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Lemony Brussels Sprouts Salad {3 ingredients, Oil-Free Option}

Lemony Brussels sprouts salad is the fresh and crunchy dish your winter meal needs. Plus, you only need 3 ingredients to make it! A Most Excellent Winter Salad Option Salad. And February. They don’t always go together. But they can, so long as it’s the right salad. For example, one that is crunchy, tangy, and, …

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Beet Salad with Lemon & Mint {5 ingredients, vegan}

Easy, fresh, 5-ingredient beet salad with lemon & mint. Perfect in the summer (or switch the fresh mint to dried herbs in the winter), the salad is naturally vegan and Paleo-friendly. I love beets. My husband does not. We’ve nevertheless managed to make our marriage work. And yet, he now likes–make that really likes–this simple …

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Lemon Poppyseed Almond Flour Bread {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Moist, lightly sweet, and lemon poppyseed almond flour bread! It is naturally grain-free, vegan, oil-free and made in 1 bowl (with ease!). Hello and Happy Friday, everyone! This week has been bittersweet. I love being able to spend more time with my son during the summer, but I am looking forward to the return to …

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Strawberry Puffed Millet Bars {Vegan, Nut-Free, GF}

Get your instant energy boost with these easy-to-make lemon & strawberry puffed millet bars! They are vegan, nut-free, gluten-free and made without baking. No-Bake Strawberry Energy Bars  I have not posted an energy bar for awhile. Also, I have not cleaned out my pantry for awhile. The latter led to my discovery of a package …

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Lemony Celery Crunch Salad {vegan, keto}

Lemony celery crunch salad is a fresh mid-winter salad that will awaken your taste buds while energizing & nourishing your everything else :). Vegan, keto and low in calories, it’s a great make-ahead salad, too, ideal for several days worth of lunches or side-dishes. Celery! YES!!! That was your reaction, right? 🙂 No? If it …

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Mustard Greens Pepita Pesto {Vegan, Nut-Free}

Spicy, citrusy, mustard greens pepita pesto, the perfect midwinter, superfood sauce for pasta, or as a spread or dip. Bonus: the ingredients also make it an ideal exercise recovery food! I am pretty sure that what I am about to say has never been uttered or written before now: Pesto is an ideal exercise recovery …

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Grain-Free Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Grain-free vegan lemon poppy seed muffins, made with a combination of chickpea flour and coconut flour! They are easy and require only 1 bowl. Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Vegan & Grain-Free) I worked, part-time, as a barista between college and graduate school. I love coffee, so the prospect of unlimited coffee drinks (100% allowed) …

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4-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Mayonnaise (vegan, soy-free)

Say hello to the best ever vegan mayonnaise: it’s my 4-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Mayonnaise ! It is soy-free, cashew-free, frugal, and easy to make, too. The Best Ever Vegan Mayonnaise I’ve never been much of a fan of jarred mayonnaise (I avoided it like the plague throughout childhood), but homemade versions–whether you call them mayonnaise …

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Lemon Cardamom Shortbread (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free)

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and, if you traveled, a safe journey home.  I spent Turkey Day with my husband’s family in Arkansas; it rained and rained, but we were cozy with lots of bustling with lots of extended family members and. of course, heaps of food. After a few days of …

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Chopped Kale Salad {Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free}

In many ways, my parents fit the 1970s, San Francisco bay area stereotype of hippy living. My dad drove a a VW camper (pop-up top), my mother made most of her own dresses, they bought groceries from the Co-op, and grew copious quantities of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in our backyard garden. But more than …

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Vegan Cashew Cheesecake {Grain-Free, Easy}

The best vegan cashew cheesecake is also one of the easiest desserts you can make! No cooking required, it is grain-free, gluten-free, & Paleo, too. Cheesecake, Made with Neither Eggs nor Dairy Cheesecake. Vegan. These two things do not go together. Unless, that is, you blow up the rules for what a cheesecake should be. …

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Lemony Arugula Walnut Spread {gluten-free, vegan}

Lemony arugula walnut spread made in minutes with white beans Loaded with superfoods, it is naturally gluten-free, grain-free and vegan.   Arugula is one of my touchstone ingredients. If it is featured on a menu, I will invariably order whatever it is on, I throw handfuls of it on pizza (even ordinary delivery versions), and …

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Spinach, Lentil & Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Happy National Spinach Day! Who knew? I certainly wouldn’t have, were it not for an email alert from one of the Health websites to which I subscribe (I love that I was alerted about spinach). Almost every day is a spinach day on my menu–I stuff it into blueberry smoothies, layer it in sandwiches and …

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Teff Bowl with Avocado, Chickpeas & Lemon-Tahini Sauce

I’m going to bowl you over. With teff. Teff is an itty bitty, teeny tiny grain–considered the world’s smallest grain–that has a nutty, subtly sweet flavor (no bitterness). I am falling for it, hard! I am confident you will too. It’s indigenous to Ethiopia, and, if you’ve eaten at an Ethiopian restaurant, you’ve likely enjoyed …

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Quinoa Pasta with Greek Yogurt-Lemon Sauce

I had no plans to post this pasta recipe. I have been getting a lot of feedback from all of you that you love the gluten-free, Paleo and vegan recipes I post, and this is none of the above. Experimenting with healthy ingredients and techniques is what makes this (cooking, blogging, recipe development, cookbook-writing) exciting …

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Avocado-White Bean Salad with Lemon-Thyme Chia Dressing

I’ve been in a state of denial about the coming of our Texas summer. It’s been a spring of multiple cold-snaps and intermittent days of cool breezes coupled with sunshine. I was lulled into complacency, even going  so far as to make crock pot meals and stews as late as mid-May (almost unthinkable in years …

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Roasted Carrot & Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Coriander Dressing

  Chocolate & vanilla. Beer & pretzels. Toast & jam. Berries & cream…And now a new match made in heaven: Roasted carrots and quinoa. The success of this marriage is dependent on the roasting. I’ve added raw carrots to quinoa salads. And subsequently thrown out raw carrot and quinoa salads following days guilting myself into …

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Detox Broccoli Soup with Ginger & Lemon {vegan, gluten-free}

I have the flu. It’s not pretty. I’m a terrible patient, largely because I am so impatient. Doctors’ orders annoy me, and since I am reluctant to see my general practitioner, the closest doctor is Kevin, so I take my irritation out on him. This particular bout of illness was following my usual cycle; it’s …

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Lemony Lentil and Quinoa Salad {gluten-free, vegan}

I’m back from a whirlwind of a trip to New York City to attend the annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals. This year’s theme was The Fashion of Food and upon leaving, I feel like I have a fabulous new wardrobe, replete with dazzling accessories. So many amazing writers, chefs, bloggers, and …

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Lemony Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad (vegan, keto)

Lemony shredded Brussels sprouts salad will change your ideas about this petite green vegetable forever! Crunchy, fresh, crisp and delicious, the salad is also vegan, keto and paleo. Eating your Brussels sprouts suddenly got very easy. And incredibly delicious. Though the calendar says October, it  still feels like summer here in Texas (possibly winter where …

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Flourless Lemon Blueberry Blender Muffins (gluten-free)

Sometimes a blog post can be as simple as fulfilling a request. In this case, it’s from a college friend, Janet. Janet and I went to Bryn Mawr, where she kept me in giggles at many a lunch and dinner. She is also one of the few people in the world who is permitted to …

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15 Minute Lemony Greens Soup (vegan + glutenfree)

It’s a fresh new year! I hope this finds all of you happy and well! Today’s post is ridiculously easy. I happen to be a big fan of ridiculously easy. I’ve been infatuated with the Green Smoothie Revolution book I bought last fall. I’ve been stuffing spinach into my smoothies since I was in graduate school; slurping …

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3-Ingredient Strawberry Lemonade {no added sugar}

Refreshing, delicious, and simple-to-make 3-ingredient strawberry lemonade, sweetend with monkfruit! Just what your summer day needs, it is vegan, keto,  paleo & 31 calories per 8 ounces. Nick far exceeds his basic status of adorable 3-year-old; he is also a relentless personal trainer. We ran sprints across the living room from 7:30-8 this morning, followed …

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Strawberry Lemon & Greek Yogurt Fool

Happy April everyone, and in particular, April Fool’s! I can’t resist the opportunity to serve fool on fool’s day, but before I do, allow me to offer some seasonal folly to inaugurate a new month. For whatever reason (procrastination, perhaps?) I went on a mid-morning quest today, looking for April holidays pertaining to food and …

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Chimichurri (5 minute wonder-sauce) Paleo + vegan

 Little time to make dinner. A limited choice of fresh herbs from the market or garden. A longing for big, bold flavors. It’s time to discover chimichurri. Chimichurri is an Argentine sauce traditionally used on grilled meat. Multiple versions of chimichurri exist, but the essential formula is always the same: a generous handful of fresh …

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