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Vegan Summer: 15 Delicious Dairy-Free Picnic Recipes. Take your cruelty-free cooking to the park, the beach and wherever else you’re picnicking this summer.

Vegan Summer: 15 Delicious Dairy-Free Picnic Recipes

Loaves of bread stuffed with veggies and vegan pesto, spicy tempeh sushi rolls, fruity strawberry cocktails and coconut custard pie with spicy papaya sauce are just a few of the dairy-free dishes you could be enjoying on your summer adventures. From appetizers to dessert, these fresh, flavorful and creative vegan picnic recipes will impress even your most skeptical omnivore friends and family. Antipasto-Stuffed Picnic Loaf (image via: dailymail) Stuff a partially hollowed-out loaf of bread with all of your favorite fillings, wrap it up and refrigerate it overnight with a heavy weight on top for condensed picnic sandwiches that won’t fall apart when you try to eat them. Blueberry Mint Lemonade (image via: expatrecipe) Sweet and refreshing, this super-simple recipe for blueberry mint lemonade is the perfect accompaniment to a vegan picnic spread. Fresh Flavorful Pasta Salad Veggie Pinwheels. Olives for Dinner. Rosemary Soysage, Spinach and Mushroom with Farfalle.

This is a huge bowl of YUM.

Rosemary Soysage, Spinach and Mushroom with Farfalle

I found this recipe on epicurious years ago and kept taking things out, adding things in and tweaking things here and there until this concoction appeared and acted like it owned the place. Soysage, walnuts and mushrooms give the dish a wonderful heartiness while the spinach gives the dish a beautiful splash of bright green throughout. Oil cured olives are a perfect salty addition to top off this dish. To de-pit them, just press the flat side of of a knife down on each of them until you feel the pit—then simply pull the olive away and you'll have two perfect halves to throw into the dish. About the spices in this dish: use fresh rosemary if you have it—dried will work, but fresh just elevates the dish to the next level. 2 TB earth balance 1/2 cup dry white wine black pepper 8 oz farfalle pasta 8 cups raw spinach 12 oil cured olives, depitted olive oil for sauteing METHOD In a very large skillet, heat about 2 TB olive oil over medium heat.

Hell Yeah It's Vegan! Cocoa macarons, vegan. « madcap cupcake. Happy World Vegan Day!

cocoa macarons, vegan. « madcap cupcake

It is also time to reveal the most recent Daring Bakers’ challenge: Macarons. Well, truth be told, it was actually time to reveal the Daring Bakers challenge last Wednesday. Better late than never I say. There was no way I was going to miss out on trying my hand at making vegan macarons, and what better way to celebrate World Vegan Day, the kick off to World Vegan Month.

The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. Macarons were made famous in France, although they may have originally been brought there from Italy. I have to say, I was a bit trepidatious upon embarking on this culinary adventure. I flavoured the dough with vanilla bean and cocoa and whipped up a batch of the delightful Chocolate Mousse from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, to use as my filling. This is my veganised version of Fleming’s original recipe. VwaV Chocolate Chip Cookies. When I told my friend Mo recently that I've had INSANE cravings for sugar lately, she said "It's because you haven't gotten laid in a while.

VwaV Chocolate Chip Cookies

You just need to get laid, and problem solved. " Easy 'nuff. But since *that* hasn't panned out quite yet, I instead spent last Friday baking just a wee bit shy of three dozen VwaV chocolate chip cookies, and then nearly plowed my way through all of them. By myself. I guess it's sort of the equivalent of cookie masturbation or something. But damn--if this is what cookie-'bation tastes like, then 'bate me the hell up! And if you're not into the whole self-love thing (For shame! Again: nuff said. So my advice is this: If you haven't gotten laid lately, strip down to your skivvies (or to the skin-suit you were born in) and whip these babies up. 1 c. vegan margarine, at room temp1 1/4 c. sugar 1 T. molasses 2 t. vanilla extract2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 t. baking soda 1 t. salt 1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 350 F. Vegan Recipes at

I eat food. Really Good Vegan Raisin Scones. Vegan Baking & Vegan Cooking.