heart disease in the black community. These three seniors show how changing your lifestyle and eating habits can change your life.

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Afro-Vegan Chef Bryant Terry Inspires Blacks to Explore Plant Based Diet

Afro-Vegan Chef Bryant Terry Inspires Blacks to Explore Plant Based Diet

| 04/23/2014 | Reply

Bryant Terry is not only a fabulous vegan chef (we got to taste some dishes from the cookbook after his oral presentation), he is a well-respected author, as well as an articulate and knowledgeable food justice activist. His passion: doing all he can to create a more “healthy, just and substantive food system” for people who live in areas where there are few options to purchase fresh, nutritious produce.

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U.S. Veg Week Starts April 21, 2014

U.S. Veg Week Starts April 21, 2014

| 04/17/2014 | Reply

We’re on the lookout for MEAT, DAIRY AND EGG EATERS! And we need your help recruiting them for participation in the U.S. Veg Week pledge to eat meat free for 7 days. Please share this link and help BlacksGoingVegan.Com see how many pledges we can get from friends and family and through social media networks.

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Black Vegetarians at Lower Risk for Heart Disease Says New Study

Black Vegetarians at Lower Risk for Heart Disease Says New Study

| 04/12/2014 | Reply

The study results show that compared with their non-vegetarian counterparts, black vegetarian Adventists were at less risk for hypertension, diabetes, high blood pressure, total cholesterol, and high blood-LDL cholesterol.

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