Lentil and Wurst Salad

Lentil and Wurst Salad

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Lentil and Wurst Salad
This is lovely salad that we enjoyed as a hearty lunch. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup dry lentils 3-4 cups water 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 1 red onion, thin sliced 3-4 vegan wursts or hot dogs ½ head iceberg lettuce, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 1½ tablespoon vinegar 1-2 teaspoon mild […]
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Panzanella Salad

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Panzanella Salad
A traditional Panzanella Salad made with fresh heirloom tomatoes and crusty bread. Guys, do you get mesmerized as much as I do when you see heirloom tomatoes at the store? The colors and shapes are so much fun and it’s hard to find any two alike. So when I saw these I bought them straight away… […]
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Roasted Maple Sweet Potato Mash

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Roasted Maple Sweet Potato Mash
Sweet and buttery, this recipe for Roasted Maple Sweet Potato Mash is lusciously creamy and so incredibly delicious. This Thanksgiving side dish feeds a crowd and would look lovely on your table. Bonus, it can be made a day in advance. It’s officially November and we are now in full-on Thanksgiving prep mode. First on […]
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Machus Red Fox Salad

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Machus Red Fox Salad
The Machus Red Fox Salad was once served at the swanky Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield, Michigan. It is a simple chopped salad with wedges of ripe tomatoes, rings of red onion, crumbled roquefort and chopped crisp bacon. What truly makes the salad [besides the bacon and blue cheese] is the dressing. It’s a super simple, light and […]
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Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad

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Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad
This Sweet Potato Wild Rice Arugula Salad is so hearty and filling! Baby arugula is tossed with diced roasted sweet potatoes, cooked wild rice and fresh herbs. It then gets drizzled with a lemony, maple dijon dressing and sprinkled with pomegranate arils, chopped toasted hazelnuts and crumbles of goat cheese. Fall in a bowl pretty much sums […]
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Michigan Cherry Salad with Cider Dijon Dressing

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Michigan Cherry Salad with Cider Dijon Dressing
Michigan Cherry Salad whoot whoot! Michigan Cherry Salad is a popular salad you’ll find on menus in restaurants all around Michigan. And it’s one of my favorites. A mix of spring greens, baby spinach topped with sliced apples, red onion, dried cherries, pecans or walnuts and gorgonzola or blue cheese. Every bite you get a […]
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Fall Salad with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Veggies

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Fall Salad with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Veggies
This post is sponsored by Litehouse. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This fully loaded fall salad is packed with tasty vegetables and grilled chicken. I’m so excited for fall to be coming. Everything changes 180 degrees, the only thing I try to keep the same is to keep wearing shorts! Weird I know… […]
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Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

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Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
Mexican Chopped Salad with Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect meal sized salad filled with all your favorites – black beans, corn, avocado, tomatoes, mango, jicama, cilantro, red onion, queso fresco, and a quick and easy honey lime dressing you will want to put on everything. Although this summer has been filled with far too many […]
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Skinny Broccoli Salad

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Skinny Broccoli Salad
Skinny Broccoli Salad packed with fresh broccoli, grapes, sunflower, and dried cranberries makes a crunchy, delicious, and healthy side dish. Don’t you hate it when something that should be healthy, like a broccoli salad, gets weighed down with the addition of heavy dressing or fatty meats? I know I do. In fact, so many broccoli […]
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Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe

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Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe
Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe is essentially a simple mustard potato salad that has hard boiled eggs, onion and celery. It’s simple, delicious and I’ve been loving this recipe since I was 15 years old. It’s perfect served with burgers, hotdogs or ribs. Your barbecue isn’t complete without it. Pat’s Aunt Penny has been making this classic potato salad […]
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Broccoli Crunch Salad

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Broccoli Crunch Salad
Broccoli Crunch Salad is probably one of the most popular classic salad recipes. Broccoli, dried cranberries, bacon, sunflower seeds (but I also add pepitas!) and finely diced red onion is tossed in a simple, 3-ingredient dressing. Not only is this salad colorful and crunchy, but delicious too! Pulled from the three-ring binder my mom gave […]
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50+ Homemade Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette Recipes

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50+ Homemade Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette Recipes
What if I told you I had 50+ homemade salad dressings and vinaigrette recipes? If you haven’t noticed, I love making salads. Creating beautiful, healthful and wholesome salads are my jam. However, what I really, really love is making my own salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Playing with different vinegars, spices and herbs, fruits and jams, […]
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Watermelon Feta Salad with Honey-Candied Pistachios

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Watermelon Feta Salad with Honey-Candied Pistachios
This Watermelon Feta Salad is not just a pretty face. This beautiful salad has lightly dressed power mix of greens topped with diced ruby-red watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, red onion, honey-candied pistachios, fresh basil leaves and is drizzled with a balsamic glaze. This simple salad has it all; sweet, salt, peppery and delicious. Sadly summer […]
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Israeli Chopped Salad

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Israeli Chopped Salad
Israeli Chopped Salad is one of those dishes that I make on repeat all year long. I love all the crunchy veggies and the fact that it will last in the fridge for a couple of days. Plus it’s a salad that everyone in my family will eat without complaint, that’s a big win around […]
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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather with a cool, refreshing, and flavor packed meal. We live about a block away from a delicious Greek restaurant, but every time we go I end up ordering their chopped shrimp salad. It’s my favorite thing on their menu even […]
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Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

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Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
These simple and tasty Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes are made with oats, flaxseed, and unsweetened applesauce for a delicious, gluten-free breakfast. Pan-cakes! Full of apple cinnamon flavor and made with hearty oats and flaxseed meal, these pancakes are making mornings more bearable around here. This is even more true if you top them with […]
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
I love dessert recipes that are quick and easy, and they get serious bonus points if I don’t have to turn on my oven. These light and delicious No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits are perfect for a crowd-pleasing, easy to prepare dessert that takes just minutes to throw together. The best part is that these flavorful […]
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Chili Con Queso

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Chili Con Queso
    I am really excited to be sharing this amazing recipe from my friend Holly over at Trim and Terrific, and it’s definitely going on my Superbowl menu. I swoon over the creamy, tangy deliciousness that is queso. It’s so hard to resist ordering it any time I see it on a menu. You […]
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Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

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Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes
The perfect excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast with these Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes with just 88 calories for three. It’s hard to put a finger on what my very favorite thing about Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes is. There are so many things I love about them. I guess if I had to choose, I […]
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Mushroom Barley Bowls

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Mushroom Barley Bowls
These hearty vegetarian Mushroom Barley Bowls make a hearty and filling meatless main course or side dish plus it only gets better after a night in the fridge. Lately I have been trying to expand the whole grains that I consume on a regular basis. For a long time it’s been a pretty regular rotation […]
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Protein Packed Oat Waffles

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Protein Packed Oat Waffles
These gluten free Protein Packed Oatmeal Waffles are packed with protein and good for you oats but still taste amazing. I am currently obsessed with my waffle maker. It is so ridiculously fun to use and versatile—I can’t help but want to use it for much more than just traditional breakfast waffles. If you haven’t […]
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the perfect healthier replacement for your favorite cookies or brownies and are packed with protein and fiber. I love peanut butter. A lot. Peanut butter is a natural and inexpensive way to add nutrition to baked goods. Peanut butter packs a lot of protein and flavor that […]
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Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta

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Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta
This cheesy Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta is the perfect thing when you are craving comfort food and is surprisingly light for a baked pasta dish. Although I love me some spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles, sometimes nothing is better than a big warm bowl of real deal pasta. And for me, when I […]
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Sesame Soy Broccoli

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Sesame Soy Broccoli
Need a new broccoli side dish? I’ve got you covered with this Sesame Soy Broccoli that makes a great Asian side dish of even main course with some chicken, beef, or tofu. A few weeks ago I shared this Sesame Soy Edamame and we have been on the sesame soy train ever since. It’s such […]
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Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Fritatta

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Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Fritatta
I love a good egg breakfast and this Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Frittata makes the perfect weekend brunch or quick dinner. A couple weeks ago we splurged on a fancy weekend brunch and I had the most amazing soft scrambled eggs with tomatoes, goat cheese, and fresh herbs. It was sooooo good and […]
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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots

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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots
These Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Thyme make the perfect healthy side dish full of garlicky herbs with just a hint of balsamic. Lately I have been having weird cravings for a Thanksgiving style meal – like the whole nine yards. I want the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, and all the fixings. But […]
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Lightened Up King Cake

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Lightened Up King Cake
One of my favorite traditions each year is to make a King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. The King Cake tradition came originally from medieval France and Spain. Later, it was celebrated in Louisiana, where Creoles celebrated the king’s ball with a fancy cake in which a bean had been placed randomly inside. According to […]
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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!

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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!
This post is brought to you by Lagostina but all opinions are 100% my own. Before we get into today’s recipe, I have to tell you about the amazing Lagostina Nera Nonstick 5-Qt. Casserole with Lid we are giving away today. For a long time, I have been in search of a pan that could […]
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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
This blueberry quinoa salad post is sponsored by The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council  A fresh tasting salad with frozen blueberries, quinoa, walnuts, avocado and watercress leaves. After combining all of these amazing ingredients, toss them in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing! Lately I’ve been really into grain bowls as opposed to a salad… […]
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Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges
This will quickly become your new favorite healthy side dish – Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges that are cheesy, crispy, and delish. If you have someone you love that turns their nose to veggies, make these garlicky, panko and Parmesan crusted, zucchini and summer squash wedges immediately. The coating is crunchy, cheesy, […]
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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
This blueberry almond salad with blueberry balsamic vinaigrette is basically spring in a bowl. You know I have been counting down the days until I could kick winter to the curb. Finally spring is here and we’re not only a few days in and I’m already sharing a salad recipe that’s bursting with all the spring […]
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Crunchy Asian Veggie Salad with Honey Ginger Peanut Dressing

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Crunchy Asian Veggie Salad with Honey Ginger Peanut Dressing
This delightfully crunchy Asian veggie salad has plethora of colorful, crunchy and nutritious veggies like both Napa and purple cabbage, bok choy (love!), sweet bell pepper and carrots are sliced and tossed with bean sprouts, green onions, peanuts and sesame seeds. Finally this beautiful salad is drizzled with the most addictive honey ginger peanut dressing. This recipe makes […]
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Your Basic Weekend Pancakes

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Your Basic Weekend Pancakes
These are just your basic weekend pancakes. Light, fluffy and deliciously perfect! The word basic gets thrown around these days like it’s a bad thing. I like basic. Lululemon leggings? Got’em. I’m not a Starbucks fan but I do have Ugg-like boots and I proudly wear them with my Lulu’s. Ain’t no shame in my […]
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Kale, Fennel and Apple Salad

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Kale, Fennel and Apple Salad
This kale, fennel and apple salad is not just a pretty face. I know it looks kind of fancy doesn’t it, but I swear it’s really not. This is my latest and greatest (nutritious and lovely!) salad since –well–  this salad. And that was only last week. I just LOVE salads. I’ve always loved salads. Wait, that’s a lie. I only really started to love […]
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Asian Charred Broccoli Quinoa Bowl

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Asian Charred Broccoli Quinoa Bowl
This Asian Charred Broccoli Quinoa Bowl is filled with nutritious goodness. Roasted broccoli, spinach, purple cabbage, carrots and quinoa, topped with green onions and chopped peanuts. The easy and creamy sesame dressing seals the delicious deal. Prepare to fall in love. This is what happens when one cleans out an overly stuffed vegetable crisper. I just wanted to […]
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Easy Three Cheese Vegetarian Sausage Lasagna

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Easy Three Cheese Vegetarian Sausage Lasagna
Fresh homemade lasagna with Lightlife Vegetarian Sausage, three kinds of cheese and a simple pasta sauce. The best thing is that leftovers taste even better! There’s something about a huge dish of homemade lasagna that makes me happy. Maybe it’s the rich comfort taste or how it only takes 15 minutes to prepare but whatever it… […]
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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Pasta Salad

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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Pasta Salad
Enjoy the sweet cherry flavor of this colorful salad. Made with a variety of fruit, this red, white and blue salad is perfect for Memorial Day or your 4th of July celebration. Related
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Spicy Kohlrabi Salad

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Spicy Kohlrabi Salad
Kohlrabi is best fresh out of the garden. Even though it is great on it’s own, this fresh salad will be even better. Add as much or as little jalapenos as you can stand. Related
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Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame

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Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame
Healthy Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame will make anyone a kale lover! Packed with good-for-you ingredients it’s a vegetarian salad that leaves you full and satisfied. Although it may be a complete cliche since it’s January, I have been eating a ton of kale salads this month. Part of the reason I […]
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Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew

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Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew
A hearty and creamy Slow Cooker Vegetable Lentil Stew made with squash, potatoes, carrots, celery, and lentils. Last night it was so cold, which is really unusual for Los Angeles. Normally people are pulling out their parkas and hats when it drops below 65, but last night it was New England cold. Luckily, I had […]
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Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes

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Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes
I am always trying to create slow cooker vegetarian dishes that aren’t soups or stews. Not that I don’t love a good soup, but it seems like that’s all there is to make if you are a vegetarian and want to use your slow cooker. Lately I have been experimenting with slow cooker vegetarian sloppy […]
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Review: Potato Mushroom Stew

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Review: Potato Mushroom Stew
Well, it has definitely turned fall here now. We have chilly, wet days and the trees have spectacular colors. With this change in weather, we really appreciate warm comforting stews and soups. We enjoyed this meal created by Molly at apolloandluna.com. The fennel seeds really add a nice flavor to the stew. Recipe: Potato Mushroom […]
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Stir-fry Vegan Chickun, Broccoli and Red Pepper

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Stir-fry Vegan Chickun, Broccoli and Red Pepper
This is a quick and delicious main meal that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients 12 ounces Vegan “chickun” pieces 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets 1 sweet red pepper, de-seeded and cut into pieces 1 red chili pepper, de-seeded and cut into small rounds 1 lime, sliced […]
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Crunchy Curried Pea Salad with Apples Cashews and Water Chestnuts

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Crunchy Curried Pea Salad with Apples Cashews and Water Chestnuts
This is a lovely crunchy salad that would be an asset to any table. it looks pretty enough for a holiday meal although is also lovely for a filling supper meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 16 ounces fresh or frozen peas 6 ounces cashew nuts, chopped 2 spring onions, chipped 8 ounces water chestnuts, chopped […]
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Wine Braised Fennel with Apples

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Wine Braised Fennel with Apples
This is an easy, yet elegant side dish that could adorn a holiday meal, or any other meal as well. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 28 ounces fennel bulbs 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 cup vegetable bouillon 1½ cups dry white wine, divided 1 cup soy yogurt 1 small yellow onion, sliced 1 apple, cored, peeled […]
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Creamy Asparagus filled Puff Pastry Shells with Chervil

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Creamy Asparagus filled Puff Pastry Shells with Chervil
This is a quick and easy elegant holiday meal or first course. It would also be nice for a New Year’s brunch. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1-2 per person vegan puff pastry shells 2 cans white asparagus pieces 2 cups soy yogurt 1½ teaspoons vegetable bouillon powder ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder ½ teaspoon anise powder splash […]
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Review: Pepita Salad Recipe

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Review: Pepita Salad Recipe
This is a delicious recipe from the famous Heidi Swanson of the 101 cookbooks blog. The recipe calls for yellow split peas. As beans and legumes are being featured as super healthy foods, we have been expanding the variety of ones we usually enjoy to include lesser known ones, such as the yellow split peas. […]
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Tempeh, Shiitake, Broccoli Bowl

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Tempeh, Shiitake, Broccoli Bowl
Tempeh is a great vegan source for probiotics and encouraging a “healthy gut”. We really enjoyed this delicious tempeh bowl and will have it more often. Especially encouraging more probiotics over the cold winter months. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces tempeh, sliced 1 red bell pepper, de-seded and sliced in strips 1 onion, sliced […]
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Vegetable Ravioli and Mushroom Salad with Kale, Walnut Pesto

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Vegetable Ravioli and Mushroom Salad with Kale, Walnut Pesto
This is a delicious main meal salad. Very hearty and filling. We enjoyed it as a winter lunch, it would also be lovely in the summer at suppertime. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients for the pesto: 1 cup walnut pieces 2 garlic 3-4 cups kale, cleaned and cut from the stems 1/4 cup olive oil 3 […]
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Vegan Chickun and White Bean Soup

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Vegan Chickun and White Bean Soup
Hearty and delicious, this soup is quick and easy to make and is a whole meal in a bowl. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) package soy protein (chickun style) pieces 1 (16 ounce can) cannellini beans (or other white bean) 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 […]
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Cream Of Celeriac Soup with Brussels Sprouts Chips

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Cream Of Celeriac Soup with Brussels Sprouts Chips
This month we’re sharing a few recipes from our friend Tess Masters, The Blender Girl! Tess is our go-to gal for fantastic vegan and gluten-free blender recipes. Check out her newest book The Perfect Blend, available now on Amazon. This sensational soup will make you look like a gourmet chef, and it only takes 30 […]
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