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Roasted Red Pepper and Carrot Dip

I adore hummus as much as the next person, but chickpeas (as well as other beans and legumes) can be difficult to digest because of their high content of protein and complex carbohydrates. While there are numerous ways to eat more beans and toot less, I wanted to create a creamy, hummus-like dip without the […]

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Peppermint Patties

I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Probably because I’ve spent most of my life single and feeling grumpy about it. Of course I always loved Valentine’s Day candy, especially the next day when it went on sale. My consumption was insane – we’re talking fistfuls of Hershey kisses and as many cinnamon […]

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Sweet Potato Crust

Last week, I turned on the oven to preheat it and began to grate a large sweet potato. It wasn’t till I finished that I realized the oven had not ignited and was totally busted. As I gazed at the pretty heap of delicate orange shreds I was now stuck with, I shrugged and resigned […]

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Vegan Mango Lassi

A short while ago, I attended a strange yoga class. Limbs were flying. Breath was quick and heated. The music was spunky. I could certainly see why other people were enjoying themselves, but it wasn’t the gentle, soothing flow I needed and it made me grumpy. To top it all off, when the class was […]

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Chocolate Coconut Raisin Brittle

This dessert doesn’t have a good side – no matter the camera angle, it just looks like animal poop. Fortunately, it tastes great. That’s something, right? I loved these simple, chocolately treats. They remind me of my childhood, when my mom used to make a similar recipe. She would melt those flat discs of chocolate […]

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A Healing Update, and a New Blog Challenge

Over the last year, I’ve chronicled my struggles with the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and my journey to heal myself without medication. (For those who are new to the blog, welcome! You can catch up on all the details over here, if you’d like.) This spring, after I returned from my rocking internship in Meghan […]

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