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Chipotle White Bean Tacos

Chipotle White Bean Tacos

Growing up, the liberal arts college in my hometown would hold an international celebration every year. It was, by far, one of my favorite things to attend. The college had a sizable student population from different countries and this event allowed all those students to showcase items and food from their cultures. When you’re in […]

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Spiced Chickpea Fritters

Spiced Chickpea Fritters

If I can turn something into a fritter or cake, I will. They are comforting, easy, and can be a perfect addition to a weekly meal plan. I’m always a fan of these cauliflower cakes and quinoa cakes, but these chickpea fritters are a solid all-season recipe. If you have cooked chickpeas on hand, you […]

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Vegetarian Lunch, Three Ways

Vegetarian Lunch, Three Ways

Post sponsored by Arla USA. See below for more details. One of the hardest parts about cooking is finding a balance between family members. Most of the time I cook one dish and everyone eats the same meal but occasionally I get a wild hair and make a few different items. This most often happens […]

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Spiced Black Beans | Component Cooking

Spiced Black Beans | Component Cooking

In my list of components, these spiced black beans are at the top. We eat a lot of quesadillas, tacos, and enchiladas around our house. Having these beans on hand makes these meals much faster and tastier! I typically cook large batches of dried black beans with minimal added flavors then freeze them. From there, […]

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Coconut Curry Popcorn

Coconut Curry Popcorn

A healthy and savory snack that works well for movie night!

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Garlicky Spinach Cornmeal Crepes

Garlicky Spinach Cornmeal Crepes

There is a possibility that I could eat crepes for every meal. They are a light and wonderful substitute for breakfast pancakes. For lunch, I like to tuck vegetables and cheese inside and use in place of grilled cheese. For dinner, crepes can be used in place of tortillas in enchiladas. And of course, my […]

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Curried Carrot Cashew Salad

Curried Carrot Cashew Salad

There are flavor combinations I have a hard time not repeating all the time. This salad is fairly indicative of one of my favorites: carrots and curry. I’ve made curried carrot soup, a split pea curried carrot soup, and I’ve been tinkering with a carrot curry for an eBook I’ve been working on. The earthy, […]

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Garlicky Greens | Component Cooking

Garlicky Greens | Component Cooking

In cooking, full recipes are usually my last resort. I like improvisation behind cooking and challenging myself to do this completely changed the way I cooked. Sure, I share quite a bit of recipes but I’ve also tried to extend what I’m doing to include the idea of improv. My second book was a branch, […]

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Raw Asparagus Fennel Salad and Khorsan Wheat

Raw Asparagus Fennel Salad and Khorsan Wheat

I am guilty of feeling compelled to cook everything, minus a few exceptions like lettuce and most fruit. I forget that some raw vegetables are beyond lovely. Take for example this asparagus fennel salad. The vegetables are thinly shaved and tossed with the dressing while the grains cook. This results in crisp vegetables softened just […]

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Sesame Roasted Carrot Summer Rolls

Sesame Roasted Carrot Summer Rolls

I have meals that I turn to time and again- things I can do without a recipe, without much thought. Summer rolls are one of those items. I always have rice papers on hand and for the most part, have the rice noodles on hand too. I make a lot with raw vegetables (makes it […]

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