Sweet & Spicy Sloppy Joes

When I need a quick meal and have minimal items in the fridge, this always works in a pinch.  I usually keep cider buns in the freezer and lentils and ...

Lemon Tahini Grab-and-Go Bowl

Okay, so this isn’t really a recipe.  It’s more like a bit of guidance.  Then you get to do what you want with it.  I love this bowl because on ...

Rosemary White Bean Soup (Vegan)

“I came across a photo in magazine of a beautiful white bean soup.  My husband actually brought me the article and asked me to make the soup in the picture ...


Arabic Lentil Soup

A Simple Bowl of Soup – Arabic Lentil Soup (Vegan)

“Even though we are almost into December, it still seems like summer ...

Chickpea, Garlic and Braised Kale Spaghetti (Vegan, Gluten Free)

“I just bought a new cookbook at Costco and spent the good ...

Vegan Mexican Pasta Bake (Gluten Free)

“I love taking an hour or two to lovingly prepare, cook and ...

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Sweet Potato and Chipotle Chowder (vegan)

I was pretty darn proud of this.  Surprised even.  It is so different from my typical soup repertoire.  Last night I decided to go on a no gluten, no dairy, and no sugar diet from now until January 1st.  That’s 23 LONG days.  I want to get a jump-start on the new year and to […]

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Lentil Soup with Cumin and Chard (Vegan and Quick)

“Okay, I admit it. I love soup. And no doubt you’ve noticed. It’s not like the past several posts have been all about soup or anything.  When browsing through Deborah Madison’s “Vegetable Soups” cookbook I could so relate to her opening words, “When I said I was working on a soup book, the response was […]

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Smoky Red Lentil Mexican Soup (Vegan)

“Oh, how I miss soup!  With our Seattle weather topping out in the mid 90’s recently, soup has not been on the menu.  But this week the temps have dipped back to a welcoming mid 70’s and I just couldn’t help but get my stockpot out again and simmer up a good pot of soup. […]

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Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream

“Okay, okay.  I know I just posted a very similar recipe to this one.  But I seriously could not help myself this time.  And besides, this one IS different.  The Grilled Veggie Soft Taco recipe I posted takes more time since you have to stand above a grill and cook the veggies.  This one takes […]

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Rosemary-Garlic-Dijon Red Potatoes (Vegan)

I have to tell you, I’m not really a potato salad kind of girl.  That doesn’t stop me from piling a big helping on my plate at every picnic and barbecue though.  The thing is, I love potatoes and I really want to love potato salad.  But it always seems bland and boring to me. I usually […]

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Grilled Veggie Soft Tacos (Vegan)

“So my postings have been pretty scarce lately but with Summer in full swing I find my life gets a little hectic. Sound familiar? Gone are the slow dark days of Winter where we get to take advantage of quiet evenings at home. Now there is plenty to do outdoors including necessary summer chores such as […]

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Greek Farro Salad (Vegan)

“Farro is an ancient grain making a huge comeback. It looks and tastes like wheat berries and has a nutty flavor.  You’ll also find plenty of nutrients such as B vitamins and protein (4 grams in 1/2 cup, cooked) as well as fiber.  You’ll also find it loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, lignans and betaine.   I love to use […]

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Vegetarian Chili for Omnivores (Vegan)

“Chili is an all around easy dish to make and usually will satisfy people of all tastes. Our family usually eats chili as a soup but don’t forget how versatile this dish can be. Use it as a topper for a baked potato, toast a half a hamburger bun, top with a veggie burger then top with […]

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Raw Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing (Vegan)

“Spring is here but I find my daily cooking is still lingering on the winter side of things.  Seattle weather has been warm these past few days and a sunny 71 degree forecast in April is a nice little gift . . . that is until I stepped on the scale this morning and realized […]

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Toasted Cashew Nut, Bok Choy and Baked Tofu with Marmalade Sauce (Vegan)

“With signs of Spring making its appearance, I am emerging from the dark warm cave of comfort called home and finding myself more busy with outside chores and activities.  That means less time in the kitchen which requires faster methods of cooking.  Hence, Spring and Summer usually bring our household more salads, pastas and stir fry’s. […]

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