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My Recipe for Amazing Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are cruelty free-but they’re so delicious no one will be able to tell the difference. The secret is in using high quality vegan butter in the cookies (many vegan recipes substitute oil, which results in oily as opposed to rich cookies) and in the egg replacer, which enables the cookies to be fluffy instead of crisp. Ingredients 2 ¼ cup unbleached flour 1 tsp baking powder or baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 cup vegan butter (I recommend Earth Balance) ¾ cup unbleached sugar ¾ cup brown sugar 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract 2 Ener-G egg replacer 1 12 oz. package semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips This is how you make the most awesome vegan chocolate chip cookies in the world. Chances are you don’t have all of these specialty ingredients just laying around your pantry, so here’s some advice for when you go searching for them: For the flour and sugar, make sure you get unbleached, because some companies bleach their flour and sugar using animal bones. This is easily avoided by buying organic flour and sugar and checking the ingredients label. For the butter, Earth Balance is the best brand. It also has a handy way to measure out a cup of butter written on the package. Many stores do not carry the Ener-G egg replacer, even health food stores. Check at smaller stores and if all else fails, ask if they can order it for you. As for the chocolate chips, many dark

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Spicy Low Fat French Cuisine for Restricted Diets: Dairy, Egg and Chemical Free Recipe

Liver cleansing recipes can seem difficult to find with all the restrictions on eggs, dairy, red meat and chicken as well as all the chemicals and other additives. If we look to other cultures for ideas we may be surprised at exactly how much variety is available for those on restricted diets. French cuisine is not something we would normally associate with dieting since it is renowned for being very rich and decadent. However towards the south of France the food becomes Mediterranean, and in the southwest corner it also becomes spicier due to the influence of the Basque people. The village of Espelette in the Basque mountains is famous for its hot red chilli peppers or pimento, le piment d’Espelette. One classic recipe from this region is Piquillos a la Basquaise. Piquillos are the whole red peppers stuffed with a mix of potato, salted cod, onion, dried pimento, garlic and herbs called a brandade. The stuffed peppers are cooked in the oven with a spicy tomato sauce. Everything in this recipe is suitable for those on a liver cleansing diet, but can be easily modified to suit blood type A diets, vegetarians and vegans. Blood type A people should eliminate the tomatoes and instead make the piquillos with red paprikas, and substitute the potato with rice or other choice. Vegetarians and vegans just need to eliminate the fish and substitute with another vegetable such as eggplant. While the traditional recipe uses the salted cod morue, you can use any

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How to be a low carb vegan

Low carb diets are not merely fads, if done properly they can be a part of a very healthy lifestyle that can not only control your weight but provide you with steady energy levels, clearer skin and a healthier body. That being said, what if you want to try a low carb lifestyle but believe you can’t because you eat a vegan (plant only) diet? Well, think again. I can show you just how you can cut down significantly on the carbs you consume without touching a single animal product. Vegans have a good starting position when it comes to a low carb diet Now, first realize that most plant foods contain at least a very minimal amount of carbs. However, a low carb lifestyle can still work excellently with this fact of life. There is no need for you to remove ALL carbs from your diet. All you need to do is drastically cut back the amount relative to what you normally eat. In addition, many of the carbs in plant foods are simply from the presence of fiber which has no bearing on the total net carb content of a food. In other words, your body can’t digest them and they won’t hurt your diet. Variety is king To successfully follow a low carb vegan diet, you need to make sure you are consuming a wide variety of foods. In reality, this isn’t hard at all because there are countless veggies, nuts, seeds, legumes and other miscellaneous low

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Recipes for world vegetarians day

Yes, there is such a holiday as World Vegetarian Day. The holiday is observed annually on October 1st by vegetarians from all over the world. Worldwide, many people are deciding to eat more vegetarian plant-based meals for health reasons, as well as for environmental and ethical reasons. But deciding to eat vegetarian often means making some changes to old familiar recipes that aren’t particularly vegan or vegetarian in composition. Here are 2 original vegetarian recipes for World Vegetarian Day that I use regularly for ease of preparation and because they’re both low in fat, low in sodium, and high in nutrient density. Easy Thermos Steel Cut Oat Porridge Using a 1-cup thermos, fill the cavity with boiling water and then empty it. Now add ¼ cup steel cut oats, and add boiling water to the point where you can still secure the lid. Screw on the lid and shake a few times. Set it on the counter and come back to it in a minimum of an hour. Two hours is even better. Or if you like, you can prepare it before bed, and it will be ready for you in the morning. Your steel cut oats will be cooked and delicious without much effort. For a sweetener, you can use date sugar or add chopped dried dates or raisins to the thermos before adding boiling water. Other natural sweeteners may be added to your bowl if you prefer. I also like to add 1 T. ground flaxseed to my

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What do vegans eat anyway?

I’ve chosen to follow a vegan diet (usually pronounced vee-gun). After much research, I found this way of eating to be the most healthy and rewarding. According to, a vegan is strict vegetarian who avoids meat, dairy, eggs, and as far as possible, all forms of cruelty to animals in their diet and lifestyle.

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Vegan pumpkin recipes for fall

I am a pumpkin fanatic. Pumpkin is one of my favorite comfort foods. Every fall and through the winter, pumpkin appears in dozens of foods from my house. Pumpkins are brimming with Vitamin A and beta-carotene. Pumpkin is perfect for vegan and vegetarians delicious and nutritious.

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How to get proteins as a vegan

Are you thinking of transitioning to a vegan diet? Are you a new vegan looking for more protein sources? Or are you just looking for ways to get more plant-based protein in your diet? Whether or not you fit any of the above, read on and you can learn about some of the top sources of plant based protein available to you.

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Increasing calcium intake as vegan

Everyone knows we need calcium for strong bones and teeth and the best source of calcium is from dairy products. But what if you are allergic to dairy protein, are lactose intolerant or vegan? How do you get your daily requirement of calcium? Thankfully, there are many alternative calcium sources available.


My favorite vegan spring recipes

Looking for a fresh and delicious vegan meal to serve on a spring evening? A simple and healthy meal can be easily made that will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed. It begins with gazpacho, a chilled tomato soup. Following this, an avocado and tomato sandwich with fresh quinoa salad and seasoned sweet potato fries as sides will finish the meal. It is as healthy as it is flavorful, and can be enjoyed by vegans and omnivores alike.