Airy Fairy Chocolate Mousse and a Natvia Stevia Natural Sweetener Giveaway!

 

 

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Have you heard? The brine from a can of chickpeas, you know the stuff you drain off, makes the most amazing vegan meringue or whipped egg white substitute. This French derived discovery made global by one Goose Wohlt, has taken vegan social media channels by storm. And rightly so, not only have we been subjected to flat, crumbly or powdery tasting meringue examples until now or just plain failing techniques, but this is just simply blow your mind genius. Who woke up one day and thought, ‘I know, I bet the starchy canning juice of beans can whip up’? A clever bunny, that’s who. The original post and early testers had success using all kinds of products beyond legumes, even hearts of palm and tofu whey. Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 32 #vegan #linky

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck founded an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every other Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time to host the Potluck party where you can submit unlimited recipes to either of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  Each Linky runs until the second following Monday morning at 8am US CST to enter and then we will share the most clicked recipe from each course the following Wednesday!

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Minestrone alla Toscana

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I didn’t know what to call this soup. I saw it as a light bean and pasta soup, which to me is a minestrone but I feared that most associate minestrone with a thick stew-like tomato soup with vegetables and pasta which this is most certainly not. Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 31 #vegan #linky

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck founded an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every other Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time to host the Potluck party where you can submit unlimited recipes to either of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  Each Linky runs until the second following Monday morning at 8am US CST to enter and then we will share the most clicked recipe from each course the following Wednesday!

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BBQ Lentils & Seed and Nut Ice Cream from The Great Vegan Protein Book and a GIVEAWAY!

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It’s not every day that you open a cookbook to find yourself dog earing page after page and making a shopping list in your mind to make as many recipes as soon as possible!

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Who knew blended butter beans made the most fabulous gravy and that nutritional yeast was a protein power house?

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I sure didn’t and given that the protein question is the one that makes vegans shudder at the thought, this book is packed with all the plant based protein knowledge you could ever possibly need to stop the narrow minded and/or condescending and/or just unaware ‘meat is the only protein’ types in their tracks.

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The book itself is easy to read and easy to navigate with helpful contents lists at the beginning of each chapter, and the beautifully rustic style photography will have you planning your meals for weeks ahead.

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This book is a protein bible for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike.

The Publisher is offering a lucky winner in the UK, Ireland, US or Canada a copy of the book, see below to enter! Or if you can’t wait or want more copies, check out the purchase details here. Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 30

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck founded an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every other Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time to host the Potluck party where you can submit unlimited recipes to either of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  Each Linky runs until the second following Monday morning at 8am US CST to enter and then we will share the most clicked recipe from each course the following Wednesday!

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Spiced Maple Pear Crumble

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Crumble is one of those dishes that everybody knows and loves and really everybody ought to know how to rustle up in its most basic form. It is a classic and a staple and you’ll find one in every cafeteria, restaurant and school canteen year round in some form. Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 29

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck founded an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every other Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time to host the Potluck party where you can submit unlimited recipes to either of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  Each Linky runs until the second following Monday morning at 8am US CST to enter and then we will share the most clicked recipe from each course the following Wednesday!

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The Only Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner Recipe You Will Ever Need

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I have experimented with homemade self care and home care products for some years now and there are some methods and products and uses that I have perfected for my liking and have become a part of routine in my home. Soap nut use comes to mind first and foremost, I adore their versatility, pure naturalness and affordability. Continue reading

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Why Food Waste Matters

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The issue of food waste is becoming evermore apparent and many of us are hit hard by the still straggling effects of the financial crisis over the last decade. With most needing to watch the pennies more, let alone the millions of people and animals starving, home and away; finding ways to reduce what we bin has become a high priority for most and should be for all.

Why, you ask?

You may not yourself be one who needs to watch every transaction of your bank account and budget for the weekly food shop. It might not hurt you financially if you throw out a few bags of stir fry vegetables and a few browning broccoli’s, but it may hurt you and other’s in so many other ways. Continue reading

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