vanilla

How to Open and Use a Fresh Vanilla Bean

April 11, 2013
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I’m happy so many of you loved the mango lassi recipe I shared this week! Since I posted it, I’ve had a few questions via email about working with fresh vanilla (which the recipe calls for). I thought I’d give you all a quick tutorial, as well as some details and serving suggestions for this […]

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Vegan Mango Lassi. A Creamy Warm Weather Treat!

April 9, 2013
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True to form, D.C. has transitioned directly from winter to summer within a week’s time. It is 85 degrees here and sunny, and a short lunchtime walk left me sweating in my long sleeved shirt and jeans. In honor of the abrupt change of seasons, I’m featuring a sweet and cool drink: a vegan mango […]

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Cherry Vanilla Smoothie, and Seven Random Facts

January 15, 2012
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So on Thursday, I mentioned that one of the ways to cut a weekly raw food’s grocery bill is to replace nuts with seeds, and dates with raisins (or prunes), and I gave you a raisin and seed ball recipe in keeping with the theme. Today, I’m here to talk about a purchase that is […]

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