Date-Sweetened Zucchini Brownies with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting

July 28, 2014
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Even when your blog is called “FatFree Vegan Kitchen,” some occasions just demand to be celebrated with chocolate and peanut butter. My family has been through some challenging times recently, so when we see an opportunity to celebrate, we seize it. Today is my beloved husband’s birthday, and he requested Barbequed Ribz for dinner tonight […]

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Loki Unleashed

April 23, 2014
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I’m usually all about the food–check out the hundreds of recipes in my Recipe Index–but I received so many requests for photos of Loki that I couldn’t say no. I think a few of you are almost as obsessed with Loki as I am! Loki is an indoor cat who is determined to be outside. […]

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Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

April 14, 2014
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[Note: This post is from 2014. I’m all better now!] Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. My surgery went very well, and I’m up and about and feeling more normal every day. Your emails and messages of support have meant so much to me and are surely speeding up my recovery. Resting and […]

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Non-Recipe: Loki and Leo and a Box Video

March 5, 2014
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I’ve been having so much fun following our new kitten, Loki, around with a camera that I haven’t cooked anything new this week. Instead, I’d like to show all of you fans of Loki a side of him you haven’t seen yet. In most of his photos, he’s staring soulfully into the camera, the picture […]

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Zuppa Vegana: Italian Potato, Bean, and Kale Soup

February 8, 2014
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It’s been a big week here in the FatFree Vegan household. First of all, last Saturday we got a new family member! If you’re a Facebook follower or NewsBites reader, you’ve already been subjected to the cuteness that is our still unnamed kitten. But in case you’ve missed one of my press releases, here’s the […]

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April 11, 2010
Sweet Olive Flowers

Trees are sporting new leaves, kittens are turning into cats, and this week, my own little girl is becoming a teenager. With so many natural changes going on, it seems fitting that this blog is about to go through some changes of its own. I wanted to let you know what’s happening, and while I’m […]

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Pumpkin Pie Bites

November 9, 2009
Pumpkin Pie Bites

My daughter and I go kind of pumpkin crazy this time of year. It starts when we see the first small pie pumpkins in the grocery store and she convinces me that we just have to have one. She takes it home, decorates it with permanent markers, and then refuses to let me cook her […]

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A Thanksgiving Tradition

October 8, 2009
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My daughter E had her first turkey when she was in preschool. Her class was learning about Thanksgiving, coloring pictures of turkeys and folding paper into pilgrims’ hats, and her father and I decided to start a family tradition so that when it was time for her to stand up and tell the class about […]

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No Recipe but Some Begging and a Cat Photo

July 1, 2009

Fatfree Vegan Kitchen is nominated again for a Veggie Award from VegNews magazine. Last year I admit that I felt a little guilty to be nominated two years in a row, but this year…you know what…I want to win! But the competition this year is fierce, with lots of excellent blogs nominated, so if you […]

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December 14, 2008

Later today I’ll have a winner to announce, but right now I want to apologize for not having posted any new recipes this past week and to tell you a little about what’s been going on in my life. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will have heard about this as it happened: […]

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Pumpkin and Black Bean Casserole

October 17, 2008
Pumpkin Black Bean Casserole

I’d like to begin this pumpkin recipe with an unintentionally Halloweenish photo: Look closely. I was trying to take a basic photo of our homegrown pumpkin–the accidental result of tossing last year’s seeds into the compost pile–when someone decided that she would make a better subject. So what you see here is an accidental photo […]

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Any Excuse for Kitten Photos

June 22, 2008

My parents arrived for a visit with a surprise–the newest member of their household, a small, gray kitten who has yet to be named (my mom’s considering Stormy and Smoky now but is waiting to get to know the kitten better before deciding). Since I had a few non-recipe things I wanted to mention, I […]

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Get Clicking!

December 6, 2007

I’ve been asked by the multi-talented Bee and Jai to be a judge in this month’s Click competition. If you’re not familiar with Click, it’s a photography contest that focuses on a particular theme each month. This month’s theme is… {drumroll please} …Show us your NUTS! Now, I know that there are a lot of […]

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Post-Thanksgiving Miscellaneous Edition

November 25, 2007

We had a good Thanksgiving visit with my husband’s family in New Orleans, but I’m glad to be back home. A couple of people wanted to know what Bryanna’s Soy and Seitan “Turkey” was like, so I thought I’d post our impressions along with a couple of photos. Here’s how it looked just after it […]

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The Very Hungry…Hornworm?

June 30, 2007

Subtitle: What’s Eating Susan’s Tomatoes If you grow tomatoes, chances are you’ve had to deal with these pesky creatures. The tomato or tobacco hornworm starts life as tiny larva, but very quickly it can grow to 4 inches long and as thick as your index finger as it munches through your garden. One hornworm can […]

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Serious Cat Photos

January 28, 2007

Well, I did it. I finally changed this blog over to the New Blogger. It seems to have gone well, but I couldn’t be certain until I’d actually posted something. And since I don’t have a new recipe for you, I thought I’d show you photos of my third favorite photography subject (after family and […]

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Thick and Hearty Pinto Bean Chili

January 17, 2007
Thick and Hearty Pinto Bean Chili

Mississippi is finally getting a taste of the cold weather that’s sweeping across the country, and though some transplanted Northerners here may think that it’s long overdue, I just want to hibernate. Maybe I’m getting old, but I have no desire to go outside once the weather is below freezing. Yes, I know that in […]

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Weekend Cat and Blog Blogging

September 2, 2006

Meet Leda, queen of our household, pictured here sitting on her throne, where she can be found most of the daylight hours. (At night she can be found sleeping in her favorite warm spot–on my pillow just above my head. Though she sleeps well, I don’t!) Leda is over 10 years old, but she’s still […]

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