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Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Food has always been a big nostalgic trigger for me. Certain meals can conger up memories of family meals and the comfort that went along with them. One of my very favorite meals growing up was creamy, mushroomy stroganoff. Even as an adult when I was going to visit my mom and she would ask if I wanted anything special for dinner, 9 times out of 10 my answer would be stroganoff.
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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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Potato Kale Leek Soup

The last time I made soup, I had to do an intricate blender dance in order to get everything mixed together nicely. Pour half the hot soup into the blender, blend, pour into another bowl, pour the rest of the mix into the blender, blend, pour back into pot along with the first batch and then continue to cook. It felt like one of those mind puzzles from an I.Q. test and I realized then that I could definitely make good use of an immersion blender. Luckily, I got one for Christmas and I knew right away I wanted to attempt another soup.
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Spinach & Artichoke Wontons

Holiday season is in full swing and whether you’re throwing the shindigs or attending them, these spinach and artichoke wontons are the perfect party food. Bring them to a potluck or offer to provide some vegan treats if you’re going to an omnivore party and wow everyone there with how amazing vegan appetizers can be!
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Spicy Potato Stew

Soups and stews are the epitome of comfort food to me. There’s something about a steaming bowl of soup with the aromas wafting in front of my face that brings me so much joy. I even have a happy soup song I sing (and sometimes there’s a dance to go along with it). Tortilla, lentil, tomato, black bean….if it has the word soup after, I’m probably going to be all over it. 
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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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Warm Black Bean & Kale Salad

You guys know I like to keep it real so let me just start off by saying Vegan MoFo wore me out, big time! Doing 27 posts in one month is a lot of work. Planning recipes, grocery shopping, cooking, plating, taking pictures, editing pictures and writing the posts takes up a ton of time. Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast and it totally got my creative juices flowing, but I really needed a break after all that!
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