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Meatless Mondays: Fruit and Jam Custard

Who says a vegan diet means goodbye to custards? It’s time to beat the heat with this cool, fruity custard flan! Agar flakes and flour replace egg to give body to its base. Top with your favorite seasonal fruit and jam.   Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla soymilk 3 tablespoon all purpose flour 2 tablespoon agar flakes (you may add more if you want a firmer texture) 2 tablespoon diced mango (or any…

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Meatless Mondays: Quick Fix Pasta in Olive Oil

Meatless Mondays

Meatless Mondays can be as quick and easy as this olive oil based pasta ready in just 20 minutes! You can even add grilled vegetables and your favorite herbs for a heartier, fuller meal. Ingredients 200 gram uncooked linguine pasta 4 tablespoon olive oil 4 tablespoon chopped garlic ½ cup chopped portobello mushroom ½ cup chopped red tomatoes Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoon parsley, chopped 3 tablespoon basil,…

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The Diamond Jubilee: Coronation Chick Pea Salad

. The whole of UK will be enjoying an extended four day weekend to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s coronation took place on 2nd June 1953 (she came to throne in February of the previous year). Sixty years on the throne deserve a recognition, many celebrations are planned including street parties all around the country. And of course we celebrate best with some great food…

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Urban Pasta Salad With Vegannaise Dressing

This grocery-friendly dish is very easy to make for your Meatless Mondays (or any day of the week!); with its cool and tart taste of fresh raw vegetables and creamy dressing along with your choice of pasta, it is unbelievably a low-fat dish. Best served cold. Total Prep Time: 30 mins Serves 3-4 persons Ingredients: 500 gms Penne pasta 2 carrots, peeled into ribbons 1/2 cup edamame, blanched 1/4 cup…

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KARNABEET: Fried Cauliflower w/Tahini Sesame Sauce

“KARNABEET” (Fried Cauliflower w/Tahini Sesame Sauce) The cauliflower’s fried for unbeatable taste and texture, topped with the garlicy “Taratour” (Tahini sesame sauce)–while this dish is completely vegan it is sure to top anyone’s “Favorite Recipe List” no matter what their diet preference is!  Below are both the recipes for the sauce and the deep-fried cauliflower. Tahini Sesame Sauce (makes about 2 cups, can modify to suit personal taste): 6 med.-sized…

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Vegan Southern-Style Cashew Cheese Grits with Kicked-Up Kale

Vegan Southern-Style Cashew Cheese Grits with Kicked-Up Kale Yield: 4 servings By Betsy DiJulio   I’m a southern girl who grew up eating grits on a weekly basis.  In my pre-vegan days, cheese grits were a Sunday breakfast staple.  But what is a vegan supposed to do?  It is true that vegan block-style and shredded “cheeses” are continually improving in flavor, texture and melting point.  But, I think they are…

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White Bean and Pesto Tart

White Bean and Pesto Tart Yield: 4 main dish or 8 appetizer servings From humble beginnings as an emergency lunch cobbled together from leftovers comes this elegant and easy vegan main dish sure to make any cool-weather occasion—even a Monday night dinner—feel special. White beans meet their perfect match in a flavorful spinach pesto along with sundried tomatoes and fragrant caramelized onions. A garnish of bright red bell pepper strips…

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Meatless Mondays: Red Lentil Tacos

This is a fun easy recipe for Red Lentil Tacos that I made up recently. Red Lentils look more orange than red. And when you cook them up, they are a really light orange color. But, the red lentils tend to cook up faster and are tastier than regular brown or green lentils. This is a satisfying and tasty, no-cholesterol dinner idea for a small family. Just double the ingredients…

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