Monthly Archives: August 2012

Veggie Sushi Madness

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The idea of making sushi scared me. I have wanted to make my own for years. In our travels we have had a veggie roll we like here and a different one there, but never the possibility of having all … Continue reading

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Worthy of Sharing: Let Your Smartphone Guide You to Vegan Places

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Yesterday, I mentioned on Facebook that one of my favorite features on my smartphone was on the map. I love typing the word “vegan” into the end location. The map will then tell you the location of the closest vegan … Continue reading

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Raw Cocoa Truffles with a Coconut Center & Cinnamon and Sucanat Coconut Truffles

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I recently challenged myself  to create a sweet treat that my employees, with all their dietary issues, could eat. The requirements were that the treats had to be gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free (except almonds), banana free, minimal sugar and vegan of … Continue reading

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Cucumber and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

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Yes, another blackberry recipe, though I think this is one of the last for the season. I also had the opportunity to use one of my other seasonal favorites, heirloom tomatoes. This salad is so simple it almost seems silly … Continue reading

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Riblets with Blackberry Maple Ancho Sauce

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I never liked real ribs. The idea disgusted me and I couldn’t get into the taste, though I love BBQ sauce and like to have things to put it on. Hubby on the other hand grew up with ribs being … Continue reading

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Blackberry Blender Ice Cream

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Months ago I saw a post from Chocolate-Covered Katie on 10 Healthy Summer Recipes which included a link to all Katie’s recipes for Vita-Mix Ice Creams and I have been thinking about them ever since. The blackberries in my front … Continue reading

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Poison Planet

Poison Planet is a Chicago based vegan, straight edge, hardcore punk rock band.  I’m down with two outta three, I can’t say that I understand the straight edge thing but I am glad they’re around………‘cause somebody has to drive….. (rim … Continue reading

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Vegans Behaving Badly? Don’t believe everything you read

Looking back through the DFV archives I realized that we have never written a post on the best donut shop in the freekin’ universe, Mighty-O. How good are Mighty-O’s donuts? They won the Food Network Donut Challenge for the title … Continue reading

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Raw Blackberry Coconut Bites

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Living in the Pacific Northwest is especially wonderful in August, when it is officially our month of summer and there are ripe blackberries everywhere you look. Yes, people will tell you blackberry bushes are evasive and take over if you … Continue reading

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Almost Raw Cacao Peanut Butter Cups

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A couple of weeks ago I came across a recipe on Raw on $10 a Day (or Less) for Raw Molten Cupcakes which look incredible and I have not been able to get out of my head since. Tonight I … Continue reading

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