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10 Delightful Vegan Dishes for a Hearty and Delicious Holiday Buffet

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 22, 2015
File under: Entertaining, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Party Food, Recipes, Vegan

The average American gains at least a pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, which generally accrues over time.  A minute on the lips …and who knows how long on the hips! Vegans know that there is a far better way to celebrate that is as delectable for the palate as it is good for our health, the planet and the animals

I present here ten enticing dishes that will wow family and fiends!

Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos http://bit.ly/d4nqUA …read more of 10 Delightful Vegan Dishes for a Hearty and Delicious Holiday Buffet here

 
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Make Your Own Tempeh in Banana Leaves ~Easy, Tasty and Fun!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 23, 2015
File under: DIY, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Tempeh (tem-pay) is a traditional soyfood from Indonesia that has a chewy texture and hearty consistency made using a controlled fermenting process that binds whole soybeans into a rich cake with a nutty, smoky flavor.

Tempeh’s controlled fermentation of the whole soybean, make it the whole food choice high in dietary fiber, vitamins, and protein and tempeh is also a good source of vitamin B12.[1]

I always have the freshest, tastiest tempeh made with Laura Soybeans from Chambers Family Farms. Economical and easy to store, Laura Soybeans are non-GMO and the best soybeans for making tempeh without even a hint of beaniness.

Just two cups of Laura Soybeans make eight good size blocks of the most delicious tempeh, better than anything you could buy… and for pennies! …read more of Make Your Own Tempeh in Banana Leaves ~Easy, Tasty and Fun! here

 
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Black Bean Chili Chorizo, Hearty, Healthy and Flavorful

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 17, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Party Food, Recipes, Vegan

Gourmet ‘Chili Non Carne’ for the Texas Red Aficionado

Chili is a universal favorite and an easy one-pot wonder that feeds a crowd. ‘Chili Con Carne’ means peppers with meat and originated around 1850 with Texas cowboys, who slow cooked the spicy dish over the campfire.

The first known chili cook off took place at the Texas State Fair in 1952 and continues to this day in communities across the U.S.

In the Southwest, the concept and preparation of Chili varies region to region considerably. In New Mexico, chili is more of a stew, made with chili peppers and vegetables, with or without meat. …read more of Black Bean Chili Chorizo, Hearty, Healthy and Flavorful here

 
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Chill Out with Quick and Easy, Dairy-Free and Delicious Nice Cream

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
August 24, 2015
File under: Dairy Free, Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

No treat is as satisfying on a hot summer day as ice cream. This creamy frozen delight can cool the body and soothe the soul, however ice cream is very high in calories, fat and saturated fat and can put a considerable crimp in your diet.

No worries! You can enjoy rich tasting ice cream even if you are going for a great beach body or eating a heart-healthy, cruelty-free, or raw, plant-based diet. If you find that hard to believe, check out my nice cream.  Made with only one ingredient, you can make nice cream in a few minutes in your food processor or power-blender.

Peel and slice at least six medium ripe bananas. Place them in a plastic freezer bag and freeze.  Blend frozen fruit just until smooth into a creamy, rich textured soft serve.  You can also place in a plastic container and freeze your “nice cream for a dessert the consistency of grocery store ice cream . . . all for a fraction of the cost!

Get creative: You can blend in a touch of maple syrup, Earth Balance vegan spread, and sea salt – then stir in chopped pecans for Butter Pecan Nice Cream. Add raw cacao powder to make Chocolate Nice Cream and you can then stir chopped vegan marshmallows and almonds in for Rocky Road Nice Cream. …read more of Chill Out with Quick and Easy, Dairy-Free and Delicious Nice Cream here

 
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Party for Less

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
August 3, 2015
File under: Entertaining, Party Food, Recipes, Saving Money, Vegan

Connections with others are truly important. Celebrating over a lovely meal is a great way to keep those connections thriving; however, entertaining can take a bite out of the budget.

Tips to entertain with style, affordably

Send electronic invitations for free with easy management of RSVPs at paperlesspost.com or evite.com. Guests shine when they are meeting new people so encourage invitees to bring a friend or two along.

Think natural . . . natural colors and natural foods. Use fabric tablecloths or a roll of tan craft paper. Have children color on the paper or write guests’ names at each place.  Instead of flowers, consider green cuttings from trees and shrubs in several small vases or canning jars. …read more of Party for Less here

 
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