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Make These Luscious Vegan Chocolate Treats for Your Valentine

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
February 7, 2014
File under: Dairy Free, Gluten-free, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and no occasion is more appropriate for making delectable homemade candy for loved ones. While heart-shaped boxes of chocolates line the shelves this time of year, homemade candy is a heartfelt expression of love and friendship.

And have I got a quick and easy drop dead delicious recipe that sets aside all of the tedious “bonbon dipping, temperature checking, double boiler” cooking action so prevalent in traditional candy cookery.

This delightful recipe defies the typical turtle candy making method. Traditional ingredients include heavy cream or evaporated milk, butter, corn syrup and white refined sugar. Oftentimes caramel and pecan halves are covered with a mixture of melted chocolate chips and shortening. Hardens the arteries just thinking about it.

Tasty Tosteds Turtles are a one-bowl wonder that is sure to become a family favorite long after those Valentine Roses have been pressed. …read more of Make These Luscious Vegan Chocolate Treats for Your Valentine here

 
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Delicious Curried Vegetable Bisque, Quick and Easy

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 21, 2013
File under: Dairy Free, Healthy Eating, Recipes

I have been making soymilk in my own kitchen for more than a decade and for me, there is nothing that compares to the flavor of fresh, delicious homemade soymilk.

Not even the premium refrigerator brands, such as Silk and Soy Dream come close to the flavor and texture of my homemade soymilk.

I have always used an automatic soymilkmaker and with my new SoyaJoy G4, I can make almost half a gallon of soymilk in about 20 minutes.  And it is heavenly!

Making creamy-rich soymilk that blows away anything you could buy is easy and economical; I simply add presoaked premium Laura Beans to the SoyaJoy canister with water and press start. It’s as easy as making coffee!

I generally soak soybeans overnight. If I don’t make milk in the morning, I just drain the beans and set them aside in a covered container in the refrigerator for a day or so until it is more convenient.

I have just discovered that I can make really amazing soup in my new SoyaJoy, equally effortlessly. …read more of Delicious Curried Vegetable Bisque, Quick and Easy here

 
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Fabulous Fudge Bars – Quick and Easy

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
July 13, 2013
File under: Dairy Free, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Many of us grew up with fudge bars and loved them!

However, as we left childhood behind and committed to the invigorating, slimming and delicious plant based diet, fudge bars were left behind, as vegan fudge bars are practically non-existent.  There is one brand I am aware of that costs about $1.50 a bar and that is if you can find them.

Don’t give up yet … it’s really easy to make your own frozen bars at home in just five minutes at a cost of only about fifty cents a bar.

A typical packaged fudge bar contains unhealthy ingredients, such as, dairy products, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), alkali processed cocoa, carrageenan, artificial flavors and a host of other additives.[1] …read more of Fabulous Fudge Bars – Quick and Easy here

 
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Cherry Noodle Kugel – Luscious Low Fat and Vegan

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 9, 2012
File under: Dairy Free, Entertaining, Recipes, Vegan

Cherry Noodle Kugel is an outstanding rendition of a wonderful classic. Surprisingly easy to make, this festive dessert kugel makes a stunning presentation.

Creamy puddings, custards and pie fillings have one thing in common, dairy products. However, these are the ingredients that contribute unnecessary fat, saturated fat, calories and cholesterol to the nutritional bottom line.

Prepared in the traditional fashion, a simple pudding can add an unhealthy level of fat and calories to the menu.  However, if you think that steering clear of dairy means giving up your favorite dishes, you’re in for a delicious surprise.

In my kitchen, delectably dairy-free rich tasting desserts rarely exceed one gram of fat per serving and contain absolutely no cholesterol. …read more of Cherry Noodle Kugel – Luscious Low Fat and Vegan here

 
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Best Vegan Breakfasts, Tasty and Satisfying

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
September 21, 2012
File under: Dairy Free, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Finding the right kind of healthy, simple and  delicious breakfast to keep you full and flying high until lunch without piling the on the pounds is a wonderful trick to have up your sleeve.

Some breakfasts, such as cold cereal can digest too quickly and leave you feeling light-headed and flighty by mid-morning. Adding a handful of raw nuts to your morning cereal bowl helps, but you will most likely still burn out before lunch.

Traditional breakfast foods, such as eggs, bacon and hash browns are so heavy that they bog you down, can make you sleepy and certainly don’t promote a healthy lifestyle. …read more of Best Vegan Breakfasts, Tasty and Satisfying here

 
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