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How I Freeze-dry Basil at Home! (Harvest Right Freeze Dryer)

Ep. 206  |   6m   |   2020   |   with Mom
It seems that in the past few years, freeze dried items have become quite popular, and there is a very good reason for this. Unlike other food-preservation-methods, freeze-drying retains 97% of the nutritional value, while dehydrating retains 60% and canning 40% (according to the Harvest Right website). In addition, freeze dried food can last up to 25 years and maintains fresh flavor and color. So today we are talking about Freeze Drying Basil at home. This company does not sponsor me, but some of you asked me how we freeze-dry in my home, so here it is. https://harvestright.com
How to Freeze-dry without a machine

Charming Cottage Pie (Plant-Based & Vegan)

Ep. 205  |   7m   |   2020   |   with Mom
We love fluffy white mashed potatoes, warm flavorful gravy, and a variety of root vegetables. So why not put the three favorites together in a charming vegan Cottage pie? I have recently become a huge fan, and not only me but my whole family.
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We Did It Again! - 2nd Recipe Relay Challenge

Ep. 204  |   11m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani, Kaija & Mom
Yay!!!! We just hit 14,000+ subscribers! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It’s time to do something out of the ordinary to celebrate. Today, my Mom and Sister are joining me in the kitchen for our 2nd Recipe Replay Challenge. This challenge was no easier than the first one, but we sure had a lot of fun.
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Grilled Peaches with Vegan Peach Ice Cream

Ep. 203  |   6m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
If there ever was a recipe to get excited about, this is the one. Today we are making Grilled Peaches with Vegan Peach Ice Cream. This recipe is sure to make some very happy people around your house, I know from personal experience. There is something about the grilled fruit’s warmth and flavor, combined with the cold delicious vegan peach ice cream that hit all the right notes for me. It’s simply amazing. Top it off with a little maple syrup and some toasted almonds, and you’ve got yourself a real winner.
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Summer Zucchini Sticks (Plant-Based & Vegan)

Ep. 202  |   6m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
Today I am going to share with you one of my favorites. I cannot say enough good things about this recipe. It's a simple recipe, zucchini cut into wedges, dipped in a batter, breaded and baked to golden brown perfection in the oven.
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The Best Roasted Tomato Sauce

Ep. 201  |   6m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
We were blessed with wonderful tomatoes this year, and we have made numerous batches of this great tomato sauce and stored it for winter. We use this sauce for pasta, pizza, soups, etc. the number of recipes is endless. Just yesterday, we made a batch with a little extra crushed red pepper for a spicer tomato sauce, which works well in some recipes. It was delicious.
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Blueberry Crisp Pie (Vegan)

Ep. 200  |   8m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
This recipe takes the best parts of a blueberry pie and a blueberry crisp and combine them to make the most gorgeous, delicious, and simply charming dessert. This Blueberry Pie Crisp is one of those blue-ribbon recipes that I would travel all over the world just to taste, but the best part is that you can make it right at home.
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Vegan Baked Fried Green Tomatoes with a Cajun Dipping Sauce

Ep. 199  |   7m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
One of the beauties of summer is all those beautiful red tomatoes that are so prevalent this time of year. They taste and look amazing, but what about the green ones, can they be used too? Yes, indeed, and quite deliciously if I you ask me. This recipe is one of my dad’s absolute favorite recipes. He grew up down South and often remembers Green Fried Tomatoes with nostalgic warmth. Of course, the ones he grew up with were neither vegan nor baked, but we found a way to make them a little healthier without sacrificing taste. So, today we are making my dad’s favorite: Vegan Baked Fried Green Tomatoes.
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Vegan One-Pot Mushroom Pesto Pasta

Ep. 198  |   2m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
I love one-pot pasta dishes. The simplicity in this quick and easy dish takes mealtime from frenzied, using-half-a-dozen-pots, and a sink full of dishes, to a one-pot wonder that will dazzle your family table. Today, we are pulling out all the stops with this Vegan One-Pot Mushroom Pesto Pasta. I am so excited about this recipe!
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Vegan Tacos with My Favorite Guacamole Recipe

Ep. 197  |   5m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
I love tacos. Just about once a week, we have tacos at my house. The fact that you can make your own makes this a favorite with the whole family. We have also found that it is a great meal to serve guests. They can make it exactly how they like, which usually makes people happy. These Vegan Tacos with My Favorite Guacamole are absolutely delicious, colorful, healthy, and fun to eat.
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Summer Fruit Salad with a Lime Mint Dressing

Ep. 196  |   4m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
There is nothing quite as beautiful as a summer fruit salad, and on these hot July days, it is absolutely perfect. The vibrant colors and sweet flavors are just an excellent addition to any meal. One of our favorite fruits this time of year, besides berries, is watermelon. The pink and green color, the sweet watery content, refreshing taste, besides being incredibly fun to eat, is the base of this wonderful fruit salad. We have combined our favorite summer fruits for this stunning summer fruit salad with a lime mint dressing.
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Corn Tortillas

Ep. 195  |   4m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
I love Corn Tortillas! They are even more delicious when you make them yourself. They are light in flavor and have a unique texture, which pairs well with many toppings. Tacos, fajitas, and enchiladas are just a few of the many amazing recipes you can make with fresh corn tortillas.
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Mediterranean One-Pot Pasta (Vegan)

Ep. 194  |   4m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
It is that time of year, the One-Pot-Pasta time of year:) Summertime! Today, I am sharing my Mediterranean One-Pot Pasta recipe, which I am super excited about. The combination of the cherry tomatoes, green olives, capers, and fresh herbs make this dish an absolute favorite.
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Vegan Raspberry Cake

Ep. 193  |   11m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
My dad loves this cake. You can be so creative when decorating this cake. You can add some blueberries and make it a red, white, and blue cake for the 4th of July or you can decorate it with lemons and mint for a different look. I chose to decorate with raspberries and mint this time. It is Raspberry Season, and the berries are large, sweet, juicy, and flavorful. What a perfect time to make a Raspberry Cake.
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Plant-Based, Vegan Ranch Dressing

Ep. 192  |   3m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
This dressing can be added to a variety of different recipes. Pour it over a salad, or used as a dip or dipping sauce for many wonderful dishes. It is great on corn dogs, buffalo wings, or even onion rings.
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Grilled Garlic Mushroom Kebabs

Ep. 191  |   4m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
Today I am making fantastic grilled Garlic Mushroom Kebabs. It's a great summer meal, quick and easy to make, but more importantly, delicious and good for you.
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Easy Homemade Fruit Leather

Ep. 190  |   4m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
This has to be one of my all-time favorite snacks to bring along on hikes, pack in lunch boxes, or as a sweet treat to finish a meal.
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Easy Vegan Mayo

Ep. 189  |   5m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
Today we are making an EASY Vegan Mayonnaise that is incredibly delicious, rich, and creamy. Once you have made vegan mayonnaise from scratch, you’ll probably never buy store-bought again.
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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Vegan Parmesan

Ep. 188  |   7m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
Fingerling potatoes come in a variety of different colors, shapes, and textures, which makes them so much fun. They are also special because of their buttery, nutty, unique taste. The skin is tender which allows you to include the skin, granting you more nutrients without sacrificing taste.
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Quick & Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Ep. 187  |   7m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
Today I am going to show you my go-to recipe for when I need a loaf of bread, but do not have all day to bake. This Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Bread only needs to rise once, which cuts down the time significantly and makes it one of my absolute favorite bread recipes.
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Super Easy Pearl Couscous Dish

Ep. 186  |   5m   |   2020   |  Chef Ani
This Super Easy Pearl Couscous is such a simple dish to make, and the best part of all is that it is really fun to eat. These tiny round shapes are surprisingly delicious; it's almost like they are the "dipping dots" of pasta. You will be amazed at how quick this Pearl Couscous dish comes together, but even more amazed at the fresh taste.
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Chef Ani is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute of New York City. She loves to cook and has been in the kitchen as far back as she can remember. A life-long vegetarian and now a plant-based chef, she enjoys junk food as much as the next guy, but realizes that though it tastes good, it is not good for her. Have you ever heard the saying: “You are what you eat”? Well, science is telling us that this is absolutely true. The food choices we make today are super important to how we feel and operate tomorrow. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could come up with recipes that do both, taste delicious and make us feel wonderful? That is chef Ani's quest.

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