Vegan Pies Take 1st AND 2nd Place at 2015 Los Angeles County Fair All-American Pie Contest

Vegan Pies Take 1st AND 2nd Place at 2015 Los Angeles County Fair All-American Pie Contest

Vegan pies are taking over Los Angeles! Congratulations to my love Susan Asato for winning 1st Place with her Vegan Bumbleberry Pie at the 2015 Los Angeles County Fair (Pomona, Los Angeles, CA, USA) All-American Pie Contest (Fruit Pies) AND to Jessica Kubel, who won 2nd Place for her Vegan Peach Pie with Streusel Topping! YES...the judges awarded both 1st AND 2nd Place to VEGAN PIES! And this was in direct competition against non-vegan pies...

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Vegan Potato Salad Wins BEST OF SHOW at 2015 Orange County Fair Salad Daze Competition (Recipe Included)

Vegan Potato Salad Wins BEST OF SHOW at 2015 Orange County Fair Salad Daze Competition (Recipe Included)

Potato Salad.  A humble dish, maybe.  But even a seemingly simply dish like this can be something special in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing.  And my love, Susan Asato, knows what she’s doing. Susan’s Vegan Tri-color Potato Salad just won 1st place and BEST OF SHOW (!) at the...

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Vegan Strawberry Cream Pie wins 1st Place at 2015 San Diego County Fair! (recipe included)

Vegan Strawberry Cream Pie wins 1st Place at 2015 San Diego County Fair! (recipe included)

Summertime is Fair Competition Time in our house. Lots of late night recipe testing for Susan; lots of fruit and other ingredients lying around the kitchen with sticky notes on them saying "DO NOT EAT".

First of the season is the San Diego County Fair (San Diego, California, USA).  Along with the Los Angeles County Fair and the Orange County Fair, these are three of the top ten largest fairs in the country...

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Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans

These cookies have received some of the best compliments I've ever gotten on my baked goods, from fellow vegans as well as from some (formerly!) vegan-skeptical folks. I get recipe requests almost every time I bring them anywhere. So here's how to make them yourself, along with some helpful tips...first one is that this dough requires at least

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