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Vegan Whole Grain Waffles

When I first went vegan, I was told it was impossible to make vegan waffles. The waffle overlords said waffles couldn’t exist without eggs. Wrongy-wrong-wrong! This is my favorite waffle recipe, which uses flax seed as an egg substitute. The waffles are light, crisp, and delicious. I love this recipe because everything is pulsed together…

Gluten Free | Main Dishes | Recipes

Vegan Pasta Alfredo

My family loves pasta. I’m always trying new pasta dishes that are low in fat but still satisfy my dad, who loves high-fat, creamy dishes. This vegan pasta alfredo fits the bill perfectly! It comes together quickly and is incredibly satisfying. It does have some oil to make a roux for the sauce, so keep…

Recipes | Vegan Lifestyle

Vegan Peanut Butter Dog Treats

A while back I posted my version of vegan dog food. Amitu, the queen of the household, likes her homemade food, but her favorite food snack is the vegan peanut butter dog treats. I was in Mexico, preparing the paperwork to bring Amitu to Guatemala with me, when I saw a fundraising table for a local dog…

Condiments | No Oil | Recipes

Best Vegan Mayo (Tofu Based)

I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise. When I still lived in California I avoided mayo, mostly because of the fat content. If I really needed some for a specialty dish, I could run to the store and pick up some Veganaise–something I can’t do here in Guatemala. Since my dad’s favorite late night snack is…

Recipes | Vegan Cheeses

Our Favorite Smoky Vegan Cheese

For many plant-based eaters, cheese was the hardest food to give up. How many people have you heard say “I would be vegan but I just can’t give up cheese!” After much trial and error, this is the recipe that makes people say “I could be vegan with this!” Yes, it’s our favorite smoky vegan…

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Cornmeal Pizza Crust

I’ve been making pizza since my teenage years. I always struggled with getting a nice, thin, crisp crust that isn’t tough and over-baked. Then I went to a vegan restaurant in Guadalajara, Mexico, that served a pizza with a cornmeal crust. It was crunchy without being tough. It was flavorful without overpowering the toppings. It inspired…

Breakfast and Brunch | Recipes

Our favorite vegan pancakes

When a family with two children stayed at Lake Villa Guatemala a few years ago, they asked for pancakes for breakfast. At that point I hadn’t experimented with vegan pancakes, and I wanted something that was fast and easy. I found a recipe for 5 Minute Vegan Pancakes on food.com, and started playing. These are…

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The Best Vegan Pizza I’ve Made

Today is Father’s Day in Guatemala, and tomorrow is my dad’s 80th birthday. I decided to make a pizza to kick off our weekend of celebrations, and the result was the best pizza I’ve ever made. Ever. My omnivore dad and my almost-vegan husband agreed that it was spectacular. I’ve tried all kinds of vegan…

Gluten Free | No Oil | Recipes | Salads

Wilted Cucumber Salad

When I first became vegetarian in the 1970s, one of my favorite cookbooks was the Moosewood Cookbook. When it’s younger sibling, The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, came out, I wanted to love it. But love never blossomed between us and I gave away my copy years ago. Recently, though, a friend introduced me to a recipe…

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Gwyneth’s Favorite Granola Revisited

A group of women in Santiago Atitlan got together recently, and our theme for the evening was our “tried and true” recipes. There were many yummy dishes, but the one that stayed with me was the “favorite granola” recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow. My husband loves granola: he would happily eat it every day. I’ve made granola…