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Spinach and Kale Gnocchi with mushrooms and red peppers in a cream sauce

Back before I had a kid, I used to make gnocchi fairly often. This was long before I was vegan, but still, I’ve always been trying to eat less meat. After I had a kid, I guess I decided it was too much work, so it’s been at least 14 …

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Black-owned vegan restaur...

People always seem to wonder, what do vegans eat? If you’re lucky enough to live in Chicago there are more…

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Nashville...

My friend Laurie had a film accepted into the Defy Film Festival in Nashville, TN and asked me and Stella…

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    You can help save the environment, just stop buying bottled water

    Every time I go to the grocery store, I see people piling large amounts of packaged water into their carts. No matter if I go to my local co-op or the local grocery chain. People just seem addicted to water in bottles.  Even at the office of my last job …

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    Pantry staples

    A well-stocked pantry is important for a successful vegan diet. If you have the staples in the pantry and a handful of nutritious fruits and veggies in the fridge, you can easily pull together a healthy plant-based meal in no time. I think many people fear a vegan diet because …

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    Bagels, a journey

    When I spend my money eating out, I want something that I can’t make at home. Bagels are a good example of this. Bread in general. I just don’t have the time or schedule to fit bread-making into my life. Well, I didn’t until shelter in place happened. At first, …

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    Garbanzo bean salad sandwich

    A while ago I tried making a garbanzo bean salad from a recipe I found online, I wasn’t a fan and didn’t try again until recently. People like to swap the beans out for tuna, but it’s really such a different texture that I’m hesitant with going so far as …

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    Liquid soap and refillable soap dispenser

    A refillable soap dispenser is a great zero-waste, minimal impact, eco-friendly choice! When you have kids things get very messy, very fast. Our soap bars were turning to mush and I was getting tired of cleaning up the thing that was supposed to be keeping us clean. Plus, as my …