Aug 9

August 9, 2016

Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg

Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg – Review

You don’t need to miss eggs anymore. Like us, you may have heard about Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg, and have been interested in trying it. We have been using various egg replacements ( Chia, flax, DIY vegan egg mix) with fair success. But we haven’t been able to find Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg anywhere in the stores by... Read more

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Jul 26

July 26, 2016

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Gluten-free vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies: Review

HEY. It’s Elena! Those two crazy kids, Greg and Georgia, are finally letting me do a little guest spot on Full of Beans. And it’s on my almost favorite subject: vegan and gluten-free baked goods that are actually good (in this post it’s specifically gluten-free vegan double chocolate chip cookies). Wait, My Problem is GLUTEN? In high school, Georgia and... Read more

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Jul 11

July 11, 2016

Sun Tea - Summer in a Jar

Sun Tea – Summer in a Jar

I adore the rituals of tea, good tea. I like the comfort and cozy of a good pot of tea in the colder months. However, when the warm weather arrives I love my sun tea. It’s a simple and delicious way to enjoy the taste and benefits of tea without heating up the kitchen. I remember years ago someone gave... Read more

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Jun 29

June 29, 2016


Vegan Gluten-free Quiche + Adapting Recipes

This vegan gluten-free quiche is adapted from the wonderful recipe by Angela Liddon at Oh She Glows. I love quiche. I love it’s presence at a brunch or casual meal. I love that it is portable and pretty to bring to a party or pot luck. I love that it is delicious at any temperature. I missed the quiche option when... Read more

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Jun 23

June 23, 2016


Noodle Revolution Westerly Rhode Island

Greg and I don’t go out to eat very often. The commitment of paying college tuition for our kids sort of got us out of the habit and we really do love to cook. This weekend, however, we stopped for a great lunch at a place called Noodle Revolution Westerly, Rhode Island. I love that name. I love the sign. I’m not... Read more

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May 25

May 25, 2016


Vegan Cookout Food – What to Bring Roundup!

No matter what stage of vegan life you are in, it will happen: you’re going to a cookout. What are you going to do when you are the vegan at the cookout? What do you eat? That’s when you think: “what vegan cookout food can I bring so I can eat, and make a contribution to the meal?” A lot of... Read more

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May 8

May 8, 2016

Curry Vegan Chicken Salad - Full of Beans

Curried Vegan Chicken Salad

Curried Vegan Chicken Salad – It’s What’s For Lunch Our Vegan Chicken Salad, we like to call it Better Than Curried Chicken Salad, made with cannellini beans, will take your sandwich, or your salad, to a new level, giving you a delicious and cruelty-free way to elevate your lunch. This salad combines the rich tang of curry with sweet raisins,... Read more

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Apr 24

April 24, 2016

easy to get enough protein and be healthier

Do YOU Get Enough Protein?

How much protein do we really need? “Do you get enough protein”? This is a question every vegan, and many vegetarians, hear so often that it has become the ultimate joke – it’s even a tee shirt. I have heard this question so many times. I used to say, “plants”, and list some of the plant protein sources like legumes, and then... Read more

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Apr 15

April 15, 2016

Antioxidant blueberry smoothie ready for you!

Antioxidant Blueberry Smoothie

Smoothies are all the rage, of course. You can find them (at a premium price) at all sorts of places, now. But they are really easy to make on your own, and they can be customized to be exactly how you want them. Georgia loves a particular smoothie that she has for breakfast almost every single morning. This is an... Read more

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Apr 4

April 4, 2016

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Vegan Cornbread is The Best Cornbread Ever!

This vegan cornbread, so rich in texture and taste, is a great compliment to almost any meal. Long before I became a vegan, I was a bit of a cornbread snob. I would only eat it if it was moist, flavorful and with some good texture. Let’s admit it, too often cornbread can be dry and bland, merely a good... Read more

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