grilled zucchini “fries” with spicy honey mustard

A holiday weekend is just days away (at least in the US), and I’m betting this kicks off grilling season for many of you– FINALLY, am I right? Comfort food, we will see you in the fall. It’s time for burgers, caprese salads, fresh fruit, and practicing the art of “how many foods can I […]

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hearty vegetarian protein bowls with garlic sesame peanut sauce

I’m not much of a “meal-prepper” at the moment. Sometimes I make enough dinner that there are leftovers for lunch the next day, but not much more than that. However, I’m sure I’ll change my tune when this baby arrives and putting real pants on or taking a shower suddenly becomes a grand achievement. I foresee […]

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mocha smoothie + announcement

We’ve all experienced rushed or, dare I say, frantic mornings where time to make both coffee and breakfast is non-existent. For Patrick and I, coffee usually wins out in that situation. Fortunately, there are ways to have both in one fell swoop, like a smoothie, though I still recommend eating “real food” for breakfast whenever […]

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crispy chickpea, avocado, and feta green salad with roasted jalapeño dressing

Leave it to a fresh green salad, a good spring-cleaning, and an intense garage purge to shake off the winter blues. It feels like the past few weeks have been a much needed restart after the snowiest February of my lifetime. I started making this salad when I discovered Sara Forte’s version – and over time […]

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simple avocado citrus salad

By the end (or nearing end) of winter I’ve usually established a craving for fresh summer fruit, but berries and nectarines will evade me a few months more. I recently rekindled my love for oranges after being sick with influenza- I used to think of oranges as a bit mundane, their purpose being for juicing […]

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vegan green smoothie

Happy New Year! Whether you are eating differently because of a New Year’s resolution or just want to add extra greens into your diet, I’m hoping this recipe will fit nicely into your smoothie repertoire. I used to think that vegetable based smoothies were boring and reminiscent of grass, but I couldn’t have been more […]

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popcorn and Chex savory snack mix

Before you hate me for saying that “I’m not much of a candy person,“ let me inform you that I could sit down with an entire batch of this snack mix and eat it in one sitting. And if you looked into the bowl that once held the devoured snack mix, you wouldn’t see a […]

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shaved brussels sprout salad with vegan bacon crumble and chive-garlic dressing

Each December I intentionally post a new salad recipe—we all need a night off from eating Christmas cookies and drinking eggnog. But that doesn’t mean that eating a salad instead of holiday fare should be a tasteless chore. If I’ve learned one thing as an adult, it’s that superb salads are completely different from my […]

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vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian gravy. It’s not just for the vegetarians, I promise. For example, what if you want gravy without the hassle of cooking meat? Let’s be honest, most of us want gravy with our mashed potatoes. And spooned over everything else on our dinner plate. Because #Merica. Another point in favor of vegetarian gravy- fewer calories […]

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cranberry sauce with rosemary, port, and figs

If someone told you that your tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe should take the back burner for a new and improved version, most of you would roll your eyes and say “no thanks.” So I’ll tread lightly as I suggest you make this cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving next week. Mix it up this […]

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