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I am a busy working Mom who has been vegetarian since 1983 and vegan since 2017.  My husband's family is full of people in the meat industry and his favorite meal is steak and potatoes.  

I have two sons, one in junior high and one in high school, both of whom chose vegetarianism at age 10.  

"Let food be thy medicine."

Hippocrates

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The Hunt for No-Fuss Vegan Deliciousness

In search of vegan recipes that will please carnivores and teenagers

Here I will document my adventures through vegan recipes.  Each recipe will be given a rating by kids, carnivores and level of "fussiness".

Simplicity scale:  1 star will mean obscure ingredients I struggled to find and/or processes that were complex or frustrating, whereas 5 stars will mean I already had most of the ingredients in the house and the cooking process was a breeze.

Kid/Carnivore rating:  I told my kids to give it one star if they hated it and almost had to spit it out, three stars if they could take it or leave it, and five stars if they could see it becoming one of their favorite meals.  

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Pasta With Roasted Vegetables

This is a simple recipe from Ann Hodgman’s “Vegan Food for the Rest of Us”. This recipe is very simple and easy, and not too...

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

This recipe comes from a delightful little cookbook called "Vegan Junk Food" by Lane Gold. This is a great find, because, although most...

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

This recipe comes from a TV Show I stumbled upon: “Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start”. Kerridge is an inspirational chef from the UK who works...

Watermelon, Watercress and Cucumber Salad

This is another recipe from Cook, Share, Eat Vegan by Áine Carlin. I chose to try this recipe because we are currently in the middle of a...

Banana Bread Muffin Tops

This recipe comes to us from the amazing Angela Liddon and her "Oh She Glows" series. These were crazy-easy to make and delicious! ...

5 Minute No-Bake Granola Bars

This recipe comes to us from "Food 52- Vegan" by Gena Hamshaw. I was looking for a quick and easy gluten-free homemade granola...

Maple Peanut Muesli Slice

Ok...I might never buy another granola bar again (Vegan Review Spoiler - oops). This incredible recipe may taste like it comes from...

Green Pea Pesto Linguine

This fresh and delicious tasting pasta dish is a wonderful vegan meal that will be loved by all! It comes to us from "Vegan Comfort...

Beans & Greens Quesadilla

This is another great recipe from the "How Not To Die" Cookbook by Michael Greger/Robin Robertson. Most people will have the ingredients...

Herbed Breakfast Hash

I'm a sucker for the grocery-checkout-food-magazine-impulse-buy. Sometimes they are a disappointment, but the "Forks Over Knives"...

Potato-Meets-Egg Salad

Every vegan who used to love egg salad mourns the loss of the salty, tangy filling between slices of soft white bread...and the search...

Edamame Fried Rice

This recipe comes to us from a cookbook focused on efficiency: "15 Minute Vegan" by Katy Beskow. This book was designed with the busy...

Hoisin-Glazed Tofu and Green Beans

This recipe comes to us from a grocery store impulse-buy. I see "Better Homes and Gardens Plant Based Recipes" and without even opening...

Smoky Tempeh and Hummus Sandwiches

This recipe is from "Food 52 Vegan - 60 Vegetable-Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen" by Gena Hamshaw. I'm excited to explore this book a...

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

Brussels sprouts often get a bad reputation because they are so often cooked badly. Plain boiled brussels sprouts are just nasty. I get...

"Oh My God" Potatoes

This recipe comes to us from Ann Hodgman's book "Vegan Food for the Rest of Us". This book is chock-full of vegan recipes designed to...

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