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2 egg replacers (2 TBL Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer whisked with 6 TBL water)
1 1/4 cup Silk Pumpkin Spice drink (seasonal at Whole Foods)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (do not use pumpkin pie filling)
1 9-inch unbaked frozen pie crust (Wholly Wholesome dairy-free)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together prepared egg replacer and Silk. Add in sugar, spice, and salt and whisk to combine. Add pumpkin and whisk until smooth.

Place frozen pie crust on cookie sheet. Pour mixture into unbaked frozen pie crust. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F, leaving pie in the oven, and bake an additional 50 minutes. Cool on counter and then refrigerate over night. Enjoy with non-dairy whipped topping (SoyaToo)

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Growing up in Wisconsin, I have always been a big ‘cheese head’.  However, having gone vegan and not eating any dairy, I have managed to be completely satisfied by some great tasting dairy-free cheeses.  Forget about the cheese singles that are vegan or the blocks of Follow Your Heart. I was on a quest for great tasting cheese blocks that I could slice and make a cheese and cracker platter.  I managed to find such a company who does that.

Ste Martaen is a Chicago based company that makes a variety of delicious vegan cheeses which are also soy-free. I ordered 4 different cheeses to sample and hoped that I would enjoy at least one of them. They arrived in a cold pack box 2 days after ordering. I immediately had to sample all of them. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste and texture of all four cheeses. All of them are highly delicious, though my favorite is the pepper jack with a mild bite. I have always made a cheese and cracker platter for special occasions and am happy to have found Ste Martaen to carry on my tradition, just with vegan cheeses.

If you are having a hard time finding vegan foods at your local grocery store, then check out the links below. You can order directly or find a store near you that sells the brand.
Yvesveggie for vegetarian meat (meatless options that are vegan) use in Madame Curry recipe

Sequel by Vega Shake and Go Smoothie – it’s a dairy free and gluten-free smoothie you just add water to the packet, shake, and enjoy. Contains omega-3, protein and probiotics in 4 flavours. 

Boraborafoods for superfood breakfast or snack bars.

Eatpastry for raw cookie dough (I’ve tested them all and they are delicious! I bought them at Whole Foods)

Chocolate Bars under Products, choose Cleanse and then IsaDelight to order your dairy free chocolate bars that also help curb your appetite. Great if you’re looking to lose weight

Fantastic countertop blender by Vitamix…a must have if you like to blend vegetables and fruits or smoothies. Even blends skins and seeds for ultimate nutrition .

Wayfarefoods for faux cheese (free of animal, soy, wheat and GMO’s)

Pangea The Vegan Store for vegan ingredients (soymilke condensed milk)

Stemartaen for delicious vegan cheese: colby, olive, pepper jack and muenster

Daiya for vegan cheese in blocks and shreds. Use in Lasagna recipe

Lipbalm free of beeswax, petroleum, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors

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