Congress: Be Cool With a Dairy-Free Ice Cream Social

dairy-free-ice-creamMembers of Congress are ready to let off some steam and celebrate summer. But instead of attending this year’s International Dairy Foods Association’s annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party, they should cool off with a delicious dairy-free ice cream social.

It would certainly be a healthier treat than the Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party. Last year, the event served about 1,500 gallons of ice cream to members of Congress – some who might even be co-sponsors of the DAIRY PRIDE Act, which if passed would only allow the word “milk” to be used for products “obtained by the complete milking of one or more hooved mammals.” Continue reading “Congress: Be Cool With a Dairy-Free Ice Cream Social”

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Thanksgiving Dessert: Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

vegan-chocolate-pieThanksgiving is a day for giving thanks for all we have, for overindulging in foods, and hanging out with family and friends. I am thankful for all of these things… and I am also thankful when a delicious dessert ends a fantastic meal! This recipe takes the traditional pumpkin pie and updates into a deliciously decadent dessert that is dairy free, gluten free, vegan, and even pretty healthy. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone.)

Pumpkin, which gives this dessert its pudding-like consistency, is a good source of beta carotene and alpha carotene. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, you’ll get a mouthful of potassium, magnesium, selenium and lutein in every bite, plus a good dose of vitamins A, C and E. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Dessert: Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie”

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