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Vegan Banana Bread–an easy recipe for baking dairy-free

vegan banana bread recipeIt’s amazing what you can find surfing Instagram. We’ve found several ideas to inspire our recipe development but in this instance, we found a whole recipe! 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 for this vegan banana bread calls for wheat flour, it also works well with rice flour to make a bread that’s both vegan and gluten free. We love this recipe not only for the scrumptious simplicity but because it stars banana. 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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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. Read more

Vegan for Fit by Attila Hildmann

Vegan for fit

Attila Hildmann has written a fantastic guide for individuals who are aiming to renew the health of their body.  Through his own experience he has developed a series of recipes that incorporate nutrient-rich ingredients Read more

Cooking in the Raw with Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein–a new raw cookbook

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Chef Charlie Trotter introduces a raw cookbook

In 1999 Chef Juliano Brotman debuted his firs raw food recipe book, Raw: The Uncook Book. But it took almost five years for raw foods to catch on. This summer represents an American raw food craze due in a large part because of a new raw food manual bearing famed chef Charlie Trotter’s name.

Not known for raw cuisine, Trotter partnered with chef Roxanne Klein, owner of America’s only upscale raw food restaurant, Roxanne, to produce a delectable coffee table book on “cooking” raw.

The book covers the basics of raw food preparation, including dehydrating and juicing before it launches into soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Most of the food is that of the health nut; there’s a bunch of foraging for fruits and seeds. (See page 86 for the marinated artichokes, turnips and beets with date and cranberry puree). But as the recipes get more complex, they showcase the arrays of flavors, textures and colors only found in nature’s pallette. Some, like bleeding heart radish ravioli with yellow tomato sauce even get a little sexy. While they may not make your lover swoon, raw foods, generally light and easy on the digestive system, lend themselves to an evening of seduction.