Lime and Coconut Corn Muffins

Coconut lime muffins by Laura Theodore

Cornmeal gives these vegan life and coconut corn muffins a hearty texture, while the lime and coconut contribute a tropical twist. Recipe and photo by Laura Theodore, from Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet* (October 8, 2015). Published by Jazzy Vegetarian LLC, © 2015, reprinted by permission.

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12 Vegan Emergency Dinners for Your Busiest Days

Vegan pizzadillas

We all have nights when even the thought of making a last-minute dinner is exhausting, but the idea of blowing our food and calorie budget by eating out (yet again) is even less appealing. Everyone needs a stash of emergency dinner options — meals that can be made in minutes with minimal or no cooking, and appeal to most any palate. Some of the 12 meals here are simple recipes to build a meal around; others are just meal ideas that come together quickly with convenient ingredients you pick up at the store on your way home from work. All of these meals can be completed with a colorful salad, and in keeping with the “emergency” theme, you can use veggies that need no prepping and cutting, including baby greens, baby spinach, pre-shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, and the like. more→

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Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, August 31 – Sept. 4, 2015

Greek Flavored Lentil Salad with Tofu "Feta"

Summer hangs on by its fingernails, with its unofficial end not coming until next Monday, a late Labor Day on September 7th. And to prove its point, it’s still hot, even for this time of year, almost everywhere. So this week, we’ll keep the heat down to a bare minimum in these easy late-summer meals. Greek-Flavored Lentil Salad with Tofu Feta —above — is easy enough to make for everyday meals, and impressive enough to serve on special occasions. So if you miss out on making it today, consider it for your Labor Day weekend festivites. All you need to finish the meal is a crusty bread or pita and some hummus to spread on it. End with fresh summer fruit. more→

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All-Natural Carrot Dogs

Carrot "hot dogs"

A carrot is the same shape as a hot dog and close enough in color to make a decent substitute. But what about the taste? I promise you, this marinade really takes it to the next level. I think the sesame oil helps, but the vinegar gives it that “cured” flavor, too. Think of this as a fun vegetable side dish rather than as a main dish. Recipe and photo reprinted with permission from The Easy Vegan Cookbook* by Kathy Hester ©2015, published by Page Street Publishing.

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