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I've always thought "Blondies" were a white brownie (of sorts). So when my black bean brownies came out better than I could have ever imagined, I wondered if I could do the same with blondies. I realized rather quickly, hell yes I can! 

To make the blondies, substitute white beans for black beans, pure maple syrup for agave, omit cocoa and add 1/3 cup strawberry jam and an additional 1/4 cup oats.

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May 12


Scott & I spent the weekend in Yosemite, easily one of the most beautiful places on earth. These pictures don't do Yosemite justice but I'm sharing them all the same. We also have over 100 photos up on flickr, including photos of deer! I was also pleasantly suprised with how vegan-friendly Yosemite and the surrounding areas are. In Yosemite, I was able to find plenty of vegan food from soy yogurt to alternative baking co. cookies to cereals ...

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Black bean brownies have made their rounds in the diet circuit for years and more recently have popped up on vegan blogs. I'd never been much attracted to them but then my good friend Tara insisted I try my hand at a healthy vegan version. Oh, my! Why didn't I listen to Tara sooner?

This recipe and over 175 recipes are in my new cookbook. These brownies are really, really good... and so easy to make, too! Since ...

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I'm sure everyone has made and/or blogged about these cutlets by know. I know I posted about them back when HH was still over at blogspot. Yet these cutlets are so good, I can't help but give them another shout out. I tend to make them when omnivores are coming over for dinner, especially omni's who still think us vegans eat salads at every meal... I just love seeing their reaction when I present a vegan ...

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Scott is training for his first marathon. He ran 18 miles today and during mile 17, Scott got into a spat with a tree root. It's clear from the photo that the root won ;) Ah well, points for mother nature.



Anyway, between the fall and the 18 miles, Scott was feeling pretty achy and sore. He asked me to make a protein heavy dinner to assist his recovery and I translated that as an excuse to make these crabby ...

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