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Fast Meals during the Holiday Season – Vegan Microwave Cookbook!

Posted on December 01, 2014 by The VRG Blog Editor

During the holidays, it can be easy to find yourself in a time crunch. Between gift shopping, traveling, and preparing for holiday events, finding the time to cook healthy and delicious meals can be a challenge. With the holiday season right around the corner, the Vegan Microwave Cookbook is the perfect solution for preparing fast, easy, nutritious, and great-tasting meals!

The opening chapter includes tips for getting the best taste by using the most effective cookware, power levels, cook times, and methods specific to the meal. Most of the recipes in the Vegan Microwave Cookbook take less than 10 minutes to cook, and taste delicious. The recipe instructions feature nutrition facts, in addition to regular oven instructions too, in case you like the recipe but don’t want to microwave it!

Try savory recipes such as:
potato casseroles
mushroom balls
creamy soups
hot beverages
and many more!

Dessert recipes include:

cinnamon coffee cake biscuits
pumpkin bread
ginger snap crust
and many more!

See sample recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars below (perfect for holiday parties or distributing in gift bags!):

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars (makes 20)

4 Tablespoons peanut butter
¼ cup vegan sugar
¼ cup vegan brown sugar
3 Tablespoons vegan margarine
2 Tablespoons soft tofu
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup flour
½ cup quick-cooking rolled oats
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegan chocolate or carob chips
2 Tablespoons peanut butter

In a medium bowl, mix together 4 Tablespoons peanut butter, sugars, margarine, tofu, and vanilla until fluffy.
Stir together flour, oats, baking soda, and salt and add to peanut butter mixture. Beat for 3 minutes.
Spread batter in pan. Microwave on HIGH 3-5 minutes or until top is dry. Allow bars to cool.
In a small bowl, combine chips and 2 Tablespoons peanut butter. Microwave on MEDIUM until melted, stirring once during cooking.
Frost bars with mixture. Enjoy!

Total calories per bar: 106
Total fat % of DV: 9%
Protein: 2 g
Fat: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sodium: 56 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Calcium: 23 mg

Note: If using your oven instead of a microwave, preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease baking pan. Spread batter in pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine chips and peanut butter. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Frost bars and enjoy.

To order a copy of Vegan Microwave Cookbook visit or send $23 (includes postage/handling) to Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.

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