Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake, dairy-free, vegan

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There may not be a better combination than apples and caramel unless of course, pecans and a hint of sea salt are added to the mix. Now imagine this delightful combination of flavours in a cheesecake version. Obviously, this dairy-free cake doesn’t contain any real cheese, but the cashews and cacao butter combine beautifully to…

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23 Plant Based Meals in 15 Minutes or Less

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Short on time, yet still want to serve your family a healthy plant-based meal?  This recipe roundup is for you! No excuses to reach for that frozen pizza or another heavily processed “easy” dinner that is full of preservatives! Those chemicals that hide in pre-packaged foods, have zero nutrients, provide absolutely no benefits to the…

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The Best Homemade Hummus

We find that store-bought hummus is usually a big disappointment — over-salted, a little too coarse, has added oils and never worth the price tag. With that, it just makes sense to make hummus at home! This basic chickpea hummus recipe is one to have on hand because of it’s versatility. It can be used as…

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GREEN CREAM SOUP for a healthy gut

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Recently we started experimenting with making raw creamy soups heated in the Vitamix and today we are sharing with you one of our favourite creations, to date. This vibrant soup is nourishing and satisfying, especially on a cold winter day! Durning chilly winter months most of us tend to crave more warming and comforting foods and…

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26 Vegan Christmas Party Recipes

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An almost Merry Christmas to you! December is here, and the festivities have started! With the help of some fellow food bloggers, we put together this incredible round up of 26 delicious plant-based Christmas party recipes.  With veganism on the rise, what a better way than the holidays to spread the cheer of how abundant…

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Winter Red Salad with Curried Nut & Seed Mix

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A couple of weeks ago when Nik and I planned our winter recipe lineup for this blog, we thought it was time to share a savoury salad recipe with you. We love salads and enjoy making them pretty much daily but I never really think of sharing them on Active Vegetarian because they are so…

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Top 15 Veggie Packed Vegan breakfasts [recipe round up]

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Everyone knows that eating vegetables is absolutely crucial to enjoying vibrant health and great physical fitness. A powerful way to ensure you are getting enough is to start the day by including veggies in your daily breakfast. Eat plants for breakfast. The benefits are incredible – higher energy, improved mental clarity, reduced cravings for unhealthy…

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#70: Easy Plant Based Meal Planning 

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Let’s face it. Life gets busy and cooking at home can be tough. Meal planning takes work. But those who’ve mastered it know it’s the key to saving money, eating healthier and feeling their best. To help you get started, we will break down steps to create a customizable healthy plant based meal plan you…

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#59: Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto | Book Release

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LISTEN NOW! Dear Friends, Alright, we will keep it short and sweet. WE DID IT!!! THANK YOU!!  As you probably know, we have been working on writing a book. This project started eighteen months ago and today we are excited to announce that the wait is finally over.  Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto is finished and…

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40 Plant Based Recipes – 5 Ingredients (or less)

This recipe round up was inspired by one of Michael Pollan’s food rules : “Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can’t pronounce.”  Real food doesn’t have a long ingredient list, isn’t advertised on TV, and it doesn’t contain stuff like maltodextrin or sodium tripolyphosphate. Real food is things that your great-grandmother…

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21 Plant Based Muscle Building Recipes

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This is the “ultimate” question many plant based eaters ask and often times even the reason that holds people back from adapting this animal free lifestyle. To be honest I am not surprised that there is much confusion surrounding this topic. Most of us have been conditioned to associate cheese, eggs and a steak as…

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7 Plant Powered Dinner Recipes

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How do you consistently eat healthy, balanced meals in today’s faced paced world? This is a common questions we get asked,  and our first response is MEAL PREP. If you have been following us on Active Vegetarian for awhile you probably already know which foods are healthy and which to stay away from. The real challenge is…

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Meals Every Kid Will Love “Plant-Powered Families” Review

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I’ve been pretty pumped up to get my hands on Dreena’s  Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole Foods Vegan Recipes book. Mostly because I wanted to know from someone who is raising three girls herself what it takes to get your young ones excited about healthy plant based eating habits.   In our world where we…

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