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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?!

Babycakes

Babycakes

So about a million years ago, or at least in my previous life (the life in which I traveled wasn't a slave to the schedule of hungry goats, sheep and chickens. But I digress....), I stumbled upon this place called Babycakes. One day as I was wandering the streets of...

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My Bipolar Garden

My Bipolar Garden

This is the time of year in Central/Southern California where backyard gardens get a little confused.   But I'm not complaining!   My zucchini plants are in full production like it's June, my tomato vines are producing prolifically and my favorite winter...

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Krunchy Kale Chips

Krunchy Kale Chips

Yes they're green, but my kids love 'um! So easy too! Here's what you do... Ingredients: 1 bunch of kale 1 Tbsp. olive oil Your favorite seasoning. (My gang loves Susie Q's, but the grown-ups around prefer truffle salt. Good 'ol salt & pepper work too.) Steps:...

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We’ve Got Eggs…But We Don’t Eat ’em!

We’ve Got Eggs…But We Don’t Eat ’em!

Now you might ask why a vegan gal like me keeps chickens and their natural by-product, eggs. The only answer I can give you is that it is part therapy and part magic to me. Not to mention unconditional love. All I have to do is feed them regularly and when "my girls"...

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My Kitchen Cure

My Kitchen Cure

In the book, "My Kitchen Cure: How I Cooked My Way Out of Chronic Autoimmune Disease with Whole Foods & Healing Recipes", my dear friend, Mee McCormick, enlightens readers on what it means to live a Real Food Life. Filled with knee-slapping anecdotes, Mee draws...

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DIY Almond Joys

DIY Almond Joys

I call these my "PMS Specials".  🙂  You can even sprinkle a little sea salt on top of them while the chocolate is still melted. This way you satisfy most cravings in one bite.  Super fast to make too, which also helps in those times of urgent need....

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Sweet & Salty Granola

Sweet & Salty Granola

Ingredients: 3 cups gluten free oats 1 1/3 cup mixed nuts ½ cup unsweetened coconut shreds ½ cup assorted dried fruits 2 tbsp chia seeds 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup melted coconut oil ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp salt Method: Preheat oven to 350°F.  Mix...

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DIY Chex Mix

DIY Chex Mix

I think the greatest thing about DIY Chex Mix is you can DIY vegan & gluten-free. Often you can find an organic version of the ingredients as well.  If you are trying to cut back on salt, substitute unsalted, raw nuts for their salty cousins. So many ways to...

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