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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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“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 Wrap

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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Lemon Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Cookies 2-1

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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quinoa and roasted pepper chili 3-1

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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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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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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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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spicy molasses cookies

Spicy And Chewy Molasses Cookies

“Mmm . . . I love, love, love molasses cookies! I love the chewy, soft texture and the warmth of the ginger, cinnamon and other spices.  This recipe has a secret ingredient I haven’t seen in other recipes; cardamom.  Watch out though!  This is the kind of sweet treat you have to monitor or you’ll find yourself eating […]

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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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