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This dish is incredibly low in calories and will ease your cravings for lasagna, stuffed shells or a simple bowl of pasta! It was born out of a curiousity: I couldn't help but wonder if I could satisfy my cravings for pasta with zucchini the way raw foodists do. I used my basic fat-free marinara recipe, tofu basil ricotta and some raw, chopped zucchini...  and wow. I can have the taste of pasta I love without all the calories ...

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For my one year veganniversary, I created the fat-free carrot cake cupcakes that took blogs (and kitchens) over by storm. (Yah, they are that good!) So I knew the pressure was on for me to make something just as amazing this year. What works once works twice, right? Just like last year, I made what I was craving:

VEGAN CHEESECAKE!

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I wanted to make a fat-free cheesecake, but quickly realized that was impossible since there is no such thing as ...

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If you liked seafood or 'scampi' dishes in your pre-vegan days, you're in for a real treat with this dish. Oyster mushrooms certainly live up to their name. They smell and taste like seafood!

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Part of my "New Years Resolution" is to expose myself to new ingredients and oyster mushrooms were this weeks pick. I wanted to make a 'scampi' with the mushrooms but was out of linguine or spaghetti (I used sprouted whole wheat pasta - pictured) and had ...

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This Creole-inspired dish would probably be more "authentic" if I used tomatoes, but I just love the taste of roasted red peppers, so I had to use them. That being said, I'm sure this dish would be just as delicious with tomatoes or fire roasted tomatoes if you prefer. You could also add carrots and celery to complete the "holy trinity". Not to mention, this spicy dish would be a great way to follow tradition of eating black eyed ...

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Before we left Boston for LA, Scott & I gorged ourself on Asian dishes at Grasshopper and Vegan pizza at T.J. Scallywaggles. I thought if I ate enough, I'd never want to eat it again or I wouldn't miss it. I was wrong. Thus, while in NY, we decided to take a day trip to Boston (a short 4hr train ride away) to see our friends and eat at our two favorite restaurants, which coincidentally happen to be ...
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