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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Lemon-Ginger Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

“Spice up your run-of-the-mill oatmeal cookies with lemon, ginger and pecan’s.  These come out crisp on the outside and chewy in the center. Yummy!” -Contributed from my baking bud, Bonny Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1  teaspoon grated fresh ginger Zest of a whole lemon (about 1 tablespoon) 1  teaspoon […]

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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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