VEGETARIAN + VEGAN

Vegan Pasta Salad

Antipasto Vegan Pasta Salad

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017

Well, here it is, the first recipe of 2017, Antipasto Vegan Pasta Salad. (It's also gluten-free!) Truth be told, I didn't post nearly as many…

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Blood Orange Asparagus Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing 

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015

Well, we've already gone through several pounds of asparagus in the past few days. I really resisted the urge to jump up and down when I saw fresh…

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Braised Lentils and Vegetables

Posted on Apr 4th, 2014

This post and recipe are sponsored by Pacific Foods. Thank you for supporting our sponsors so we can bring you great recipes. All opinions expressed…

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Chard with Potatoes and Tomatoes

Posted on Jan 14th, 2011

Leafy greens.  We hear so much about them these days.  The world, including me, has woken up to the fact that we need to eat these super greens…

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Cider-Mustard Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables

Posted on Nov 4th, 2012

We've entered my favorite time of year.  Halloween is over.  Let the Thanksgiving baking, roasting, cooking begin!  Over the next few weeks I'll…

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Citrus Salad with Lemon Mint and Honey

Posted on Dec 17th, 2012

It's Sunday night and it's late.  My sweet little children have just fallen asleep.  Everyone has been in some stage of sickness with a nasty…

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Coconut Lentil Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger

Posted on Aug 1st, 2013

I want to marry this Coconut Lentil Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger.  Sigh. It's so incredible. I remember the first time I had Tom Kha Gai, or…

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Coconut Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Broccoli and Miso Tahini Sauce

Coconut Quinoa Bowls with Broccoli and Tahini Sauce

Posted on Feb 13th, 2017

These Coconut Quinoa Bowls will have your tastebuds rocking out. Topped with tender-crisp roasted broccoli and yummy tahini sauce for a delicious,…

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Posted on Feb 24th, 2011

Remember when I made a batch of Cashew Sour Cream from The Vegan Table?  It made a lot of sour cream and for days I was dreaming of ways to use it.…

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Eggplant, Chard and Tomato Quinoa Gratin

Posted on Oct 13th, 2013

Yesterday was so lovely. I spent the day catching up on a few things around the house and cooking up a storm. I received my CSA share on Friday…

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Garden Veggie Stir-Fry with Orange Miso Vinaigrette

Posted on Aug 29th, 2012

Here's a quick veggie stir-fry recipe that came together in around 30 minutes, including my chopping time. It almost doesn't need a recipe - just…

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Ratatouille Pasta

Gluten-Free Ratatouille Pasta

Posted on Sep 19th, 2012

  You've probably seen the movie, but have you ever made ratatouille? The first time I made it, I had just started my 10 day juice fast and it was…

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Vegetarian Gluten-Free Tamale Pie

Gluten-Free Tamale Pie {Pamela’s Products Giveaway!}

Posted on Sep 14th, 2014

Thank you to Pamela's Products for sponsoring this post and giveaway.  In the last few weeks, I've read a bunch of articles and blog…

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Gluten-Free Vegan Portobello Fajitas with Bell Peppers

Gluten-Free Vegan Portobello Fajitas

Posted on Oct 15th, 2014

Fajitas have long been a favorite dinner of mine. My mom used to make them several times a year when I was growing up and we always looked forward to…

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Greek-Style Veggie Pizza

Posted on Sep 8th, 2013

Oh, man. I am really on a pizza kick lately. This Greek-Style Veggie Pizza is one that I really enjoyed making and eating. It's so full of flavor it…

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Hearty Kale, Butternut, Barley Soup

Posted on Oct 14th, 2012

My husband and I have come to an agreement on healthy eating.  Well, that's not entirely true.  He and I agree we need to get back to our super…

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Herbed Goat Cheese Tart with Cherry Tomato Compote and Pieography: Where Pie Meets Biography Review

Posted on Mar 14th, 2013

Happy Pi Day! Celebrate with this tasty Herbed Goat Cheese Tart! I think this is the first year I have actually made a pie (tart) for 3.14.  I…

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How To Add Meatless Meals Into Your Week

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2014

Our family is not 100% vegetarian, but we have made a concerted effort to go meatless as often as we can. The truth is, we could all eat more…

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marinated tofu with broccoli

How To Marinate Tofu

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

When I tell friends and family that my kids love tofu, I get some interesting looks and responses! I know there are a lot of people out there hatin'…

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Kale, Potato, Navy Bean Hash with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Cress

Posted on Jun 15th, 2012

We've been super busy this week and I haven't had a lot of time to cook as much as I'd have liked. We've been relying on quick meals. This is one…

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Kraft Fresh Take Challenge 2: Butternut Squash Ravioli Lasagna with Leeks and Baby Portabello Mushrooms

Posted on Mar 21st, 2013

Have you seen lasagna made with ravioli?  I know it's been around for a long time, but I only recently saw it and thought it was brilliant.  As you…

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Loaded Raw Kale Salad

Posted on Sep 14th, 2013

My husband and I shared this Loaded Raw Kale Salad yesterday for lunch.  You guys, my life changed the day I first had a raw kale salad.  I don't…

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Marinated Tofu with Quick Stir Fried Flowering Brassica

Posted on May 23rd, 2012

I love me some leafy greens. The flowering brassica I received from La Nay Ferme a few days ago was wonderful. A little bitter, which is good, and…

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Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Couscous

Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Couscous

Posted on Oct 30th, 2014

One of my favorite new-to-me food trends this year has been cauliflower rice or couscous. I am 100% a fan. I started making this Moroccan Spiced…

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Nectarine, Fennel, Arugula Salad with Ricotta Salata, Red Onion and Honey Wine Vinaigrette

Posted on Sep 13th, 2012

Every once in awhile you meet a salad and you think, "This is my very favorite."  Then you come across another salad and the same thing happens. …

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Polenta with Mushrooms and Flowering Brassica

Posted on May 15th, 2012

I saw Helene's post, Creamy Polenta with Russian Kale and Shitake Mushrooms a few weeks ago, and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind. You…

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Potato Chickpea Masala Rava Dosas with Hot Cilantro Chutney

Posted on Dec 13th, 2011

Dosas with Potato Chickpea Masala, Palak Daal, Basmati Rice This is my new favorite condiment--Hot Cilantro Chutney from Bollywood…

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Provencal Winter Squash with White Beans

Posted on Feb 8th, 2012

One of my family's favorite recipes (ever) is one that I made from In The Small Kitchen, a cookbook I reviewed last year--Baked Provencal Chicken.…

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Fall Pumpkin Creme Fraiche Spaghetti

Pumpkin Creme Fraiche Spaghetti with Fried Onions and Sage Leaves

Posted on Oct 19th, 2013

Every so often I feel like a bit of a genius. Today was one of those days. My husband left with the kids to go visit his parents. I was left alone…

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Quinoa Buckwheat Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and Fresh Mozarella

Posted on Aug 30th, 2012

This salad is the love child of tabbouleh and caprese salad.  All of the greatness comes together for a rockin' salad that is as healthy as it is…

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Quinoa Pizza with Meyer Lemon, Goat Cheese, and Basil

Posted on Apr 8th, 2014

My new favorite gluten-free pizza crust is made from nothing more than quinoa, water, and salt. I usually add garlic and/or herbs too, but that's…

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GF Quinoa Pizza with Stone Fruit, Chiles, and Queso Fresco

Quinoa Pizza with Stone Fruit, Chiles, and Queso Fresco

Posted on Sep 9th, 2014

September is proving to be magical - the weather and fresh produce are astounding. October is my favorite month, but September is a close second.…

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Quinoa, Grapefruit and Golden Beet Salad

Posted on Feb 9th, 2015

I'm always on the lookout for new healthy recipes to make for my family. My friend, Kelly Pfeiffer who writes the food blog, Nosh and Nourish, just…

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Ratatouille Pizza (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

We love Ratatouille in any shape or form.  Lately it's been in pizza form.  And as with the original, it's delicious!  This is the third time I've…

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Recipe for Gluten-Free Malfatti (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings) with Simple Tomato Sauce (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Posted on Apr 7th, 2013

The spinach I've been getting in my CSA is gorgeous.  It's easy to find ways to eat up my leafy greens each week.  One of my new favorite ways uses…

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Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup

Posted on Sep 8th, 2015

It's officially Soup Season again, folks! And I am cheering! The other day I was thinking about how excited I am to get through the month of…

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Rustic Autumn Glory Apple Galette

Posted on Nov 14th, 2016

For a long time, I said that Honeycrisp apples were my very favorite. And then I had an Autumn Glory apple. Then I had another. And another. And…

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Sauteed Green Beans with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

I'm always looking for easy side dishes that can double as a main dish. I don't eat meat much anymore, if ever, so I like to make a side dish that…

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Simple Kale Frittata

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013

This week has been a doozy. Nothing simple about it. Just a bunch of complicated things I wish I didn't have to think about. Do you ever have weeks…

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Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Posted on Sep 30th, 2014

Folks, you don't need me to tell you that Pumpkin Season has arrived. Let's kick it off with this super easy Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Soup, shall…

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Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dal Recipe

Posted on Feb 25th, 2014

It's no secret among people who know me that my very favorite cuisine in the world is Indian, with Thai being a close second, and Mexican coming in…

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Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce with Fennel

Posted on Mar 9th, 2014

I really relied on my slow cooker to get me through the winter. I use it almost every day to cook beans and other things. It's easy for me to…

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Slow Cooker Vegan White Bean Stew

Posted on Feb 12th, 2013

Before we indulged in our decadent dessert on Sunday night, we enjoyed a very healthy vegan white bean stew that I made in my slow cooker. Slow…

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Sorghum Vegetable Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2017

Fill a plate with this colorful Sorghum Vegetable Salad tossed with a spicy Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette – it's vegan, gluten-free, and absolutely…

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Stewed Eggplant and Tomatoes with Polenta

Posted on Sep 13th, 2013

Ah, the eggplant.  To quote Mark Bittman in his book, The Best Recipes in the World, "There is nothing like a simply cooked dish of eggplant.  One…

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vegetarian taco salad with tempeh and black beans

Tempeh Black Bean Vegan Taco Salad

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

A little while ago I confessed that I was in my twenties when I first tried tofu. Hmm. Funny thing. I'm in my thirties and I only just tried tempeh…

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Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad

Posted on May 18th, 2014

The other day I was walking through Trader Joe's and as I passed by the produce section, I could smell summer. You know that smell? The ripe berries…

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Vegan Asparagus Risotto

Posted on Mar 6th, 2014

Last week I learned how to make asparagus risotto. I have made risotto before, but I was never quite sure I was doing it correctly. Watching cooking…

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Vegan Banana Squash Coconut Curry

Posted on Dec 9th, 2012

It has been snowing for about 24 hours and it's been lovely. We haven't had real snow for weeks. As much as I'll dread slick roads tomorrow morning,…

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Pumpkin Red Lentil Chili with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

Vegan Pumpkin Black Bean and Lentil Chili

Posted on Jan 8th, 2017

This Vegan Pumpkin Black Bean and Lentil Chili is both filling and nourishing. Cook up a big pot to enjoy by the bowl full on a cold day or use in…

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Vegan Red Lentil Soup with Lemon and Cumin

Posted on Jan 29th, 2013

This soup....this soup is my favorite lentil soup.  I almost can't come up with the words to describe how much I love this soup.  I've made it…

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Vegetarian Chili Joes

Vegetarian Chili Joes

Posted on Oct 29th, 2014

Some kids (my kids) request pizza for their birthday dinners, but not me! I requested sloppy joes. I'm not sure what it was about sloppy joes that I…

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Vegetarian Chili with Cilantro-Lime Cashew Sour Cream

Posted on Apr 12th, 2013

On Tuesday morning I was feeling particularly stressed out about all of the things I needed to accomplish this week. It's been such a long week. I'm…

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Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Posted on Mar 11th, 2014

A flavorful, veggie-filled vegetarian shepherd's pie topped with garlic herb mashed potatoes. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Have I already…

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White Beans with Carrot and Radish Top Gremolata and Pan-Roasted Root Veggies

Posted on May 7th, 2012

That was a mouthful to type!  I kinda have a penchant for beans--especially white beans.  I kinda just love them a lot.  For awhile I've been…

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Wilted Chard Salad with Polenta Croutons and Warm Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 10th, 2013

Let's talk about wilted salads.  Do you like them or hate them?  Does it depend on the leafy green you use?  I love wilted salads--just barely…

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Wintery Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Roasted Butternut Squash, White Beans, Baby Kale, and Cranberry-Mustard Sauce

Winter Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Posted on Jan 9th, 2017

Comforting, nourishing, and healthy as can be, this Winter Cauliflower Rice Bowl is full of mouthwatering flavors, textures, and seasonal…

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