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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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Chai Spiced Carrot Almond Muffins

Chai Spiced Carrot Almond Muffins

Most of the recipes featured on Valentine’s day involve ribbons of chocolate, swirls of frosting, or heart-shaped cookie cutters. I love these recipes. I look forward to them every year. But if I’m being honest, they’re not the types of treats I make often in my home. When it comes to everyday sweet cravings, I’d almost…

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Weekend Reading, 2.12.17

Weekend Reading, 2.12.17

There are so many new plant-based products and business these days that it’s difficult to keep track of what’s up-and-coming. It seems as though each week brings news of an innovative vegan product, from protein-infused plant milks to vegan eggs to plant meats that seem to get more authentic by the minute. I recently came across…

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Tess Masters’ Gentle Lentils with Basil-is-the-Bomb Sauce

Tess Masters’ Gentle Lentils with Basil-is-the-Bomb Sauce

As I write, the wind is howling outside of my window, blowing flurries of snow off tree branches. I woke up to a winter wonderland this morning, which was a little hard to fathom since it had been 60 degrees yesterday afternoon. No complaints, though: it’s beautiful right now, and since it’s a snow day,…

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Sweet Potato Bulgur Citrus Salad

Sweet Potato Bulgur Citrus Salad

I was flipping through some old photos the other day, and I caught a glimpse of some of the summery lunch bowls that had made it onto my Instagram feed. One of them was a colorful tabbouleh dish–full of juicy tomatoes and fresh green herbs–and it made me wistful for summer’s bounty of brightly colored…

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Weekend Reading, 2.5.17

Weekend Reading, 2.5.17

I heard a saying the other day: “worrying is like praying for bad things to happen.” I can’t figure out how I feel about it. My immediate reaction was to think that the saying ascribes too much power and intention to worrying. If nothing else, to frame worrying as a manifestation of negative outcomes is exactly the sort…

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Vegan Butternut Black Bean Nachos

Vegan Butternut Black Bean Nachos

I’ve never been a big football person, but I’ve always been close to or lived with someone who was. I was a reluctant spectator for a while, but I’ve come to look forward to Superbowl Sunday each year, even if I don’t have a stake in the game. If nothing else, it’s an opportunity to…

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Weekend Reading, 1.29.17

Weekend Reading, 1.29.17

Last weekend, I mentioned that I have a tendency to try to fix or manage difficulties as soon as they arise. This can be a good thing, at least when it comes to concrete problems that demand ready solutions. It can also be a handicap, especially when the issue at hand defies easy troubleshooting. In trying to “fix” something that’s…

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Ashley Melillo’s Easy Does It Sunday Evening Chili

Ashley Melillo’s Easy Does It Sunday Evening Chili

I started reading Blissful Basil, Ashley Melillo’s vibrant food blog, a couple years ago. I was struck by Ashley’s creativity and attention to detail: every recipe felt consciously crafted, with no ingredient or instruction out of place. I loved how colorful and bright Ashley’s food was. And I admired her knack for turning whole, plant-based ingredients into dishes with major…

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