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10 Unmissable Recipes Recommended By Popular Vegan Bloggers

10 Unmissable Recipes Recommended By Popular Vegan Bloggers

It is fall and you’re a vegetarian – everyone seems to be cooking only meat, you have gotten pretty tired of the vegan meals you know how to prepare and you have run out of ideas to try out something new.

Ariel Knutson of “The Kitchn” asked her favorite vegan bloggers to share their most popular vegan recipes on their site. So they took a time off from the world of optimizations and analytics to share their wonderful recipes.

Here below we present you 10 unmissable recipes as recommended by those popular vegan bloggers, which originally appeared in The Kitchn. One thing to observe is that kale, squash and lentils are recurrent themes in these recipes.

1. Lacinato Kale and Pecorino Salad (101 Cookbooks)

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    This salad is easy to prepare without being plainly obvious. Pecorino cheese, toasted pecans and shredded Brussels sprouts are added to finely minced Lucinato kale. It fits perfectly with the season as well.

    Meanwhile, lemon-tahini dressing is used to enhance the taste and take rawness off of the kale. It’s a great way to enjoy dinner. It’ll be even better if you choose pebbly leafed and dark Lucinato kale. (Click here to view recipe.)

    2. Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with Lime Peanut Sauce (The First Mess)

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      This very unique and palatable recipe requires spaghetti squash, nuts, some broccoli and kale along with peanut sauce and lime. It’s a perfect way to treat yourself and your loved ones for the lunch.

      Although the list of ingredients required to prepare this recipe seems to be rather long, most of the ingredients are easy to find and you’ll notice that you already have most of them in your kitchen. (Click here to view recipe.)

      3. Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream (Naturally Ella)

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        This easy and perfect recipe for dinner only requires you to fill a tortilla with lots of roasted vegetables and spread some goat cheese and avocado cream over it.

        This is a very flexible recipe and you can use ingredients at your preference and convenience. You can add a bit of black beans or chickpeas if you want to have some protein in the diet. (Click here to view recipe.)

        4. Spiced Vegan Lentil Soup (Cookie and Kate)

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          This splendid lentil soup recipe can be made with very simple and easy-to-find ingredients. All you need are some green vegetables, lemon and some spices. The flavor of this recipe is very fresh and lively.

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          One of the spices that you must not miss is black pepper. Besides that, it is another flexible recipe and it offers you a lot of space to experiment. (Click here to view recipe.)

          5. Lentil “Meatballs” in Lemon Pesto (Sprouted Kitchen)

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            This is another lentil recipe in our list. Lentils are first cooked and then turned into delightful “meatballs”. Now, cook them in light lemon pesto sauce and you can serve this delicacy along with green vegetables or even pasta.

            Be careful not to use too much of the pesto sauce as it’s quite acidic. You can always adjust it to fit your personal taste but it’s better to add water to the pesto sauce to thin it. (Click here to view recipe.)

            6. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai (A Couple Cooks)

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              This vegetarian pad Thai recipe is another simple-to-prepare recipe that only requires you to start with spaghetti squash as a base and you are free to choose pretty much everything for the toppings as per your preference.

              This is a Thai take on spaghetti squash, which is otherwise commonly treated in Italian style. However, it’s not an old-style pad Thai dish but a delightful variant of it that doesn’t involve noodles. (Click here to view recipe.)

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              7. Broccoli Fennel Soup (With Food and Love)

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                There are lots of greens in this soup. Raw cashews, lemon juice, sea salt, black paper and some water are blended until smooth first. Then, add in some roasted broccoli, fennel, kale and garlic and blend it again.

                While serving, the soup is best when topped with some olive oil. Finely shredded fennel leaves and lemon zest along with black pepper can also be added to make it even better. (Click here to view recipe.)

                8. Kimchi Ramen (Happyyolks)

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                  There are lots of apple, ginger, miso and eggs in this vegetarian ramen broth. The kimchi makes the real difference as it makes this recipe very spicy. This unique meal is perfect for dinner.

                  The broth is prepared by mixing the ingredients other than miso first and letting it cook for about half an hour. Miso is added after that. Then, noodles are cooked and added to the broth along with green onions and poached eggs. (Click here to view recipe.)

                  9. Kabocha Squash, Fennel and Ginger Soup with Spicy Coconut Cream (Dolly and Oatmeal)

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                    What makes this recipe unique is the addition of spicy coconut cream and the fennel. It’s a perfect way to treat your guests as this is not much difficult to prepare on one hand and tastes great on the other.

                    All the different varieties of squash work well for this soup just well. Fennel seeds and ground ginger can also be used in case you don’t find garden-fresh fennel and ginger. The soup is rich in spices such as garlic and fresh herbs. (Click here to view recipe.)

                    10. Roasted Acorn Squash and Apples with Quinoa, Kale and Tahini Dressings (Edible Perspective)

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                      Perfect as a salad for dinner, this recipe is rich of exciting flavors. It can however be used not just as a salad but as a main dish itself. If you only want to use it a side dish, just add some roasted squash or apples. For use as a main dish, also add plenty of quinoa and kale.

                      The recipe is rather simple to prepare but a very tasty treat for any palate. There’s a perfect balance between the sweetness of the likes of apple and the savoriness of the likes of cayenne pepper. (Click here to view recipe.)

                      So, here we presented to you 10 incredible vegan recipes as recommended by popular vegan bloggers, courtesy of The Kitchn. Do you also have some great recipe ideas? Why not start blogging about food? It’d a great idea to start blogging. Or, you already have one? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.

                      Featured photo credit: Summer Quinoa Salad (Vegan) via flickr.com

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                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                      Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                      1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                      Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                      Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                      3. Improved Sleep

                      Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                      4. Appetite Control

                      Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                      5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                      When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

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                      Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                      7. Mosquito Repellant

                      Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                      8. Pain Relief

                      While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

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                      Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                      10. Improved Cognitive Function

                      Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                      11. Money Saving

                      With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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