O2 Vegan Blog


I have lots of friends who are gluten-free. At first, I admit, I found it difficult to understand and then I realized that these people were marginalized just like me. It is as difficult to eat out if you are gluten-free as it is to be vegan just for different reasons but still can be frustrating. I decided to try my best to make foods that were both gluten-free and vegan as those two really do go well together. What I have noticed...

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I make soup a lot. Probably because it is a good way to use a lot of veggies that I have hanging around in the fridge. I make all different kinds based on what I have but this is a base recipe I use a lot and works with many different combinations. Cream of Whatever Vegan Soup Saute Some chopped onions, garlic, shallots, in olive oil on low-medium until golden. Add about a 2 – 3 Tbls of Earth Balance to the pot until melted Stir...

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Vegan Recipe Contest Winners


Posted By on May 25, 2012 in O2 Vegan Blog | 1 comment

Congrats to Holland Dieringer- 1st Prize- Vegan Gluten Free Lasagna Sandra Lannan- 2nd Prize- Gingerbread Lemon Mousse And tied for 3rd Prize: Kris Quinones- Chocolate Tarte and Meghan Anderson- Root Vegetable Tangine   I have a few things to say about each recipe and creator. Holland Dieringer is an amazing cook and was always coming up with delicious vegan gluten-free options during the teacher training. The Lasagna went so...

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Yin Yang Power Balls


Posted By on May 21, 2012 in O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

Intrigued? This is a recipe created by Hatice Baser. She took another recipe from Holland and tweaked it into this one which is just awesome! Ingredients: 1 cup tahini, stirred well 1 cup maple syrup or agave 3 T ground flaxseed + 3T water 1 cup toasted old-fashioned oats 1 cup ground walnuts 1 cup shredded coconut 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt Chopped dried fruit of any sort adds nice flavor *Toast oatmeal in oven or pan...

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While at a homeschool conference recently, I came across a book swap. I love books and dug through the piles even though I was flying home and had no room to carry anything else. The word Vegan caught my eye, of course. It was, Vegan-The New Ethics of Eating by Eric Marcus. I was happy to see it there but thought to myself, I hope some one picks this up and reads it. I, of course, didn’t need to read it. I mean, I was already...

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Buddhist Cultural Center


Posted By on May 10, 2012 in O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

Just rediscovered one of my favorite places to get lunch, the Buddhist Cultural Center, in Cambridge, right across the street from the new studio. Karen and I had lunch there the other day and it as so good. You get miso and the plate of the day which includes rice and four options. We had panfried broccoli, tofu, seitan, and bokchoy with garlic. Oh my goodness it was yummy. I think it was $7.50. Just remember that they only take...

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