Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins: For the Start of a Delicious, Guilt free Day Kudos to whoever invented the muffin then had the genius idea of serving it in the morning instead of as a dessert after dinner. Although they are really a cake, their official classification as “breakfast food” means you get to eat cake for breakfast without the guilt or raised eyebrows of family or coworkers. Chocolate chip muffins exploit this loophole even more, allowing you to enjoy chocolate and cake first thing in the morning and no one is allowed to judge you because, after all, you are Read More

Vegan Seasoned Popcorn

Looking for a perfect snack to serve during the Superbowl? Try our easy to make seasoned popcorn. The lime juice adds tang, the nutritional yeast the flavor of “cheese.” Combined, they make this popcorn addictive. Great for family movie night, too! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup popcorn kernels (when popped, approximately 16 cups) 1/4 cup melted Earth Balance vegan margarine* 2 Tbs. lime juice** 1/2 tsp. dill weed 1/8 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/4 tsp. salt (or to taste) *If corn is popped in oil instead of an air popper this amount may be reduced by amount of oil in Read More

Yodelicious!

Ingredients Filling: 2 1/2 Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, quartered & cut into 1/8 inch thick slices) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup granulated vegan sugar 1 tsp lemon juice 1 Tbs corn starch Crust: 4 sheets vegan phyllo dough, thawed (Fillo Factory Organic Fillo Dough) 1/4 cup melted vegan margarine (Earth Balance) 1/8 cup granulated vegan sugar Icing: 1/2 cup vegan powdered sugar 1 Tbs plus 1 tsp vegan non-dairy milk To Prepare Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine apples, cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl and toss to coat. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss to coat Read More

Liberté! le véganisme! crêpes!

Vegan chocolate and carmelized banana crêpes. Or as the French would say, chocolat végétalien et caramélisés crêpes banane. We admit, they are not very “All American,” but they are vegan. They have all the American essentials: chocolate sauce, whipped cream and some fruit after it has been drenched in maple syrup. And their deliciousness will amaze, astound and inspire your non-vegan family and friends. Vive la France! Makes 8 crepes (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS Banana Filling: – 2 cups diced bananas – 4 Tbs. Margarine – 2 Tbs. Maple syrup Crepe: – 1 cup flour – 3 tsp. egg replacer powder (Ener-G Read More

A Swinging Vegan New Year’s Eve

Why wait for January 1 to start your New Year’s resolution to go vegan when you can start the night before? And we’re going to make it very easy by veganizing the most popular American cocktails and giving you a host of vegan hors d’oeuvres. So pop that cork and start the celebration of the new vegan you. Cheers! Not all beer, wine, champagne, and cocktail ingredients are vegan as many are processed using animal products. To find out if your favorite booze fits the bill, click here.

Vegan Lime Meltaways

Ingredients: ¾ cup vegan margarine (Earth Balance or Soy Garden), softened 1 cup vegan powdered sugar, divided (Whole Foods Organic Powdered Sugar) 2 Tbs. lime juice 1 Tbs. vanilla 1¾ cups plus 4 Tbs. all-purpose flour 2 Tbs. cornstarch ¼ tsp. salt To Prepare: In a large bowl, whisk together margarine and ½ cup powdered sugar until pale and fluffy. Add lime juice and vanilla, and stir to combine. Separately, mix together flour, cornstarch, and salt. Add to margarine/sugar mixture, and stir until just combined. Divide dough in half. Place each half on an 8-by-12-inch sheet of parchment paper. Roll in parchment to Read More

A Happy Vegan Hanukkah

Nathan is Jewish. But he’s not a very knowledgeable one. Whenever I ask him about Jewish traditions, he just shrugs his shoulders. When I ask him why he doesn’t know, he tells me he’s never really been a good Jew, reminds me he married a Goy, and that I should look it up online. When is Hannukah? He doesn’t know. How do you spell it? He’s not sure. What is it a celebration of? He mumbles something about the candles burning for 8 days. He once described the Maccabees as Macadamias. But when being Jewish serves him, he’s devout. Like Read More

Vegan Scottish Shortbread

Our daughter, Riley, loves pie. Well, technically not pie, but pie crust. When she eats pie, most of the pie filling is scraped off to one side and ignored. That is why she loves shortbread. “It’s like pie without the filling,” she says. With a rich, “buttery” taste and a flaky, crumbly texture, shortbread is pie crust that has declared its independence from filling. So if you love someone who claims to love pie but really couldn’t care less what you put in the middle of it, save both of you the trouble and make them shortbread instead. Ingredients: 1 Read More

Peanut Butter Pie

From the pages of All American Vegan, this could be your dessert: creamy, delicious peanut butter pie. Or you could choose peanut butter cups which a book reviewer called “a perfect vegan alternative to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.” You can choose what a reviewer called “a lovely Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate Sauce… Creamy, silky banana with smooth and decadent chocolate sauce.” Or apple pie, cherry pie, chocolate chip cookies, New York cheesecake, vegan “Twinkies,” chocolate pudding or so much more. That’s just a small sampling of the over 90 recipes for traditional American favorites in the book. ————- Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/allamericanvegan Read More