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Alice Mesa

Alice Mesa is an environmental scientist turned foodie. She followed her heart away from a 10-year career in the water quality industry and into the kitchen, where she spent the next few years as the owner and operator of a handcrafted vegan chocolates business. Alice combines her passion for cooking with her vegan lifestyle by creating and writing about dishes that are not only delicious, but plant-based as well.

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Recipe – How to Make it in 38 Simple Steps

This is one of those dishes that might seem to require way too much prep and cook times to justify the 10 minutes it takes to devour it all. But trust me—it’ll rank up there as the best 10 minutes you can remember from your kitchen table. There was a time when I didn’t think …

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My Easy Vegan Fried Rice Recipe – How to Make it in 24 Simple Steps

Fried rice and I go back a long way. As far back as the days of scratch and sniff stickers and Crayola crayons. I don’t think there was ever a week in my childhood that didn’t include at least one meal of fried rice for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast. My brothers and I all …

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My Easy Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe – How to Make it in 18 Simple Steps

When it comes to winter squash, I’m a bit of a late bloomer. Up until the last couple of years, I always gave these tough-skinned gourds a wide berth when browsing the produce area of my local grocery store. Something about them intimidated me. Maybe it was the scabs on their skin. Maybe it was …

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Vegan Peanut Butter And Banana Cookies Recipe – How to Make it in 22 Simple Steps

All Deserts | Pies | Cookies | Cakes | Cheesecakes | Scones | Muffins It’s true, peanut butter and jelly make a pretty good team. But in my opinion, there’s no better partner in crime for peanut butter than a banana. They are the Rocky and Bullwinkle of flavor combinations, the Ren and Stimpy, the …

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Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe – How to Make it in 14 Simple Steps

Nothing divides the world in half like tofu, separating us into the lovers and the haters. I know some folks who won’t go near the stuff, not even with a ten-foot pair of chopsticks. Too bland, they say. Or the texture is mushy and gross. Some of these braver individuals might venture a bite, but …

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Outstanding Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Recipe – How to Make it in 35 Simple Steps

You know that scene in Forrest Gump where Bubba rattles on and on about his love of shrimp and all the different ways to eat them? That’s me when it comes to potatoes. There’s never been a potato dish that I didn’t love. My favorite of all? Mashed potatoes and gravy. Growing up, Thanksgiving was …

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Vegan Egg Roll Recipe – How to Make it in 47 Simple Steps

I must admit, I’m really picky about egg rolls. But if you’d grown up in a traditional Vietnamese family and your mom happened to be the queen of homemade egg rolls, you would be too. Of course, I wasn’t able to appreciate having authentic egg rolls as a staple in my diet until much later …

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The Best Vegan Calzone Recipe – How to Make it in 38 Simple Steps

The difference between calzone and pizza, of course, is in the crust. While a pizza utilizes the crust like a serving tray with everything piled on top, the crust on a calzone gets paraded like a prince. It’s the star of the show, the CEO of the company, the big kahuna. This does turn up …

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