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Happy Vegan Couple: Chocolate Ice Cream (non-dairy, of course)

Delicious, Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream (Non-Dairy)

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  ​Set your timers: In about 5 minutes, you can make this delicious creamy chocolate ice cream. No need to run out to the store for a pint of ice cream; just gather your few ingredients and whip this up in your blender. This recipe will work best in a powerful blender like a Vitamix because it can make the te...

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Happy Vegan Couple: Banana-Oat Pancakes Cooking Video

Banana-Oat-Pancakes

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  Georgie made Denise these pancakes on her 65th birthday because she loves them so much. Out of several pancake recipes we tried, this is our absolute favorite. Oats make up the predominant ingredient and there are no oils in the recipe.  We adapted this recipe from one we found in Dr. Neal Barnard's bo...

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Happy Vegan Couple: Mac n Cheese Cooking Video

Happy Vegan Couple: Mac n Cheese Cooking Video

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  We have a great plant-based version of mac n cheese to share with you. We have adapted this recipe from one in the terrific book, "The Cheese Trap" by Dr. Neal Barnard, Director of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. This version is chock full of colorful veggies and the cheesy flavored sauce is amazi...

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Oats 101 - A Buyer's Guide to Choosing Oats

Oats 101 - A Buyer's Guide to Choosing Oats

Oats come in many different shapes and sizes -- rolled oats, steel-cut, oat groats, quick and instant. Sound confusing? What's the difference? If you're asking these questions, Lindsay Nixon, creator of Happy Herbivore is here to help. Her article, Oat Types, Rolled and More, describes each form of oat product and what purpose it serves in...

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Let the Chef and the Dietitian Inspire You!

Let the Chef and the Dietitian Inspire You!

You may already be familiar with Chef Abbie Jaye (Chef AJ) and Julieanna Hever; two multi-talented and well-known culinary instructors, speakers, authors and television personalities in the plant-based diet community -- but have you seen their 60+ episodes of The Chef and the Dietitian on YouTube? This lively duo not only demonstrates how to make quick...

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How to Make Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese

How to Make Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese

For most people, cheese was the hardest item to give up after making the switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet. This is no surprise, since cheese contains opiate-like compounds which are physically addictive. Although it may have been difficult to give up, avoiding any form of dairy will improve your health significantly! Many people wonder...

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Go "Straight-Up" for the Holidays!

Go "Straight-Up" for the Holidays!

It's often an intellectual decision to follow a whole-food plant-based, no-added-oil diet. We become convinced by logic and the weight of scientific evidence that this is the best path to optimal health. And then our practical side kicks in, and we wonder, "What will I eat? How will I cook?" This is an even more...

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Tips on Creating a Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

Tips on Creating a Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

Need some tips for preparing a whole-food, traditional Thanksgiving meal, but without the turkey? Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, "The Compassionate Cook" demonstrates many ways we can use plant foods as the centerpiece of our holiday meal. Stuffing squashes, using individual serving containers, layering foods, and meatless loaves are great ways to create a focal point for your...

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