Coconut Hummus!!

Coconut Hummus Vegan

When I was in college I lived with two other ladies and between the three of us we must have gone through at least 4-5 containers of hummus per week. We loved hummus so much that we once threw a potluck party where we whipped up huge batches of homemade hummus and our guests were asked… 

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Vegan Shop-Up Roundup

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 Recently I talked about one of my favorite things about being vegan- the community! Here in Brooklyn we have an event called Vegan Shop-Up, a monthly pop-up market featuring vegan food, clothing and cosmetic vendors. It’s held at The Pine Box, a bar famous for serving all vegan food and drinks (including vegan white russians and empanadas!) and every… 

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Vegan Chocolate Fudge & Nut Butter Mousse Pie

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A couple of months ago I joined my local food coop and my grocery shopping has been totally revolutionized! I used to make a great effort to get the the farmer’s market but since there isn’t one super close to where I live I often found myself hauling heavy bags of groceries on the subway… 

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Vegan Mushroom Lentil Burger

Mushroom Lentil Burger Vegan Gluten Free

It’s veggie burger time! I tend to go in phases with veggie burgers- sometimes I’ll whip up a big batch, freeze them and enjoy them for a month or two then I’ll totally forget they even existed for a few months. Earlier this week I was in the mood for sweet potato fries and set out… 

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Blueberry Quinoa Cornbread (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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Do you ever start out in the kitchen making one thing but end up getting inspired to create something entirely different? That’s the story for about 90% of the recipes here at The Colorful Kitchen and today’s Vegan, Gluten-Free Blueberry Quinoa Cornbread is no exception! I had some blueberries leftover from making Blueberry Scones a few days ago so I… 

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Vegan Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’m all about adding avocado to pretty much anything. It’s one of those magical ingredients that makes just about any dish even better. Recently I did a little experiment with adding avocado to chocolate chip cookie batter. The results- today’s Vegan Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies- were a batch of fluffy, cloud-like cookie-pillows! This recipe was originally posted on… 

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Ultimate Raw Vegan Cheesecake

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I love super simple one-mixing-bowl desserts but every once in a while I like to whip up something a little extra decadent. This weekend I set out to create the Ultimate Raw Vegan Cheesecake- I wanted it to be visually appealing as well as layered with flavor. I decided to modify the No-Bake Macaroon recipe from… 

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Vegan Blueberry Scones (Gluten-Free)

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I started following a plant-based diet when I was in college at RISD in Providence, Rhode Island. At the time the vegan restaurant and shopping options were fairly limited (I hear it’s greatly improved since then!) so when I graduated I decided to move to one of the most-vegan friendly places on earth- Portland, Oregon. I… 

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Chickpea Thumbprint Cookies

Vegan Chickpea Thumbprint Cookies

In the past few months I’ve shared a bunch of bean-based desserts (the most recent being Chickpea Cookie Cake) and today I’m excited to share my latest protein-packed cookie recipe. This recipe for these Vegan, Gluten-Free Chickpea Thumbprint Cookies was originally posted on last week and you can read all about the cookies here or… 

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Cheddar Biscuits

Vegan Gluten Free Cheddar Biscuits

How amazing are perfectly fluffy biscuits? I’ve been on a mission for a little while now to make vegan and gluten-free biscuits that are as cloud-like as the Bisquick baked goods from my childhood. I’m elated to say that it’s finally happened, with a little recipe tweaking my biscuits are now light as air! I… 

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Leftovers? Vegan Arepa Time!

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With any kind of leftovers I usually do one of two things- throw them on top of greens and call it a salad or throw them on top of rice and call it a stir-fry. Today I’m excited to share my new favorite way to use leftovers…Vegan Leftover Arepas! I’ve been a fan of arepas (a… 

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