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Author of ‘The 40-year-old Vegan’ wants to ‘veganize’ your comfort foods

Author of ‘The 40-year-old Vegan’ wants to ‘veganize’ your comfort foods

She can turn cashews into ricotta cheese and ranch dressing, zucchini into spaghetti noodles and chickpeas into a deli “tuna” salad.

She wants to teach you how to do the same and she swears it’s as delicious and satisfying as the home cooking her Grandma Maira and Grandma Sellani stuffed her with when she was a kid growing up in an Italian family near Scranton, Pa.

Comfort foods like lasagna were a cornerstone of life. You talked about what was for dinner while eating lunch and there wasn’t any disappointment or setback a meatball couldn’t fix.

But at 22, Sandra Sellani was diagnosed with colitis.

The disease is an inflammatory reaction in the...

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