Guest Post: Daily Garnish

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 31, 2011

Happy (early) Civic day to those of us celebrating! Next up, a delicious guest post from the Culinary Queen, writer, recipe developer, and very-soon-mom-to-be, Emily, from Daily Garnish! Please enjoy her 5 favourite vegan recipes below. I’ll be back later in the day with a fun PIZZA how-to post. See you soon! Ange

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Good morning, Oh She Glows readers!  I’m Emily from Daily Garnish, and I’m thrilled to be guest posting on one of my favorite blogs this morning.

My husband and I have both been vegetarians for about three years now, and more recently we’ve been eating a mostly vegan diet.  In just a few years of meatless eating, we have both found ourselves to look better, feel better, and simply live better each day.  In 2009 I quit my job in fundraising to go to culinary school and follow a dream, and now I do recipe development and writing as a full time job.  It’s pretty exciting!

Our latest creation is a baby boy, due this coming October!  I’ve found that pregnancy has only intensified my passion for healthy, meatless eating, and I’m looking forward to spoiling our little guy with delicious vegan treats.

Today I’m happy to share with you a few of my personal favorite vegan recipes – everything from appetizers to soups to baked goods.  A little something for everyone.  Enjoy!

Strawberry Jelly Surprise Muffins

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These are my favorites of all the muffins I’ve made, and what’s great is that you can customize them with whatever fillings you want – different jellies, nut butters, and more!

Spaghetti Squash with Vegan Mushroom Cream Sauce

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This is one of my all-time favorite recipes, and one that we make over and over again at my house.  Non-vegans will never know that this isn’t a real mushroom cream sauce!

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes & Vegan Gravy

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You really can’t go wrong with mashed potatoes and gravy.  Am I right?  The caramelized onions take this to a whole new level – a Thanksgiving favorite at our house!

Quinoa and Bean Corn Chowder

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Soup is my favorite thing in the world, and there is something just so comfortable about a creamy chowder.  This lightened vegan version of corn chowder has quinoa and beans for a protein punch.  Tastes rich but is actually ridiculously healthy – my favorite kind of food!

Healthy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

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This is a great thing to make if you’re headed to a party and you’re worried that there might not be any vegan options available for you.  Vegans and non-vegans have both raved about this healthified version of a classic appetizer.

Many thanks to Angela for the opportunity to talk with you guys today.  You can find plenty more recipes, and occasional baby talk over at Daily Garnish.  Stop over and say hi!

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Kelsey @ My Search of Summer July 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I love Daily Garnish! All of the guest posts have been amazing – it’s awesome to have 5 delicious looking vegan options right in one post!

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JL goes Vegan July 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Aw, love seeing one of my very favorite bloggers featured on another very favorite blog! Emily, you know I’m president of the Daily Garnish Vegan Recipes club! :) All looks fabulous!

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Cindy Robinson August 1, 2011 at 7:45 am

Me too. Two of my favorites :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

Thanks ladies!

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Kinley July 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I made the Vegan Mushroom Sauce and Spaghetti Squash awhile back and it was soooo good! I think I will need to be making this again soon after seeing it :D YUM!

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Artichoke dip?! Ummmm yes please. Love you Emily, I can’t wait to see the baby boyyy!! <3

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Emily Malone August 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Thanks Katelyn! :)

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Shay July 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I looked at the picture of the gravy, and I swear my jaw dropped. Uh….yum.

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Holly @ The Runny Egg July 31, 2011 at 7:45 pm

mashed potatoes + gravy sounds and looks fantastic.

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Sylvia @ The Running Advocate July 31, 2011 at 7:49 pm

It’s the best when I see my favorite bloggers come together on the same page :D Great pictures Emily! I’ve actually already tried your chowder and muffins. Both were delicious!

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Michelle Eden July 31, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Completely agree. Daily Garnish and Love Veggies and Yoga just days apart….and Oh She Glows – my top 3 blogs in one place. Gotta love it!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

Im glad you are enjoying the posts!

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Emily Malone August 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

:)

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Cait's Plate July 31, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Oh yay! I love Emily :)

Those strawberry muffins look incredible.

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staceyhealthylife July 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Yumm I’m gonna try the muffins, love that I can change the fillings.

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Liz @ iheartvegetables July 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Great guest post! That spinach dip looks AWESOME!! My roomies would love it!

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Ritika July 31, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Aww, I love this post! You have a beautiful smile, by the way. The mushroom dish sounds AND looks amazing!! I cannot wait to make it. This is my first time reading your blog so thank you for writing this guest post. Great collection of recipes.

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Emily Malone August 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Thank you! :) So nice!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 31, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Emily your recipes are awesome. I am RACING over to check your spinach and artichoke dip next!!

I love the pics of your food…and you! You are simply glowing and look amazing. It must be the pregnancy. Or the awesome plant-based food. Or both :)

And thanks again, Angela, for having me guestie on your site yesterday. It was awesome and I’ve already “met” some new readers.

Have a great week, ladies! :)

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 31, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Great guest post!! I loved looking at all these amazing recipes! the photos are great :)

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 31, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Yey! :) Two awesome blogs combine for an afternoon!

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kaila @ healthyhelper! July 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm

ALL of these look fabulous! But especially the muffins and the mushroom sauce….I love creamy vegan sauces!!!

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'Dee July 31, 2011 at 9:32 pm

That spinach artichoke dip looks divine — definitely trying that!

PS, I have now happened across your blog twice and have enjoyed myself each time, so with that, into the Google reader you go!! Love your recipes.

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Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 31, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I am getting hungry just looking at the pictures! Great post!

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Morgan @ Endorphaholic July 31, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Oh my gosh, that soup looks so delicious! I’ll have to bookmark that for fall!

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Ashley July 31, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Oooh, I forgot about the mushroom cream sauce + gravy. Must make those soon!! Great post, Em! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

You cant go wrong with mushrooms anything! lol

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Emily Malone August 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Thanks friend! :)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I’ve made so many of your muffins and cookies – never been disappointed! Those jelly surprise muffins are next on the list. :)

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Marina July 31, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Oh. My.

Mashed potatoes + gravy is my number one favorite comfort food (well, maybe its a tie with mac & cheese/yease).

I could live on soup in the fall & winter and am always looking formore recipes that use quinoa.

Spin-art dip is my favorite appetizer.

I am RACING over to bookmark your blog.

Thanks Emily & Angela!!

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Emily Malone August 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Thanks Marina! I love soup too. :)

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Marla July 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm

These recipes sound great. Thanks for sharing Emily with us, will go check out her blog now :)

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Mai August 1, 2011 at 12:17 am

I made the quinoa and bean corn chowder awhile back and loved it! Can’t wait to try some of the others!

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Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 1, 2011 at 12:44 am

I remember seeing your blog a few months ago but couldn’t remember the name. Glad to have found it again–love the look of those recipes!! :)

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[email protected] August 1, 2011 at 1:34 am

the mashed potatoes and artichoke dip look to-die-for!! Yuumm-ohhhhh :D

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Katrina August 1, 2011 at 1:37 am

All of these sound wonderful! Yum!

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 1, 2011 at 4:55 am

Great recipes Emily! Will have to pop over to your blog now :)

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Jenn from Much to My Delight August 1, 2011 at 5:32 am

Ooooh, the spaghetti squash with creamy mushroom sauce sounds amazing! Always love your recipes Emily!

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 1, 2011 at 6:39 am

So many new delicious recipes, thanks for sharing as a guest post!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 1, 2011 at 6:56 am

Creamy mushroom sauces are my guilty pleasure. Your recipe looks delicious!

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Beach Bum Beauty August 1, 2011 at 7:04 am

Strawberry muffins MMMMMMM! And congratulations on being pregnant :-)

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Emily Malone August 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Thank you! :)

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Elizabeth August 1, 2011 at 7:20 am

the spinach dip looks great–my wheels are turning for a raw version.
great guest post, really enjoyed it.
Peace & Raw Health,
Elizabeth

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LizAshlee August 1, 2011 at 7:47 am

Everything looks delicious! I like the sounds of spaghetti squash with creamy mushroom sauce…YUM! :)

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Madelaine @ Healthy, Hot and Happy August 1, 2011 at 7:50 am

Oh my. That Spinach dip looks incredible.

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove August 1, 2011 at 8:00 am

I am a potato girl. I can’t wait to try that mashed potato & gravy recipe. I can only imagine how good the onions make it!

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Alaina August 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

I have got to make that quinoa chowder! Looks delicious! :-)

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Emilie August 1, 2011 at 10:16 am

Quinoa is magical. There, I said it! ;) Wonderful recipe.

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[email protected] August 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

your mashed potatoes look amazing! I can not wait to try these! Thank you for sharing!

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Zestful Lou August 1, 2011 at 11:03 am

The mushroom cream sauce and spinach artichoke dip look amazing! And the best part is that I have most of the ingredients on hand already!! The men in my life are already getting geared up for the upcoming football season, and I hope to make the artichoke dip for a sunday of lounging and football! Thanks!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

So much delicious food!

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Amber K August 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

Mashed potatoes and gravy – looks SOOO good!

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Sarah with Veggie Kids August 1, 2011 at 11:13 am

That spinach artichoke dip is calling my name!

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Victoria (Sweet and Healthy Living) August 1, 2011 at 11:15 am

All of those recipes looks so good!

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Jackie @ That Deep Breath August 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

I’m dying to try the spinach artichoke dip. It’s one of my favorites at parties, but I almost never eat it because i can’t stand mayonnaise and usually it’s in the recipe. I can’t wait to try this!

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Maggie August 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I love Emily’s Quinoa and Bean Corn Chowder. It’s one of my favorite recipes!

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Jane August 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm

a lot of these seem really heavy for summer. but maybe in winter I would try some.

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Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well August 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I definitely need to start adding caramelized onions to my mashed taters!!! I bet the flavor is out of this world!

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Carly - (Getting) Fit Family Robinson August 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

The creamy mushroom sauce looks awesome, I will definitely give that one a go!

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Melissa August 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I <3 the spinach and artichoke recipe!

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Katherine August 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Emily! So happy I get to read two of your post :D

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ashley @ cooking for john August 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm

for some reason i hadn’t visited oh she glows in over a week! ahh! i’ve been missing out on all these great guest posts, but fortunately i read all of their blogs as well. i loved your post on kid friendly foods, so cute!! :)

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Kilee August 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I’m not a vegetarian, but these recipes could convert me! I haven’t read Emily’s blog, but will be checking it out asap!

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 1, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Those all look DELCIOUS!!

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Brenda Fisher August 2, 2011 at 6:15 am

I am reading this post before I had breakfast and those muffins look even more amazing as does all the recipes! I guess I will be adding another food blog to my morning read :)

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 2, 2011 at 6:41 am

Those look great! Can’t wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing them!

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Living, Learning, Eating August 3, 2011 at 8:44 am

I don’t think I’ll ever be all-the-way vegan, but I might eventually move towards mostly-vegan :P

Nice pics!

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Carissa August 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Can’t wait to try the spinach artichoke dip. I love it and hate that the regular version is so unhealthy!

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Hailey August 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I am not vegetarian, let alone being vegan…but these look like they would make any meat-lover start salvating! HAHA Excellent post!

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Radhika Sarohia December 1, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I’m a huge spaghetti squash fan because it’s my pasta replacement these days (I follow a semi low-carb diet in addition to being vegan) so I will be trying that mushroom sauce dish for sure :-)

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Radhika Sarohia December 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I made that spaghetti squash dish with the mushroom sauce today, it was so good!
Thanks for this guest post thing on the blog :)

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Radhika Sarohia December 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Now I’m eyeing that gravy and mashed potatoes post, might have to try that one next hehe

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