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#VeganDay 5 of NJ’s Best Vegan Restaurants

Hey #HipNJ! Today is #VeganDay! To celebrate, let’s take a look at five of the yummiest vegan restaurants in the area!

1.  Veganized, New Brunswick

Located in the heart of New Brunswick, this vegan eatery is the bomb-diggity! Highlights of the menu include their RAWzagna (gluten-free raw zucchini pasta, marinated mushrooms, fresh tomato, nut cheese, sundried tomato puree, pesto) and the BBQ Skewers (grilled seitan vegetable BBQ skewers, herbed white bean sauce, saffron rice, crusted oyster mushrooms with maple dijon). The undisputed fan favorite is the mackin’ cheese pictured above. It looks so good!

2.  Seed to Sprout, Fair Haven & Avon-by-the-Sea

This down-the-shore vegan joint is the real deal. It offers breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, teaches cooking classes, and operates a bakery located in Wanamassa. They offer a delicious Maui Wowie smoothie (house-made cashew milk, strawberries, mango, banana, coconut, and fresh tumeric) and a Bacon Cheddar Melt (seared marinated tempeh, caramelized onion, coconut bacon, cashew sauce, riddled on a millet-flax bread). Pictured above is the House-Made Tempeh Chorizo Tacos! Yum!

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3. Heart Beet Kitchen, Westmont

A charming, farmhouse-inspired eatery, Heart Beet Kitchen has a wide range of tasty foods such zucchini noodles with eggplant meatballs or spicy Buffalo cauliflower sandwich on a gluten-free bun. They also offers some tasty deserts such as a chocolate chip dough bar with almond butter, a pumpkin pie, and a matcha chai. The highly-acclaimed Heart Beet Burger is pictured above. Looks tasty!

4. Papa Ganache, Matawan

Vegan baked goods have never sounded better at Papa Ganache, a vegan/gluten-free bakery! While known for their baked goods including biscotti, cheesecake cups, pies, cookies, cakes and more, they also serve other food such as baked ziti, chili, and pizza. Pictured above is their delicious banana chocolate chip walnut bread, which looks super yummy!

5. Veggie Heaven, Teaneck, Montclair, & Denville

Culturally-inspired Veggie Heaven is known for their Asian fusion food. With favorites like the Thai Bang Bang Chicken, Crispy Stuffed Tofu, and any of their sushi options, it’s hard to go wrong here. Pictured above is a few of their sushi rolls which look absolutely delicious!

Any of these options are a fantastic choice for celebrating #VeganDay! Enjoy the day and try some vegan food if you get the chance!

Cara’s Cucina: Pumpkin Pie

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Pumpkin Pie!

As we start getting ready for Thanksgiving, Di Falco shares this family recipe, courtesy of her great-grandmother. “Every time she brought it over for Thanksgiving, everybody went crazy,” she says. Check out the ingredients for this delicious pie below.

Nonni’s Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Pie Crust
1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. orange cognac liquor
1 tbs. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
4 eggs
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. milk

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!

National Pumpkin Pie Day

National Pumpkin Pie Day

Happy National Pumpkin Pie Day! On National Pumpkin Pie Day we have the best pumpkin pie recipes for you to bake this winter. Make sure to try one of these delicious recipes. Happy baking!

Pumpkin Slab Pie

Pumpkin Chocolate Slab Pie

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pumpkin Pie

Happy National Pumpkin Pie Day!