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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?!

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

I like to leave these on my kitchen island and watch them disappear when my kids get home from school.  Great healthful snack packed with fiber, antioxidants, iron, protein and vitamins. Super-easy to whip up too.   Ingredients: 2 cans chickpeas aka garbanzo...

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

  Somehow I feel less guilty eating sweet potato fries as opposed to regular fries, don't you? Something about the extra nutrients in sweet potatoes that make me feel virtuous.  But it's hard to feel good about anything that's fried, right? Ugh! The more I...

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Beauteous Black Bean Burgers

Beauteous Black Bean Burgers

I admit that these babies may look like somethin' you'd try to avoid stepping in out in the pasture, but they taste so yummy that you won't care.  Truly!  So try 'um and let me know if you agree 🙂 Prep time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) can black...

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