February 07, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Omelette in a Mug

Friends, I have a new favorite way to cook eggs—in a mug, in a microwave. No kidding. For realz! Why??? Well first, it takes only a couple minutes to make, and clean-up is easy. Second, while so many microwave mug recipes result in a poor substitute for something properly cooked, a microwaved mug omelette

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February 06, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Moroccan-Spiced Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

Print Photography Credit: Sabrina Modelle It doesn’t get much healthier than this vegan vegetable and chickpea stew! Humble veggies like carrot, sweet potato, and parsnips shine when paired with the intoxicating Moroccan seasoning known as ras el hanout. Have you ever tried this spice mix? The main components are cumin,

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January 31, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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How To Steam-Fry Vegetables

Need a quick side dish of vegetables to go with your meal? Try steam-frying them! Using this method, you quickly stir-fry vegetables to develop some color, and then steam them until tender. Steam-frying uses less oil than a regular stir-fry, but the vegetables still quickly cook through. The veggies also pick up a

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January 28, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Bloody Mary Smoothie

Print Photography Credit: Erin Kunkel 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. Have you ever tried making a

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January 25, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese

The amount of ingredients shown is just a guideline for two servings. The actual amounts depend on how much salad per serving you want. Ingredients Salad Ingredients: 2 medium beets, cooked (roasted* or boiled**) until a fork easily goes in one (about an hour), peeled, diced into bite-sized pieces 2 handfuls

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January 18, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Farro, Mushroom, and Spinach Soup

Print Photography Credit: Sally Vargas If you haven’t met farro yet, let me introduce you. Farro is an ancient grain with long-ago origins in western Asia. It has an earthy, nutty flavor and a chewy texture that works well in everything from winter soups to hearty salads. Italian cooks have

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January 16, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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How To Make Fast, No-Soak Beans in the Pressure Cooker

I think that a warm pot of beans whenever you want them is at least half the reason for owning a pressure cooker. Forget pre-soaking. Forget hours of gentle simmering. With a pressure cooker, you can go from opening a bag of dried legumes to pump, tender beans in under an hour. How’s that

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January 11, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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French Toast with Caramelized Bananas (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

1 Set the oven to its lowest temperature or the “warm” setting. 2 Make the French toast batter: Combine the milk, banana, maple syrup, vanilla, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt into your blender and blast on high for about 30 seconds, until well combined. Pour the mixture into a large

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January 10, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Easy Tuscan Bean Soup

The best bean soups have a lived-in quality, as if they have been simmering on the back burner for hours, just waiting for you. You can achieve this by cooking the dried beans from scratch, of course. Or you can skip the long simmer and pop open a can! Bean

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January 07, 2017 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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How To Make The Best Detox Smoothie

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. Today, I’m going to share my fool-proof system for making delicious

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November 18, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Vegetarian – Simply Recipes

Vegetarian – Simply RecipesSimply RecipesVegetarian – Simply RecipesPerfect Mashed PotatoesSlow Cooker Pumpkin Soup (Vegan, Paleo)Classic Green Bean Casserole from ScratchWaldorf SaladBalsamic-Glazed Red OnionsSweet Potato CasseroleSlow Cooker Mashed PotatoesEggplant Caponata PastaRoasted Pumpkin SeedsTurmeric Cauliflower Curry http://www.simplyrecipes.com A family cooking and food blog with hundreds of healthy, whole-food recipes for the home

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November 09, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Balsamic-Glazed Red Onions

Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Onions are too often the supporting actors in the kitchen when they should be the stars. This stunning dish gives red onions their own glamorous role at the table. Roasted and glazed with balsamic vinegar, these onions can accompany a vegetarian main course or a succulent

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November 07, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Sweet Potato Casserole

Method 1 Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 2-quart baking dish and set aside. 2 Cook the sweet potatoes: Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 2-inch chunks. Place the chunks in a large pot and fill it with enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring everything to boil,

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November 02, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Print Photography Credit: Lisa Lin Like most of you, my kitchen is a hectic place on Thanksgiving Day. There are dirty bowls and spoons everywhere and ten different dishes cooking at once. Every nook and cranny becomes prime real estate. Making the mashed potatoes in the slow cooker helps relieve some

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October 24, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Eggplant Caponata Pasta

1 Prepare the eggplant: Turn on the broiler and slide a rack 10-inches below the broiling element. Trim the stem and bottom from the eggplant and cut it into 1-inch pieces. Combine the eggplant and onion in a bowl and toss with salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the olive

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October 18, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you want to jazz up your pumpkin seeds, sprinkle with spices such as smoked paprika, cumin, or chile powder before they go into the oven. Method 1 Cut pumpkin, scrape out seeds, rinse: Cut open the pumpkin by cutting a circle around the stem end with a sharp knife

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October 18, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Turmeric Cauliflower Curry

Many years ago, I ran a vegetarian restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana. One of our Indian friends and customers gave me this recipe, which I’ve revised over the years. (Thank you, Santosh, wherever you are!) This is a nice curry for a weeknight since it doesn’t involve too much heavy lifting.

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October 15, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Autumn Tabbouleh with Cauliflower, Carrots, and Golden Beets

Tabbouleh is a Lebanese dish that’s traditionally made with lots of chopped parsley and mint, bulgur wheat, and often, ripe tomatoes. It’s simple to make and one of my summer favorites. As we head into colder months, I wanted to translate this summer classic into a side dish for fall

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October 12, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Date Caramel Sauce (Vegan)

A crisp, crunchy, and tart apple dipped in sweet caramel sauce just feels like fall to me. I thought it would be a great idea to make a healthier version of a caramel dip so I could eat this as a snack instead of dessert! This no-cook vegan dip comes

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October 11, 2016 by Contributor in Vegetarian
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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Turning healthy ingredients into a vibrant dinner always feels a little magical to me. These sweet potato and black bean tacos are just such a meal. Smoky roasted sweet potatoes, hearty black beans, and a variety of toppings make this a satisfying meat-free dinner. It’s also is ready to go

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