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Easy Vegan – Easiest Zoodles Ever!

I know that zucchini is mainly a summer veggie, but I'm all for going "off season" occasionally, especially if it's in the name of ease and nutrition. Here is the easiest, quickest version of the "classic" dish. Ingredients: 4 zucchinis, washed but not peeled 1 cup...

Perfect Brown Rice

In case you haven't guessed it already, I'm a Virgo.  Which means I'm cursed with searching for perfection in everything.  My latest search has led to perfection in brown rice.  Such a simple thing, you might say, but when made this way it becomes a...

“Carne” Asada Tofu & Portobellos

I LOVE carne asada marinade. It's so citrus-y & spicy. And just because I don't eat carne doesn't mean I can't enjoy the marinade. I have to say it works on just about all veggies, but mushrooms and tofu are my current faves. Unlike meat, it just takes a short...

Welcome…

I’m Erin O’Bryan

My goal is to share my vegan, ranch experience (yes, it’s a bit of an oxymoron I know) and the recipes I create AND LIKE.  Hopefully you like them too.  And to share some of the wacky things that go down on the ranch.  This city girl is constantly amazed, humbled and often grossed out. But determined to make a go of my new life.  As my mother always said, “Nothing worth doin’ is ever easy, honey”.  Ain’t that the truth?!

Easy Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms

Easy Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms

This is the latest in my Easy Vegan series.  Two pans, but still super easy. Caution: This is so darn good it will cause you to overeat!!! Serves 4. Ingredients: 1 tube of polenta (I like Trader Joes' brand, if you can get it - very clean and vegan) 2  8...

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Easy Vegan Broccoli Soup

Easy Vegan Broccoli Soup

It took me longer to make that picture fancy than it did to make this soup - and the soup is a lot better! (I'm still working on my "photography/making my blog photos pretty" skills. But I probably didn't need to tell you that.) Takes about 15 minutes to make &...

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How a Mandoline Changed my Life

How a Mandoline Changed my Life

If you don't have one of these babies in your kitchen, you really gotta get one.  For 15 bucks you will save oodles of time slicing (julienne-ing) your veggies.   It has this adjustable blade so you can vary the thickness of your slices with one little...

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Easy Vegan Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

Easy Vegan Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

I'm all about making healthful cooking easy, because if it isn't easy, we all end up in the drive-thru somewhere picking up dinner on the go, right? So I'm going to be adding some fast & easy recipes with very few photos so you can just see it, make it, eat it...

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The tomatoes are coming…finally!

The tomatoes are coming…finally!

I planted so late this year that I am in a race to harvest all these beauties before it starts to cool off. I see a lot of tomato recipes in my blogging future. Hmm, garden ratatouille, creamy cream-free tomato soup, lots of sauces, tomato & watermelon salad, the...

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Protein Packed Shake

Protein Packed Shake

Lately, there's nothing I love more than the combo of almond butter and bananas. It's so decadent and creamy that it tricks my taste buds into thinking I'm indulging in dessert and leaves me less likely to reach into the cookie jar later. This smoothie not only tastes...

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Creamy Brown Rice Risotto

Creamy Brown Rice Risotto

   I found myself needing some comfort food today so decided to make a risotto.  And I have been studying up on whole grains all week, so thought I would give brown rice a try.  Did you know that white rice is basically brown rice stripped of all...

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