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White Bean Rosemary soup

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 for him.  It used a unfamiliar bean that you could slow cook without having to soak first.  However, not having that bean on hand yet having plenty […]

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Arabic Lentil Soup

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

“Even though we are almost into December, it still seems like summer was yesterday.  My mindset is still on simple, easy, minimalist dishes that only take but a few minutes to prepare; a bowl of fruit, fresh greens with crisp veggies just picked from the garden, or a quick pasta with cherry tomatoes, zucchini and […]

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Chickpea, garlic and braised kale spaghetti-overhead

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

“I just bought a new cookbook at Costco and spent the good part of my recent beach vacation reading and marking up the recipes I wanted to try.  It’s not a vegetarian cookbook but it has an abundant amount of meatless recipes in it and the ones that contain meat are easy enough to alter. […]

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Vegan Mexican Pasta Bake (Gluten Free)

“I love taking an hour or two to lovingly prepare, cook and savor a good meal.  But sometimes we just need a good go-to meal that comes together quickly and saves for great leftovers.  I find that this dish tends to be one of those meals for me.  I only need a few fresh ingredients […]

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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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Algerian Mixed Bean And Lentil Soup With Chermoula Sauce (Vegan)

“I had the pleasure of taking a cooking class in Seattle yesterday where I enjoyed a demonstration of 5 new delicious vegetarian dishes.   Our instructor, Chef Sureyya Gokeri is from Turkey and boy did I love her style!  She was ambitious, joyful and honest and made everyone feel like they could cook, even if […]

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Chipotle Chickpea Wrap

Chipotle Chickpea Wraps (Vegan)

“I love chickpeas and how versatile they are.  I usually prepare a batch of dried chickpeas once a week and put them in the refrigerator to be used when I need a last minute throw-together recipe.  I have found if all else fails, you can throw them in a wrap with some veggies and some […]

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Lentil and "Sausage" Stew

Famously Delicious Lentil and “Sausage” Stew (Vegan)

“In my meat-eating days, I was famous well known for my sausage, chicken and lentil stew. It was something I had perfected over my 15-year marriage and it was on top of the request list for friends and guests.  When I started my vegetarian lifestyle, I thought this would be an easy adaption.  I made a few […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Quinoa Chili (Vegan)

“A super simple and light chili alternative with roasted red pepper, spicy poblano peppers and protein packed quinoa.  You can change up the zucchini for another favorite including additional bell peppers or even beans. Delicious and perfect for an quick weeknight meal.” -adapted from Cooking Light Ingredients 2 red bell peppers 2 poblano chiles 4 […]

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chipotle Enchiladas

“Vegetarian Times touted this dish as their reader recipe contest winner in their December 2011 issue.  For a non-traditional enchilada recipe to win the cover photo for their holiday issue, I knew this had to be something special . . . and it is!  I don’t especially love sweet potatoes in savory casseroles but when […]

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