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Easy Vegan Pizza Pasta Bake

Easy Vegan Pizza Pasta Bake

In January, I resolved to get back into the swing of steady meal planning. I’ve made good on that promise, mostly. For the first time in a long time, my Sundays are filled with the rhythms of batch cooking. At any given moment, there are a couple of pots of beans and grains soaking or…

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Weekend Reading, 3.19.17

Weekend Reading, 3.19.17

I read Rachel O’Meara’s article on the importance of pauses—especially as a tool for reevaluating professional direction—about a month ago. I took interest in the piece because I’ve been working to slow down these days. Not too long ago I mentioned that I tend to force decisions, or make them too precipitously. My intention—to be proactive and…

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Creamy Coconut Curried Green Lentils (& Bowls)

Creamy Coconut Curried Green Lentils (& Bowls)

This is one of those recipes that began as one thing and became another. Prompted by a pound of green lentils that needed using, I started off with the intention of making a big pot of curried green lentil soup. As it was cooking I found myself hesitant to add more liquid; I kept thinking about…

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Weekend Reading, 3.12.17

Weekend Reading, 3.12.17

A few weeks ago, one of my readers sent me a link to Steph Davis’ post “Love Dogs.” Ostensibly it’s the story of how Davis lost one companion animal and found another, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a moving reflection on the boundlessness of love. Davis’ story begins with a description of…

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Smashed Kimchi Chickpea Salad

Smashed Kimchi Chickpea Salad

Once upon a time, I knew chickpea salad as a wholesome vegan alternative to chicken salad, a plant-based mainstay for sandwiches and wraps. Nowadays chickpea salad is so popular that I’ve seen it on (omnivore) restaurant menus, not to mention all over the interwebs, and the other day my own mom announced to me that…

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Cheesy Vegan Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Root Vegetables

Cheesy Vegan Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Root Vegetables

There’s something so felicitous about a meal that wasn’t meant to be a meal, about a mishmash of ingredients that added up to something greater than the sum of its parts. This simple plate of cheesy vegan roasted broccoli with smashed root vegetables was really meant to be two side dishes: the roasted broccoli on…

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Weekend Reading, 3.4.17

Weekend Reading, 3.4.17

Today’s the last day of NEDA week 2017, and this weekend reading roundup places special emphasis on ED stories, research, and reporting. Maybe it’s just the fact that I spend more time looking than I used to, but I feel as though the ED narrative has expanded a lot in the last few years; media…

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NEDA Week 2017: It’s Time to Talk About It

NEDA Week 2017: It’s Time to Talk About It

In lieu of a regular weekend reading roundup this week, I’m sharing a few words to help commemorate NEDA week, an annual event that’s intended to help bring more consciousness to eating disorders. This year’s theme is “it’s time to talk about it.” When I first saw this, I assumed that the primary focus would be…

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Creamy Chickpea Miso Vegetable Stew

Creamy Chickpea Miso Vegetable Stew

Since the new year, I’ve made good on my intention to dive back into meal planning and batch cooking. I spent most of last year immersed in recipe testing that was by turns exciting and exhausting. In December we ate up what was in our freezer, along with a lot of dinner salads and some takeout. I…

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Weekend Reading, 2.19.17

Weekend Reading, 2.19.17

I got into a long conversation about adventures the other day. I was chatting with a friend–a friend who happens to fit my very definition of an “adventurous spirit.” She loves trying new things, taking calculated risks, traveling to new and interesting places. Her curiosity and thirst for new experience is clear in everything she…

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