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Warm Potato and Snap Pea Salad

The poor, humble potato. It’s gotten such a bad rap in the press. The evils of starch and all that. In fact, potatoes are a wonderfully healthy dietary option, full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Fast and delicious, I think this is like a sophisticated take on potato salad. This recipe is from the April/May 2011 issue of Cooking Club magazine. Further healthify by omitting the oil in the dressing... read more

Smashed Avocado & Chickpea Salad Sandwich

I love quick and easy lunch ideas, and this sandwich is a delicious alternative to a giant salad. It combines my favorite bean, chickpeas, with creamy avocado to make a delicious salad that could even be used as a dip. Another great vegan sandwich option is the Eggless Salad Sandwich. This is really delicious on a toasted English muffin, as well. This recipe is adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod. Smashed... read more

Something Green for St. Patrick’s Day–Asian Slaw!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It was a truly wonderful day for me. A friend volunteered to watch the kids as my husband and I went to lunch and then scoped out a local market. So awesome to see all the fresh produce, breads, herbs, spices, dry goods and handicrafts! Then we spent the afternoon playing with the kids in the backyard and building forts in the living room with blankets and couch cushions. I... read more

My New Spirooli! Also, Zucchini Spiral Salad

Hurray for another fun kitchen gadget! I am always looking for ways to get my kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, and I thought perhaps if the produce was in a more visually appealing format, like thin spirals, they might consume more. Spiralizers, or spirooli, are gadgets where you stick the produce onto the spikes, turn the crank, and out comes pretty veggies! Mine is the World Cuisine Tri-Blade... read more

Barley, Kale, and Kidney Bean Stew

A ton of nutrition is packed into a bowl of this stew. You get leafy greens, beans, root vegetables, and a great grain! It’s a very “safe” meal, too; I have a hard time imagining someone wouldn’t like this dish because it has a very simple, wholesome taste. Our whole family, from baby to daddy, liked it. This recipe is from the cookbook Vegetarian Planet, by Didi Emmons.   Barley,... read more

Eggless Salad

I sooo wanted to try this recipe, I specially ordered black salt from Amazon for it because I didn’t want to sub sea salt! My husband says it tastes just like the “real” thing. I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s pretty close. I had it in a toasted sandwich the first night, and on top of salad in lieu of dressing for lunch the next day. It’s pretty easy to make,... read more

Moroccan Lentil Stew

I was surprised by how much I liked this. It may not look like much, but the combination of flavors was really good and it was, as most of the recipes I try are, super-easy. I think, however, that next time I will serve it over rice. It was quite a heavy stew and I think the rice would have lightened it up a bit. This recipe is adapted from the Everyday Happy Herbivore book.   Moroccan Lentil Stew  ... read more

Sweet Potato and Bok Choy Soup

I wanted a bok choy recipe because bok choy is one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there. I first tried a bok choy stir-fry with a ginger vinaigrette–yuck. This soup recipe is courtesy of a new friend in my Vegan Support Group, and beautifully highlights the bok choy flavor without being in-your-face. I think the red pepper flakes make a big difference. Thanks, Laura!   4.0 from 2 reviews ... read more

Creamy Potato-Leek Soup (Dairy-Free)

Oh yum, yum, yummy! So smooth, creamy and satisfying…this vegan recipe will be my replacement for our former potato soup recipe, which called for gobs of cheese and milk. This version is really good and I was surprised by how few ingredients and spices it requires. I will say that I think you really ought to splurge and get the fresh rosemary for it–it makes the soup. I got 4 times what I... read more

Massaged Kale Salad with Dijon Dressing

I originally had this recipe listed in my Thanksgiving post, but it’s just so yummy, I decided it deserved its very own post. This was such a tasty surprise. I heard about these “massaged” salads and it’s genius–massaging the leaves of the kale with a fat (for example, oil or avocado) softens and slightly wilts them. The kale really tastes great in this recipe–no... read more

10-Minute Tortilla Soup

This soup is so easy and so delicious. We’re talking restaurant quality. I loved that it used the random veggies kickin’ around my fridge and that it comes together really fast–no copious amounts of veggie dicing. 10-Minute Tortilla Soup   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   10-Minute Tortilla Soup Author: Super Veggie Mom Recipe... read more

Split Pea and Root Vegetable Soup

This is a tasty soup that brings in a flavor you may not use much–parsnips. I often have parsnips in the house because my children love the mild taste, but I confess to never using them in cooking for the adults. Well, here’s a soup that uses them! This is also easy to make vegan OR omnivore-friendly. Prep is simple, but it does simmer for a while, so give yourself a lead before... read more

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