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Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad

Attentive readers might notice that this has been a summer of mango and cucumber and black beans. It isn’t over ’til it’s over, y’all, so here is a recipe for black bean mango quinoa salad that contains all three!
Massaged Kale and Mango Salad

Massaged Kale and Mango Salad

As with most food trends, I was super late to the phenom that is massaged kale. What can I say? I’m a curmudgeonly aging punk, so it’s only natural that I abhor fads — particularly ones that, when verbalized, make you sound like a new age, foodie asshole.
Hudson Valley Granola

Hudson Valley Granola

The story of this granola goes back many moons to when I lived in the tiny village of Tivoli, New York. By the time I moved to Friendship Street, I’d long known Tivoli’s Mikee as the talented baker who dropped off several loaves of inexplicably wonderful fresh bread at my...
Pecan Clusters

Pecan Clusters

There was a fancy chocolate store near the house I lived in in my teens, and some Christmases, if we were lucky, my father would bring home a sampler box of their offerings. I hate to play favorites, especially when it comes to chocolate, but for me, pecan clusters were...
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Raw Tacos

Raw Tacos

I’ve been seeing recipes for raw tacos around the Web for years, but I never felt at all compelled to try them. I mean, tacos are perfect the way they are, right? It’s not like you have to do anything special to make a delicious vegan taco.
Cucumber Mango Green Smoothie

Cucumber Mango Green Smoothie

  This cucumber mango green smoothie is creamy, mellow, and refreshing, and it’s packed with fruits and veggies to boot!
Sesame Seed Balls (Jin Deui)

Sesame Seed Balls (Jin Deui)

It’s time for a trip down memory lane! I posted this recipe in the very early days of my blog, back when I was deep-frying foods like a maniac, but never thought to re-post it after my blog was wiped clean in 2010. And that’s silly, because sesame seed balls were always my favorite thing...
How to Make Coconut Butter

How to Make Coconut Butter

When coconut butter blew up in the vegan blogosphere a few years ago, I was honestly kind of appalled. Like, seriously, y’all are losing it over this product that costs about $11 a jar, and you expect your readers to buy it in order to try some of your recipes? You are clearly out of...
Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

Looking to increase your protein intake, you withering vegan, you?! Step away from the protein powder! This black bean brownie smoothie is the cure for what ails you.
Vegan Corn Dogs

Vegan Corn Dogs

I’ve lived most of my life in the Northeastern United States, but there are always those moments when I am reminded that I really hail from the Midwest. Case in point: I still can’t get over the fact that there are adults in this country who have never eaten a corn dog. What’s more, many...
How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

Lately I’ve been really excited about growing sprouts. Spring has been mercilessly taunting the northeastern U.S. for the last couple of months, and things have been looking really bleak. To keep from losing my mind, I’ve taken to “eating optimistically,” which involves eating piles of sprouts and all the raw veggies I can get my...
Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Saint Patrick’s Day is just two weeks away, and while I am neither Irish and nor really into holidays that don’t involve getting a day off work, I do savor any excuse to make Irish soda bread.
Cranberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Cranberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Beneath their crunchy exteriors, these cranberry scones are soft and buttery, complemented by a tart, sweet lemon drizzle.
Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

Despite the occasional 50-degree day, Connecticut’s gotten a lot of snow this winter. After a cold day at work and a two-mile trudge home through the snow and ice, there’s nothing that makes me happier than coming home to a hot bowl of soup. Black bean soup is healthy, hearty fare that’s sure to warm...
Chipotle Hummus

Chipotle Hummus

At some point last year, I unwittingly became one of those people who eats a big pile of raw veggies for lunch every day. It all started late one night when I didn’t have time to cook lunch for the following day, and it just kind of stuck. Turns out that in my old age...
Vegan Peanut Brittle

Vegan Peanut Brittle

I am truly a fool for giving out a recipe like this for free, when I should be raking in royalties from the American Dental Association instead. Consider this fair warning: don’t even think about making peanut brittle if you’ve personally funded the college educations of two of your orthodontist’s kids, okay?