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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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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One Pot Spicy Vegan Jambalaya

  Bring out the deep flavors of meatless sausage, tempeh, porcini mushrooms, peppers, celery, garlic, herbs and spices by sauteeing them together in one pot. This easy, one pot, spicy vegan jambalaya recipe is delicious and flavorful. It will satisfy your craving for a hearty, spicy meal. Perfect dinner for a cold February night.       Print Recipe One…

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Sesame Coconut Rice and Veggie Bowl

    I have always loved fruit and vegetables more than anything else. You would think my mother lucked out with a kid that loved veggies but instead she fought with me to eat the meat on my plate. My dad is a true meat and potatoes kinda guy, if its green he will die from it. So needless 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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Purple Cauliflower and Sundried Tomato Penne

  Once in a while I will find purple or orange cauliflower at the grocery store and I have to grab it and make something with it. I opted for the purple one and turned it into a simple cauliflower and penne pasta dish. This pasta dish is created in its simplest form with only a few ingredients and focuses…

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Tomato Salad

  I love sandwiches, sometimes even for dinner. Full sandwich with salad or chips, half sandwich with a bowl of soup, full sandwich with a bowl of soup and chips, you get it. This chickpea salad sandwich trumps a tuna, chicken or egg salad sandwich any day! It is flavorful and healthy, no cholesterol here. Just satisfying flavor.   The…

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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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