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Black Feminist Praxis As Christmas Carols: Black Lives Matter in Song

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:LaJuana of Free Marissa Now Bay Area group showing her support. December 2015. Vibeka Lyman created these wonderful lyrics to sing in public to create awareness and action around Marissa Alexander. See a couple of the activists from my group Free Marissa Now Bay Area chapter sing in front of…

Butter Tart Squares

Butter tarts are a staple of the Canadian holiday diet but are tricky to veganize. The problem is not replacing the butter, but the egg yolk which helps bind everything together as the tarts bake. I have gone for the butter tart square here because when I made tarts the filling kept rising right out of the shells and making a real mess. Show More Summary

Cauliflower & Vegetable Pizza, Southwest Broccoli Chowder, Breakfast Polenta Scramble & More!

Go a little overboard with holiday eats and treats? Get back on track with this week's super healthy meal plan! With meals like the Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza (NEW!), Southwest Broccoli Chowder (NEW!), Cranberry Sweet Potato Couscous...Show More Summary

Lemon Squares

Vegan Mom loves lemon squares for the holidays but has been unhappy with any vegan recipe I have tried. So I started experimenting. My basic thinking was to use potato and a variety of binders and proteins to replace the egg so that the filling would both rise and bind in the oven. Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Stephanie V (She's Down 95lbs & Off Her Cholesterol Meds!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Stephanie V! A former fad dieter, Stephanie was determined to lower her cholesterol without the help of medication by changing her diet. But when a low fat diet and eliminating red meat didn't lower her numbers, her doctor put her on meds. Show More Summary

My Year in Books (52 books in 52 weeks) – 2014 Book List

Usually I'm not in favor of resolving to DO something (i.e. exercise 3x a week) because I know on any given day I already have too much on my plate. Trying to squeeze one more thing in, even if it's beneficial, is going to overwhelm me, and then sadden and frustrate me when I can't make room or don't comply. Show More Summary


I made delicious tacos last night. The filling is made with Helen's Kitchen veggie ground with sauteed onions, tomatoes and spices like cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic powder and chili powder. I pan fried the corn tortillas in oil. Mmm. Topped...Show More Summary

A Special Christmas Meal Plan! Chickpea A'la King, Christmas Cabbage Rolls, Pumpkin Donut Holes & More!

Whether you're taking Christmas Eve and Christmas Day "off" to celebrate, you're the lone veg-head, you want to eat healthy, or you've already enjoyed your holiday, this week's meal plan has something for EVERYONE! This week the individual...Show More Summary


Warning: this recipe is not as accessible as some of my other baking recipes and will require a bit of experience and time to pull off. The recipe is similar to the brioche recipe I posted last week in that it uses mashed potatoes in lieu of eggs, and in that you need to work a fair amount of fat into the dough. Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Jenn A (She's No Longer Diabetic, Her Fibromyalgia Improved & Lost 53lbs!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Jenn A! Earlier this year, Jenn left this comment on our Forks Over Knives Plan giveaway: "The documentary Forks Over Knives really opened my eyes to how unhealthy animal products are for us. It made me a...Show More Summary

The Making of a Perfect Sandwich.

My favorite sandwich: hummus, avocado, chili jam and salad greens on toasted bread, seasoned with lime juice (or lemon), salt and pepper. Be generous with the hummus and avocado. It's so worth it. Got the idea from Mary McCartney's book. I love that book.

Lentil Sausage Soup & Bisquick Biscuits!

I was watching The Barefoot Contessa during lunch break at work the other day and Ina was making a couple of soup recipes, one of which was this lentil and sausage soup. I've never used french green lentils before so this was a first. Show More Summary

What To Get The Cook???

Just in time for the holidays - or really, any occasion, a selection of five vegan cookbooks to consider.

Vegan Winter Holiday Menu Ideas (80+ Plant-Based Recipes!)

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the question on everyone's mind is: what do I make for upcoming holiday parties and family gatherings? Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, throwing a fabulous New Year's Eve party...Show More Summary

Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Soup, Ginger "Beef" with Broccoli Bowl, Tuscan Bean Soup & More!

Tired of eating the same old thing? This week's meal plan will not only keep things exciting, but also super easy! We're putting a new spin on a meal plan favorite with Ginger "Beef" with Broccoli (NEW!) while spicing things up with the Southwestern Quinoa Tabbouleh (NEW!). Show More Summary


As you may have noticed, I have been turning to mashed potatoes in more and more in my baking. In this recipe, they stand in for 5 eggs and give the final product a soft texture but also a durable structure that holds plenty of air pockets. Show More Summary

How to Make Lefse ? Video & Recipe from a Lefse Expert

Something special today, people! I'd like to introduce everyone to lefse [pronounced LEFF-suh], the specialty bread traditional at Christmas across Scandinavia, especially in Norway. Here to help is expert lefse-maker LeAnne Kruger, who's going to show us how to make lefse, step-by-step in video. Show More Summary

Ingredient 911: The Differences Between Spices, Herbs, Flours & Miso

What is nutritional yeast? Can I substitute brown miso in your recipes? What's the difference between ground and rubbed sage? These are some of the most frequently asked questions about ingredients in HH recipes -- and I'm answeringShow More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Kristie (She's Lost More Than 100lbs with a Plant-Based Diet!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Kristie! After losing her mother to colon cancer, Kristie knew in her heart she should stop eating meat, but she didn't know how -- especially coming from a family of meat eaters. Not long after doing her own Google search, she came across a plant-based diet and decided to give it a try. Show More Summary

Vegetable Hotchpotch & Date Cakes!

This is the preparation for Linda McCartney's Vegetable Hotchpotch which is from her book "Linda's Kitchen". Gardein steak chunks, onions, potatoes, herbs, white beans and vegetables all layered and then covered with veggie stock. Ready to go in the oven for an hour. Show More Summary

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