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BBQ Meatball Sliders with Cucumber Radish Slaw

This coming Sunday is a big deal in America (to some). It’s the day when some sportsball team plays another sportsball team in a battle to the death! Ok, maybe there is no literal killing involved but it’s supposedly a showdown of epic proportions that only men wearing tight pants and huge fake shoulders could pull off.
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Apple & Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash & VeeV Sage Cider

A couple months ago I was contacted by VeeV and asked if I wanted to make a dish to pair with one of their signature cocktails for an upcoming feature. Without hesitation I gave them an emphatic YES! I love VeeV. As you may remember, during the month of September I made weekly cocktails using this earth-friendly Açaí Spirit: my take on a mojito, pomegranate ginger concoction, citrusy basil spritzer and a warm apple cider. Needless to say I was stoked at the chance to work with VeeV!! 
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Potato Zucchini Corn Fritters

My first attempt at making fritters! I admit, I was calling these fritters in my head the entire time I was making them with no actual idea what a fritter was, technically. It just felt right. So before I posted this I Googled “fritter” and hot damn! I was right! It must be some inherent knowledge passed through my Southern blood line. 
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Gluten-Free Apple Tartlets w/ Coconut Whipped Cream

It’s not quite Fall yet, and it doesn’t even feel remotely Fall-like in Southern California but I’ve been craving Fall flavors like crazy. It could be all the hubbub over the damn pumpkin flavored everything in stores and coffee shops (I have nothing against pumpkin, it just seems like overkill to me – much like shops putting up Christmas decorations before summer is even over). Anyhoo…back to Fall flavors.
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“Fat Ape” Mocha Banana Ice Cream

Last week was my first attempt at making banana “ice cream” – blending frozen bananas until they are creamy and smooth – and I was actually pretty shocked at how good it was! Upon first bite I was completely reminded of one of my favorite pre-vegan ice creams – Chunky Monkey and knew I could very easily and cheaply make my own version for Vegan MoFo.
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Spaghetti Squash & Kale Sauté

I’m not used to cooking for more than two people, but this past weekend I was at my mom’s place and found myself making dinner for five. Given that I was the only vegan, I wanted to make it tasty but still keep it in my cheap, gluten-free MoFo theme. Everyone loves quinoa and kale, right? Right. So I went with that…threw in a little extra stuff here and there and voila! Family meal.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie & Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ok y’all – I had a rough week and usually when I’m having a bad time I turn to sweets. I figured this would be a great opportunity to channel my sweet craving into a Vegan MoFo theme post! What could I do on the cheap that was gluten-free and really hit the spot?
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Kale Chickpea Tomato Hash

Happy First Day of Vegan MoFo 2013 y’all!! This is my second year participating and I was stupid ambitious enough to pick a theme this time around. All of my Vegan MoFo posts will be gluten-free and cheap! I always hear from non-vegans that one of things holding them back from making the switch is that they think it’s super expensive to go vegan. Not true.
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Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls with Coconut Glaze

It has been a long standing tradition in my family to have big ooey gooey cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning. It really is the only time of year I indulge in them, as much as I love ’em. After going vegan, and then gluten-free, it seemed like I would just have to sit back and watch everyone else partake in the festivities while I cried into a bowl of granola. But not anymore…
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