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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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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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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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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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Meatless Meatballs

Meatless Meatballs (vegan)

“I have been experimenting with various vegetable proteins trying to come up with the perfect recipe that would work well for vegetarian “meatballs”.  There are plenty out there but I really couldn’t find that flavor that worked well for “meatball” subs, spaghetti and “meatballs” and greek gyros.  After more trial and error runs than I’d […]

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Vegetarian Greek Gyros (Vegan Instructions Too)

“Our neighbor owns a restaurant where they serve some of the best Gyros this side of town.  That of course means we have had our fair share of these warm and delicious wraps.  I just love the flavors of the Gyro meat  (typically lamb or shaved beef), yogurt sauce and fresh tomatoes all wrapped up […]

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Mama Mia! “Meatball” Sub (Vegan)

“In my meat-eating days, boy did I love a good meatball sub from Subway.  The soft bread, Italian style meatballs and marinara sauce were a quick fix when I was super hungry and needed something fast and delicious.   This version is as every bit delicious and of course, better for you!  This can also […]

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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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