Mom’s Famous Vegan Pie Crust

Vegan Pie CrustThis is my mom’s famous vegan pie crust. Well…at least it’s famous among our family and friends. Even though she doesn’t follow a vegan diet, she has made this exact crust since before I was born. It’s light and flaky and will make any type of pie the hit of the party.

This recipe makes 2 crusts. Use one for the top of fruit pies, or leave off the top and make two pies.

For the cook time, follow the directions on your pie recipe. There’s no need to precook this vegan pie crust.

Try it with a Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Vegan Apple Pie or Vegan Cherry Pie.

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Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings PinThese Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are simply amazing! Amelia doesn’t like cauliflower, but she loves these and constantly asks me to make them.

The cauliflower absorbs the flavor of the batter and wing sauce, and it has the consistency of chicken so it’s almost like the real thing without bones. The only downside is it takes a bit of time to prepare and one batch doesn’t last too long (because they’re so d**n delicious).

We prefer thicker wing sauce that we found at Whole Foods, but Frank’s Red Hot is what most people are used to so you might prefer that. Frank’s is a little thinner so the cauliflower might be a little soggy if you use too much. You can also thicken it up with 1 tsp of cornstarch.

The Vegan Ranch Dressing is the perfect dipping sauce for these Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings. Prepare the dressing while the wings are cooking.

Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings Instructional Video

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Vegan Pancakes

Vegan PancakesThis Vegan Pancakes recipe tastes like it has dairy and eggs, but doesn’t. The pancakes are light and fluffy, and fast and easy to make. This is another recipe that falls into the category of “if you don’t tell them, they won’t know it’s vegan.”

We like to cook our pancakes on an electric griddle so they cook more evenly and we can cook several of them at one time. But you can cook them in a large skillet or square pancake griddle on the stove, too. It just takes longer. That’s how my mom has always done it.

Enjoy topped with organic maple syrup or your favorite fruit preserves. Goes great with Veggie Sausage. Makes about 24 – 3″ diameter pancakes.

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Vegan Alfredo Pasta

Vegan Alfredo Pasta PinThis Vegan Alfredo Pasta has a nice white, creamy alfredo sauce made with cashew cream. With 295 calories and 11 grams of protein per serving, it’s delicious and creamy without any cholesterol. Both your tastebuds and arteries will thank you.

Eat this with some colorful veggies like an Easy Garden Salad or Italian Tomatoes and Mushrooms to balance out the “whiteness” of the sauce and pasta.

We used whole-wheat spaghetti, but this Vegan Alfredo Pasta Sauce would go great with fettuccine or spiral pasta, too. We mixed the sauce and pasta together, but you can serve the sauce over the pasta if you don’t feel like mixing it.

Remember to prepare your Vegan Cashew Cream ahead of time. It takes a couple of hours to soak the cashews.

Vegan Alfredo Pasta

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Fruit Squares

Fruit SquaresThese Fruit Squares remind me of a Nutrigrain bar, only better. They have a coffee cake or fruit cobbler feel to them. Regardless, they’re rich and delicious and would be a great dessert to serve your non-vegan friends with a side of nice-cream. They’ll never know it’s vegan.

You can add a tbsp of hemp or chia seeds for extra nutrients. You can also use 2 cups of one kind of berry or try different combinations using different berries.

This is a high calorie recipe with lots of sugar so it’s not a diet food by any means. This is a special occasion treat or a party snack.

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies PinIf you serve these Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies to people and don’t tell them they were made without butter, eggs or milk, they won’t know. These may be the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever eaten!

I like mine soft and chewy…Amelia likes her’s crispier. We both get what we want with this recipe by cooking mine for less time and hers a little longer. The only bad thing about these cookies is that I can’t stop eating them. They barely last a day!

The really nice thing about these vegan chocolate chip cookies is they don’t have that greasy coating or aftertaste that you get from using butter and milk. They’re simply delicious!

Note: Oil is not a healthy food and coconut oil is probably the worst. If you are trying to lose weight, lower your cholesterol or reverse diabetes, please do not eat these cookies. They’re meant for a rare treat or to show non-vegans how delicious vegan food can be.

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