Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame

Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame

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Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame
Healthy Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame will make anyone a kale lover! Packed with good-for-you ingredients it’s a vegetarian salad that leaves you full and satisfied. Although it may be a complete cliche since it’s January, I have been eating a ton of kale salads this month. Part of the reason I […]
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Panzanella Salad

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Panzanella Salad
A traditional Panzanella Salad made with fresh heirloom tomatoes and crusty bread. Guys, do you get mesmerized as much as I do when you see heirloom tomatoes at the store? The colors and shapes are so much fun and it’s hard to find any two alike. So when I saw these I bought them straight away… […]
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Machus Red Fox Salad

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Machus Red Fox Salad
The Machus Red Fox Salad was once served at the swanky Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield, Michigan. It is a simple chopped salad with wedges of ripe tomatoes, rings of red onion, crumbled roquefort and chopped crisp bacon. What truly makes the salad [besides the bacon and blue cheese] is the dressing. It’s a super simple, light and […]
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Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad

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Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad
This Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad is so hearty and filling! Baby arugula is tossed with diced roasted sweet potatoes, cooked wild rice and fresh herbs. It then gets drizzled with a lemony, maple dijon dressing and sprinkled with pomegranate arils, chopped toasted hazelnuts and crumbles of goat cheese. Fall in a bowl pretty much sums […]
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Michigan Cherry Salad with Cider Dijon Dressing

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Michigan Cherry Salad with Cider Dijon Dressing
Michigan Cherry Salad whoot whoot! Michigan Cherry Salad is a popular salad you’ll find on menus in restaurants all around Michigan. And it’s one of my favorites. A mix of spring greens, baby spinach topped with sliced apples, red onion, dried cherries, pecans or walnuts and gorgonzola or blue cheese. Every bite you get a […]
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Fall Salad with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Veggies

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Fall Salad with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Veggies
This post is sponsored by Litehouse. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This fully loaded fall salad is packed with tasty vegetables and grilled chicken. I’m so excited for fall to be coming. Everything changes 180 degrees, the only thing I try to keep the same is to keep wearing shorts! Weird I know… […]
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Sheet Pan Asian Chicken Stir Fry

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Sheet Pan Asian Chicken Stir Fry
Sheet Pan Asian Chicken Stir Fry is the easiest way to make a quick stir fry that’s full of flavor in under 15 minutes! Stir fries are one of those dinners that I rely on all the time. They are fast, easy, and I almost always have ingredients on hand that can quickly morph into […]
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Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

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Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
Mexican Chopped Salad with Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect meal sized salad filled with all your favorites – black beans, corn, avocado, tomatoes, mango, jicama, cilantro, red onion, queso fresco, and a quick and easy honey lime dressing you will want to put on everything. Although this summer has been filled with far too many […]
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Skinny Broccoli Salad

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Skinny Broccoli Salad
Skinny Broccoli Salad packed with fresh broccoli, grapes, sunflower, and dried cranberries makes a crunchy, delicious, and healthy side dish. Don’t you hate it when something that should be healthy, like a broccoli salad, gets weighed down with the addition of heavy dressing or fatty meats? I know I do. In fact, so many broccoli […]
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Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe

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Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe
Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe is essentially a simple mustard potato salad that has hard boiled eggs, onion and celery. It’s simple, delicious and I’ve been loving this recipe since I was 15 years old. It’s perfect served with burgers, hotdogs or ribs. Your barbecue isn’t complete without it. Pat’s Aunt Penny has been making this classic potato salad […]
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Broccoli Crunch Salad

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Broccoli Crunch Salad
Broccoli Crunch Salad is probably one of the most popular classic salad recipes. Broccoli, dried cranberries, bacon, sunflower seeds (but I also add pepitas!) and finely diced red onion is tossed in a simple, 3-ingredient dressing. Not only is this salad colorful and crunchy, but delicious too! Pulled from the three-ring binder my mom gave […]
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50+ Homemade Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette Recipes

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50+ Homemade Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette Recipes
What if I told you I had 50+ homemade salad dressings and vinaigrette recipes? If you haven’t noticed, I love making salads. Creating beautiful, healthful and wholesome salads are my jam. However, what I really, really love is making my own salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Playing with different vinegars, spices and herbs, fruits and jams, […]
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Watermelon Feta Salad with Honey-Candied Pistachios

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Watermelon Feta Salad with Honey-Candied Pistachios
This Watermelon Feta Salad is not just a pretty face. This beautiful salad has lightly dressed power mix of greens topped with diced ruby-red watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, red onion, honey-candied pistachios, fresh basil leaves and is drizzled with a balsamic glaze. This simple salad has it all; sweet, salt, peppery and delicious. Sadly summer […]
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Israeli Chopped Salad

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Israeli Chopped Salad
Israeli Chopped Salad is one of those dishes that I make on repeat all year long. I love all the crunchy veggies and the fact that it will last in the fridge for a couple of days. Plus it’s a salad that everyone in my family will eat without complaint, that’s a big win around […]
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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon

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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon
Sauteed Kale and Garlic and Bacon is a healthy, flavor packed side dish that has so much flavor and is Paleo, Low Carb, and Whole30 friendly. This easy side dish of bacony, garlicky kale couldn’t be more delicious. The kale is sauteed is the bacon fat and tons of garlic. It couldn’t really get any […]
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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather with a cool, refreshing, and flavor packed meal. We live about a block away from a delicious Greek restaurant, but every time we go I end up ordering their chopped shrimp salad. It’s my favorite thing on their menu even […]
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the perfect healthier replacement for your favorite cookies or brownies and are packed with protein and fiber. I love peanut butter. A lot. Peanut butter is a natural and inexpensive way to add nutrition to baked goods. Peanut butter packs a lot of protein and flavor that […]
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Lightened Up King Cake

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Lightened Up King Cake
One of my favorite traditions each year is to make a King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. The King Cake tradition came originally from medieval France and Spain. Later, it was celebrated in Louisiana, where Creoles celebrated the king’s ball with a fancy cake in which a bean had been placed randomly inside. According to […]
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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
This blueberry quinoa salad post is sponsored by The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council  A fresh tasting salad with frozen blueberries, quinoa, walnuts, avocado and watercress leaves. After combining all of these amazing ingredients, toss them in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing! Lately I’ve been really into grain bowls as opposed to a salad… […]
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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
This blueberry almond salad with blueberry balsamic vinaigrette is basically spring in a bowl. You know I have been counting down the days until I could kick winter to the curb. Finally spring is here and we’re not only a few days in and I’m already sharing a salad recipe that’s bursting with all the spring […]
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Crunchy Asian Veggie Salad with Honey Ginger Peanut Dressing

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Crunchy Asian Veggie Salad with Honey Ginger Peanut Dressing
This delightfully crunchy Asian veggie salad has plethora of colorful, crunchy and nutritious veggies like both Napa and purple cabbage, bok choy (love!), sweet bell pepper and carrots are sliced and tossed with bean sprouts, green onions, peanuts and sesame seeds. Finally this beautiful salad is drizzled with the most addictive honey ginger peanut dressing. This recipe makes […]
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Kale, Fennel and Apple Salad

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Kale, Fennel and Apple Salad
This kale, fennel and apple salad is not just a pretty face. I know it looks kind of fancy doesn’t it, but I swear it’s really not. This is my latest and greatest (nutritious and lovely!) salad since –well–  this salad. And that was only last week. I just LOVE salads. I’ve always loved salads. Wait, that’s a lie. I only really started to love […]
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Asian Charred Broccoli Quinoa Bowl

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Asian Charred Broccoli Quinoa Bowl
This Asian Charred Broccoli Quinoa Bowl is filled with nutritious goodness. Roasted broccoli, spinach, purple cabbage, carrots and quinoa, topped with green onions and chopped peanuts. The easy and creamy sesame dressing seals the delicious deal. Prepare to fall in love. This is what happens when one cleans out an overly stuffed vegetable crisper. I just wanted to […]
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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Pasta Salad

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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Pasta Salad
Enjoy the sweet cherry flavor of this colorful salad. Made with a variety of fruit, this red, white and blue salad is perfect for Memorial Day or your 4th of July celebration. Related
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Spicy Kohlrabi Salad

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Spicy Kohlrabi Salad
Kohlrabi is best fresh out of the garden. Even though it is great on it’s own, this fresh salad will be even better. Add as much or as little jalapenos as you can stand. Related
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Microwave Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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Microwave Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Pumpkin season is in full swing and what better way to start the day than a big bowl of Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal that is ready in under 5 minutes. Personally I go back and forth when it comes to pumpkin. Sometimes I am all about it and other times I never want to hear or […]
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Crispy Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

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Crispy Balsamic Brussel Sprouts
I went from 0 to 100 when it came to Brussels sprouts a few years back. They basically never crossed my mind as a valid veggie option until I went to a restaurant and was semi forced to try them when a friend ordered them. The restaurant served them deeply roasted with balsamic vinegar drizzle […]
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Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Bowls

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Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Bowls
These Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Bowls are all I want to eat this fall. Brussels sprouts, carrots, red potatoes, red onions and red peppers are roasted until browned and caramelized and then tossed in a combination of honey, balsamic vinegar, and thyme. I have been making all my roasted veggies like this lately and am […]
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Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes

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Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes
I am always trying to create slow cooker vegetarian dishes that aren’t soups or stews. Not that I don’t love a good soup, but it seems like that’s all there is to make if you are a vegetarian and want to use your slow cooker. Lately I have been experimenting with slow cooker vegetarian sloppy […]
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Sesame Soy Edamame

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Sesame Soy Edamame
These Sesame Soy Edamame couldn’t be more addictive and are packed with protein for a delicious snack or side dish. I am always down for a giant bowl of edamame. In fact, it’s one of my favorite afternoon snacks since it satisfies my constant cravings for something salty. When I am in a rush, I […]
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Homemade Fruit and Nut Bars

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Homemade Fruit and Nut Bars
You know those little bags of leftover nuts, dried fruit, and cereal that collect in your pantry? These Fruit and Nut Bars are the perfect way to use them all up. In fact, I affectionately refer to these bars as “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Bars” because I use just about anything I can find […]
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Roasted Vegetables and Orzo

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Roasted Vegetables and Orzo
This vegetarian Roasted Vegetable and Orzo dish is full of delicious veggies, sweet and tart cranberries, and hearty orzo for an easy, healthy meatless meal. I may have a mild obsession with roasting vegetables. It happens almost every Sunday and my husband inevitably rolls his eyes as he watches me fill up three or four […]
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Cinnamon Quinoa Bowl with Berries

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Cinnamon Quinoa Bowl with Berries
This hearty Cinnamon Quinoa Bowl with Berries is a healthy alternative to your morning oatmeal. As much as I love oatmeal sometimes I just need a break from it. However I don’t like to give up the hearty, fiber filled, staying power of oatmeal. It always keeps me full all morning, which is tough for […]
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Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Smoothie

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Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Smoothie
Today’s healthy, delicious smoothie is sponsored by wonderful folks at nutpods. There is no better way to start your day or fuel up during a tough afternoon than with this Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Smoothie. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients and means never having to decide if you want to start your day with coffee or […]
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Skinny Sangria

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Skinny Sangria
A lower calorie version of your favorite Sangria perfect for any party or get-together. Calling all Sangria lovers! After multiple, painstaking tests (it’s very hard to drinking lots of wine with girlfriends….), I have finally come up with a lower calorie, skinny Sangria recipe that I love. It uses a combination of red wine, pomegranate […]
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Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew

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Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew
A hearty and creamy Slow Cooker Vegetable Lentil Stew made with squash, potatoes, carrots, celery, and lentils. Last night it was so cold, which is really unusual for Los Angeles. Normally people are pulling out their parkas and hats when it drops below 65, but last night it was New England cold. Luckily, I had […]
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Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette
A simple low calorie Balsamic Vinaigrette made with pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds. Recently I read an amazing article where they talked about volume eating and volume foods. If you haven’t heard of it before, volume eating basically means choosing foods that have a lot of volume (size) but are low in calories. Something like […]
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Cinnamon Cranberry Apple Crisp

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Cinnamon Cranberry Apple Crisp
Today’s post is brought to you by Earth Balance. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my closest friends is vegan and a hard core sweets addict. This combination makes the holidays especially difficult. Between Thanksgiving and the December holidays, there is a constant barrage of treats. Unfortunately for her, almost every time she inquires […]
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Healthy Garden Minestrone Soup

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Healthy Garden Minestrone Soup
This simple and hearty Healthy Garden Minestrone is packed with vegetables, white beans, and pasta for a filling and satisfying meal. I have always been a huge fan of the simple classic Italian minestrone soup. Essentially its a simple vegetable soup with pasta and white beans in a tomato broth. It can be made with […]
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Stir-fry Vegan Chickun, Broccoli and Red Pepper

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Stir-fry Vegan Chickun, Broccoli and Red Pepper
This is a quick and delicious main meal that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients 12 ounces Vegan “chickun” pieces 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets 1 sweet red pepper, de-seeded and cut into pieces 1 red chili pepper, de-seeded and cut into small rounds 1 lime, sliced […]
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Vegan Chickun and White Bean Soup

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Vegan Chickun and White Bean Soup
Hearty and delicious, this soup is quick and easy to make and is a whole meal in a bowl. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) package soy protein (chickun style) pieces 1 (16 ounce can) cannellini beans (or other white bean) 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 […]
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Review: Pepita Salad Recipe

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Review: Pepita Salad Recipe
This is a delicious recipe from the famous Heidi Swanson of the 101 cookbooks blog. The recipe calls for yellow split peas. As beans and legumes are being featured as super healthy foods, we have been expanding the variety of ones we usually enjoy to include lesser known ones, such as the yellow split peas. […]
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Vegetable Ravioli and Mushroom Salad with Kale, Walnut Pesto

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Vegetable Ravioli and Mushroom Salad with Kale, Walnut Pesto
This is a delicious main meal salad. Very hearty and filling. We enjoyed it as a winter lunch, it would also be lovely in the summer at suppertime. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients for the pesto: 1 cup walnut pieces 2 garlic 3-4 cups kale, cleaned and cut from the stems 1/4 cup olive oil 3 […]
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Crunchy Curried Pea Salad with Apples Cashews and Water Chestnuts

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Crunchy Curried Pea Salad with Apples Cashews and Water Chestnuts
This is a lovely crunchy salad that would be an asset to any table. it looks pretty enough for a holiday meal although is also lovely for a filling supper meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 16 ounces fresh or frozen peas 6 ounces cashew nuts, chopped 2 spring onions, chipped 8 ounces water chestnuts, chopped […]
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Lentil and Wurst Salad

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Lentil and Wurst Salad
This is lovely salad that we enjoyed as a hearty lunch. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup dry lentils 3-4 cups water 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 1 red onion, thin sliced 3-4 vegan wursts or hot dogs ½ head iceberg lettuce, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 1½ tablespoon vinegar 1-2 teaspoon mild […]
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Wine Braised Fennel with Apples

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Wine Braised Fennel with Apples
This is an easy, yet elegant side dish that could adorn a holiday meal, or any other meal as well. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 28 ounces fennel bulbs 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 cup vegetable bouillon 1½ cups dry white wine, divided 1 cup soy yogurt 1 small yellow onion, sliced 1 apple, cored, peeled […]
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Good and Lovely Christmas Ice Cream

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Good and Lovely Christmas Ice Cream
Last night I had the great fortune of not only seeing The Good Lovelies in concert during their Christmas tour, but making dessert for the band. I wanted to make something holiday-ish to fit with the theme of the night and came up with this. The word is that the band loved the ice cream, […]
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Savoury Stuffing Rolls

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Savoury Stuffing Rolls
  Savoury Stuffing Rolls INGREDIENTS Makes 24 rolls – 1 recipe everyday whole wheat bread (make with all white bread flour, if desired, as I did) – 2 potatoes and 1 carrot, small dice (about 2 cups total) – olive oil – sea salt – 4 garlic cloves – 1 leek, white and light green […]
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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies
Most of my forays into aquafaba have been failures, but these are a smashing success. I don’t know why the magic bean juice acts just like an egg in this recipe and not in others, but it does. These are thin and crispy and yet still chewy–exactly like a chocolate chip cookie should be. The […]
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Pressure Canner Chili

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Pressure Canner Chili
This is part two of my pressure canning recipe series (for more explanation of the canning process, see Part One). The recipe is Isa’s Meat Beany Chili supersized to make seven large jars. Having chili in the pantry is great for those days when you want a chili dog, or a quick lunch for the […]
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Lemon Meringue Pie

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Lemon Meringue Pie
I know I am late to the aquafaba/vegan meringue party, but better late than never I suppose. The issue was that I was never able to get the aquafaba to beat into stiff peaks and so I stopped experimenting months ago. Even after endless whisking on high in the KitchenAid, very soft peaks was the […]
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