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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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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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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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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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Roasted pepper and mushroom lasagna

Wild Mushroom, Roasted Bell Pepper and Tortilla Layered Lasagna (Vegetarian or Vegan)

“After 16 years of marriage, I am still finding out new facts about my husband.  For instance just last week I discovered I really didn’t know my husbands favorite style of food.  I’m a soup girl. But I noticed that the soups I’ve been making lately have not been devoured by my family as quickly […]

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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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Warm Roasted Baby Potatoes and Onions

Warm Roasted Baby Potatoes And Onions

“I love the variety of purple, red and yellow potatoes.  Especially when you cook them together for a beautiful and delicious meal.  In the spirit of making easy sides this week, it’s hard to beat this when it comes to low effort dishes.  This savory side requires very little chopping since you use mini baby potatoes.  I buy […]

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Mexican Casserole

Chipotle Mexican Guisado (Mexican Casserole)

“A delicious one-dish Mexican casserole chock full of beans, roasted potatoes, bell peppers and protein packed quinoa!  I throw in lots of my signature Chipotle Mexican seasoning for a smoky and spicy flare.  The seasoning is easy to whip up and you can make extras to keep on hand for later use in taco’s or burritoes. This dish takes […]

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