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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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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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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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“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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Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup (Vegan)

“Most of us love that warm bowl of Hot and Sour Soup that they serve at many Asian restaurants before your meal.  Its comforting taste seems to clear the head and relax the soul.  It’s also light, refreshing and low calorie.  Yet, many of us haven’t given this delicious soup a try in our own home […]

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stuffed squash

Sprouted Rice, Quinoa And Pine Nut Stuffed Squash (Vegan)

“I had 4 delicata squash delivered from my local organic farmer co-op this week and had NO idea what to do with them.  My husband has never liked squash much and I was determined to find a way to serve this up and have him eat at least a bite or two.  I’ve tried the usual brown sugar […]

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winter farro with roasted mushrooms and squash

Winter Farro with Roasted Mushrooms and Squash (Vegan)

“Farro is a grain that’s been enjoyed since ancient times. It’s high in fiber, protein and nutrients and absolutely delicious with a nutty, full flavor and an appealing chewy texture. Farro, also known as emmer, was one of the earliest domesticated crops in the Near East.  It was grown in Egypt and Mesopotamia and eventually […]

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Hottie black eyed peas

Hottie Black Eyed Peas And Greens

“A side that can stand on its own and even be the star of the show!   This is another delicious recipe adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s “Appetite For Reduction“!  My Southern originating husband and his (meat loving) family love this dish.  What can be better than smoky, spicy beans and greens?  This delicious dish […]

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Greek Lentils on Pita

Mediterranean Lentil Salad on Whole Wheat Pitas

“A bright and colorful Mediterranean-inspired mix of lentils, fresh bell pepper, tomatoes and spinach tossed in a garlic, olive oil and balsamic dressing and topped with a sprinkling of feta cheese.  You can eat this on its own or you can couple this with baked whole wheat pitas.  I love taking this to potlucks or gatherings and […]

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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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