Vegan Chocolate Cake Mix from The Homemade Vegan Pantry. Book Review + Giveaway!

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The The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples by Miyoko Schinner is the book you need to start cooking vegan staples at home. All of building blocks as home made soy milk, your own tofu and tempeh, baking mixes, pan cake mixes, mac and cheese mix, glorious butterless butter (palm oil free). Dressings and sauces such as eggless mayo, brown sugar mustard, ketchup, teriyaki sauce, vegan oyster sauce, vegan fish sauce, ranch, no-oil caesar and many more. Basic pizza, rolls, biscuits, pastas, gluten-free polenta crackers, cake mix.

The book also uses some of these in recipes for soups, pasta, cakes, brownies, cookies. There are vegan subs for unribs, unchicken, and obviously amazing cheeses like oil-free cheddar and mozzarella, almond feta and many many more.  

Chapters include
Condiments (sauces, dressings, jam),
dairy and egg-free goodness (cheese, yogurt, milks),
all you need is soup (broth, stock, soups),
the meat of the argument (tofu, yuba, yuba bacon, unfish, unchicken, unribs, neatballs),
magic and pasta (marinara, vodka sauce, mac n cheese mix),
the grains of truth (pancake mix, pizza dough, dinner rolls, pastry dough, granola)
sweet endings (cake mixes, buttercream, ice cream)

The publisher is giving away a copy of the book to one of the blog readers (US only). Please see the end of the post to enter. 
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Pistachio Apricot Thumbprint Cookies | Vegan Richa

Pistachio Apricot Thumbprint Cookies…

My Dad loves thumbprints or any jam/preserve filled cookies. There are a few things that make his face light up like the a fruit and nut cake made with candied papaya,  Gobi Aloo matar , his favorite dals, Butter Paneer which he now loves with tofu (see Butter Seitan recipe in my Book and sub tofu… 

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100% Whole Wheat Bread Recipe | Vegan Richa #whole #wheat #sandwich #Bread

100% Whole Wheat Bread Recipe…

A good sandwich bread is a like a dream. Soft, airy, gorgeous crumb, all whole grain, no unknown additives, dough conditioners and most importantly great tasting. Now the last part is the most difficult of the lot.  Most whole grain or grain and seed breads from the market fall a bit short on the taste factor…. 

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Vegan Black Pepper Mac and cheese | Vegan Richa #vegan #macncheese #nutfree

Vegan Black Pepper Mac and Cheese with Potato…

More Mac n cheese! Cannot have enough mac recipes right. Veggie cheese is all over the web recently. So I made some my way. No prep needed, no mashed potatoes needed. Cook the potatoes and veggies you want to use for 15-18 minutes. Blend, boil with pasta, done. Easy and simple.  And black pepper oh… 

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Vegan Snickerdoodle Popsicles | Vegan Richa

Vegan Snickerdoodle Popsicles…

You know whats essential in this summer heat. Some awesome popsicles. These Snickerdoodle pops are simple and amazing if you love cinnamon and all things snickerdoodle! The base popsicle is blended coconut milk and sweetener. The snickerdoodle crumble is oat flour, oil, sugar and cinnamon. The crunchy crumble adds a burst of flavor to the… 

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Methi Thepla - High Protein Savory Herbed Flatbread | Vegan Richa

Methi Thepla – High Protein Savory Herbed…

These multigrain flatbreads have chickpea flour, quinoa flour, coconut flour to add to the protein. plus a good load of sesame seeds. Spiced liberally with Indian spices and dried fenugreek, these can be served as is with chutney or as a side.  Use flours that you have, use the spices that you have and make… 

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Tou in Cashew Ginger Sauce

Plant Powered Families Review + Giveaway!…

Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes is geared towards kids and great meals for the entire family. Dreena tackles everything from pleasing picky eaters and stocking a vegan pantry to packing school lunches and dealing with challenging social situations. The book also includes nutritionist-approved references for dietary concerns that will ensure a smooth and successful transition… 

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Vegan Naan Calzones | Vegan Richa

Spicy Tofu Peas stuffed Naan Calzone…

These easy Naan calzones are great as a carry out lunch or a change from the usual pizza. The calzones are filled with spicy tofu and pea scramble, vegan cheese and sriracha. You can also make these into Naan Pizzas. Shape the dough into oval Naan flatbreads. Add a layer of marinara or pizza sauce,… 

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Dal Fry - Spiced Indian Lentil soup | Vegan Richa #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree #Indian #lentils

Dal Fry – Spiced Indian Lentil soup…

This is Hubbs’ weekend mixed lentil dal fry. After experiments in the kitchen during the week, I generally want to stay out of the kitchen on the weekend. So its either eat out or he cooks He usually will pick up red lentils (masoor dal) and petite yellow lentils (mung dal / split green gram) and… 

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