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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Emerald Quinoa Bowl with Avocado Tahini Dressing

  This beautiful, vibrant super green quinoa bowl is easy to make any night of the week, but I made it for St. Patrick’s Day. Just seemed like we needed to have something green for dinner. I’ve cooked quinoa countless times, but this is the only time I did two things differently and the results were wonderful. First, I toasted…

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Orange Superfood Smoothie Bowl

  It’s my birthday today and only my closest friends and family know that its my birthday because I really don’t share it with many. Not even on Facebook, maybe I will get three “Happy Birthday” wishes on Facebook today. So why am I posting it today on this blog? Well two reasons, one I want to share this orange…

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Curried Jackfruit Salad over Pita Bread

      Print Recipe Curried Jackfruit Salad over Pita Bread Course Lunch Cuisine dairy free, vegan Prep Time 20 minutes Passive Time 2 hours Servings people Ingredients 1 9oz can jackfruit drained and chopped1 cup red and/or green grapes quatered1/2 cup vegan mayo1/3 cup carrots finely chopped1/3 cup celery finely chopped1/4 cup golden raisins1 tablespoon curry powder1 tablespoon rice…

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Oatmeal

  Who doesn’t love chocolate and hazelnuts? Especially together. Milk chocolate and hazelnut chocolate bar was my favorite, even though there never seemed to be enough hazelnuts in it. There was way too much empty chocolate space in each bar. I lucked out my last shopping trip and found a huge bag of toasted and peeled hazelnuts, which by the…

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Whole Grain and Protein Breakfast Tart

  Easy protein packed and filling breakfast tart is a great alternative when you are just not in the mood for a smoothie or shake. Which is what I have been having for breakfast everyday lately. This tart is just as easy to make, especially since you can bake the crust off in advance and assemble the tart in less…

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Heart Healthy Buddha Bowl

  Some of my recipes that I share with you are an inspiration from a meal I had at restaurants. There was a time period when we used to eat out quite a bit and I had some of the most amazing vegetarian meals. But now that I shifted from vegetarian to vegan and started this blog, I mostly cook…

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Mandarin and Cardamom Vegan Waffles

    I look forward to Sundays and Sunday brunch every week. I try to keep my Sundays free from appointments and work but that does not always happen. There is just something about lazy Sundays, sleeping in and just relaxing before the crazy work week begins. Today was no exception and we made these delicious mandarin waffles with a…

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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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