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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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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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White Bean Minestrone (Vegan)

“I love minestone soup but I like to make it with extra beans instead of pasta to up the nutrition and lower the extra calories that the pasta can add.  Of course, this has one of my favorite “secret” ingredients that I like to add to tomato-based brothy soups. . . worchestershire sauce.  This adds an […]

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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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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

“For my last recipe of the year, I am going to indulge in one more tasty baked good.  I can’t think of anything that satisfies my winter sweet craving more than pumpkin breads, pies and cookies.  These iced pumpkin cookies are soft and cakelike. You can make these with or without the glaze. Either way […]

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raspberry swirl loaf

Sour Cream Raspberry Swirl Loaf

“A delightful sweet loaf with raspberry swirl.  The topping is optional but scrumptious!  I find that the loaf is super sweet without the topping but because the loaf doesn’t last more than a day in my home . . . why add more sugar?  Either way, you’ll have raving fans (if you don’t eat it all first!).” -Contributed […]

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Black Bean soup

Blissful Black Bean Soup (Vegan)

“A classic black bean soup featuring crisp savory notes from a dry sherry and tomatoey base.  I like to use a poblano pepper instead a green bell pepper to spice it up a notch.  This is a great recipe to use when you have a few cups of black beans.  It’s simple but not lacking in […]

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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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Snappy Gingersnap Cookies (Vegan)

“These cookies are snappy in the way I like. Snappy, as in one deliciously righteous cookie.  But I prefer my cookies with a little less snap, or crunch.  This recipe actually works both ways for you crunch-o-holics and the ones like me that are suckers for the soft and chewy goodness of a REAL cookie. If […]

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