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Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

It’s COVID-19 time and we’ve been staying at home for almost six weeks. I’ve been cooking almost every day. In fact, in six weeks we’ve ordered take-out meals exactly twice. All this time at home has me making dishes I haven’t made in years and trying some dishes I’ve never made before. That’s the case…

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Avocado Slaw

Coleslaw is easy to make and can take a variety of forms based on the dressing. This version features my Creamy Avocado Dressing mixed with finely shredded cabbage and carrots. It’s the perfect companion to a Mexican or traditional Guatemalan entrée. This dressing keeps well in the refrigerator for a day or two. If you…

No Oil | Recipes | Sauces

Instant Pot Mushroom Gravy (Vegan)

This year some friends hosted a vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner. It was a lovely gathering with a table full of vegan-friendly dishes, and the first time in years I didn’t make the whole Thanksgiving meal myself. Ahhhh. Among the dishes I contributed were a cashew-based “cheese” ball, pecan pie, and sweet potato dish made with pineapple…

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Arugula Pesto (Vegan)

I first had this dish when my dad made it for me. He was looking for a vegan dish that everyone in the family might enjoy, and this arugula pesto certainly is a crowd-pleaser. My dad found the recipe on the Food Network website. Whenever we get a nice bunch of arugula, this is the…

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Creamy Avocado Dressing (vegan)

This simple Creamy Avocado Dressing is one of our favorites. The creaminess comes entirely from avocados and non-dairy milk: refined oils need not apply. It’s wonderful on green salad, coleslaw, or with our Tropical Vegetable Salad. It also makes a great topping for Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers. Or you can just sit and eat it…

Gluten Free | No Oil | Recipes | Sides

Cranberry Orange Sauce

This year at Thanksgiving, the unthinkable happened: there were no fresh cranberries to be had. Apparently cranberries just didn’t make it to Guatemala this year, so my grandmother’s Cherried Cranberry recipe was off the table (so to speak). I couldn’t stand the idea of canned cranberries, so I bought a small bag of dried cranberries and…