Category: Recipes

Vegan Asparagus, Green Pea & Edamame Soup

This gorgeous vegan soup just screams SPRING! I love using fresh, seasonal produce whenever possible – it tends to be cheaper (that’s how supply and demand works, folks) and it tastes amazing! With asparagus season in full bloom and tender English peas available at the market, this recipe is what seasonal cooking is all about. Plus, when blended, the texture is perfectly...
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Nutty Dates

Ok. So, this isn’t so much a recipe as it is a simple assembly. Pitted dates are perfect little packages ready to be stuffed with all sorts of goodies. Personally, I like to balance out the naturally sweet and chewy date with a bit of savory and crunchy nuts – almonds and walnuts fit well, so I opt for them,...
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Vegetarian Protein-Powered Snacks

I was raised a vegetarian and as a very athletic kid, teenager, and now adult, protein has always been a major focus of my diet. I can still remember my mom enticing me to eat lentils by telling me that it has a lot of protein and that I needed it to be strong. (What do ya know, she was...
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Kale-walnut Pesto

A couple of weeks back I had made a Blue Apron meal that included an AMAZING pesto. But the most incredible part about it was how much my 16-month-old son enjoyed it. He kept pointing and asking for the pesto! A way to get greens in my kiddo that he actually enjoys? Heck yeah! That’s a winner in my book....
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Slow Cooker Banana-Pecan Bread

I’m not a big baker – mostly because I tend to eat way too much when something comes hot out of the oven. But every once in a while, I’m inspired to give something a shot. With several overripe bananas that needed to be eaten, I immediately thought of banana bread. If only I could enjoy this fresh and warm first...
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What I Ate Wednesday – March 1, 2016

I’ve been battling a little cold for the past few days so today was all about some comfort food. It started with a warm bowl of oatmeal. I like to make oats in the slow cooker over night so the whole family can wake up to a cozy breakfast – simply toss 1 cup steel cut oats in along with...
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Gujarati-Style Kidney Beans in Spiced Tomato Gravy

A few days ago, I posted about my mission to conquer some simple Indian recipes that I grew up eating. I’ll admit that I had first asked my mom for this recipe in March of 2015…so it only took 9 months for me to work up the courage to make it – ha! But once I pulled out the spices...
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Slow-Cooker “Buffalo” Cauliflower-Sweet Potato Chili

As I examined the state of my kitchen – a sink full of dishes, pots thrown everywhere, plastic containers scattered about, water bottles rolling around, and pieces of recycled paper torn apart – I did NOT feel like cooking. Questioning my decision to let Dean Burrito explore the kitchen, and trying not to trip over anything, I noticed the slow cooker tucked...
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Chai-Spiced No-Sugar-Added Applesauce

Nothing marks the beginning of fall like a good ole apple-picking trip. This year, my family and a couple of friends were fortunate enough to get a private tour of a gorgeous orchard and the processing facility where the apples are sorted and boxed for distribution to supermarkets everywhere. Whenever you get an opportunity to learn exactly where your food comes...
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Feel-Good Vegetarian Egg Drop Soup

While there isn’t a cure for the common cold, there are ways to ease symptoms and feel better when you’re under the weather. Research has shown that chicken noodle soup has healing properties, but honestly, any broth-based soup will do the trick. Since I don’t eat chicken, my usual feel-better soups are my mom’s spicy daal (still haven’t conquered that...
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