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Ah, now….what to do with the limoncello…why, make a limoncello coconut cake. My original cake recipe was for a white cake with a custard filling and buttercream icing. The Limoncello Coconut Cake Series Parts 2-4 will give you my non-vegan original recipes followed by my transformed and improved vegan recipes, taking creative license with all of them. My hope is that you’ll read these recipes, and that they will inspire you and provide you with guidance regarding how to do the same with your heirloom recipes.

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In keeping with the theme of celebrating World Vegan Month with a daily post instead of my typical weekly Tuesday posts and in going to the roots of Veganification, which is celebrating the journey of becoming and being vegan, I thought that I’d take you through the journey of veganifying one of my old stand-by recipes. The original recipe was my standard white layer cake with vanilla pudding and buttercream frosting. Starting today, and over the next four days, I’ll walk you through how I transformed my non-vegan set of recipes into the most incredible (hope it’s okay for me to tout my own horn on this one) Limoncello Cake that will impress anyone and everyone.

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Hump Day is here! Today is Wacky Weiner Wednesday. That’s right. It’s not just your plain old vegan hot dog on a bun with some mustard and sauerkraut. Not that there’s anything wrong with that dog, because every now and again I get me a real hankering for one of them that I succumb to. But, let’s expand our horizons a little today.

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Hola, Amigos!

So, today everyone is familiar with tacos. We devour them at those readily-recognizable fast food chains and savor them at the family-run local Mexican restaurant.

Typically, a taco is a corn (maize) tortilla that is used as the vessel that is folded around a filling.  Ahhh, but is has become so much more!

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Meatless Monday – November 7, 2016

Meatless Monday – November 7, 2016

While Sir Paul McCartney is probably the face that we tend to associate with the modern-day version of Meatless Mondays, its beginnings are actually based in early 1900’s during World War 1 (WW1).

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Today is the day when we step away from the busy-ness of the rest of the week and take time in the kitchen to create a mouthwatering supper.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to spend the entire day toiling away in the kitchen.

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Yippee! The weekend is here. I know…you’ve been running errands all day and the last thing you feel like doing it heading into the kitchen. You could reach into the pantry for one of those vegan canned soups…but honestly, (at least in my humble opinion) I’ve never eaten one of those things and subsequently raved that I just devoured the most wonderful, delectable soup.

I have another solution for you…homemade soup, made easy!

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Are you or someone you know thinking about transitioning to a plant-based diet and not sure where to start? Starting today, and for the next six days, I’ll be writing about simple and easy ideas based on the day of the week that will aid in coming up with menu ideas.

Today being Thursday, it’s Toss ‘n’ Tumble Thursday.

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“All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt. What harm can you do?” Buddha

Today, November 2, would have been Jay Dinshah’s  83rd birthday. If you haven’t heard the name, Jay became a vegan advocate embracing the concept of dynamic harmlessness after touring a slaughterhouse in 1957. Subsequently in 1960, he founded the American Vegan Society (AVS). Unfortunately Jay passed away in 2000; however, his tireless dedication and commitment to educating people about the practice of nonviolence and the benefits of adopting a vegan lifestyle are no less mirrored by his wife, Freya Dinshah, as the Executive Director of AVS, and his daughter, Anne Dinshah.

So, what exactly is dynamic harmlessness?

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Today is World Vegan Day and the first day of World Vegan Month. As I paused a moment to acknowledge this day, it brought me back to that infamous day in November, 1997, when I was thrust  into transition because Freya Dinshah, Executive Director of the American Vegan Society, recommended that I read the book Skinny Bitches (written by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin) to learn more about what it means to adopt a vegan lifestyle.

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About Linda Voorhis

I’ve always had a love for cooking and read cookbooks and cooking magazines the way other people read books. They inspire me to create my own recipes and have taught me the ‘science’ of cooking, most especially baking.

Julia Child (definitely nothing veg about her, but probably the greatest skills technician) and my maternal Italian grandmother, Mary, were my first mentors. With the advent of the celebrity chef and abundance of television cooking shows, inspiration continued to be placed before me. Food, its preparation with love, and the creativity it sparks within me, became a passion of mine.

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