Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry

Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry With Almond Sesame Sauce.  Tons of veggies, rice noodles and a spicy almond sauce make this dish incredibly satisfying, delicious and nutritious. The best part?  It is ready to serve in 30 minutes.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Vegan Blondies

Vegan Blondies.  Traditional blondies are brownie like and this dessert hits that sweet tooth spot without all the sugar and butter of the traditional treat. With only a few ingredients, they have a light maple flavor and added fiber from white beans.  Yes, white beans!  Ready in 30 minutes and definitely satisfying and delicious.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Grilled Corn Chowder

Grilled Corn Chowder.  It is still winter in most of the country, so the day is perfect for a hot bowl of  corn chowder.  Grilling the corn, garlic and pepper before making the chowder will give you a delicious flavor that is so different from other corn chowder that you have tasted.  The potatoes make the chowder thick, creamy and hearty, and will fill you up completely.  This soup is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Homemade Crunchy Granola

Homemade Crunchy Granola. You can buy many different types of granola, but honestly, there is nothing as fresh and delicious as homemade granola.  Starting with oats, just add nuts, seeds and fruit, a little sweetness and space and bake until it is toasted.  So delicious and nutritious.  Vegan, gluten free and diary free.

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Homemade Chicken Soup-Instant Pot

Homemade Chicken Soup-Instant Pot.  This is basically a vegan and vegetarian blog, but on a rare occasion, I prepare meals for family or friends who are not vegan or vegetarian. That is not exactly what happened here–what happened here is–the worst flu in the history of the world.  Soup is a comfort food when anyone is sick, and so, it is appropriate that I make it at this time of year as the flu strikes.  I was the oldest of six kids, so I had a lot of chores that related to the kitchen…cooking and dishes.  I hated kitchen chores, but learned so much about cooking from my mother. Like many, I still make our family favorites whenever possible and chicken soup was a definite favorite.  I clearly remember my mother preparing this soup, and the smell of that deliciousness wafting through the house.  Making this soup today allowed me to revel in those memories of life then, more than twenty years after she is gone.    Who knows whether it has any medicinal power, but it is delicious and serves up loving memories.  Although our family soup took hours to make, the Instant Pot makes it possible to prepare this soup in one hour.  Enjoy.  Gluten free and dairy free.

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