Tortellini with Clary Sage and Rosemary Essential Oils

Tortellini with Clary Sage and Rosemary Essential Oils

As a child, I remember my mom making tortellini during the holiday season and occasionally on Sundays. It was a tradition in Italy to prepare delicious and elaborate dishes to celebrate the day. And I was always there, sitting in front of my mom, watching her rolling the dough and listening to the radio while …

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Vegan Crab Cakes

zucchini crab cakes vegan

Summer isn’t over, right? Okay, good. So when you’re done listening to summer jams and hanging out at the beach, round up the last of this season’s zucchini and make these vegan crab cakes. They are awesome. As much as I love spending long hours by the Long Island Sound, seeing all the people fishing on …

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Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

These cookies are so good that at least three different countries claim them as their own; although I always knew them as Mexican Wedding Cakes, they’re apparently also known as Russian Tea Cakes and Italian Butter Nuts. But as I’m inclined to say: a rose by any other name…. If you haven’t tried them before, these cookies are very …

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7 Vegan Foods to Naturally Boost Your Energy

foods for energy

We’ve all experienced it before- that groggy feeling in the morning where we practically have to drag ourselves through those first few hours. Or maybe you find it hard to keep your eyes open a few hours after lunch. Whatever the case may be, there are times when we simply need to boost our energy. …

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Homemade Applesauce

vegan applesauce recipe

Applesauce is one of the staples of my freezer. I always have some on hand to use as a binder/egg replacer in bars and cookies, make applesauce muffins, and spoon over pierogies and latkes. Apple season is finally upon us, so I figured I’d walk you through my steps for processing and preserving this versatile ingredient. If you …

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Vegan Oven-Baked Potato Croquettes

potato croquettes baked

This is my version of potato croquettes, which I used to enjoy a lot, but until recently had not eaten for some years. This recipe  is a more unusual way of cooking potatoes, and they go with anything. A croquette is usually made from minced meat, potatoes or other vegetables, seasoned, rolled into a small …

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Vegan Butterfinger Candy

Vegan Butterfinger Candy

When I was little, my brothers and I would go trick-or-treating together, and when we got home, we’d pour our respective hauls out of their pillowcases. We’d organize our candy by type, putting everything in order of personal preference. Then the bartering began. Piece by piece, we’d trade off the things we didn’t like until …

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Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup

For someone raised Gentile, I have always had an inexplicable love of matzo. It probably has something to do with never having been forced to eat the stuff for days on end, but whatever: I’m into it. You know what else I’m into? This matzo ball soup. Although boxed matzoh ball mix is often vegan, it …

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Vegan Caramel Peanut Popcorn (Cracker Jack)

are cracker jacks vegan

I’m always blown away by the prices people are willing to pay for flavored popcorn. Seriously, popcorn is so easy to make, and it’s super cheap to boot! So when I found out that a friend was a big fan of Cracker Jack, I set out to make some comparable caramel peanut popcorn. Honestly, I probably haven’t …

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Thai Curries: Red, Green, or Yellow

is red curry spicy

I absolutely love Thai cuisine, especially Thai curries, green, red, yellow, I love them all. I love that they’re packed full of fresh and vibrant ingredients and, I especially love the warmth from the chillies, it’s so comforting and satisfying. Understandably, a lot of diners are confused as to what the differences are between green, …

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