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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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Southern Fried Tofu

My mama is from Texas. If you listen closely you can still hear the twang when she says things like “oven” and “lawyer”. We like to tease her about it. Her mother, my grandma, was a round, squishy woman with a bad ass attitude who smelled of cigarette smoke and Juicy Fruit gum, but man she could cook up a storm. Growing up I remember her making huge meals filled with butter, lard and fried…everything.
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Wild Mushroom Jambalaya

I’ve only been to Louisiana once, and it was for half a day as I was road tripping back home to California from Tennessee. It only took moments for me to fall in love with New Orleans though. The second I drove into the French Quarter I was awed by the beauty and the obvious history and culture contained within it. There was only time for one meal, and I was sad I didn’t have time to hunt down vegan Jambalaya, so the thought of it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple years now.
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Portobello Walnut Tacos w/Cilantro Lime Rice

I do have a love affair with tacos. Something about spicy Mexican flavors like cumin, garlic and chili powder-enhanced filling wrapped up in a soft corn tortilla just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I am constantly trying to come up with new taco recipes to satisfy my inherent need for them and my…
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Curried Lentils Over Jasmine Rice

I’ve decided to keep up with my current curry kick and bring you another recipe featuring my favorite spice. This time I’m going for curried lentils. I found this recipe on Wikihow and based my recipe off of it, only tweaking it slightly. I fell in love with lentils about 4 years ago when my stepmother Maria made a huge pot of lentil soup for Christmas. That soup is still one of the best I’ve had, ever. Now I’m sure I had lentils before that point, but they obviously didn’t make a huge impact on me because I can’t remember them before that moment. 
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Vegetable Curry Fried Rice

Two of my favorite dishes when dining at Asian restaurants are fried rice and yellow curry. 99.9% of the time I will order either one of those, rarely straying from the norm. I’m ok with that. I love them both so why risk ordering something I may not like when I can be a happy little camper chewing through a smile on my tried and true favorites?
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Beyond Meat Tacos with Peach Avocado Salsa

One uninspired evening I casually wandered into the grocery store down the street; with no plan in mind I found myself in front of the vegan foods section staring at a package of Beyond Meat. I’d been hearing all the buzz around this miracle meat alternative for awhile now and was super curious to try it out.
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