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Cheesy Cauliflower, Lentil and Buckwheat Bake (easily vegan recipe)

Cheesy Cauliflower, Lentil and Buckwheat Bake (easily vegan recipe)

A cheesy, hearty, vegetarian recipe for any time of year that the thermometer dips. Leftovers are great sliced and added to a lunchbox with a wee pot of ketchup. The weather is not playing ball. It is the last gasp of April and not only have I switched the heat back on, I’ve added a scarf, too. …

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Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze

Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze

I love this Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze, and this amazing asparagus is low-carb, Keto, gluten-free (with gluten-free soy sauce), vegan, South Beach Diet friendly, and if you sub coconut aminos for the soy sauce it can even be Paleo or Whole 30 approved! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze found on KalynsKitchen.com.

First, a huge thank you to everyone for the kind comments some of you have left on my post about Kalyn’s Kitchen turning 12 years old! The positive feedback from readers really is one of the things that makes blogging so rewarding.

Now, can we have one more idea for cooking asparagus, since I seem to be unable to pass it up when I see it in the market these days! Waaaaay back in 2007 I made Roasted Radishes with Soy Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seed, which ended up inspiring this Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze. And then for 10 years the recipe hung around in the archives with a photo that was so gruesome I actually deleted it when I took these new ones. 

For the updated version I kept the asparagus spears whole and just used a pastry brush to glaze them with the soy-sesame mixture for the last bit of the cooking time. Then just sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on and you have the most amazing roasted asparagus dish you could ever want! 

And this recipe is pretty much perfect for any type of diet, even Paleo or Whole 30 if you use Coconut Aminos instead of the soy sauce. And asparagus is low in calories too! I’m adding this to my collection of favorite Asparagus Recipes, and I do hope you will try it! And for those people who just can’t get excited about asparagus, you might like Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds which has similar flavors!

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BBQ Bean Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

BBQ Bean Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

This post was created in partnership with Shipt. All opinions are our own. The other day we received this comment on our Instagram: “Impressed by your ability to maintain quality, healthy cooking with a newborn. We have a 4-week old and it’s still lots of freezer meals and super simple dishes! Would love a post on how you’re making it work!” @robinfitzergerald Our answer to Robin: Grocery delivery. In this day and age, you can order everything from toilet paper to peanut butter to dog treats online. And our secret to keeping it all together is that we do. We love supporting local businesses; we spend time at the farmer’s markets and local stores. But for weeknight meals and boring errands like toilet paper, it’s online ordering. There is seriously nothing better than getting groceries at my front door (except for the incessant dog barking), and I marvel at it every single time. Those grocery bags at my door are the physical representation of getting hours of my day back. Instead of getting my 2-month old in his carseat, driving to the store, maneuvering a cart wandering the aisles, standing in line, paying the cashier, maneuvering the cart to my […]

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Why Organic Products Can Be More Expensive—But Are Worth It

Why Organic Products Can Be More Expensive—But Are Worth It

The high cost of organic cosmetics explained.

1-Pot Lentil Dal

1-Pot Lentil Dal

1-Pot Lentil Dal

Now that we have Green Curry Paste, let’s make stuff – like dal!

Dal (also known as daal or dhal) is a classic Indian dish of curried, spiced lentils. You can enjoy it as is, with naan or pita, or over rice (rice being my favorite).

This dish is one I reach for when I’m craving some healthy comfort food. Bonus? It’s crazy easy to make. Let’s curry!

This recipe requires just 1 pot and comes together in about 40 minutes!

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Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes

Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes

These healthy carrot cake pancakes are packed with nutritious ingredients like quinoa, almond, flax and coconut! The perfect way to kickstart your day with a breakfast that tastes like dessert! Hey friends! Do you ever have a week that flies by so fast you feel like can’t even remember what you did? That’s been my […]

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“Get Your Greens” Naan Pizzas

“Get Your Greens” Naan Pizzas

    This post was created in partnership with Sub-Zero. All opinions are our own.  Fresh food matters As you may know, we’re all about the way that eating fresh food can transform your life. Today we’ve got something special for you: an interview with a local farmer who is turning our food system upside down. He believes fresh food should be accessible to all people, not just the ones who can afford typical farmer’s markets. We’ve partnered with Sub-Zero on their Fresh Food Matters initiative to bring you an interview with Jonathan Lawler, Executive Director and Farmer with Brandywine Creek Farms here in Indianapolis. He’s got some strong opinions and a huge passion for his work. Here’s Jonathan: The interview: farmer Jonathan Lawler Sonja: The first time we spoke, you made a few bold statements: “I don’t sell at farmer’s markets. I only produce five crops. I think kale should be illegal.” Let’s take a step back: why as a local farmer don’t you sell at markets anymore? What are the crops you grow, and why only five? Jonathan: Brandywine Creek Farms is considered a large-scale produce farm. Our model serves a much wider market than what farmers markets offer us. […]

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Easy Green Curry Paste (10 minutes!)

Easy Green Curry Paste (10 minutes!)

Easy Green Curry Paste (10 minutes!)

I have a thing for curry (exhibits A, B, C, D, and E). That is the understatement of the year.

I am totally obsessed with curry! The flavor, the aroma, the versatility – I’m hooked.

Since I figured out a DIY curry powder, I figured it was due time I made my own curry paste. Yes, a real jedi-level move. Be impressed.

Friends, I have to say I don’t know what took me so long to try this recipe, because homemade is sooooo much better than store-bought.

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Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant (30 Minutes!)

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant (30 Minutes!)

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant (30 Minutes!)

If you like spicy, saucy food, this recipe is for you. And seeing as we are about to enter grilling season (at least in the Pacific Northwest!), it’s the perfect time for another a grillable plant-based recipe.

Shall we?

The inspiration for this recipe came from Jamaican jerk chicken. It’s been so long since I’ve had that dish, but I’ve always been drawn to smoky, spicy, earthy foods.

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This Is the Best-Tasting Vegan American Cheese

This Is the Best-Tasting Vegan American Cheese

July 16, 2014. That’s the last time I ate dairy. I quit it cold turkey after watching the documentary Vegucated and experienced truly life-changing benefits from giving up cheese, Greek yogurt, and ice cream like weight loss, reduced belly bloat (hello…