O2 Vegan Blog

Winter Fruit Cobbler

Posted By on Feb 23, 2013 in O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

I made this for my kids the other day and it was gone within an hour! Okay, they had some friends over but still. It is really delicious and simple to make. Ingredients: 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour(I bet you could use a gluten-free flour for this to make the whole thing gluten-free) 1 cup rolled oats 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup sugar Mix all of these ingredients...

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Black Bean Burgers

Posted By on Feb 14, 2013 in O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

I do not like cumin. There I said it. Why does every black bean burger seem to have a Tablespoon of cumin? Now, if you like cumin, then just add some to this recipe. If you don’t, well, you will probably love these healthy, yummy burgers. They freeze well if you happen to have left overs. The beans: Do you have a pressure cooker? Are you afraid to use it? If you cook regularly, and love beans as I do, you gotta start cooking...

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When it is cold outside, I love to bake bread. Lately, I have been making a lot of focaccia, which also makes in incredible pizza dough. This recipe lends itself to all kinds of creations and toppings but by far my favorite is fresh tomato, olive oil, rosemary and Kosher salt. I use a bread hook in my stand mixer which makes it a lot less messy and time consuming but of course you can hand knead. Make sure all ingredients are room...

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I received this lovely gift from Minda Nicolas yesterday. Luckily, she gave me one batch to share and one to keep because I really had a hard time not eating all of them at once! Here is the recipe she provided. They make a wonderful gift in a cute jar like this. I found the recipe online and made only one small change, but I think it makes a difference. Instead of using vanilla extract, I use Taza Mexicano chocolate extract (you can...

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Eat at Jumbos

Posted By on Dec 5, 2012 in O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

The ever talented and connected Sarah Wolf mentioned to me that I should check out Eat at Jumbos. Her friend Grover Taylor owns this unique place in Somerville, on Broadway, in Ball Square. It turns out, they have a lot of vegan options and are working on more. Now this place is your classic pizza and sandwich joint with a wonderful twist; they have tofu, seitan and vegan cheese. Yes, you can find all those gooey, junky, sometimes...

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Cashew Cheese

Posted By on Nov 12, 2012 in O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

Okay, that sounds weird or maybe too good to be true if you are vegan and missing cheese. The truth is, it is really quite difficult to create something like cheese without dairy, especially the hard kind. This recipe is extremely versatile and creates a cheese remenisent of soft goat cheese. It also fills the bill for cream in both desserts, cream sauces and soups. It is something that I use a lot. You can even use it to make a...

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