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Glorious Green Goo (Spinach Artichoke Dip/Sandwich Spread/Pasta Sauce)

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March 22, 2017

It’s a dip! It’s a sandwich spread! It’s a pasta sauce! It’s easy, fast, healthy, vegan, and gluten-free! “It” is my take on white bean-spinach-artichoke dip. I realize there were a number of white bean-spinach-artichoke dip recipes floating around the internet a few years ago, and while I can’t claim mine is superior to all… Read More ›

Easy, Cheezy Chipotle Hummus

One thing every vegan should learn how do is make their own hummus. It’s almost always cheaper than store bought, it always tastes better than store-bought, and  you have endless opportunities to exercise your creativity and make your hummus just.the.way.YOU.like.it. This is one of my favorite hummus creations – Easy, Cheezy Chipotle Hummus. It started… Read More ›

A’s Fabulous Fungi (Stuffed Italian Mushrooms)

Sometimes, when I think about my partner, I can’t help but think of fungus. No, I’m not talking about his feet! I’m talking about the stuffed mushroom appetizer he is famous (or infamous) for. It happened last October. He came home with a box of baby portobellos from Trader Joe’s, talking about the most wonderful… Read More ›

Stuffed Curried Mushrooms (Vegan, Gluten Free)

My partner is a mathematical genius, a coupon wizard, and a shrewd bargain hunter. When he finds an amazing deal, he stocks up and saves. I never know what he’s going to bring home. It could be: Twenty containers of tofu, purchased with double coupons for the price of sales tax only. Ten pounds of… Read More ›

Tal Ronnen’s Hauntingly Good Smoked White Bean Hummus

I had a real treat this October – an advance press copy of Tal Ronnen’s new book, Crossroads! I’ll share my review of Crossroads next week – but for now, I’ll share a recipe. (The publisher, Artisan Books, graciously allowed me to share recipes from this amazing book!) For those of you who don’t know who Tal… Read More ›

Frugal Vegan: Hummus 101

Why spend your money on overpriced hummus at grocery stores and restaurants when it’s so cheap and easy to make your own?

Holiday Vegan 7 Layer Bean Dip

It’s officially Holiday Party Season!  Last weekend I held my Halloween Party, now it’s Diwali, and soon it will be Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.  In between there will be dozens of dinners, potlucks, parties, and cocktail parties. Both vegans and omnivores often have difficulty when faced with a… Read More ›

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