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Arabic Lentil Soup

A Simple Bowl of Soup – Arabic Lentil Soup (Vegan)

“Even though we are almost into December, it still seems like summer was yesterday.  My mindset is still on simple, easy, minimalist dishes that only take but a few minutes to prepare; a bowl of fruit, fresh greens with crisp veggies just picked from the garden, or a quick pasta with cherry tomatoes, zucchini and […]

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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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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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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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Greek Gyros Wraps-super closeup

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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Meatball sub closeup

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-overview-1

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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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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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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Lentil and "Sausage" Stew

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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