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13 Apr Luxe Mushroom Pate

My vegan foie gras recipe is one of my most popular and I love love love making it to wow friends from carnivores to meatless crusaders. Using lentils and walnuts as the base with ume plum vinegar as the secret ingredient, it has an extremely rich and umami packed flavor profile that you just can't quit eating til the last finger lick from the jar. This past week I was looking to create a legume free option of that recipe so I turned to the other classic meatless pate ingredient: mushrooms. Paired with some similar ingredients to my original (the miso stayed but I swapped in sherry vinegar for the ume plum), a few new secret umami bomb weapons (porcini powder, tamari, mustard powder and capers), some new freshness (with fragrant farmers market thyme and parsley), and the pièce de résistance: ultra lux fatty butter, this new pate is some...

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02 Mar Purple Kale Salad with Creamy Cashew Avocado Dressing

I can never get enough kale salad, so I'm always inventing new ways to mix up the same old bowl. This recipe was inspired by my new favorite Venice Beach neighborhood watering hole, Clutch, where their Cali-Mex kale and cauliflower salad transported my tastebuds to a very happy place last week. Now when I don't want to walk the three blocks to get it, I can make my own twist at home (but I would still walk a hundred miles for those Mexi nacho fries with avocado crema!). You can make this one vegan by omitting the cojita, but you'll need to up the salt to make up for the loss. [yumprint-recipe id='67']...

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02 Feb Roasted Cauliflower Florets with Pomegranate Goat Cheese Sauce

It's finally the month of love, and everything in my kitchen is coming up pink and red! This recipe uses pomegranates in three forms to create the subtle shades of pink: Pomegranate juice, pomegranate molasses, and pomegranate seeds. Don't let the fancy look fool you, this dish is beyond easy and takes only 5-10 minutes of hands on time! You can find the super tart and pungent molasses at many middle eastern markets, some Whole Foods stores, or online. xoxo, Stephanie [yumprint-recipe id='65']...

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05 Jan Lemony Kale Salad with Asiago + Panko

My go-to kale salad obsession, this quick recipe is a winner every single time. Be sure to choose bunches of Black/Lacinato/Elephant/Tuscan/Dino (seriously I've never seen a single vegetable with so many different names) with smaller dark and very bumpy leaves (they will be way more tender and flavorful than the XL leaves) and chiffonade them as finely as your knife will let you (for a tutorial- check out my quick video here ). With a bright and bold lemon vinaigrette, tender paper thin black kale, shredded high-quality aged asiago, and buttery toasted panko breadcrumbs, this salad will make any kale hater say KALE YEAH. [yumprint-recipe id='61']...

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17 Nov Vegetarian Cornbread “Stuffing” Salad

Lighten up the traditional stuffing on your Thanksgiving table with this hearty and satisfying vegan cornbread stuffing inspired salad. Quick pickled onions in a mustard maple vinaigrette pair with roasted squash, dried cranberries, raw brussel sprouts, and pecans to create a new meatless family tradition. Vegetarian Thanksgiving has never been this good!   [yumprint-recipe id='58']...

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27 Oct Inside Out Raw Vegan Caramel Apples

Halloween is in the air and we all know how quickly the candy induced sugar overload can take over. Why not make some healthy treats this year with my raw and vegan caramel apples. Quick, easy, and no need to bake (though you can, and they are damn delicious that way), they will make both kids and adults smile a big fat one. Stay spooky my friends!   [yumprint-recipe id='57']...

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06 Oct Veggie Ceviche Stuffed Avocado (Vegan)

Hearts of Palm replace the standard fishy ceviche base in this tangy, spicy, and flavor packed recipe developed for Vegenaise. The key to getting this right is workin your knife skills and making every vegetable component the same size- I like mine super finely diced, but for a more rustic preparation you can pump up the size and go chunky. Serve in pretty glasses or in an emptied out avocado as shown and with plenty of your favorite tortilla chips on the side! Head on over to mayokarma.followyourheart.com for more vegan comfort food recipes!...

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