• Quinoa Stir-fry with Avocado
  • Cookbook Review: Keep it Vegan
  • Renovations and Books
  • Loaded Baked Potatoes
  • Juice Away the Germs: A Cure for the Common Cold

Quinoa Stir-fry with Avocado

Well, let’s see if I can still do this; it’s been a while. Sorry for the absence, but I think I’m getting back into the swing of things. Our kitchen counter tops are supposed to arrive today . . . just when I was getting used to the plywood stand-in! I bring you this easy… 

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Keep it Vegan by Aine Carlin

Cookbook Review: Keep it Vegan

I’ve had the opportunity to review Keep it Vegan by Aine Carlin, former actress and popular food blogger of Pea Soup Eats. Carlin offers over 100 recipes that include breakfasts, midday meals, sides, and sweet treats. She also has a section called “Something Special,” that include appetizers, salads, soups, and some very yummy-looking cocktails. (I’d like the… 

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Healthy Breakfast -- Epicurean Vegan

Renovations and Books

This has been the usual breakfast lately. That’s happens when your kitchen looks like this: But we’re getting there. The old island countertop at least is helping out until we get the rest of the cabinets in and are able to get the new countertops installed. It’s a mess. I’ve gotten good at using the… 

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Loaded Baked Potatoes -- Epicurean Vegan

Loaded Baked Potatoes

These loaded baked potatoes are new favorite at our house. They’re so easy to make and you can play with the toppings to change them up. I went pretty unconventional by topping these with kale chips and a delicious cilantro cashew cream that is to die for. I also topped them with a “Parmesan” from Oh… 

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Juice Away the Germs -- Epicurean Vegan

Juice Away the Germs: A Cure for the Common Cold

Sure, it’s pretty bold of me to claim I’ve got the cure for the common cold, but hang with me a moment here; I’ve done some fieldwork to back me up. It’s been a long time since I had a cold, in fact, I can’t recall the last time I did. I have, however, gotten… 

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Quick & Easy Quinoa Chili -- Epicurean Vegan

Quick & Easy Quinoa Chili

Some nights call for a warm, hearty meal. This one is also packed with healthy ingredients such as quinoa, beans, and avocado. I love regular ol’ chili with beans, tomatoes, and ground veggie sausage or crumbles, but sometimes, you just need a change! Between the quinoa and beans, you’ll get a healthy dose of protein,… 

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Lentil Burritos with Coconut-Garlic Cashew Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Lentil Burritos with Coconut-Garlic Cashew Sauce

I’ve made similar burritos, but changed these up a little. You might be amazed at how easy these are to make, and in just over 30 minutes. I love the curry-garlic-coconutty-cashew flavor of the sauce which is perfectly matched with the lentils and veggies tucked inside a warm tortilla. They’re a great meal when you want… 

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Chopped Greek Salad with Tofu Feta -- Epicurean Vegan

Chopped Greek Salad with Tofu Feta

I wish I could say I eat healthy all year round, but there are definitely times (especially during the holidays) when I don’t eat as many fruits and veggies like I should. So what better time than the new year to recommit to fresh, non-packaged meals? This Greek salad is the epitome of fresh. The… 

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Tofu-Veggie Noodle Bowls with Peanut Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Tofu-Veggie Noodle Bowls with Peanut Sauce

Even in the wintertime, a fresh and tasty noodle bowl can really hit the spot. I sure love my soups when the weather gets chilly, but these bowls with lightly sauteed tofu, fresh greens and steamed veggies, also fit the bill quite nicely. They’re also pretty simple to throw together, so you won’t be slaving… 

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Stuffed Dates -- Epicurean Vegan

Stuffed Dates

Happy holidays! The last couple of days have consisted of family and friend get-togethers, which means lots of great food. Christmas Eve was an appetizer night, so I brought the amazing Fiesta Taco Potato Crisps from The Oh She Glows Cookbook, and my spinach dip. For Christmas breakfast, we feasted on our favorite Hash Brown… 

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Meat is for Pussies

Cookbook Review: Meat is For Pussies

That’s right. Meat is for pussies . . . well, according to the book’s author, John Joseph. Joseph is the front man for the punk band, Cro-Mags, has been plant-based eating for 34 years, and is an Ironman triathlete. The cover may not be sporting the typical colorful photograph of the author preparing a veggie-packed… 

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