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Green Orange Juice

Green Orange Juice

I have been getting the most beautiful citrus fruit lately.  And sometimes I love cutting it up and eating it like a salad (grapefruit segments with maple syrup and walnuts is pretty much the best thing that ever happened to grapefruit for breakfast).  And other times I am less motivated and I just want yummy

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Vegan Sauteed Mushrooms and Scallions

Vegan Sauteed Mushrooms and Scallions

I started feeling like Spring may be actually coming this weekend.  We moved the clocks forward and I am so excited for the extra daylight!! And we even had a couple of sunny days. I was so convinced that it was almost spring time, that I dragged my family over to a park with their

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Strawberry Vegan Green Smoothie

Strawberry Vegan Green Smoothie

A while back the weirdest thing ever happened to me.  I started to love exercise.  I went from the wake-up-as-late-as-I-can-get-away-with (I was serious about getting every last minute of sleep) to getting up early to work out.  Which is seriously something I never ever thought I would do. (Ok, I am still serious about my sleep,

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Vegan Mango Cabbage Slaw

Vegan Mango Cabbage Slaw

This recipe is my jam right now.  I must be really looking forward to the weather warming up because raw salads (like this one) and slaws are currently my favorite foods. I am also really obsessed with the savory/sweet combo of adding fruit to savory dishes lately. I was so excited when I cut into

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Avocado Mayo (Vegan Mayo!)

Avocado Mayo (Vegan Mayo!)

Avocados are, in my opinion, one of the most perfect foods ever.  And I have been making this mayo alternative with them for years, I am pretty obsessed with it. Actually, once I decided to actually write down and share the recipe, I did a side by side comparison of this to “regular” mayo.  It

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Vegan Asian Soup

Vegan Asian Soup

I suddenly found myself staring down a refrigerator that was so full of produce that I could barely shut it on Saturday morning.  I chose to ignore that and went about my normal routine: a smoothie, and the newest episode of Jamie’s 15 minute meals.  If you have been around the blog for a while

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Pasta with Green Beans and Chili Garlic Sauce

Pasta with Green Beans and Chili Garlic Sauce

This winter has certainly been a snowy one.  My driveway is resembling an ice fortress straight off the set of Frozen.  Clearly the marketing department at Disney has been hard at work making it an icy, snowy winter to promote the movie.  I did see it twice, so I guess it’s working!!  (Oops, my Disney

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Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Pudding

Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Pudding

So if you are going with the Date Night Salad for Valentine’s Day, you may have saved room for a bit of a more decadent dessert.  It was part of my master plan for your meal (insert evil laugh here). So here it is, a decedent rice pudding but made with some wholesome stuff, so

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Date Night Kale Salad (vegan)

Date Night Kale Salad (vegan)

With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, I just had to make some kind of dish with dates.  I love puns too much to pass up on this opportunity. A couple of weeks ago I took a work trip to Nashville, where I had a kale salad that I have been completely obsessed with ever

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Chocolate Covered Clementines

Chocolate Covered Clementines

I am pretty excited Valentine’s Day is next week.  I will take any excuse to eat chocolate. I know chocolate covered strawberries are the classic at this time of the year, but these are better.  Clementines are a lot less expensive right now, they are fresh and super sweet and in season, and when you

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Raw Fennel Salad with Grapefruit (vegan)

Raw Fennel Salad with Grapefruit (vegan)

I am loving playing with the balancing flavor and texture in food recently.  I listen to this wonderful podcast, and they were discussing how food science develops food that is addictive and hits all the flavors and sensations that we crave.  The thing that I really love about the podcast is that they weren’t talking

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Vegan Thai Carrot Salad

Vegan Thai Carrot Salad

The end of 2013 and last month have been kind of crazy for me.  My job got extra busy and demanding, and I feel like I am only now starting to see some breathing time up ahead.  In all the craziness I decided that I was going to view each month as a new start. 

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