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Main Street Vegan - English Muffins with Hollandaise

Hot Off The Press!!! – Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook & Holiday Vegan Brunch

The Cookbook!

Victoria Moran (author of many books, including The Main Street Vegan, and JL Fields (author The Vegan Air Fryer: The healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors” and soon to be re-released Vegan Pressure Cooking) have collaborated with over 100 Main Street Vegan Academy Lifestyle Coaches and Educators to create The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, which is not only an extraordinary repertoire of mouthwatering vegan dishes but is also a celebration of what it means to live a vegan lifestyle, not just eat a plant-based diet.  Regardless of where you fit in with a vegan lifestyle, I promise you will find this elegantly-illustrated, information-packed book more than just your ordinary cookbook.

Holiday Vegan Brunch

To celebrate its much-anticipated arrival on the shelves (and just in time for Holiday gifting, I might add),  I did a Holiday Vegan Brunch at the Whole Foods in Sedona, AZ this past Saturday.

In addition to delighting 27 guests to Vegan Eggs Benedict Florentine with Air-Fried Rosemary-Scented Home Fries, I performed a culinary demonstration, showing them how they can create, with ease, the English Muffins (with all those very same nooks and crannies that the well-known store brand is known for), vegan eggs, Hollandaise sauce, creamed spinach, and air-fried home fries.  All five recipes are my own original recipes.  The recipes for both the English Muffins and Hollandaise sauce appear in The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, on pages 50-51 and page 65 respectively.

Since the event took place in the restaurant area, at least another 25-30 people joined us as observers of the demo.

Let’s Talk More About the Cookbook …

Two other original recipes of mine, the Divinely Decadent Chocolate Stout Cake and Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Cookies, are also included in this most valuable resource that should be in everyone’s kitchen.

The book starts with Jane Velez-Mitchell’s Forward.  Book-ending the luscious chapters of delectable recipes are chapters covering all aspects of living a vegan lifestyle.

In addition to a plethora of plant-based, vegan recipes (there’s more than 100 recipes), the book abounds with Coaching Tips, from guidance/clarification regarding ingredients, to kitchen hacks, to Sustainable Fashion Choices, to name only a scant few.

And the photos!!! Oh my! Jackie Sobon’s deftness with a camera has the food jumping right off the page, aiming straight for my five senses.

This book is definitely destined to become one of those go-to, always have at the ready, resources for anyone and everyone interested in preparing delicious vegan food.

Victoria Moran MainStreetVegan.net

JL Fields JLGoesVegan.com

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To Purchase the Book:  Amazon

VEGANIFICATION – (Linda Voorhis)

Linda’s Recipes

Find me on the following pages of The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook

  • Linda’s English Muffins – recipe & tip – p.50-51
  • Veganification Hollandaise – recipe & tip – p.65
  • Divinely Decadent Chocolate Stout Cake – recipe p219-220, photo pgs, 202, 218, 272
  • Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Cookies – recipe p.214
  • Meet Your Coach – p. 268

Thanksgiving Wishes for a Very Happy, Healthy, and Harmless Holiday!

Thanksgiving Ideas – including Cranberries!

Need some help with coming up with some delicious Thanksgiving offerings?  No need to look any further. Below are eleven website links with a plethora or Vegan Thanksgiving options.  Two of them are even gluten-free.

Do you eat a whole-food, plant-based diet with no added fats/oils…check out the Forks Over Knives link.

Ah, gluten-free … there’s not one, but two websites for you!

So, after you peruse these excellent resources, scroll down for my quick and easy, oh-so-scrumptious Cranberry Walnut Orange Sauce. Continue reading Thanksgiving Wishes for a Very Happy, Healthy, and Harmless Holiday!

Free-Form Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Vegetable Tart

Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Tart - ready to bake
Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Tart

Looking for a show-stopping appetizer for your Holiday dinner party that will have everyone thinking you toiled over it for hours on end (but really didn’t—shhhh, I won’t tell!) This Free-Form Savory Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Tart will fit the bill exquisitely, I promise!

While this recipe may look like it has lots of steps, trust me…it’s really easy to make. Additionally, you can prepare the individuals components and park them until you are ready for the assemblage and baking. Continue reading Free-Form Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Vegetable Tart

British Afternoon Tea

Channeling my Julia (as in Child and faux pearls)

Before I start telling you about my recent culinary demonstration, I must clarify a frequent misnomer about the event which we have come to refer to as ‘High Tea’. It actually isn’t a true ‘High Tea’ at all. In fact, High Tea is something quite different from the regal British tea, properly referred to as ‘Afternoon Tea’. Continue reading British Afternoon Tea

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Magic Bars

Happy Halloween!

Volunteer Garden Pumpkin

This time of year always make me think, “PUMPKIN”. I adore that amazing vegetable. This summer, our garden gifted up with two absolutely beautiful pumpkins, both volunteers as we did not plant them. What a lovely surprise. So, the question remained, what to do with them?

Well, there’s always the ubiquitous pumpkin pie but you probably already have a plethora of recipes for one. And, at least for me, one can never have too much chocolate.

My answer to the question became a Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Magic Bar….one spring form pan, a couple of quick recipes put into one pan, and viola! you have a multi-tiered dessert that is as impressive as it is luscious. Continue reading Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Magic Bars

Terri’s Butternut Squash Coconut Curry Stew with Tempeh

This is a recipe that my friend, Terri, developed many years ago. (You might recall that I wrote about Terri in my July 4, 2017 blog.)

In addition to be a wonderful friend, Terri was an avid vegan activist and excellent cook. She prided herself on her original recipes; and I was blessed enough to have her share this one with me.

I recently shared this recipe in one of my Veganification Boutique Culinary Demonstrations/Tastings, and everyone absolutely raved about it. Continue reading Terri’s Butternut Squash Coconut Curry Stew with Tempeh

Potato Leek Soup with Pickled Onions, Croutons, & MicroGreens

As the sun sets here in the Sedona area, the crisp air settles in.  Perfect time for a warm bowl of soup.

I love how the fragrant aroma permeates the kitchen when a pot of soup is on the stove.  It’s comforting.  It’s home.  It’s the anticipation of dinner.

I went to the farmer’s market.  The plethora of autumn harvest vegetables had me spellbound. As I perused the bounty, I saw It!  There it was! My inspiration for tonight’s dinner! Continue reading Potato Leek Soup with Pickled Onions, Croutons, & MicroGreens

The Predicaments With Prickly Pears

For those of us who remember Star Trek, The Trouble With Tribbles provided figurative thorns in Captain Kirk’s side. Not to dissimilar is the predicament with prickly pears, except that they provide literal thorns.

Prickly pear cacti, a member of the opuntia genus, abound here in the Southwest. The cactus itself is a paddle with spines. In the summer, they first burst with beautiful flowers, and by mid-September, they are bearing the most fascinating fruit, aka Indian fig. When ripe, its skin is a vibrantly-rich maroon thick exterior ensconced with even more spines. These spines are hair-like prickles, the smaller ones almost invisible to the naked eye; and the more mature ones looking like barbs ready to strike. Touch one, and those almost invisible spines will not-so-politely remove themselves from the prickly pear and insert themselves into your penetrable skin. And that’s when the fun begins. Ah, but I am getting ahead of myself. Continue reading The Predicaments With Prickly Pears

Easy Entertaining — Dinner Party Soiree Made Easy

Charuterie Platter




I absolutely adore entertaining and feeding people. But I also want to enjoy their company when they arrive rather than being held captive in the kitchen, thus missing out on all the lively conversation.

If you’re like me, I have just the answer for you! A vegan charcuterie platter and a make-ahead entrée. Continue reading Easy Entertaining — Dinner Party Soiree Made Easy

Fresh Bing Cherry Tart

Looking for a quick and easy dessert? It really doesn’t get much simplier than this one, especially with the wonderful fruits that are in season. A fresh fruit tart with a cookie crumb crust and a custard filling is just the thing to whip up when you need a dessert with only a couple hours notice. Continue reading Fresh Bing Cherry Tart