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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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Mexican Pasta Bake-in bowl-a

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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Cheesy broccoli and pasta bake6

“Cheesy-Meaty” Broccoli Pasta Bake (Vegan)

“When I need a quick vegetarian meal and I am super short on time, it’s nice to have those pre-packaged  frozen veggie burgers on hand.  Just pop them in the oven for 20 minutes, throw them on a bun and you’ve got yourself a nice little meal.  If you’re like me and find yourself with cooked leftovers […]

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Sundried Tomato & Italian Sausage Pasta-2

Sundried Tomatoes and Vegan Italian Sausage Over Quinoa Rotelle

“When I discovered meatless Italian “sausage” last week, it opened a whole new world to meal ideas for my family. I am a strict vegetarian but my husband and son are not. Although they eat mostly vegetarian they do enjoy a meaty dish every now and then.  Since I won’t cook meat or allow it […]

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Cheddar cheesy sauce and pasta

Vegan “Cheddar Cheesy” Sauce & Pasta

-If you are having a house full of guests this weekend, this can be a GREAT dish to have around for the kids and adults alike to snack on as a light lunch or easy meal.  Make the cheese sauce in advance and you’ll have a super simple throw together meal.- “My son has been […]

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Lotsa Vegetable Lasagna

Lotsa Vegetable Lasagna

“There are dozens of vegetable lasanga’s out there, but this one is one of my favorites as it includes a nice variety of veggies to make it a TRUE vegetable lasagna.  I especially like this one as it includes a homemade (and easy!) marinara rather than jarred pasta sauce which can negatively impact the flavor of […]

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Garden Dill Chickpea Salad

Garden Dill Chickpea Salad (AKA Protein Salad)

“This is a great alternative to pasta salad.  Adding chickpeas takes the place of pasta and brings a punch of protein to the mix.  This dressing is made of a light vegan mayo blended with garlic, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and refreshing dill.  I love to make this with veggies I can’t find a use […]

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Garden Dill Pasta Salad

Garden Dill Pasta Salad

“A refreshing alternative to the oily pasta salads.  This dressing is made of a light vegan mayo blended with garlic, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and refreshing dill.  I love to make this with veggies I can’t find a use for in my refrigerator.  I love making it with broccoli florets, julienned carrots, red pepper, green onions and peas. […]

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Asian Noodle Salad

Sesame Asian Noodles

“A popular variation of a cold asian-inspired noodle salad that you often find in the deli section at health food grocery stores. This refreshing pasta is extremely versatile.  Add in water chestnuts, sliced cucumber, peas… even mandarin oranges if you like. For the dressing, the ratios are not a law and very forgiving, increase or […]

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