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Garden Update After 1st Night of Freezing Temperatures

Greetings from Cornville, Arizona. Yikes! Last night the wind was howling so strongly that I almost felt like I was going to be blown over as I was putting a cover over my garden in an attempt to keep the plants warm enough to ward off the freezing temperatures that...
Cookin’ Outdoors was a TOTAL Success

Cookin’ Outdoors was a TOTAL Success

We had a great class! For those of us you who weren't able to attend, I got some great shots of the dishes we all enjoyed. Using The Season’s Bounty to Create Delightful and Delicious Meals Outdoors This class was held in Veganification’s BRAND NEW outdoor kitchen. ...

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Zucchini, Zucchini, Oh No! More Zucchini!

Zucchini, Zucchini, Oh No! More Zucchini!

Zucchini EVERYWHERE! It’s that time of year when our gardens are overflowing with zucchini.  Right about now, as much as I adore zucchini noodles and zucchini bread, I’ve had my fill.  I needed to find some other alternatives. Now, in my repertoire, I also include...

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Middle Eastern Chopped Summer Salad

Middle Eastern Chopped Summer Salad

Something Refreshing So, it’s in the heat of the summer here in Sedona area. Not uncommon for triple digits by 10am. Although it is high dessert, which means it starts to cool down a little by 6pm, it is still hot, especially since we are in monsoon season. Turning on...

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Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger – Review

Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger – Review

Above and Beyond (Meat) After hearing praise upon praise for Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger, I knew I had to taste and see for myself if they lived up to all their hype. Disclaimer: I know that there are going to be many reading this who are going to think me a defector,...

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Sustanin’ – It’s a Way of Life!

Sustanin’ – It’s a Way of Life!

A Fun Update! Last month I sent out a newsletter letting my peeps know Ahimsa Wellness, LLC dba Veganification had been Certified as a Sustainable Business at the Silver/Innovator level by the Sustainability Alliance.  I am particularly proud of attaining this...

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Garden Grown Vegan Kale Potato Casserole

Garden Grown Vegan Kale Potato Casserole

Learning to Grow Being the first year that I am solely responsible for my garden, I decided to keep it simple. Rather than that ‘all or nothing’ mentality, I chose to go with a variety of heirloom tomato plants, a couple of pepper plants, lots of herbs, a shot at...

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Ahimsa – How It Can Fit Into Your Lifestyle

Ahimsa – How It Can Fit Into Your Lifestyle

What does ‘Ahimsa’ mean? While you know me, Linda Voorhis, as Veganification, the name of my company I formed which is the umbrella for all that I do is called “Ahimsa Wellness, LLC”. It is on all of my documents; so I am frequently asked, “What does ‘Ahimsa’ mean?” I...

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Southwest Ice Cream

Southwest Ice Cream

How Does a Southwestern Vegan Eat Ice Cream? Here in the Southwest, prickly pears are everywhere. Each year, I wait in anticipation of the ripening of their red fruit, juicy and sweet on the inside but protected on the outside with those spiny needles, some large, and...

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India meets Italy on this Indian Pizza

India meets Italy on this Indian Pizza

India Meets Italy - Gobi Crust with Masala-Scented Chana Pizza Being an Italian Jersey Girl, it’s almost a sacrilege, seemingly blasphemous, to suggest anything other than a Margarita pizza, resplendent with a Double Zero farina pizza dough tossed in the air for a...

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Thai Papaya Salad

Thai Papaya Salad

Thai Food Really Can Eat Like a Meal One of my favorite dishes when I go to a Thai restaurant is their Papaya Salad. It’s great as a starter but can also eat like a meal. That being said, it is typically made with fish sauce, so I have to ask them to make is sans that...

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Pulled ‘Pork’ using King Oyster Mushrooms

Pulled ‘Pork’ using King Oyster Mushrooms

Mushrooms: My New Love Affair My most recent love affair with a vegetable is with King Oyster Mushrooms. Such versatility! So much fun playing in the kitchen, tweaking recipes like this one for 'Pulled Pork'. Last week’s have-at-it was transforming these mushrooms...

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Retro Redo – A Demo Class for the Ages!

Retro Redo – A Demo Class for the Ages!

The Retro Redo Review It was a delicious retro food for all! Classics from the 1970's with a Contemporary Veg Twist was the topic of choice for the May demo class and it did NOT disappoint! With the height of the Women’s Liberation, mothers heading out of the house to...

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Garden Update After 1st Night of Freezing Temperatures

Greetings from Cornville, Arizona. Yikes! Last night the wind was howling so strongly that I almost felt like I was going to be blown over as I was putting a cover over my garden in an attempt to keep the plants warm enough to ward off the freezing temperatures that...
Vegan Sleuth

Vegan Sleuth

Life has a way of throwing curve balls our way sometimes... Mine started coming last September when my 86-year-old mother coded and was placed on life support. As you might remember, I live in the Sedona AZ area; and my parents resided in New Jersey, just ten miles...

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Weeds – BE GONE!

Weeds – BE GONE!

The desert ... no grass to water ... but these weeds! When the monsoons hit, and when the winters have been wet, the little weedy boogers are EVERYWHERE! So what is a Vegan girl to do?! Well, I refuse to use chemicals, and I can tell you that the task of pulling weeds...

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VEGetariAN Squared – Part Deux

VEGetariAN Squared – Part Deux

The other night, a friend of mine was at home watching "Death to Smoochy" - a dark comedy, but a comedy none the less (which also happens to star not only Ed Norton but also one of my favorite actresses, Catherine Keener, who starred in one of my favorite movies,...

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That Moment You Become an Activist

That Moment You Become an Activist

I was reflecting on life the other day. Looking back on what steps I have taken to get to where I am today and the philosophies I keep and practice daily. This made me think of the blog I wrote a few years back about how it all became crystal clear how and when I...

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Plants for the Planet

Plants for the Planet

It's Coming! Plants for the Planet is way for you to get involved and help a great cause out! Healthy World Sedona is choosing to make a difference this April by encouraging us all to take a positive step each and every day to improve our health, that of the planet...

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Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing it

Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing it

The world is in a sorry state due to greenhouse gas emissions. You know to recycle, reduce and reuse, but a girl can't go around looking like a tree-hugging hippie; you must look chic at all times. And that includes every aspect of your green-living life, from the way...

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The Only Constant in Life is Change …

The Only Constant in Life is Change …

As some of you know, I've had to travel back to the Land of Jersey due to a family emergency. Well, the emergency has turned into a semi-long term stay so I can help my parents. Once our ducks are in a row, we'll ALL be coming back to the land of sunshine! That's...

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