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Vegan Balsamic Pasta Salad

Vegan Balsamic Pasta Salad

The long weekend is almost here.  I am so excited!! Here are the things I am looking forward to over the July 4th weekend: Lots of yoga.  I try to work out every morning, but I don’t usually have more then 30 minutes.  I am pretty in love with this yoga DVD, and I can’t

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Veggie Meatballs (Grain-Free!)

Veggie Meatballs (Grain-Free!)

Spaghetti and meatballs on Sunday night reminds me of my childhood.  I think Sunday was always a day my mom made them, while my sister and I built forts out of blankets and pillows and the rocking chair.  We also had a computer box that will age me to say was so big we could

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Vegan Quinoa Meatball Parmesan

Vegan Quinoa Meatball Parmesan

The end of 2013 flew by in kind of a blur.  I kind of can’t believe the holidays are already behind us!  Sometimes I wish there was a slow motion button for life. So while I work on wrapping my head around the whole 2014 thing (I am still writing 2012 sometimes, so it might

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Vegetarian Leek and Gruyere Risotto

Vegetarian Leek and Gruyere Risotto

I kind of disappeared from the internet world last week.  It was for the best reason… Hubby and I went to Disney World!! He had a conference for work down there, and I got to tag along (and frolic around in my favorite place ever!). I think I am likely going to be talking about

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Fast and Easy Tomato Sauce

Fast and Easy Tomato Sauce

It’s officially fall, which officially means bring on the comfort food.  I think my neighbors must have been excited too because there were fireworks going off last night, that or they just really love fireworks. Growing up I remember Sunday night during fall and winter was traditionally spaghetti with tomato sauce night.  I love this

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Vegan Corn, Tomato and Basil Salad

Vegan Corn, Tomato and Basil Salad

Today I am doing 2 things that are totally crazy for me.  I am sharing another side dish, and two recipes in a row that feature the same ingredient!! Vacation must have changed me. I didn’t mean to post 2 recipes back to back that star corn.  I thought about putting this one up on

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Pizza Quinoa

Pizza Quinoa

This is one of my favorite lazy day dinners.  I always keep jars of tomato sauce in the pantry, and kale in the freezer.  So I can whip this up almost any day, even if I haven’t been to the food store in a while.  And it’s ready in no time.  If I have mozzarella,

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Kale and Bean Francese (vegetarian and vegan)

Kale and Bean Francese (vegetarian and vegan)

With the weather firmly standing in Spring territory lately (we hit 70 this weekend!), things are starting to bloom and green.  If you have done or are doing a CSA, you may be getting a ton of greens at this time.  Or you may have that in store for you in the coming weeks. After

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Veggie White Pizzas

Veggie White Pizzas

I recently had a crazy hankering for white pizza.  I blame it on Brigitt.  I got a thin crust white pie from the local pizza place, and literally couldn’t get enough of it.  I covered it in an insane amount of arugula and lemon (I ate about half of a container of arugula with 2

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Vegan Bolognese

Vegan Bolognese

You know how some weekends, when it’s chilly outside and cozy inside, you want a big pot of comfort?  This is a big pot of comfort.  It takes a while to bubble away, which both warms up the kitchen and makes the whole house smell amazing. It takes a bit more time than my usual

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Cauliflower Parmesan

Cauliflower Parmesan

Growing up, if I asked my Italian grandmother to pass the sauce, she would correct me that it is not sauce: it is gravy.  Then, when hubby and I first started dating, I discovered that he was also raised (by his Italian family) to call tomato sauce gravy.  We both ate a lot of Italian

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Italian Corn, Broccoli, Tomato and Basil Salad

Italian Corn, Broccoli, Tomato and Basil Salad

Serves 2-3 I love raw broccoli.  Perhaps it’s a strange thing to confess love for, but its just so darn good!! It is the main staple of this salad, and it makes for a really good texture since everything else is a bit softer.  When I chop broccoli for salads like this, I cut the

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