What’s better than sex first thing in the morning?

A green smoothie is, of course!  If you want to start your day off right, a green smoothie is the best thing you can do for yourself.  I find that I eat healthier and feel better the whole day if I start my day with a green smoothie.  You may be thinking that greens are [...]

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Delicous Healthy Homemade Granola

I’ve made this granola twice now and it’s fantastic. Next time I’ll be making a double batch.We like to eat it just as it is, or as cereal with either vanilla almond milk or vanilla coconut milk. It’s so much better than a store bought brand and much better for you. It’s a great source [...]

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You don’t need to go to the cosmetics counter for soft moisturized skin

Most vegans know they need coconut oil in the kitchen to make healthy meals, but you may want it in your bathroom as well!  Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer for your entire body, I even use it on my face!  The climate here in the WNC mountains can be harsh at times, but I [...]

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Raw Cacao: Chocolate at its best!

For those of you who may be new to raw cacao, you are in for a treat!  Not only can you make delicious chocolatey deserts and smoothies with raw cacao, but it is also considered a Superfood.  Raw cacao comes from the bean of the cacao plant from which all chocolate and cocoa products are [...]

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Must Have:  Nutritional Yeast!

Must Have: Nutritional Yeast!

Not to be confused with Brewer’s yeast or Baker’s yeast, this yeast is delicious and highly nutritious!  Nutritional yeast is a staple that is used by vegans as a cheese substitute because of it’s cheesy flavor.  We use it in many of our recipes such as our vegan mac and cheese, and “I can’t believe [...]

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How to Cook for Vegan Guests

Many people are afraid to invite vegans over for a meal because, simply put they have no idea what to feed them. As a vegan you often get told “I’d love to have you over, but I don’t know what to make for you”. These days cooking for vegans really isn’t as difficult as you [...]

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Vegan Sweet Potato Burritos

These burritos are filling and delicious. One of my favorites. Serve with fresh salsa and guacamole.

2 cups cooked brown or white rice (optional)
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans kidney or black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup water
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
1.5 tablespoons Braggs [...]

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Mushroom and Rice Soup

One of my favorites! Rice and mushrooms go so well together, and it’s so healthy too! Delicious.

1 cup cooked brown rice
1 large onion diced
3 large garlic cloves minced
2 TBSP vegan butter (Earth Balance)
2 TBSP quinoi flour (for gluten free) or all purpose flour
4 cups vegetable broth
1 pint baby portobello mushrooms washed and sliced
3 celery stalks [...]

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Comforting Chipotle Yam Soup

If you like a little spice, you will love this Comforting Chipotle Yam Soup. This recipe was inspired by our favorite restaurant when visiting Boone, NC. It used to be called Angelica’s, now it’s called Tupelos.  It really hits the spot on a cold winter day.

small sweet onion
2 garlic cloves
2 large yams or sweet potatoes [...]

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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

I would never think you could make Mac and Cheese this good without cheese! Even my 3 year old likes it.

1 1/2 pounds pasta, preferably macaroni (we use gluten free Tinkyada organic rice elbows)
Cheese Sauce:

1 1/2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk (we use almond milk)
1 1/4 cups nutritional yeast
1/3 cup Braggs Aminos, tamari or soy sauce
1/4 [...]

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