GreenChefs | Sauerkraut Pierogi with Mushrooms and Tofu Pieces

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Sauerkraut Pierogi with Mushrooms and Tofu Pieces (vegan)

Recipe by Veganlicious

These were the best pierorgi we’ve ever had. The combination was great, and they are really easy to make.

Serves 4 people

For the Dough:

 

2 cups pasta (fine semolina) flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons oil (for this recipe I used truffle oil)

1/3 cup water

 

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Sarah Backhouse | Going Strong on Day 10

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It’s day ten in the no-eating-animal-products house — which means I’m a third of the way through my plant-based experiment. Five days ago, I pledged not to overdo the 3 “S”s, which were: sugar, soy and seitan. Here’s an update on how that’s going.

Sugar. Wah waaaah. I have definitely been consuming more than I should. It’s not that I’ve been scoffing “G” brownies and soy ice cream all day, but I have been eating my fair share of sugar-laden granola and other breakfast cereals (topped with agave), coffee (with a generous amount of agave), fruit and nut bars, dates, bananas… that kind of thing. Okay, I know that doesn’t sound too bad, but you don’t know about my shady past as a cereal addict of Seinfeld proportions. There was a period in my life — all through college and many embarrassing years beyond — when I literally lived on Sultana Bran.

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Matt & Nat | Designer Handbags At No Cost (To The Animals)

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On the whole, embracing a more “G” lifestyle has been a rewarding experience. Switching to organic cotton jeans? A no brainer. Shunning animal products in my diet? Enjoyable – well, for 30 days at least (see nutrition). Buying a cruelty-free handbag? Totally depressing.

Philosophically, I’m there. But aesthetically, I am far, far away. Show me a cool alternative to Bottega Venetta and I’m in. But a crappy felt handbag? Forget it.

But there’s good news, animal lovers. I’ve discovered a drool worthy alternative. Matt & Nat is the brainchild of Montreal-based designer Inder Bedi, who founded the company back in 1997 after exploring the intersection between high fashion and animal rights consideration at University. Matt & Nat bags are made using only synthetic materials. Says Bedi: “Our bags are popular because they’re stylish, and the fact that we use PVC instead of leather is just the cherry on top”.

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GreenChefs | Thai Style Tofu, Snow Peas On Rice Vermicelli with Lime Peanut Sauce

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Thai Style Tofu, Snow Peas On Rice Vermicelli with Lime Peanut Sauce (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

This is one of our favorite meals. The spicy, lemony flavors are a wonderful addition to the peanut butter.

Serves 4 people

For the Ingredients:

 

1 cup snow peas, coarsely chopped

1-2 tbs. fresh ginger, minced

1 chili pepper, crushed

1 onion, chopped

1/2 lb tofu, cubed

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup lime juice

4 tablespoons cilantro or coriander, chopped

8 ounces rice vermicelli

 

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Paris | Stella McCartney Show’s Off Her Vegan Sheer Collection

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Fellow Londoner Stella McCartney stands firm in her beliefs that high fashion doesn’t have to include such things as fur and leather. Showing off her latest collection in Paris, to an audience which included super stars, such as Pink, Kanye West, and even her father Paul McCartney. The collection focused on the idea of femininity, sensuality, sheerness and delicacy. All the things I would love to have in my closet, this summer. She even does some amazing things in black which would look amazing on me if only I could come up with the cash ($1145.00 for the Cotton Cashmere Dress in the image at the top of the page). I am sure all of the designs are well beyond my G Living micro pay budget. But if it didn’t cost a small fortune, then it couldn’t be called high fashion, Right!

To get the Stella Look, check out her pretty interactive site stellamccartney.com. She has most of the collection online for you to try out.

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GreenChefs | Olive Gnocchi with Parsley-thyme Sauce

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Olive Gnocchi with Parsley-thyme Sauce (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

Enjoying your own freshly made gnocchi is always a treat, but even more so when the olives are special treats from France. Nyons is famous for it’s olives and olive oil. This year on our fall vacation, we made a point to bring back some of the specialties from the area.

Serves 2 people

For the Gnocchi:

 

2 Potatoes, (about 1 1/2 pounds)

1 Cup Flour

1/2 Cup Black Olives, Pitted and Finely Chopped

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Julie Morris Makes A Simple Asian Carrot Avocado Salad and Dressing

Asian Carrot Avocado Salad and Dressing (vegan, raw)
Recipe by Julie Morris

Julie Morris is one of our contributing authors and now she has started making her own food videos. So, we decided it would actually be nice to see some of the writers, so we have posting this very entertaining and beautiful recipe video for an Asian Carrot Avocado Salad with a dressing.

Julie decided to make this salad, to break away from a purely green salad, adding some excitement to her normal eating routine. This is a very quick recipe anyone can make.

Serves 2 people

For the Salad:

 

4 Cups of Carrots (grated or sliced)

1/2 Cup Cilantro

1/2 Cup parsley

1 Avocado

1 Green Onion

1/2 Cup Sesame Seeds

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GreenChefs | Chocolate Chestnut Blackbottom Pie

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Chocolate Chestnut Blackbottom Pie (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

I think these are the richest, most decadent things I’ve ever made. Very chocolaty in flavor and lovely and smooth in texture.

Serves 4 people

For the Ingredients:

 

350 grams (12.3 oz) sweetened chestnut puree

100 grams (3.5 oz) pure chocolate (dark chocolate bar)

12 vegan chocolate waffer cookies or vegan Oreos

2 Tbs. vegan margarine

2 Tbs. coconut oil (optional)

Vegetarian whipped cream (e.g. Soyatoo! Soy Whip) and chocolate leaves as garnish

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GreenChefs | Apricot Tarts with Chocolate Sauce

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Apricot Tarts with Chocolate Sauce (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

These pretty tarts are very nice and light, especially nice after a full meal. Using a heart shaped tart form makes them a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day.

Serves 4 people

For the Crust:

 

1 & 1/4 Cups Unbleached White Flour

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

2 TB Powdered Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 Cup Coconut Oil (measure it in solidified form, in a dry measure)

2 TB Vegan Margarine, Chilled or Frozen

1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

3-5 TB Ice Water

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GreenChefs | Onion Soup In the French Tradition

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Onion Soup In the French Tradition (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

A Vegan rendition of the traditional French Onion Soup. It was mighty tasty indeed.

Serves 4 people

For the Ingredients:

 

4 tablespoons vegan margarine

8 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup dry red wine

8 cups vegetable bouillon (I used 2 vegetable bouillon cubers)

8 thin slices French bread

2 cups freshly grated soy cheese

 

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GreenChefs | Uncheesy Cassis Cake

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Uncheesy Cassis Cake (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

The smooth rich taste of blackcurrant cheesecake. This lovely uncheesy cake was very easy to make and the taste was divine.

Serves 2 people

For the Uncheesy Cake:

 

1 1/2 cups plain soy yogurt, drained of water

2 Tbs. cashew butter

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GreenChefs | Jerusalem Style Dolma With Zesty Pine Nut Cheese and Sweet Pepper Sauce

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Jerusalem Style Dolma With Zesty Pine Nut Cheese and Sweet Pepper Sauce (raw, vegan)

Recipe by GreenChef Omid

This is a raw vegan version of the classic Middle Eastern recipe that has grape leaves stuffed with creamy pine nut cheese and a healthy salsa made of alfalfa sprouts, raisins and pine nuts and finished with sweet pepper sauce.

I learned a very similar recipe to this one when I was working in a Moshav in Israel for two months from a dear Palestinian friend when we were invited over for dinner one night after work. The beautiful part was that there were people from different religious background who shared long-lived cultures that are now suffering from past attachments. This is why I decided to call it Jerusalem Style Dolma, because I also share the same vision that we shared that night, the vision of freedom from ourselves.

Serves about 2 people

For the Dolma Leaves:

12 medium-sized brined grape leaves

Step 1 Rinse grape leaves and set them aside on a plate.

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