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Lagusta’s Commissary Opens in NY’s Hudson Valley

Lagusta Commissary in New Paltz, NY

Residents of the Hudson Valley are already lucky to have Lagusta’s Luscious, a vegan confectionary, located in the heart of New Paltz. Creative and delectable, this radical take-out confection shop at 25 North Front Street also features Sweet Maresa’s melt-in-your mouth vegan macarons. What I’m excited to tell you about is the opening of Commissary! — the exclamation point is part of the name, as it should be — at 11 Church Street in downtown New Paltz. more→

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Fruity, Nutty Mixed Greens Salads

Mixed baby greens salads

Start with mixed baby greens, spinach, or arugula (or some combination of two or three of these) and add fresh seasonal fruits and a sprinkling of nuts to make easy salads. This kind of salad adds a refreshing note to most any kind of meal. There’s almost nothing to it, and you need not follow any recipe! You can vary it each time you make it. more→

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Thank, You, Colavita!

Colavita products

One of the perks of running a site like VegKitchen is receiving great products to review and beautiful cookbooks to review and excerpt. We got a goldmine of lovely products from Colavita to cook with and taste, and we can’t wait to dig in. And while these products aren’t specifically geared toward the vegan market, isn’t it great that they are, incidentally, completely plant-based?  more→

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What Fruits are in Season?

What Fruits Are in Season?

This infographic courtesy of Berries.com

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Quick Kung Pao Tofu

Kung Pao Tofu recipe

Kung Pao Tofu is a tasty recipe whose many iterations often require lots of steps and ingredients and sometimes even two different sauces. This version streamlines the process so that it can be on the table in less than half an hour. Serve on its own or over hot cooked rice or noodles. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Black Bean Nachos Grandes

Black Bean Nachos Grandes

Black Bean Nachos Grandes are great as an appetizer, a light meal, or a simple accompaniment to salads and grain dishes. Use natural stone-ground organic tortilla chips for best results. Delicious served with your favorite salsa and, if you’d like, some guacamole. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Easy Sesame Green Beans with Tofu

sesame stir-fried green beans with tofu

Fresh green beans are one of my favorite veggies, but they have a frustratingly short season. While they’re on the produce shelves longer than they once were, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re always good — they can be tough and stringy more often than not, if they don’t come straight from your garden or farm market in midsummer. That’s why whole frozen organic green beans are a staple for me. They’re consistently good in stir-fries or salads. more→

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Real Pickles Turmeric Kraut — a review

Real pickles

I’ve long been a fan of Real Pickles products, so when I found out they’ve introduced a turmeric- infused sauerkraut, I was eager to try it. Real Pickles, located in Greenfield, MA produces an array of naturally fermented products. Though pickles and relishes are familiar foods, most pickling these days is accomplished with vinegar. This method doesn’t give you the valuable, natural probiotics that naturally fermented foods do — a hallmark of Real Pickles products. more→

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