Wholewheat Italian Avo Slices

  When it comes to avocado toast, it can be super simple or a bit elaborate and creative. I was in the mood for a little Italian flavor profile and avocados at the same time. So this creation was born. The Italian white bean spread is creamy and the fresh basil and pine nuts really give it a unique flavor.…

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Blistered Shishito Pepper Hummus

  Oh my, if you ever had blistered shishito peppers and loved them, then I suggest you try this Blistered Shishito Pepper Hummus. I have noticed these peppers popping up on restaurant menus as an appetizer or vegetable side and that tells me these are becoming kinda trendy. Trader Joe’s seems to always have them and that’s where I get…

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Olive Salad Hummus with Naan Bread

  I never had a muffuletta (or muffaletta) sandwich before but I have had the olive salad that makes the sandwich. The signature olive salad consists of olives diced and mixed with celery, carrots, peppers and cauliflower that are pickled, also known as Giardiniera. The mixed olive salad is seasoned with oregano, garlic and other seasonings and mixed with olive oil. Its…

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Red Beet Tartare for Two

  What is Tartare? Most people are not familiar with tartare or confuse it tartar sauce. And, that is is ok, I wasn’t familiar with this raw meat dish either. It is a French dish consisting of raw beef or fish. Supposed to be fancy shmancy but honestly, not for me. However, about a year ago, I was out to…

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BBQ Jackfruit Taco Bowls

  Jack fruit is a must have ingredient in vegan cooking. I have discovered it a few years ago as it wasn’t readily available. Just recently Trader Joe’s started carrying it in a can, so every trip I stock up. I like to get the plain, unflavored fruit since it gives me the option to add my seasonings and create my…

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Roasted Red Pepper and Butter Bean Bruschetta

  It seems like lately there is always an event going on around me, holidays, birthdays and celebrations. If I am not hosting, then I am attending, which is wonderful but a lot work too. If you are hosting an event, party or just a small gathering, try this Roasted Red Pepper and Butter Bean Bruschetta. Its vibrant color and…

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