Choosing Raw’s ‘Spicy Peanut Kale Salad’ & “Salad Massaging 101”

So, I’m off on my Alaska adventure still but I scheduled this to share while I’m away.  Its my ode to the Salad Massage created by Gena Hampshaw of ‘ChoosingRaw.com. This kale salad process has changed my salad life for good.  I can now eat an entire bowl, huge bowl, of kale in one salad instead of buying softer, more perishable greens and hope to use them up before they look like wet noodles in the fridge.  It really is a wonderful way of dressing a salad and maximizing your greens.     I’m not sure what initially drew me to this recipe of Gena’s first.  Was it the great flavor combinations?  The “made for me” dressing? Of course I know now.  It was to learn all about how to eat an entire bowl full of raw Kale with a technique Gena calls “Salad Massaging” The first time I made this beautifully raw and colorful salad, yes – I’ve made it so many times since that first experience, now I’ve lost count – but the first time: I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a full stock of about 30 fresh Kale leaves work down into two lovely bowls of…

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Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck Week 6

Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck Week 6

Hey!  I’m up in the air right now….finally on the way to Alaska for a few weeks.  Really can’t believe it.  Before I left, I was able to drool over Emma’s  ‘Strawberry & Rhubarb Polenta Cake’  (seen below, yum!)  from last week’s VVLP.  Emma is the talent  behind Coconut and Berries.  Please check out her site, it’s dreamy if you’re into healthy delicious foods.  That’s a silly question right? This cake is just so special with the sweet, sour, sweet again thing going on.  I tried making a rhubarb cobbler this summer and cooked the rhubarb too long.  It was so beautiful and I just ruined it before it even got to my oven ;(  Luckily, Emma had much better luck with her beautiful cake here.  Gluten free and Vegan, a healthy choice fancy enough for your special guests or just a special friend.  Thanks so much for sharing this cake with us Emma.  It’s just gorgeous!  < p style=”text-align: center;”>So are you new to this Virtual Linky thing?Each Wednesday my web friends, Annie (An Unrefined Vegan) , Poppy (Bunny Kitchen), and I will host the Potluck party and you can submit your recipes to any one of our blogs.  The following…

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VeganUnite.com – ‘Be the change you want in the world’ – Site launch May 12th

VeganUnite.com – ‘Be the change you want in the world’ – Site launch May 12th

Vegan Unite is a marketplace for cruelty-free and vegan products.   Vegan Unite is a place where like-minded people can support each other’s creativity and become the change we want in the world. As you know being cruelty-free isn’t just about eating habits, it’s a lifestyle. Visit us at  www.veganunite.com for all of your cruelty-free shopping desires.    Share the love FACEBOOK: Vegan Unite Facebook TWITTER: http://twitter.com/veganunite PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/veganunite/ INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/veganunite Cosondra Sjostrom Owner/Operator Living the cruelty-free lifestyle since age 8 as an on-and-off again veggie to vegan, fully vegan now. Her parents fought with her ‘radical’ choices to not eat meat at first but simply had to give in to her animal loving nature. She was a very persuasive 8 year old. Currently living in Los Angeles working as a creative, actor, writer, and running this amazing site which has become her passion. She enjoys outdoor activities in the shade, cooking, wine, watching StarTrek, and telling jokes on her twitter. @cosondra  More information about the site from Cosondra: What is Vegan Unite?Vegan Unite is a marketplace for cruelty-free and vegan products. It’s a place where you can shop from people that are like-minded and purchase with a clear conscience. I encourage everyone to bookmark us and…

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Kathy Hester’s ‘Chocolate Chip Cookies For Two’ – plus a giveaway!

Kathy Hester’s ‘Chocolate Chip Cookies For Two’ – plus a giveaway!

Closing out the end of Vegan MoFo with a bang folks: Have you had that evening yearning for just a touch of sweet but would never dream of dragging out everything you would need to make a couple dozen cookies up hot and fresh? Kathy Hester has a solution that will rock your dessert world…as well as your meal plans. Seriously.  Is this cookie big enough or what? The recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies in  ‘Vegan Slow Cooking For Two – or – Just For You’ has directions for one big beautiful (shareable) cookie.   I mixed up a quadruple batch of batter then separated  half into a long tube, wrapped it and stuck it in the freezer for another night’s cravings.  All I have to do is heat up the slow cooker and slice off a couple of  inches of batter from the freezer some night and I’m set in about an hour.  Okay, maybe I over did it a too much  little with the ‘extras’  for these cookies but they are chocked full of goodness.  Big dark chocolate chips, pecans, cranberries…… I also sprinkled each one with some coarse sea salt that cuts through the dark rich chocolate chips perfectly.…

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June 29th – Vegan Pizza Day!!

One food that really screws up Vegans when they try to eat in a restaurant is Pizza.  Luckily the world is catching up with our needs and providing some great alternatives to cheese and meat laden pizzas.  Today is Vegan Pizza Day.  And if you’re any where near the Washington DC area, you can indulge in some great pie around town. Check out the link from VegDC.com for some healthy kind options today. Say you’d rather make your own at home? Great news, here a list of perfectly fabulous  Vegan Pizza recipes floating the web today: Over at Vedged Out – Thin Crust Sriracha BBQ Tofu and Moxarella Pizza   Keepin’ It Kind has Hawaiian options cooking – Hawaiian BBQ Jackfruit Pizza   Vegan Richa is cooking up some Smoky Pizzas to fit with any summer meal – Smoky BBQ Tempeh Pizza with Red onions, Bell peppers and Parsley.    And you’ll have to fall in love with at least one of the delicious options at Vegan Yack Attack today – Vegan Pizza Day Round-Up! I may be making my own but then again….it’s a coveted day off so I may just check out a DC option and leave the clean…

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