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Melanie Spiller
Editor, writer, runner, and baker, who likes to make her own clothes and jewelry.
Editor, writer, runner, and baker, who likes to make her own clothes and jewelry.
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Wasabi-Ginger Coleslaw for One
This tangy side dish can serve double duty—put it on your
sandwich! Yummmm! ½ teaspoon wasabi powder ½ teaspoon water 3 leaves of cabbage, chopped (I used napa, but any kind of
cabbage will do) 1 slice of red onion, diced Small handful of cilantro or parsle...

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Apricot-Glazed Cauliflower for One
Do you ever have a hankering for barbecue sauce and you’re
allergic to tomatoes (on which most such sauces are based)? Try sloshing this
sweet and tangy sauce on tofu, slabs of seitan, steamed veggies, or, as seen
here, on cauliflower florets. Yum! 2 cups c...

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Applesauce Pancakes for One
Once the jar of applesauce is open, what are you going to
do? Why, pancakes, of course! ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons granulated sugar ½ teaspoon baking powder Several sprinkles of ground cinnamon A sprinkle or two of ground nutmeg Pinch of salt ½ cup...

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Kabayaki Sauce for One
This makes about ½ a cup, so you’ll want to use it for dips,
dressings, and coating your tofu. ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce ¼ cup mirin 2 TBLSP granulated sugar Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring them to a boil and then turn down the heat. Sim...

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Beans on Toast for One
This is a simple English-style breakfast. You may not have
had it, but once you try it, it will become a regular item. It’s fast, it’s
filling, and it’s yummy! 1 slice of homemade bread (or store-bought, if that’s all
you’ve got), toasted 2 TBLSP vegan crea...

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Tofu “Sour Cream” Dip for One
This tastes surprisingly sour, almost like sour cream. 4 ounces silken tofu (about ¼ package) Juice from a wedge of lemon 1 clove garlic Pinch of salt 1 TBLSP vegan mayonnaise 1 green onion, finely chopped 2 TBLSP fresh parsley, finely chopped (1/2 TBLSP dr...

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Spiced Applesauce Cake for One
Even if Autumn is a just beginning, you can force the issue
with this little cake. I’m so glad it made two little cakes! Yummmm. For the Cake: 9 TBLSP all-purpose flour (1/2 cup plus 1 TBLSP) ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon...

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Tofu Frittata for One
Breakfast can be quick and clean, or it can be slow and
messy. This treat is a tasty combination of both, plus it will keep your engine
purring all day long. 2 ounces silken tofu (about ¼ of a package) 1 TBLSP vegan butter 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch or arrowr...

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Banana Bread for One
I eat a banana every day. Sometimes, I just can’t look at a
bowl of cereal or a smoothie, though, and I have to burst out in happy
banananess! 7
TBLSP flour Large
pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon
baking powder Small
pinch of baking soda A
shake or two of ground g...

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Sweet Potato Soup for One
If you leave this soup thick, it makes a nice mashed sweet
potato dish, perfect for dipping apples into. If you thin it out, it’s a more
like a traditional soup. Either way, it’s quick, easy, and delicious, and I
like it somewhere in between. Slosh of olive...
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