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Everything Bagels

Everything bagels are everything. A chewy delectable ark of savory seasonings and seeds. I love my bagels toasted with a little Earth Balance or homemade vegan cheese. My toaster has a bagel setting that I usually skip, because crispy and chewy are the way to go. When bagels are around there’s little use for bread. Bagel sandwiches. Toasted bagels with …

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Homemade Vegan Bagels

I love a good bagel, a good toasted bagel. Vegan bagels. They should have a little crunch on the edges with a subtle chewy texture on the bite. Up until a few months ago I couldn’t remember the last time I had a bagel. Most varieties at the store contain milk and boast a long list of …

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Instant Pot: Garlic Rice

Garlic rice. Does anything more need to be said?? Although right as I typed that I thought what if I add Italian seasoning, parsley and a little paprika?? Garlic bread rice. I can’t deal with myself. Maybe next time. Didn’t think so. But if you really insist. This has been one of my favorite types …

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Instant Pot: Coconut Milk Rice + Rice Bowl Idea!

My notes from when I first made this…SWEET JESUS!! PERFECT!! Get ready for eye rolling goodness. This coconut milk rice is perfectly fluffy with a lite coconut flavor and a silky soft texture thanks to the natural oils. I love Instant Pot rice, but this was next level. Do you know the joy of mango sticky rice?? …

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It’s All Gone Bean Dip! [vegan]

Meet the bean dip I’ve bean obsessed with lately! 😂 I was inspired to make a vegan version after watching Aspyn Ovard make something similar and talk about it several times in her vlogs [made here]. Thank you Aspyn for the inspiration and making it sound so good! The jist is you take refried beans, cheese, …

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Quick & Tasty Chickpeas, Garlic-Italian Style

Not too long ago I was trying figure out ways to eat more chickpeas and beans in general. I don’t regularly track my macros or food in general. For me it leads to obsessiveness and I try to avoid that if at all possible. I was curious though if eating more fiber and protein would …

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Instant Pot Recipe: Rice Millet Multi-Grain Blend

It’s time to get into another easy Instant Pot recipe! Today we have a do-it-yourself grain blend of white jasmine rice and millet. Having cooked millet before—perhaps poorly—I had decided I didn’t like it. It wasn’t soft and chewy like quinoa or fluffy like rice. It was seedy. 😝 In fact some varieties of millet are in bird …

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English Cucumber Canapés

Oooh! This recipe for English Cucumber Canapés sounds so fancy. The e has an accent and they aren’t just regular cucumbers, they are English cucumbers. Canapé A canapé is a type of hors d’œuvre, a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite. Lift up your nose …

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Salad Inspiration and a Recipe for Gratitude Salad Dressing

Sometimes I feel seasonally backwards in accordance with what I eat. I tend to crave carbs in the summer and smoothies and salads in the winter. I eat them all year-round, but that favoritism is present. Today on this chilly rainy Eastern Washington day the stark sepia of the Palouse is finally balanced by all of …

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Neat Breakfast Mix Review Plus Not-So-Fried Curried Bananas

Neat foods plant-based sausage crumble and patty mixes are promoted as a soy-free/gluten-free/GMO-free/guilt-free alternative to meat. Their mixes are a base of pecans, garbanzo bean flour, gf oats, and sometimes cornmeal. I received a package of their breakfast sausage mix in my September Vegan Cuts‘ subscription and was beyond excited to try them out. What …

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