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5 Vegan Pie Recipes for National Pie Day

January 23rd is National Pie Day! This sweet holiday was established in 1986 by the National Pie Council, an organization committed to “preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting America’s love affair with the food”. When we think of pie we tend to think of dessert, but traditionally pies have been a savory, meat-filled dish.

Devil’s Pot Pie

When brainstorming main dishes for The Lusty Vegan, coauthor Ayindé Howell asked his Facebook friends what holiday food they missed most, and the response was a resounding “OMG I miss pot pie.” Ayindé took on the savory American classic. This is gravy, veggies, and a fluffy crust all in one

Seitan Kebabs with Sangria Tomato Salad

Seitan, a complete protein with the mouthfeel of meat, makes great kebabs, especially when paired with a flavorful marinade. The tomato salad in this recipe from The Lusty Vegan by Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg was inspired by a thing called spootie, which is basically a bunch of fruit soaked in

Tuxedo Cheesecake Brownies

Summer is coming to an end, and many people around the U.S. will be having Labor Day picnics and cookouts this weekend. Tuxedo Cheesecake Brownies from Amber Shea Crawley’s Practically Raw Desserts is an excellent dessert for at your holiday parties. Not only are they incredibly decadent

Beyond PB&J with Nut Butter Universe

Not long ago, the only nut butter sandwich around was the traditional PB &J made with peanut butter, grape jelly, and white bread.  Did you know that before the age of 18, the average American child consumes 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? But why settle for

10 Year Anniversary of the Northeast Blackout

This week saw anniversary of the Northeast Blackout. On August 14th, 2003, about 50 million people from Ohio to New England and even into Michigan and Ontario, Canada lost power. New York City commuters had to walk miles home across bridges or face being stranded, as the