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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 have nevertheless managed to make our marriage work. And yet, he now likes–make that really likes–this …

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This eggplant chickpea sheet pan dinner is a Middle-Eastern blend of bold spices and ingredients, including pomegranate seeds, tahini, &  mint. It is vegan, oil-free, high protein and gluten-free. Easy & Amazing Vegan Sheet Pan Dinner Oh, dinner. I love to eat it, but sometimes the thought of figuring out what it will be, shopping …

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Dinner just got easier and more beautiful with these vegan supper stuffed sweet potatoes! Filled with with hummus, toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, and mint, this easy meal is packed with big flavors, extraordinary nutrition, and supreme satisfaction. In addition to being naturally gluten-free, grain-free and vegan, a simple Paleo option is provided. I won’t beat …

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  When I want chocolate that’s all comfort–the familiar flavor of childhood–a chunk of candy just won’t cut it. I get out the bowls, measuring cups and spoons and start to bake. Even when it’s 90 (humid!) degrees outside and I recently returned from my Sunday long run. But if the results were brownie-rich, double-chocolate …

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It happens more times than I can count that my new favorite recipes are ones thrown together on the fly with what’s on hand. Add this Winter Tabbouleh to the list. A friend sent a message Thursday night inviting us to come to a “Friendsgiving” get-together on Friday before everyone heads out of town or …

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I love a hearty salad–beans, grains, lentils, mixed vegetables, whole grain pasta–when it’s a million degrees outside. With a few minutes of effort, I have delicious eats for quick mini-meals or snacks for several days. Even a petite bowl-ful is infinitely more satisfying than a handful of dry crackers or watery “baby” carrots. This beautiful …

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Is lunch a challenging meal for anyone else out there? I can do a great, healthy breakfast before I’m fully conscious–for example, a green smoothie, egg or tofu scramble, or multigrain toast with PB&J or some smashed avocado. But lunch? I’m a mess. Largely because I fail to plan. But also because I forget. Even …

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As promised, here is the grain salad I mentioned in yesterday’s post: an easy brown rice salad. I love rice salads, in large part thanks to my mother who has several in her repertoire. The cooked grains soak up so much flavor–whatever the dressing you choose, the results will be delicious (for days). It’s a …

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Summertime, and the living is easy with my strawberry mint quinoa salad! With a bright lime dressing and crunch from cucumber and almonds, this gluten-free, vegan salad makes dinner delicious with ease. Every food blog needs an interjection of hilarity from time to time. Mine most often comes from kitchen mishaps: a soup explosion on …

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Split pea & green pea soup is a fresh, bright variation on heavy split pea soup. It is vegan, high in protein, and both easy & frugal to make.  4-Ingredient Split Pea & Green Pea Soup I’m giddy with Olympic fever, and following the visions of snow-capped mountains night after night (oh, Canada…) I’ve had …

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