Salads
Edamame and Broccoli Salad (vegan)

Edamame and Broccoli Salad (vegan)

I had a lovely moment of nostalgia the other day when something reminded me of the job I had in college at a pastry shop.  I started out as a fruit tarter (I think that might have seriously been my job title too, sometimes I wonder when my life when from pretty unusual to pretty

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Tomato Mango Black Bean and Corn Salad (vegan)

Tomato Mango Black Bean and Corn Salad (vegan)

Don’t. Panic.  It’s September.  Which is kind of scary.  Because.. um, didn’t summer just get here?  Am I turning into a stereotypical adult who thinks time flies too fast?  I am going to be honest with you here.  I am totally fine with being a sterotype.  I think that when I do yoga, slather on

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Vegan BLT Salad

Vegan BLT Salad

Usually by this time of the summer I am over salads.  Because I tend to eat them a lot.  That is not the case this year.  I don’t know what it is about salads that have me so hooked, but I think I am going to go straight from salad obsession to soup obsession as

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Vegan Classic Coleslaw (with Cashew Mayo)

Vegan Classic Coleslaw (with Cashew Mayo)

I have a confession to make.  It seems wrong to admit that despite this being the absolute best time of the year for amazing, delicious, local, beautiful produce… I find myself not as motivated to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.  Gasp! Now that I have that off my chest (phew!), I have

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Vegan Cold Quinoa Salad

Vegan Cold Quinoa Salad

I had such a wonderful long weekend, I hope you did too!!  We went to my Aunt’s for a BBQ on Saturday, and the weather was beautiful.  It was an all around wonderful day.  She had everyone bring something (which I just love!) and I took the opportunity to hit the farm for inspiration.  I

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Vegan Taco Salad

Vegan Taco Salad

You are not going to find me complaining about the heat.  Making jokes about my office being a 2-for-1 sauna and office? You bet.  It just means I can save the money and not splurge on the sauna desk I have been eyeballing.  (But seriously, though I kinda want that thing…) I think I am

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Breakfast Berry Salad (with Cinnamon Oat "Croutons")

Breakfast Berry Salad (with Cinnamon Oat “Croutons”)

While some food trends come and go, I think there are a few that I am likely to stick with.  Like my obsession with kale and green smoothies.  And my love affair with my Vitamix.  (Sometimes I do yoga, remove my makeup with coconut oil, drink my smoothie and think about how I might be

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Vegan Caprese Salad

Vegan Caprese Salad

I never properly remember the things people say that I think are so hilarious at the time.  But the other day when Hubby came home and saw how many lettuces I had jammed into every available space in the fridge his comment sent me into a fit of laughter.  It’s why I think I am

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Grilled Avocado and Asparagus Salad (vegan)

Grilled Avocado and Asparagus Salad (vegan)

This weekend we uncovered the grill and I did a happy dance (literally).  Then I lazied around outside reading, while hubby used our old school mower on the lawn (a workout with a pretty lawn bonus!), and I collected a brain full of things to be thankful for. It had been suggested to me for

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Lemon Dressing

Lemon Dressing

I have a lot of reasons to love the family I married into.  I got an amazing husband, best friends, role models, and lots of love in my life out of the deal.  Which is pretty unbeatable. I also got lemon dressing.  And while next to those other things, something as simple as lemon dressing

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Beet Salad with Cocoa Balsamic Vinaigrette

Beet Salad with Cocoa Balsamic Vinaigrette

It seems to me like you can get good fresh beets almost year-round.  I think they can be planted and grow in a range of conditions, and store really well, so I have been finding good local ones all the time. For me that means I have had a real Ted and Robin like relationship

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Vegan Peanut Sriracha Coleslaw

Vegan Peanut Sriracha Coleslaw

This slaw and I are having a moment.  Creamy, crunchy, spicy, with a little tart.. I’m also having a moment with this combo. I first made this a few weeks back during a time when the cabbage in my fridge was magical and everlasting.  It was kind of out of necessity because I somehow always

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