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The Best Mac and Cheese in Michigan from Detroit Vegan Soul

The Best Mac and Cheese in Michigan from Detroit Vegan Soul

John Salley talks about living a better life.

John Salley talks about living a better life.

Let them eat cake!

Free cake samples! Yum!

The Carnival Room was fun for the kids!

The Carnival Room was fun for the kids!

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Sunrise Sorbet Smoothie

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Sunrise Sorbet Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup chopped organic strawberries
  2. 1/2 cup orange juice
  3. 1 peach, chopped
  4. 1 cup raspberry sorbet
  5. 1 cup chopped seeded watermelon
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth and creamy.
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Pumpkin Bars with Frosting

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Pumpkin Bars
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  2. 1 cup turbinado sugar
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1 tsp. baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp. salt
  6. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  7. 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  8. 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  9. 2 Tabs. ground flaxseed
  10. 1/4 cup canola oil
  11. 1 16-ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  12. 1 Recipe Pumpkin Spice Frosting, prepared
  13. 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Place dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. In a small bowl, combine the ground flaxseeds with 6 Tablespoons of water. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken a little. Stir all the dry and wet ingredients together. Spoon batter into an oiled 9" x 13" baking pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until it springs back when gently touched. Cool completely and frost with the Pumpkin Spice Frosting. Top with chopped pecans.
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Pumpkin Spice Frosting
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup Earth Balance soy butter
  2. 1/4 cup Organic, Non-hydrogenated Shortening (I like to use Spectrum brand)
  3. 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  5. 1 tsp. imitation maple flavoring
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. With a hand held mixer, beat until smooth and creamy.
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Green Bean and Potato Salad

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Green Bean and Potato Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups potatoes, cut into ¾-inch cubes, cooked and chilled
  2. 2 cups green beans, cut into ¾ inch pieces, cooked to tender-crisp
  3. ½ cup shredded carrots
  4. ¼ cup chopped red onion
Dressing
  1. ¼ cup Vegenaise
  2. 2 Tabs. olive oil
  3. 1 Tab. cider vinegar
  4. 2 tsps. balsamic vinegar
  5. 2 tsps. spicy brown mustard
  6. 1 tsp. turbinado sugar
  7. 1 tsp. caraway seeds
  8. 1 tsp. salt
  9. ½ tsp. ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place potatoes, green beans, carrots and green onion in a large bowl and toss together.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until smooth. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
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Coney Island Vegan Hot Dogs

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Coney Island Vegan Hot Dogs
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Ingredients
  1. 2 packages Field Roast Frankfurters or Smart Dogs
  2. Whole Grain vegan Hot Dog Buns
  3. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. 2 12. oz. packages burger crumbles
  6. 1 20 oz. jar ketchup (2 cups)
  7. 1 tsp. chili powder
  8. 2 Tab. prepared yellow mustard
  9. ½ cup water
  10. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, heat ¼ cup vegetable oil. Add onion and sauté until they turn translucent. Lightly salt. Add in the burger crumbles and garlic. Saute until burger begins to brown.
  2. Add in a little water if it gets too dry.
  3. Stir in rest of ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes until
  4. some liquid is absorbed.
  5. Place boiled vegan hot dogs in a bun and spoon the Coney Island sauce over the top. (Sprinkle with raw, chopped onions for an authentic Coney Dog).
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Ambrosia Fruit Salad

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Ambrosia Fruit Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  2. 1 naval orange, peeled, sectioned and cut into bite-sized pieces
  3. 1 ½ cups organic strawberries, sliced thinly
  4. 1 cup organic green grapes, halved
  5. 1 cup small vegan marshmallows (Dandee brand)
  6. ½ cup flaked coconut
  7. 1/3 cup nuts (almonds, pecans or walnuts)
  8. 1 banana, sliced
  9. 1 6-ounce container vanilla Coconut Bliss yogurt
  10. 1 or 2 Tabs. confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients together. Chill before serving for best flavor.
Notes
  1. I like to put the banana in right before I’m going to serve so it doesn’t go brown.
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Corn, Potato and Cheez Patties

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Corn, Potato and Cheez Patties
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups mashed potato flakes
  2. 1/3 cup cornmeal
  3. 2 Tabs. Flaxseed meal
  4. 2 tsp. garlic powder
  5. ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  6. 1 tsp. salt
  7. ½ tsp. black pepper
  8. 2 cups plant milk
  9. ½ cup water
  10. 1 cup block style Daiya cheddar cheese (shredded)
  11. 10-ounce bag frozen organic corn (1 ¼ cups)
Instructions
  1. Place all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Combine well.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients, combine and let sit for a few minutes until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and using your hands, form into small patties. They will fall apart if the patties are too large. If mixture doesn’t hold together, add a little more water.
  4. Pan-fry so that both sides are browned. Do these in batches in a single layer.
Notes
  1. Great served with Red Pepper Aoli sauce or other dipping sauce of choice.
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Red Pepper Aioli Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ½ cups Vegenaise
  2. 1 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained (1 ½ cups)
  3. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  4. 2 Tab. Olive oil
  5. 1 Tab. Fresh lemon juice
  6. ¼ tsp. xanthan gum (optional)
  7. 3/4 tsp. salt
  8. ½ tsp. black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all into a FP and blend until smooth.
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