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Lord we come to you to thank you for all you have givin us and all you do lord jesus christ for just in a few days your annivy of riseing from the cross lord we thank you for your forgiveness we love you through jesus name aman

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Vegan Blackened Chix Pasta Salad

The much waited for VEGAN BLACKENED CHIX PASTA SALAD!!! (woooo’s and ahhhh’s). So this is another one of the hubby’s wonderful ideas. He does the dinner cooking, I do the desserts. Makes a great life because I don’t like cooking dinner. I always eat too much while cooking so I’m not hungry by the time I’m done ūüôā So here it is. Let us know what you think and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Vegan Blackened Chix Pasta Salad


1 T – Brown Sugar Bourbon (Grill Mates McCormick)

1 1/2 T – Mojito Lime (Grill Mates McCormick)

1 T – Montreal Steak Seasoning (Grill Mates McCormick)

1 T – Fiesta Lime (Mrs. Dash)

2 t – Seasoned Salt (Any brand)

1 T – Italian Seasoning (McCormick)

1/2 Cup – Corn Oil

1/4 Cup – Corn Oil (for frying pan)

4 Vegan Chicken Patties (Gardien)

8 oz – Spring Pasta

1 – Red Pepper, diced

1/2 Cup – Corn

1/ 2 Cup – Peas

1 T – Extra Light Olive Oil

Italian Vinaigrette or any salad dressing of your choice (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees and make sure you rack in the highest it can go and still fit a cookie sheet on.
  2. Defrost Chicken. Hubby puts in the microwave just until they are defrosted.
  3. Mix seasonings (all 6) with the 1/2 cup corn oil.
  4. Coat chicken with the seasoning and oil mixture.
  5. Place the 1/4 cup oil in pan and get it nice and hot to about 350 degrees.
  6. While waiting for oil to get hot get a cookie sheets out and line with tinfoil. Place a good amount of oil on tinfoil.
  7. Place chicken patties in pan and sear on both sides on med/high heat for about 2 1/2 minutes each side. * CAUTION – IT WILL SMOKE, POP and SIZZLE. BE CAREFUL*
  8. Once seared on both sided place chicken on your well oiled tinfoil cookie sheet and place in oven for 5-8 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  10. Well chicken is cooling cook your pasta.
  11. Once pasta is done diced your chicken into about 1/4 inch cubes.
  12. Mix your pasta, chicken, red pepper, corn and peas together along with the light olive oil. Add your salad dressing if you like.
  13. Enjoy!
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Vegan Banana Cream Pie (With Oreo’s)

One of my favorite pies is Banana Cream Pie made with vanilla wafers. On our shopping quest for all the ingredients we couldn’t find any ¬†vegan ones! Sadly I thought I would just have to make it without them :(. ¬†Then my husband’s¬†brilliant idea was “why don’t you use the Golden Oreo’s?”. Not a bad idea but I thought it would be to sweet because of the cream in the Oreo’s. So he tells me to take the cream out(he will eat that don’t worry) and just use the cookies. So I did and it was amazing. My favorite version yet. So here’s the recipe so you can taste test it as well and let us know.

Vegan Banana Cream Pie (with Oreo’s)


1 – Pre-made Graham Cracker Crust (I used Keebler Ready Crust, it doesn’t have any honey, but you can use any or make ¬†your own).

1 – Banana Pudding (I used Dr. Oetker Organics. Their Banana, vanilla, butterscotch and coconut are vegan. Chocolate is not, per email from company). You can always use the vanilla pudding as well but the banana taste better to us.

10-13 – Golden Oreo’s, with the cream taken out

2 – 2 1/2 – ¬†Large Banana’s

1 – Healthy Topping Whipped Cream by Mimic Cream (http://www.mimiccreme.com/healthy.html)

Splash or 2 – Vanilla (optional)


  1. Make pudding and chill overnight or several hours. Make sure to cover your pudding in plastic wrap so it doesn’t get a hard film. Also, put your box of healthy topping in the fridge. It says¬†minimum¬†or 30 minutes prior¬†to use but I feel it works best for me when its been in the fridge several hours.
  2. Slice banana’s. Make sure not to thick but not to thin.
  3. Crush the Oreo’s into small chunks. I just crushed them in my hand but you can use anything to make them the size you like.
  4. Make whipped topping. I whip my for 3 minutes and I added a little vanilla. I like it with or without vanilla but my husband likes vanilla added.
  5. You do not need to bake the pie crust if you buy the one that’s pre-made no bake, but you can if you’d like. ¬†Now layer banana’s in a single layer on bottom of crust.
  6. Mix pudding so it’s all mixed together and gets creamy again. Spoon half the pudding on top of the banana’s.
  7. Layer remaining banana’s on top of pudding.
  8. Layer crushed Oreo’s on top of banana’s.

9. ¬† Spoon rest of pudding on top of Oreo’s.

10. ¬† Cover with as much whipped topping as you’d like. I used about 1/2 ¬†of the whipped topping. The remaining can stay in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.

11. ¬† Place pie in fridge for 3-4 hours to chill. (if you can’t wait you can eat it right away but the flavors will blend better together if you chill it first)

12.   Slice and enjoy!!!


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