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Cornmeal-Crusted Carrot Fries

This was my first foray into making fries using a root vegetable other than sweet potatoes. Truth is, I’ve known for a long time that you can whip up a batch of healthy fries using a multitude of options like carrots, parsnips, butternut squash and jicama. So I’m not sure why I’ve never tried it […]

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Buckwheat Mushroom Flatbread Bake

I’m no one-trick flatbread pony, you hear? Sure, chickpea socca is delicious. So is this red lentil and carrot flatbread. And we can’t forget herbed quinoa flatbread, either. Or flatbread pizza. Oh, I’ve just begun to traverse the expansive land of flatbreads stretched out before me. I’ll be straight with you: I think you need […]

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Quick Pesto Pasta Salad

Barbecue season is here. And if you’re not into eating the carcinogens produced by char-grilled meat, I have another option for you. This pesto pasta salad is super easy and a crowd-pleaser. I used a store-bought pesto, as pesto-making isn’t my strong suit, but you can certainly make your own. This makes a lot of […]

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Curried Veggie Paté

This paté is a delightful combination of sweet and spicy. At first bite you might think, ‘Oh, this is too sweet’, but then you’ll be hit by the savory notes of the curry powder and go, ‘Nah’. Gourmet culinary folks probably think I shouldn’t be calling this paté, since paté is technically a spreadable mixture […]

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Lentil Loaf Stuffed with Garlicky Cauliflower Mashed ‘Potatoes’

Some days are perfect for green smoothies and kale salads. Others are meant for heartier fare, like this loaf. It’s like eating meat and potatoes, without the actual meat or potatoes. It’s even perfect for the lazy folk, who don’t even need to expend the effort to scoop more than one forkful – all of […]

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Easy Cream of Asparagus Soup

(Looking for healthy dessert recipes, or tips for how to eat deliciously on a budget? Then check out my e-books here.) I wholeheartedly believe that if you can read, you can learn to cook. However, I appreciate that preparing food is intimidating and daunting for some people. Plus, the popularity of gourmet cooking shows has […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

When I was growing up, my Grandpa brought us Baskin Robbins every single Wednesday night. We were never allowed to actually eat it when he arrived. This wasn’t parental torture – it was too late in the evening to eat ice cream, so we enjoyed it on Thursday nights for dessert. I always chose the […]

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Broccoli Basil Bean Bites

(Looking for healthy dessert recipes, or tips for how to eat deliciously on a budget? Then check out my e-books here.) Basil is one of those herbs I don’t use enough. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, along with a healthy dose of nutrients that fight pesky free radicals. Sounds like a super-herb to me. […]

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Creamy Lentil Dip

Somewhere on the internet, I read the secret to creating ultra-creamy hummus is blending the liquids with tahini before adding the beans. I wish I could remember whose blog it was that enlightened me, so I could give her due credit. Because this tip changed. my. life. Yes. Changed my life. Other people are transformed […]

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Chipotle Chocolate Chili

Dark chocolate and chili is an extremely popular combination used for both sweet and savory dishes, especially in Mexican food. While I’ve sampled the pairing a number of times, it’s not something I’ve ever felt compelled to use in my own cooking. Maybe I was waiting for the right kind of chocolate? I used to […]

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