10 Things That Miff Your Barista (Correction: Your Vegan Barista)

I’ve seen plenty of lists of things that annoy baristas on sites like Buzzfeed.com.  Most of them consist of complicated orders.  For me, I could care less how complicated your order is.  Baristas are guilty of the most complicated of orders.  It’s all in how you order.  It’s also in how much sense your drink

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B.L.T. Snack Bites

I threw together this idea after picking up some tomatoes from the farmer’s market this weekend. These little babies hit the spot! They’d be great finger foods at small gatherings and a mid-day snack. Plus, you don’t have to feel totally guilty for indulging in a normally greasy comfort food! With these snack bites, I’ve used Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon, but you could use any kind of Bac’n Bits! (If you want to keep it vegan, plenty of easy to find store brand bacon bits are meat-free, believe it or not.)

No Cluck Chicken & Taters

This recipe is something I came up with years ago when I still ate chicken. It was one of my mother’s favorite dishes that I created. My sister gave it the name “Sandy’s Seasoned Cluck & Taters”. I had all the ingredients on hand this past weekend, minus the chicken, of course. But I did

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Sweet & Spicy: Grilled Mango with Jalapeno Peppers

I saw this recipe in a recent issue of Cooking Light and also found it on The Food Network.  I figured it sounded interesting enough, and boy was I glad I tried it!  I’ve made this recipe a few times.  The delicious aroma and beautiful color of the dish had everyone in the house salivating

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Veganize It: Starbucks Chicken Santa Fe Panini

Before my vegan days, my favorite sandwich at Starbucks was the Chicken Santa Fe Panini.  Sometimes I still get a hankering for the sandwich served on flatbread with the sour cream chili spread and peppers.  I always paired it with BBQ chips. (My favorite chip flavor!) Well, I had faith I could replicate this sandwich

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