Vegan Apple and Cherry Coffee Cakes

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Vegan YumYum gets the credit for this one! I was planning to make little pie bites with crescent rolls, but my grocery order arrived with no crescents (apparently they were completely out… what the heck?). So, off I went in search of a recipe for something else. I found this one, and decided to do one batch as muffins and one batch as a cake, but with slight variations on the original. They came out deliciously. If you like your coffee cake really sweet, you may want to ramp up the sugar just a bit. Otherwise… here you go! Ingredients … Continue reading

Vegan Chai Concentrate Recipe

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Last week, in an effort to iron out some stomach woes, I gave up coffee, even the decaf variety. This meant switching to tea, because no hot drinks was not an option in January. I like tea, but was in the mood for something robust and filling, so I decided chai fit the bill. The chai at Starbucks and readily available in concentrate form is good, but not vegan. The chai in teabags is decent, but not amazing. To make chai from scratch each time is admirable, but not realistic! Thus, I decided to make my own chai concentrate. I’m … Continue reading

Vegan Cooking for the Unenthusiastic Omnivore

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Note: This post contains discussion of meat, dairy, and eggs. If you don’t want to read that material, stop now. Simply view this unrelated but excellent image of a dog in a panda hat (taken by Ms.TheVeganAsanaJr2, aka Emmie) and then go off on your merry way! I’ve written before about the challenges of cooking for a multivore family, and that continues to be something that I get asked about frequently and that occupies my own attention, with a family that has vegans, vegetarians, and very committed omnivores. Luckily for me, my family has always been supportive of my vegetarian … Continue reading