Something just slightly different

Sooo….

I am going to talk about something a little unusual today. Something a bit off topic if you don’t mind. It is related to veganism in a way, in a way that we try to have less of an impact in the environment. For those of us that drive, and it is unavoidable for those of us who live in smaller cities and towns that don’t have a great public transportation infrastructure, there are certain things that are unavoidable for maintenance. Oil and tire changes, replacing brakes, and replacing your air filter. The thing is, replacing your air filter is avoidable. How you might ask? Well there are air filters that are cleanable. I personally have one, made by K&N.

Now the main drawback is there is a bit of an upfront price. $40+ (USD) to buy the filter, and you also have to clean and reoil the filter every 50,000 miles. The cleaning/oil kit costs $14 a piece, however they will last for 2-3 cleaning cycles. However if you compare it to the cost of a regular air filter that you are replacing every 10,000 to 20,000 miles, it is a lot cheaper in the long run, plus you are not throwing away an air filter either.

For the data people out there, let’s compare. Currently my car has 150,000+ miles on it, so I will use it as an example.
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Vegan beefy pumpkin soup

Today I will be making a really nice, creamy and rib sticking soup. Winter is coming and temperatures are cooling in the Northern Hemisphere and I have been craving pumpkin and warm food, so this vegan beefy pumpkin soup really hits the spot.

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Tomato bisque

Today I am going to make a really good rib sticking soup that is perfect for the cold weather. This time I have a couple of helpers to help me make the soup. Grab some crusty on the outside, soft on the inside baguettes to dip the bisque in and the watch as we make a creamy, tomato bisque.


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Raspberry Cupcakes

Today I am making vegan raspberry cupcakes, and this time I have a few helpers. Meet a few of my nieces and nephews and watch them have fun helping me make a fun kid friendly recipe. This was a big hit! If you made this, let me know. Don’t forget to follow me on your favorite social media websites and donate! Thank you!


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Vegan chocolate chip pumpkin bars

Today I am going to be making another sweet dessert, that is perfect for this time of the year. Vegan chocolate chip pumpkin bars. This quick and fun recipe will be a hit for the whole family!


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Vegan “Chicken” Cara Mia

Today I am going to make for you a veganised version of a recipe that I used to love to make and eat when I was cooking. It is called a Cara Mia. This really yummy recipe is perfect for those date nights. It is easy and quick to cook and will impress your date and may even get you lucky 😉

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Vegan Thai Yellow Curry

This recipe was requested by Instagram user microkellz , she wanted me to make some Thai Yellow Curry from scratch, so I did some research and tweaking and this is what I came up with. You can substitute whatever veggies you want to use, use this as a general guide. Watch the video for directions, Click for the recipe and some substitutions, then share with your friends and family!

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Toasting spices

Another really quick tip for you! When you have a recipe that calls for a spice being toasted, I will show you how to do so and explain why you want to do this, and to do it even if it doesn’t call for the spice to be toasted.

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Lentil soup

Today I am going to be making a yummy lentil soup. This recipe is inspired by Alton brown’s lentil soup.

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“Chicken” Marsala in a butter sauce

For many of my years as a chef I worked at Italian restaurants, and one of the most popular dishes was Chicken Marsala. It was usually either made in a heavy cream sauce or a butter sauce, I personally enjoyed the butter sauce more, and I have veganized it for you.


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