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Quick ‘n’ Easy Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff

Easy, Breezy, Stroganoff Looking for an easy-breezy dinner that is hearty, full of flavor, and versatile?  Look no further.  I present you with my spur-of-the-moment Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff. Tonight, it will be served adorning a baked potato and a splash of fresh...
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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National Pigs in a Blanket Day

National Pigs in a Blanket Day

The only pigs I wish to see in a blanket are sweet, cute, cuddly sentient beings lovingly lavishing and basking in the warmth of a fleece blanket. Yet, today is a national celebration of a food item which exemplifies the tolerance of phraseology, etc., which minimizes...

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Tattoo Time!! The Mark of a TRUE Vegan

Tattoo Time!! The Mark of a TRUE Vegan

Let's Talk Tattoos! I LOVE BEING VEGAN!  For me, it is not just a diet, it is a lifestyle that embraces the practice of AHIMSA. So, for the longest while, I’ve been wanting to add to my tattoo collection.  I already have four of them, in three of the four most common...

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Blackberry-Ginger Scented Chocolate Mousse

Blackberry-Ginger Scented Chocolate Mousse

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...

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Tourlou Tourlou – Feelin’ Greek This Week

Tourlou Tourlou – Feelin’ Greek This Week

I was writing my recipes for my New Year’s Resolution Diet Be Gone culinary class and wanted to come up with a dish that would speak to the Mediterranean Diet and the Greek Blue Zone. I was thinking, some sort of stew; so I googled Greek stew.  There was literally no...

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Meringue Cookies Done the Vegan Way!

Meringue Cookies Done the Vegan Way!

Looking for a way to use that garbanzo bean liquid (aka Aquafaba) that will impress everyone with little effort on your part?  Well, do I have a recipe for you! Meringue Cookies - done the vegan way! [mpprecipe-recipe:23] Be sure to Follow Linda on Facebook for more...

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Chocolate-Covered Spike Jellies & Dehydrating

Chocolate-Covered Spike Jellies & Dehydrating

An "On-the-Fly" Recipe This was a fun recipe that I created “on the fly” because I was hosting the Sedona Garden Club; and the topic I was speaking on was “Dehydrating”.  Now, as I always say, “my Excalibur dehydrator must do more than make kale chips”.  I wanted to...

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Holiday Entertaining – Made Simple and Easy

Holiday Entertaining – Made Simple and Easy

The Holiday Bookends Class As you might know, I provide Vegan Boutique Culinary Demonstrations and Tastings. In keeping with the season, the class on December 4 was Holiday Bookends – Savory Starts and Fragrant Finishes.  Thirteen students gathered for a Holiday...

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Free-Form Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Vegetable Tart

Free-Form Moroccan-Spiced Roasted 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...

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British Afternoon Tea

British Afternoon Tea

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...

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Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Magic Bars

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Magic Bars

Happy Halloween! 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,...

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Quick ‘n’ Easy Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff

Easy, Breezy, Stroganoff Looking for an easy-breezy dinner that is hearty, full of flavor, and versatile?  Look no further.  I present you with my spur-of-the-moment Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff. Tonight, it will be served adorning a baked potato and a splash of fresh...
Can you Say Cake? Now Can You Say Fruit Cake!

Can you Say Cake? Now Can You Say Fruit Cake!

It’s already DECEMBER!!! Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun. Since December is National Fruit Cake Month, I thought this would be the perfect time to re-share my Veganified version of Aunt Dot’s Fruit Cake. Plus, just for giggles, I wanted to share this short news...

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Lavender – and Oldie, but a Goodie!

Lavender – and Oldie, but a Goodie!

A few years ago, I wrote a blog all about Lavender and how it's gone beyond just an air freshener scent! You'll find below my blog from June, 2013. with a great recipe for Lavender Shortbread Cookies! Enjoy! So, we all know how wonderful lavender smells, right?  It...

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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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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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