Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats Inspired By The Original Bircher Muesli

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When I got The First Mess Cookbook, the first recipe I made was the Bircher Breakfast. It is the author’s recipe for overnight oats. I didn’t know why it was called Bircher and she didn’t explain it, but being curious, I googled it. It turns out there was a guy named Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a pioneering physician and nutritionist, who created muesli, which consisted of apples, lemon juice, nuts, oats, milk and honey.

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It’s my 7-year Blogiversary & Vegan LEO: Carrot Lox, Tofu Scramble & Onions

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You guys! I have been writing this blog for 7 years. 7 years! I can hardly believe it. I have grown so much as a cook, writer and photographer. Thank you so much for being here, for connecting with me, and most importantly, for cooking my recipes. It means the world to me. Truly. And for my blogiversary, I have made some changes. Have you noticed?

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Book Report: Real Food, Really Fast + Interview with author Hannah Kaminsky + Bonus Recipe for Hash Brown Waffles

As you  know from reading this blog, there are a lot of new vegan cookbooks out there. I try to be as balanced and honest in my reporting as possible so that you can decide if that book is right for you. And today I’m talking about this new book Real Food, Really Fast: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes or Less by Hannah Kaminsky.

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Broccoli Quiche!

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I have been in search of a vegan quiche for years. I have tried variations using tofu as the base but found them to be too heavy. I have tried using chickpeas and chickpea flour which are both good but also not my favorite. (I stopped making them.) But, here, finally, I have a recipe that works. It is based on the recipe that Selma, the owner and cook of Bloodroot Vegetarian in Connecticut, gave me. Continue reading “Broccoli Quiche!”