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Mexican-style Veggies with Cheesy Grits (Vegan)

My husband T and I were traveling this week and came home to a virtually empty fridge.  I originally had the brilliant idea of making vegan Chiles Rellenos  with poblanos we’d bought weeks ago and never got around to using, but I was dismayed to find that the peppers were rotten in a few areas. Too exhausted to go shopping,…

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Vegan Foodies Have Just as Much Fun

When I first committed myself to a plant-based diet, I immediately felt a sense of peace and relief that my food choices finally jibed with my personal beliefs and ethics, not to mention my digestive system. At the same time, I worried that I’d be losing a part of myself. Since beginning to eat meat after…

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Canned Tomato Soup, All Dressed Up

[NOTE: Since originally publishing this post, I've learned that Campbell's Tomato Soup is apparently not vegetarian, let alone vegan. See my article here and the reader comments below. If you're no longer comfortable using Campbell's, you can substitute any similar canned tomato soup in the recipe below.]  I’m usually all about whole foods and cooking everything from…

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Umami Peanut Noodles

Noodles have always been my number 1 comfort food. When all my classmates were bringing Lunchables to school, I was packing thermoses full of spaghetti smothered in peanut butter and teriyaki sauce. All these years later, “peanut butter noodles” still have a special place in my heart. They’re my go-to dish after a bad day,…