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Meatless Mondays – Vegan Quinoa Burger

These are a quick and easy burger patty to make that have a great amount of protein and 6g of fibre per burger.  They are also great to make ahead and freeze until you are ready for them.  Freeze them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. When they are frozen layer each burger with a piece of the wax paper in between and put in a ziploc baggie.
This recipe is from Men’s Health Magazine.

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Meatless Monday – Smoky Southwest Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

With the cold weather settling in and potatoes and squashes being in season how could you not want to come back to the comfort foods?  Here’s a delicious twist on the traditional shepherd’s pie courtesy of Vegan on the Cheap by Robin Robertson.

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Meatless Mondays – Fresh and Light Tomato Basil Pasta

Our backyard garden was very productive this year and I have found myself the proud owner of 7 lbs of fresh, organic tomatoes.  I will start to can some of them once they start to get a little soft, but for now my boyfriend and I are enjoying the fruits of our labour, literally.

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegan Scones

If you ever have a chance to visit the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada I would highly recommend going to their high tea service.  Rooted in tradition, and fabulous tea and food, this ceremonial service is fun to take part in.  My mom picked up a cook book of their recipes the last time she was there and recreates their to-die-for scones like they were baked in the hotel itself.  They are truly amazing and always a winner at any party she brings them to.  But what’s a gluten free, dairy free vegan diva to do?  Adapt the recipe, of course!

This took many a trial to finally get right, but it was absolutely worth it.  The recipe is all done by weight (as it is the in the Emperess cookbook) and doesn’t seem to work out to be any standard measurement.  So grab your kitchen scale and some patience.  The results will be worth the effort.

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Soft Ginger Cookies- Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan

Nothing says autumn to me quite like the rich, warm blend of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  Plus, I have a weakness for soft ginger cookies. 🙂  P.S.  I adapted this recipe from several ginger cookie recipes from cookbooks and the internet.  The gluten free ones I tried I wasn’t happy with, so naturally I had to tinker.

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Meatless Mondays – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan BBQ ‘Chicken’ Pizza

It took a little while to get this recipe to a point where I wanted to share it with everyone.  The consistency of the pizza dough is beyond strange, but it puffs up to make a light, fluffy thin crust.  Just have your spatula ready.

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Meatless Mondays – Gluten Free Vegan Tacos

I am a huge fan of tacos, so naturally I had to find an alternative to the ground beef taco.  Hard shell tacos are my favourite (and gluten free options are easily found) but this would work with the soft flour tortilla shells also.

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