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If you are a child of the 70’s, the word “casserole” conjures up images of canned tuna, canned cream of mushroom soup. noodles and maybe crushed potato chips or cornflake crumbs on top. Thankfully, Julie Hasson’s amazing new cookbook Vegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot Pies, and More will forever change how you see this staple of American cuisine. Julie takes the casserole out of the 70’s and into today. Casseroles are traditional comfort foods at their finest and Julie has updated these classic dishes by taking out all of the animal products without sacrificing any of the taste.

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Originally called “Aggression” cookies, because all the ingredients were dumped into a bowl and mixed together, these crisp oatmeal cookies are easy to make and are ready in a few minutes. Next time the empty cookie jar calls, try these.

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Michael writes about what it is like coming out gay, coming out vegan.

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Every year when my family would get together for “Break the Fast” following Yom Kippur, a family friend, Charles, would always bring a pistachio cake. This cake became part of the tradition. Much like a Thanksgiving meal in that you know the menu before you get there, for breaking the fast my family always has the same foods: bagels, lox, cream cheese, assorted fish, blintzes and lots of pastries, including Charles’ pistachio cake. Ethan and I now bring our own vegan cream cheese and Ethan makes his famous Chickpea Tu-No Salad, which everyone loves. A few years ago, Charles moved to Florida and was no longer around for Yom Kippur. I stepped up and took over making the blintzes, both cheese and potato, and 100% vegan. The first time I made them everyone was shocked that they contained no egg or dairy. My father now asks me to make them every year and when

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We spent part of our anniversary at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary in Deer Trail, Colorado. Read about our time there and the amazing people and animals who call it home.

September 30, 2014

Corn Off the Cob

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Watch as Michael shows you how easy it is to get corn off the cob. Now when you need corn kernels for a recipe, no need to buy frozen, just get some cobs and have fresh kernels in minutes.

Donut Muffin

What happens when you cross a donut and a muffin? Pure joy! Try our Donut Muffins for yourself and find out.

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Our beet kale salad began as a way to use up leftovers, but ended up being a great meal. Kale massaged with avocado, tossed with fresh beets, tomatoes, pinenuts and beans. This is more than a salad, it is a meal.

September 25, 2014

Toasting Pine Nuts

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Michael shows you how easy toasting pine nuts is. Toasting them brings out a richness that would otherwise be missing. You can do this with any nuts, seeds or even wood herbs before grinding them.

September 24, 2014

Kajitsu

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Kajitsu means “fine day”, or “day of celebration” in Japanese. Dining here will always be a special occasion for guests.

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