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Who could resist the smell of pancakes on a Sunday morning? (Or on any other morning, for that matter…) Here’s a recipe we love to break out when we have friends to stay. ‘Mom’s Pancakes’ is fondly named after a friend’s mother (particularly talented in the baking department) who created the recipe by ‘veganizing‘ one […] Read more

So… We’re trying something we’ve never done before, and that is to introduce our readers to a potential affiliate partner for Gentle World. Generally speaking, it’s hard to find companies that we’re 100% comfortable with recommending. But our volunteers had the chance to sample Splendid Spoon’s selection, and we were really very impressed! We hope you’ll […] Read more

Is Maple Syrup Vegan?

It might come as a surprise to some to learn that not all maple syrup is vegan. Although maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees—and, therefore, should be a plant-derived product—the problem is with how the sap is processed. When maple sap is boiled in order to thicken it into a syrup, […] Read more

Egg-Free Omelettes

We’re frequently astonished by how many people still think of tofu as a bland, boring food. Of course, you can hardly blame them if they make the mistake of eating it right out of the package, as though it’s a finished product. Tofu doesn’t really have a lot of flavor of its own, as it’s designed to […] Read more

As a vegan, it’s hard not to feel heavy-hearted around Thanksgiving time. Some of us try and simply avoid thinking about the impending massacre, preferring to ignore it altogether, and some use the date as an opportunity to try and shine a little light on the reality of what Thanksgiving means for those whose bodies […] Read more

Cinnamon Rolls & Pastries

For a very special birthday, a fancy dinner, or just for the fun of it, these three recipes will impress your guests and make you wish you could eat them every day!

Soups for the Season

The autumn harvest brings the perfect ingredients for making delicious, creamy soups, and with the cooler weather coming on, knowing how to make a delicious soup can be an invaluable way of keeping warm from the inside. As with salad dressings, using a blender really expands your options, especially when it comes to making soups […] Read more

Along with the banana bread, we’ve included three other tried-and-true sweet bread recipes, perfect for the holiday season. Testing them out well in advance will give you plenty of time to make sure you’re confident before serving them to friends and family… Well, that’s a good excuse anyway!

Company Spotlight: Foods Alive

Here in Gentle World, we’re big fans of nutritional yeast as a seasoning in all our savory dishes, as anyone who has had a cooking class at one of our centers (or anyone who owns one of our recipe books) can attest. We love the stuff! Nutritional yeast provides a cheesy flavor to food, making it […] Read more

Chocolate Cream Pie

The deliciously ‘creamy’ texture of silken tofu creates the perfect base for everything from salad dressings and pasta sauces to soy yogurt and even… chocolate cream pie. Yes, chocolate cream pie for vegans… Does life get any better? This decadent dessert is deliciously velvety and delightfully rich, yet it contains zero animal products. If you don’t […] Read more