In these times of stay-at-home orders across the globe, many of us find ourselves relying, more and more, on meals coming from our pantry.

I arose the other morning with a desire to have something comforting, warming my soul equally as much as my physical body. Immediately, I knew exactly

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Hearty Pantry Breakfast from Across the Globe – Indian Poha & Masala Chai

When the chocolate craving bug bites, do you find yourself reaching for that all too inviting bar of dark chocolate stashed at the back of your pantry? Hey, it happens! I had such a moment recently, and remembered I have a wonderful little recipe for chocolate mousse, which sounded much more fun! It may be a little less “instant gratification” than that chocolate bar, but it is oh so worth it! 

And, if you’re thinking of using this recipe for entertaining and want that little candied ginger pizazz I mention below, check out my recipe for sugar-free candied/crystallized ginger here!

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Chocolate Pick-Me-Up – Because it’s Tuesday!

During Martin Luther King’s Birthday weekend, I participated in the Sedona VegFest as an Exhibitor (that’s me on the right-hand side representing the Meetup Group that I founded/organize, Verde Valley Vegans). It was an exciting weekend, having the opportunity to meet so many like-minded, wonderful, and interesting people.

As is typical of me, conversations tend to shift towards the direction of food and recipes. One of the lovely participants (who requested to remain anonymous but gave me permission to share her recipe), told me about one of her family’s heirloom recipes for a Gingerbread Cake. It was not at all vegan; however, she successfully veganized it; and shared it with me so I could share it with you.

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3-Ginger Gingerbread Cake

I love candied ginger. In baking, it just brings the flavor up some many notches. But, for the individual who prefers/needs to reduce/eliminate sugar, it has been locked down onto the “Do Not Use” category of ingredients……that is, until now….

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Sugar-Free Candied/Crystallized Ginger