Five and 10. Do it again!

Galloping Horse by Bob Langrish. By Permission.
Galloping Horse by Bob Langrish. By Permission.

We sent a shout out via email about our Fall Matching Gift fundraising campaign.

In our shout out we wrote:


We will be 15 years old on October 23. We love your acknowledging this with your $23.00 donations. They have all been doubled to $64.00. Hooray!

Ummm, $23.00 x 2 = $46.00 not $64.00. Our generous benefactor, being the kind gentleman that he is, decided that he would honor our inadvertent slip up and all $23.00 donations in response to that email became an instant $64.00 donation. How about that?

Well, the generosity continues.

Our supporter is now guaranteeing the following offer:

In honor of your 15 year anniversary on October 23rd — I will double all $23.00 donations to $46.00 and $15.00 donations to $30.00 — for the next 24 hours starting the moment you hit the “send” button to make sure you reach your goal.

Make a Donation »

• Make a $30 donation. Sign up to give $5 a month for 6 months. It cancels automatically. Truly! Note: $15.00 of that will be matched right now.

Thank you everyone for your kindness and generosity.

Best wishes, The Horse Fund

Say cheese!

One change that holds people up from going wholesale vegan is no cheese. I get it. Or I used to get it. It’s been so long since I have had cheese I forget what the real stuff tastes like.

Saying that, I am crazy about mac ‘n cheese and especially this recipe. It has no nuts. Lots of cheese recipes involve cashews. Nope. Not this one. Like most of them though it does call for nutritional yeast.

Vegan Mac n Cheese by Brand New Vegan.
Vegan Mac n Cheese by Brand New Vegan.

Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese

You know how to boil water and cook macaroni (smile) so let’s get straight to the cheese part. The recipe’s author Chuck Linderwood — Brand New Vegan — describes it as:

“A simple but Creamy, Fat-Free, Vegan Cheese Sauce,  made without any nuts, tofu, or dairy.”

Amazing Vegan Cheese Sauce


16 oz Yukon Gold Potatoes (about 3 medium)
2-3 large Carrots
1/2 cup Water (used to boil potatoes)
1/4 cup Nutritional yeast
2 Tbs Nutritional yeast (in addition to above)
2 Tbs Lemon Juice
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Brown Mustard
1/8 tsp Turmeric


Wash and scrub both potatoes and carrots, peel if desired and chop into uniform pieces and boil for 10 minutes.

Let cooked potatoes rest for 5 minutes and then with a slotted spoon, transfer the veggies to your blender. Retain potato water.

Add 1/2 cup potato water and pulse to mix.

Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.

Make Your Own Cheese

It’s a great idea and easy to make your own vegan cheese. I agree that it tastes much better and naturally fresher tasting than supermarket vegan cheese. To be fair, most anything you make yourself tastes better than mass produced fare, right?

Most vegan cheese recipes have cashews as their base. I am never going to sit and eat cashews as a snack, but boy do I like them for making vegan cheese.

Loads of vegan cooks have cheese recipes online, I mean loads. But I thought I would get you started with recommended lists by these two:

★ ChooseVeg

Here’s our first recommendation:  ChooseVeg: 12 Vegan Cheese Recipes That Will Change Your Life. Yes!

On the list at the link above is a recipe by Minimalist Baker called Vegan Cashew-Less Dip. This dip is cashew-, dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free! How does she do it? It’s base is eggplant. Yes, eggplant. Gawd is this good and reheatable too.

Easy Vegan Queso Dip by Minimalist Baker. Click image to visit this recipe!
Easy Vegan Queso Dip by Minimalist Baker. Click image to visit this recipe!


US Customary – Metric

7-9 rounds of eggplant (sliced 1/4-inch thick // half of a medium eggplant yields 7-9 rounds)
Olive oil
Sea salt
1 1/2 – 2 cups unsweetened original almond milk
2-3 Tbsp nutritional yeast (see instructions)
1/4 tsp finely minced fresh garlic (I used crushed garlic from Trader Joe’s)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cornstarch (optional for thickening // sub another thickener if desired)
1/4 cup chunky medium salsa (slightly drained // OR 1/4 10-ounce can of Rotel original diced tomatoes and green chilies)
Smoked paprika and hot sauce (optional for added color and flavor upon serving)

★ Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen

Here’s another super list put together by Karrissa’s Vegan Kitchen. 14 Vegan Cheese Recipes That Taste Like the REAL DEAL!

My favourites from Karissa’s List are the Vegan Parmesan Cheese, and how about some Jalapeño Cashew Cheese Spread by Cadry’s Kitchen. Oh my stars! It’s crazy good.

Jalapeño cashew cheese is a delicious addition to a vegan cheese board or use it as a sandwich spread. From Cadry's Kitchen.
Jalapeño cashew cheese is a delicious addition to a vegan cheese board or use it as a sandwich spread. From Cadry’s Kitchen.


We appreciate your feedback. Let us know if you have any questions or if there is any way we can help. Share recipes, tips. Would you like to do a vegan guest post? Cool!

The vegan lifestyle is fun, tasty and most wonderful of all it’s compassionate to everyone and the planet too. It doesn’t get any more “feel goody” than that. Peace Love and Horses!

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Updated Oct 10, 2018

Pumpkin Time

Temperatures are cooling. A bit here and there! Pumpkin treats are popping up everywhere already. That’s a good thing, right? So how about a recipe or two? Yummmm.

Image source: Loving It Vegan. Click image to make this.
Image source: Loving It Vegan. Click image to make this.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

From Loving It Vegan »

This pumpkin pie smoothie is just 5 ingredients, takes 5 minutes to prepare and gets its wonderful flavor from pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup and coconut milk.

Want to make it? Visit their website for full recipe and instructions. The fifth ingredient? You will need some frozen bananas too. We freeze them sliced. Yes, they stick together! Set them out a bit beforehand.

How about those drinking straws? There’s loads at Amazon!

Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Vegan gluten free pumpkin pie. Image by Minimalist Baker. Click to visit recipe.
Vegan gluten free pumpkin pie. Image by Minimalist Baker. Click to visit recipe.

From Minimalist Baker »

We adore Minimalist Baker. Dana is a marvel. Follow her on social media. She is everywhere. You may love her YouTube channel best of all! Follow her on Instagram @minimalistbaker too.

This recipe is staple around the Horse Fund.

10 ingredients including crust. We list ingredients so you have an idea on how much shopping you may need to do.


US Customary – Metric

6 Tbsp cold vegan butter (or chilled coconut oil with varied results)
1 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour
1/4 tsp salt
4-6 Tbsp ice cold water

2 3/4 cups pumpkin puree (1 1/2 15-ounce cans yield 2 3/4 cups)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
1 Tbsp olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or sub mix of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves)
1/4 tsp sea salt

Ready to go? Dash over to Dana’s website for instructions and more.

Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb

From Vegan Richa »

Must include a pumpkin recipe from Vivian’s favourite vegan chef ever, Richa Hingle at Vegan Richa! This is so delectable we make this year round.

Easy 1 Bowl Pumpkin Cake, topped with Chai Spice Pecan Streusel. Just 15 mins prep. Soft, Spiced, Delicious. Vegan Pumpkin Crumb Cake. Soy-free Recipe. Makes it in a 9 by 9 or 8 by 8 inch brownie pan.


1 1/2 cups flour (I generally use a mix of Spelt/Wheat and unbleached all purpose)
½ cup powdered vegan sugar * (Use 2 tbsp more for sweeter)
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 to 4 tsp pumpkin pie spice ( or 11/2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ¼ to ⅓ tsp nutmeg, ⅛ tsp cloves)
3 to 4 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix
½ cup non dairy milk (almond or soy or lite coconut)
3 to 4 Tbsp oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp granulated sugar, optional
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or chai spice or a mix of cardamom and cinnamon
1/3 tsp salt
2.5 tbsp refined coconut oil

Well, how are you feeling so far? You should have most of these ingredients. Once you have gathered the items you need together, making this goes really fast. Takes 40-45 minutes to bake in a 350F oven. We believe wholeheartedly you will be so very glad you made this wonderful treat!

Get directions » Or watch how now (has music).

Check this link from the Vegan Richa website: 25 Vegan Pumpkin Recipes for more ideas »

Want something different for breakfast? Try Richa’s Vegan Pumpkin French Toast!

Gift Yourself &/Or Your favourite Vegan

Click image to purchase at Amazon.
Click image to purchase at Amazon.

Thank You!

Thank you for stopping by. Let us know how you like these goodies in comments. Share your favourite vegan pumpkin recipes with us too.

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New campaign ends September 28, 2018.

Hello there! Here’s your ticket to fashion fun and a way to show your love for horses.Peace Love Horses artwork. Bonfire campaign.Today Wednesday, August 8, 2018, we are launching our Peace Love Horses apparel campaign at Bonfire.

We have premium adult and youth tees, unisex tanks and sweatshirts. There’s black, white, dark blue and a delicious steely gray. Very sharp. Take a look.

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Limited time offer. Get them while they’re hot, and they are hot. 

Terrific for back to school. And a super time to shop for a really lovely gift for that someone special.

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Please help spread the word too. Thank you.