Stir-fry Vegan Chickun, Broccoli and Red Pepper

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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Roasted Maple Sweet Potato Mash

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Roasted Maple Sweet Potato Mash
Sweet and buttery, this recipe for Roasted Maple Sweet Potato Mash is lusciously creamy and so incredibly delicious. This Thanksgiving side dish feeds a crowd and would look lovely on your table. Bonus, it can be made a day in advance. It’s officially November and we are now in full-on Thanksgiving prep mode. First on […]
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Weeknight Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry

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Weeknight Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry
This simple weeknight Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry has thin slices of steak, fried until crispy and tossed in a savory sauce of fresh ginger and garlic, brown sugar and tamari (or soy sauce). Served with roasted broccoli or a medley of your favorite veggies for an easy dinner any day of the week. Meal planning is hard you […]
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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta is a healthier version of your favorite restaurant dish with the most delicious creamy Parmesan sauce, fresh broccoli, chicken, and a touch of lemon. Its comforting, filling, and has about half the calories of the restaurant version. This dish was inspired by one of my favorite East coast pasta dishes […]
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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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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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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins

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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins
Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins have been part of our breakfast routine for years now and make the best on-the-go healthy breakfast. I have been making all kinds of egg muffins for years but recently realized I have shared the one that I make most often on the blog, these ones packed with broccoli, cheddar cheese, […]
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
I love dessert recipes that are quick and easy, and they get serious bonus points if I don’t have to turn on my oven. These light and delicious No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits are perfect for a crowd-pleasing, easy to prepare dessert that takes just minutes to throw together. The best part is that these flavorful […]
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Chili Con Queso

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Chili Con Queso
    I am really excited to be sharing this amazing recipe from my friend Holly over at Trim and Terrific, and it’s definitely going on my Superbowl menu. I swoon over the creamy, tangy deliciousness that is queso. It’s so hard to resist ordering it any time I see it on a menu. You […]
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Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

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Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes
The perfect excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast with these Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes with just 88 calories for three. It’s hard to put a finger on what my very favorite thing about Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes is. There are so many things I love about them. I guess if I had to choose, I […]
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Mushroom Barley Bowls

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Mushroom Barley Bowls
These hearty vegetarian Mushroom Barley Bowls make a hearty and filling meatless main course or side dish plus it only gets better after a night in the fridge. Lately I have been trying to expand the whole grains that I consume on a regular basis. For a long time it’s been a pretty regular rotation […]
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Protein Packed Oat Waffles

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Protein Packed Oat Waffles
These gluten free Protein Packed Oatmeal Waffles are packed with protein and good for you oats but still taste amazing. I am currently obsessed with my waffle maker. It is so ridiculously fun to use and versatile—I can’t help but want to use it for much more than just traditional breakfast waffles. If you haven’t […]
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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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Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta

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Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta
This cheesy Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta is the perfect thing when you are craving comfort food and is surprisingly light for a baked pasta dish. Although I love me some spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles, sometimes nothing is better than a big warm bowl of real deal pasta. And for me, when I […]
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Sesame Soy Broccoli

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Sesame Soy Broccoli
Need a new broccoli side dish? I’ve got you covered with this Sesame Soy Broccoli that makes a great Asian side dish of even main course with some chicken, beef, or tofu. A few weeks ago I shared this Sesame Soy Edamame and we have been on the sesame soy train ever since. It’s such […]
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Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Fritatta

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Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Fritatta
I love a good egg breakfast and this Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Frittata makes the perfect weekend brunch or quick dinner. A couple weeks ago we splurged on a fancy weekend brunch and I had the most amazing soft scrambled eggs with tomatoes, goat cheese, and fresh herbs. It was sooooo good and […]
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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots

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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots
These Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Thyme make the perfect healthy side dish full of garlicky herbs with just a hint of balsamic. Lately I have been having weird cravings for a Thanksgiving style meal – like the whole nine yards. I want the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, and all the fixings. But […]
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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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Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

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Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
These simple and tasty Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes are made with oats, flaxseed, and unsweetened applesauce for a delicious, gluten-free breakfast. Pan-cakes! Full of apple cinnamon flavor and made with hearty oats and flaxseed meal, these pancakes are making mornings more bearable around here. This is even more true if you top them with […]
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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!

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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!
This post is brought to you by Lagostina but all opinions are 100% my own. Before we get into today’s recipe, I have to tell you about the amazing Lagostina Nera Nonstick 5-Qt. Casserole with Lid we are giving away today. For a long time, I have been in search of a pan that could […]
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Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges
This will quickly become your new favorite healthy side dish – Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges that are cheesy, crispy, and delish. If you have someone you love that turns their nose to veggies, make these garlicky, panko and Parmesan crusted, zucchini and summer squash wedges immediately. The coating is crunchy, cheesy, […]
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Your Basic Weekend Pancakes

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Your Basic Weekend Pancakes
These are just your basic weekend pancakes. Light, fluffy and deliciously perfect! The word basic gets thrown around these days like it’s a bad thing. I like basic. Lululemon leggings? Got’em. I’m not a Starbucks fan but I do have Ugg-like boots and I proudly wear them with my Lulu’s. Ain’t no shame in my […]
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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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Easy Three Cheese Vegetarian Sausage Lasagna

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Easy Three Cheese Vegetarian Sausage Lasagna
Fresh homemade lasagna with Lightlife Vegetarian Sausage, three kinds of cheese and a simple pasta sauce. The best thing is that leftovers taste even better! There’s something about a huge dish of homemade lasagna that makes me happy. Maybe it’s the rich comfort taste or how it only takes 15 minutes to prepare but whatever it… […]
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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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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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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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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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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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Review: Potato Mushroom Stew

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Review: Potato Mushroom Stew
Well, it has definitely turned fall here now. We have chilly, wet days and the trees have spectacular colors. With this change in weather, we really appreciate warm comforting stews and soups. We enjoyed this meal created by Molly at apolloandluna.com. The fennel seeds really add a nice flavor to the stew. Recipe: Potato Mushroom […]
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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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Creamy Asparagus filled Puff Pastry Shells with Chervil

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Creamy Asparagus filled Puff Pastry Shells with Chervil
This is a quick and easy elegant holiday meal or first course. It would also be nice for a New Year’s brunch. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1-2 per person vegan puff pastry shells 2 cans white asparagus pieces 2 cups soy yogurt 1½ teaspoons vegetable bouillon powder ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder ½ teaspoon anise powder splash […]
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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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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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Tempeh, Shiitake, Broccoli Bowl

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Tempeh, Shiitake, Broccoli Bowl
Tempeh is a great vegan source for probiotics and encouraging a “healthy gut”. We really enjoyed this delicious tempeh bowl and will have it more often. Especially encouraging more probiotics over the cold winter months. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces tempeh, sliced 1 red bell pepper, de-seded and sliced in strips 1 onion, sliced […]
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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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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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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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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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Yogurt

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Yogurt
This recipe is a mashup of the two yogurt recipes Miyoko Schinner has given us in Artisan Vegan Cheese and Homemade Vegan Pantry. I like the thickness of the soy yogurt recipe, but I prefer the taste of almond milk so this recipe is the best of both worlds. A purely soy yogurt will set beautifully on […]
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Brownies

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Brownies
I’m not sure why the perfect egg-free brownie has been so elusive–that perfect blend of fudginess and chewiness without being to dry or crumbly. As you can see from the ingredient list, the answer is not very complicated at all. This is pure, unadulterated, vegan dessert. INGREDIENTS– 2 cups all purpose flour (scooped and levelled)– 2 […]
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