The Perfect Vegan Pie Crust

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The Perfect Vegan Pie Crust

Light, tender, flakey, and easy to make this will be a staple in your baking collection of easy pie crust recipes. Ingredients: 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup margarine (Earth Balance) 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water Directions: In a medium bowl with fork, lightly stir together flour and salt. With pastry blender or two knives used scissor fashion, cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle in cold water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly with a fork after each...

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Aunt Jean’s Tofurky Pot Pie

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Aunt Jean’s Tofurky Pot Pie

This recipe comes on the box of Tofurky and is a great way to use up any leftovers. I prefer to make my own vegan pie crust and creamed corn, but if you can find prepared vegan versions of these you can go ahead and use them as well. It is a bit time consuming, but it makes a very large pot pie and is well worth the time! Ingredient: 1 pie crust, top and bottom 2 tbsp vegan butter (Earth Balance) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup potatoes, cubed ½ tsp sage ½ tsp oregano ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp....

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Vegan Ranch Dressing

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Vegan Ranch Dressing

Before becoming vegan I must admit that I was not really a fan of ranch dressing. I much prefer a nice balsamic vinegar, or raspberry vinaigrette. But I was looking for  a great vegan version of the dressing/dip to bring to a party and I cam across this recipe. I must say that this is by far the best ranch dressing I have ever had. I am not kidding when I tell you I put it on everything (when I have it on hand). I have tried it on salad and veggies of course, but I have also dipped pita chips in it, avocado sushi...

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Tofu Spinach Lasagna

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Tofu Spinach Lasagna

Being Italian, of course one of the first dishes I had to learn make vegan was lasagna!! My dad taught me to make a delicious vegan version of his famous “gravy” (that is what Italians call spaghetti sauce) so all I really needed was a delicious lasagna to add it to. This recipe is perfect for me since it calls for no vegan cheese substitutes (the typical packaged ones at least), and it has spinach in it, one of my favorite vegetables. I have served this to vegans and non-vegans and everyone has loved...

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Chic Pea Picatta

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Chic Pea Picatta

This recipe is a from one of my favorite cookbooks of all time, Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. What I love most about this cookbook is that all the recipes are low in fat and taste fabulous. I have made more then half the recipes in the book (several times) in the six months I have owned it. The Chic Pea Picatta is a great meal for the winter, and it freezes great. I like to make a double or triple batch and freeze it in portions for two. If you like the flavor of garlic, lemon and capers, this...

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