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Real Vegan Cheese. Super easy and SO tasty! https://www.veganblueberry.com

Real Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

In the vegan diet there is one thing that I miss more than any other single thing.  It’s cheese.  Real cheese. I’ve been vegan/vegetarian for over 30 years (crazy, right?!) and though I have few other cravings, cheese is my worst enemy.  In fact, truth be told, sometimes the enemy wins and I eat pizza, and then I hurrttt…  I’m not lactose intolerant; my body just doesn’t like cheese.  This summer I finally found a vegan cheese that I am totally in LOVE with!  I really can’t stress this enough.  I feel like waving my arms and shouting from the rooftops!  This cheese is totally life-changing – and all it takes is about 10 minutes of kitchen prep/cook time!

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Pasta Salad with Tofu https://www.veganblueberry.com

Wedding Pasta Salad with Marinated Tofu (vegan)

It’s a fact.  This pasta salad is a favorite.  Even people that tell me they don’t normally like pasta salad love this pasta salad!  I’ve served it at burger cookouts (yes mine were veggie), baby showers, potlucks, wedding showers, picnics by the lake…and…(drum roll please)…..it was even served at my wedding!!!  (No, don’t look at me that way!  😉  We had an awesome spread of picnic style food!)

If you don’t believe it, just try it – and well, I’m pretty sure you’ll love it!  Maybe you’ll even make it for…well I’ll let you fill in the blank with your upcoming adventure!

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Vegan potato and tofu salad with a kick of curry! https://www.veganblueberry.com

Curried Vegan Potato and Tofu Salad

Just cannot wait for you all to try this potato salad!  I mean, there is so much to love.  Rich, flavorful, satisfying, and dare I say it?  Original.  Maybe I should go and google vegan curried potato tofu salad.  It’s probably out there somewhere.  But truthfully, this is amazing!!  Hubby pronounced it almost perfect.  He wanted more pickles.  😉  (See me doing a little jig!)  I mean, he actually thought something with curry in it was yummy?  Practically miraculous!  (Btw, I upped the pickles in the recipe – I think it’s enough now! 😉 )

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Favorite Summer Edamame Salad https://www.veganblueberry.com

Favorite Summer Edamame Salad

Those little green beans in the picture?  Yeah, they are edamame!!  This summer salad is one of my hubby’s oft requested dishes and I think I know why!!  😉  If a salad could be manly, this one is!!  Immature soybeans that haven’t had a chance to harden, edamame is packed with protein, iron, and calcium.  Available in most grocery stores in the frozen section, you can easily purchase already shelled/cooked edamame for this quick and tasty salad.  (We usually buy ours from Trader Joe’s and I was afraid my husband was going to empty the store’s stock last time he got some – yeah he loves this salad!)

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Bacon-style Vegan Baked Potato Wedges https://www.veganblueberry.com

Bacon (Vegan) Baked Potato Wedges

If you’ve been following my blog posts, you’ll notice that this recipe is similar to my last post about breakfast hash browns.  Besides having to admit that I do LOVE potatoes in most forms, and that I do eat potatoes at least once several times a week, I must tell you that these are really a side-dish for my next post.  Ever heard of a burger and fries?  😉  Don’t hold your breath, but do get ready…to… cook!!

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Addictive Garlic Green Beans https://www.veganblueberry.com

Garlicky Green Beans n’ Baby Chicks

This post is really about Garlicky Green Beans but first…

I promised.  And I really try to keep my promises!  So here are a few pics of my kids n’ chicks!  Before getting the chicks I begged my husband to please tell me if chicks are a lot of work (he had chickens as a child).  I mean, years ago when I told him I wanted to have a baby, he warned me how much work they are tried to share about the responsibilities parenting involves – he’d had several much younger siblings while I’m the youngest in my family.  But I didn’t want to listen and thought I was ready for anything!  So you can see we had (wonderful) kids, and you can guess what I’ve learned (and how much I love it 🙂 ).  But now I wasn’t sure… would chicks be a lot of trouble?

Husband said no, they’re easy.  Well he was right again – at least so far. 😉  So much fun and so so cute.

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Fresh Bruschetta https://www.veganblueberry.com

5 Minute Fresh Bruschetta

Sometimes you just need food inspiration, right?  I know I do!  Those flavorful tomatoes you’ve been eyeing in the store?   Here’s just what you need to make with them!  😉  In five minutes you can have your delicious tomato-basil-garlic fix perfect for a light lunch, appetizer, party food, etc.!!

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Easy Cheesy Baked Vegan Cauliflower https://www.veganblueberry.com

Easy Cheesy Baked Vegan Cauliflower

This Cauliflower is a favorite staple at our house.  The kids just gobble this.  And it’s SO easy.  I mean embarrassingly easy.  😉  Your guests are sure to ask how you made it.  You can just keep them in suspense, ok?  Smile and nod….   Continue Reading “Easy Cheesy Baked Vegan Cauliflower”

Ohh so Tasty Vegan Mexican Rice Like you've never had it before! https://www.veganblueberry.com

Savory Vegan Mexican Rice

Savory doesn’t even begin to describe this dish….  Flavor-full, ultimately satisfying, totally addictive – now we are beginning to get there.  Yeah, I have a confession to make here: I have never loved Mexican rice.  I LOVE Mexican food, but the rice, meh…  I guess I just never got into it.  Then my friend Alyce (thank you, thank you!) brought this dish over, and it was…..LOVE.  Even my husband who doesn’t really care for rice at all asks for this on a weekly basis!! (Read, small miracle. :-))

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Oh My! Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms https://www.veganblueberry.com

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

When life gives you mushrooms, make stuffed mushrooms!!  Or something like that.  Someone gave me some a beautiful combo of button and portobello mushrooms this week, and I knew just what I had to do with them.

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