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Jazzy Vegans – We’re ALL the Rage!

I started watching the Jazzy Vegetarian shortly after the first air date back in September 2011.  I was immediately taken in by Laura Theodore’s effervescent personality, and easy-to-prepare recipes.  Oh, and one of my favorite musical genres is jazz.

So, when

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Lemony Maple-Cranberry Muffins – A Jazzy Vegetarian Review and Recipe

It Started with Aunt Dot

One of my favorite childhood food memories is when my Russian Godmother, my Aunt Dot (famous for her amazing Fruit Cake) would make the most mouth-watering potato cheese pierogis and cabbage pierogis. They were absolutely addictive. One thousand was not enough and one was

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Potato Cheese Pierogi – The Quest To Get It Just Right!

VNO – A Vegan Treat!

Vegan Night Out here in the Sedona/Verde Valley area has become a much-anticipated event.  While we are known as one of the premiere vacation destinations in the world for its natural beauty and outdoor activities, vegan dining has not necessarily historically been in the

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The Farside Bistro – A Breakdown of Our Vegan Night Out Came to Be!

Unexpected company just arrived, and you need a quick, yet elegant, dessert to rustle up?  No worries.  This Chocolate Mousse recipe has you covered, using items that you might well have in your pantry and fridge.

Now, don’t get deterred if you don’t have blackberry-ginger vinegar.  Use

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Blackberry-Ginger Scented Chocolate Mousse

This delicious recipe is a riff on my Italian grandmother’s Easter Rice Pie, which was laden with 3 pounds of ricotta and a dozen eggs, not to mention the extraordinary amount of sugar.  I’ve veganified it, and added the dried fruit and chocolate chips.  You can change it

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Zesty Vegan Citrus-Scented Rice Cake – An Easter Alternative

It All Started With Shoes …

Last week, my friend, Judith, and I had the pleasure of driving down to the Valley (as in the Phoenix metropolitan area) and spend a couple of days traipsing about.

While we did some major scoring on the shoe front, we also spent much

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Vegan Dining Down In The Valley – Phoenix Restaurants

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Nothing says I love you like Mostly-Raw Devilishly-Dark Chocolate Cake Truffles!

These quick and easy treats are absolutely delicious and decadent – prefect when you need to impress that special someone.  Dark chocolate cake truffles are a surefire winner and they take practically no time at

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Mostly-Raw Devilishly-Dark Chocolate Cake Truffles

You might be thinking, hum, a little late for this recipe.  Would have been nice to have it for New Year’s Day, and you’re probably right about that.  However, this is such a yummy recipe that you’ll want to add this to your cadre of ‘go-to’ dishes. It

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Middle-Eastern-Style Hoppin’ John and Carrots over Wilted Spinach

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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