Recipe: Vegan Mini Cherry Pies

Every year, no matter what else is going on, we take time out of our schedule to host an ugly sweater party. It’s totally cheesy and fun, and it’s my excuse to make a ton of food, most of which isn’t healthy in any way, shape, or form. This year, we gave the winner an ugly sweater Packer gnome (check it out here) and I fed people homemade Chex Mix, puppy chow, and mini cherry pies. These pies are so easy and impress everyone. Here’s what you need:

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Monkey Salad: A No-Sugar-Added Delicious Breakfast (or Snack)!

Hi, Dairy-Free Staters! I’ve got a quick recipe that should get you over this mid-week hump. I talked about this recipe way back when, when I did the Whole30. On Monday, I started cutting out sugar (more on that in a future post). This recipe Monkey Salad is good for anyone looking for a sweet treat that is free of added sugar!

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Recipe: BBQ Marinated Grilled Tofu and Grilled Eggplant

When I was a kid, my mom used to make grilled tofu marinated in barbecue sauce and grilled eggplant for dinners all throughout the summer. If you are fortunate enough to have Labor Day free, you shouldn’t spend that leisure time making a complicated dinner. Make this fast, easy dinner instead. Use the time the tofu is marinating to prep the eggplant and catch up with family and friends.

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Recipe: Vegan Strawberry Muffins

We’re at the tail end of strawberry season, and I just got a haul. My mom and I went out to Barthel Fruit Farm and picked 2 flats of strawberries. I’m not sure how many pounds, but it was enough to freeze a gallon of strawberries, make 8 jars of jam, 8 jars of preserves, and strawberry muffins. These perfect bites of summer go perfectly with a coffee outdoors.

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Recipe: Peach Jam

(photo credit: Jesse Egan)

It is once again canning season, and I’m so happy to see it come around again! This year, our plans include canning strawberries, peaches, cherries, and apples, with the possibility of adding blueberries into the mix. Last summer we got a crate of peaches from Tree-Ripe and made peach jam, among other things, from the cookbook, Canning for a New Generation. I’m not going to share the recipe from the book because I think you should get it for yourself, but here are a few tips for making peach jam, and tips for canning in general:

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