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Fennel and Tangerine Salad with Arugula and Sweet Onion

fennel and tangerine saladIf you love salad, winter can be a hard time of year. No plump, juicy tomatoes to decorate your plate. (Pity, since some say tomato is the original fruit of temptation.) The lack of peaches, basil, fresh little gem lettuces and summer squashes could get any salad lover down. Read more

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Morning Mango Nice Cream Recipe

Vegan Morning Mango Nice Cream RecipeWe found this recipe while hunger surfing Instagram. It was so simple and perfect that the author, theglowingfridge, was able to post the entire recipe in the comments–now that’s our kind of weekday breakfast recipe! Although we don’t actively promote a vegan lifestyle, we love the philosophy and approach of the author, a health and nutrition writer and creator of The Glowing Fridge. Read more

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Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

vegan banana bread recipeIt’s amazing what you can find while trolling Instagram! This Instagram find came from elyonlylyablolus, one of the authors of the blog Plaisir Vegan, a site dedicated to simple techniques for vegan cooking. Although the original recipe calls for wheat flour, you can always use rice flour to make it both vegan and gluten free. We love this recipe not only for the scrumptious simplicity but because it stars banana. Read more


A Great Green Smoothie–drink your veggies!

A great green smoothie recipe from Romancing the Stove by Amy Reiley

green smoothieWe originally published this recipe in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. You can see how it would make a perfect St. Pat’s breakfast in bed. But this Casanova Smoothie from my cookbook Romancing the Stove, makes a great jump start to the day any time of year. Read more

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Recipe for an Aphrodisiac Vegan Burger

vegan burger recipeThis vegan burger recipe comes to us from our own nutrition guru, Delahna Flagg, who is currently working on a vegan project with Pamela Anderson.

Sure, veggie burgers have been done. But this time, the vegan burger has an aphrodisiac spin. Blending oven-dried mushrooms with quinoa, brazil nuts and spice, it offers a stimulating sensation for every one of your taste buds. (Is your mouth watering yet?)

vegan burger recipe

Recipe for a Vegan Burger

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 4


  • 10 button or crimini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cups Brazil nuts
  • 1 green bell pepper halved, seeded and cored
  • 1- in section of ginger peeled
  • 1 cups quinoa
  • 1 tsp Hot mustard powder
  • 3 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 seeded hamburger bun
  • your favorite burger fixings (if you're not concerned with keeping the burger vegetarian we recommend experimenting with oyster sauce--also aphrodisiac--for a unique taste treat.)


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Dehydrate mushrooms in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  3. Turn oven temperature up to 450 degrees.
  4. Using a food processor, grind the nuts until they begin to turn to nut butter.
  5. To the food processor, add the dehydrated mushrooms, bell pepper, ginger, quinoa, hot mustard powder, black pepper, cayenne and salt. Chop all the ingredients until they almost make a paste. Drain any excess water.
  6. Form 4 burger patties and transfer to a baking sheet
  7. Bake the burgers for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve as you would your favorite burger.