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Mary Margaret Chappell

When Mary Margaret Chappell first started out in the plant-based food world as a writer, editor, and recipe developer, she was a bacon-loving former pastry chef who didn’t think she could ever cook without butter. Fourteen years, four cookbooks, dozens of cooking classes, and hundreds of recipes later, her favorite thing in the world is sharing the tips, techniques, and recipes that show just how easy and delicious whole-food, plant-based cooking can be. The former food editor of Vegetarian Times magazine has done away with her dependency on butter and is honing her skills at baking with natural sweeteners. Chappell lives in France, where plant-based eating can often be a challenge, but the fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes available are simply amazing. Find her on Instagram and Facebook.

All Contributions from Mary Margaret Chappell (113)

Turmeric 101: What It Tastes Like and How to Cook With It

There’s lots to love about turmeric, from the spice’s saffron-yellow color to its flavor-enhancing properties and potential health benefits. Read on for…

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

You’d never guess this decadent vegan chocolate mousse is hiding a secret serving of veggies within its sweet depths! Grated carrots add…

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Fried Rice Waffles with Silken Braised Eggplant

This is fried rice as you’ve never seen it before! No wok is needed for an easy, healthy dinner full of classic…

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How to Cook the Perfect Baked Potato

Baked potatoes are one-ingredient wonders that require no recipe, no work, and no doctoring up to be absolutely delicious. Here are all…

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Ingredient IQ: Tofu

For thousands of years, tofu has been a plant-based staple in Asian cuisines. Here’s everything you need to know to confidently cook…

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Vegan Key Lime Pie

Beautifully tart and lusciously creamy, this vegan pie takes your taste buds on a tropical vacation. The tangy filling has a rich,…

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12 Types of Mushrooms and How to Use Them

With their meaty texture and mouthwatering flavor, mushrooms are a plant-based cook’s best friend—and we have the recipes to prove it!  Here’s…

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What Are Leeks? How to Clean, Cut, and Cook Them

Leeks straddle the line between aromatic and fresh vegetables, with the seasoning qualities of “the gourmet’s onion” (a well-earned nickname) and the…

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Your Guide to Fall Fruits and Vegetables That Are In Season Now

The harvest season lives up to its name with all the wonderful produce on offer once the weather turns cool. Here’s a…

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Flaxseeds 101: How (and Why) to Use Them in Cooking and Baking

Cruise through any natural foods market and you’ll find flaxseeds have become a popular addition to everything from breakfast cereals to pet…

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