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twice-baked potato bites with creamy chive dip.

Tis the season for small bites and making meals out of hors d’oeuvres! If you’re looking for a simple side dish or potluck take-along for your December festivitating, look no further than these wildy simple Twice Baked Potato Bites with

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hosting an organic vegan dinner party (yes, you can!).

Last weekend, we had a couple of my favorite people over for a little vegan hors d’oeuvres party to watch the newly-released GMO OMG documentary. It was great! Really interesting film (check out my thoughts here) and a wonderful way

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lentil apricot tapenade.

Summertime: the season of picnics, dips and spreads. Don’t you love it?! :) I think it’s also the season for simple recipes that don’t take too much time and leave us more opportunity to get outside and frolic. In the

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vegan curry aioli.

Switching to a plant-based diet can sometimes mean parting ways with foods we used to love… but perhaps foods that weren’t doing us a whole lot of good. Mayonnaise is one of those things. It’s not that I have so

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never buy store-bought hummus again.

My name is Amy and I’m a hummus-aholic. You are, too? Excellent. Let’s hang out.  I love hummus for several reasons, probably more reasons than I should. It’s a beautifully nourishing, fueling food: highlights of its health benefits include nearly

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homemade babaganoush for cheaters.

I love a good dip, don’t you? :)  A super quick post today to share the simplest babaganoush recipe ever — so simple [and untraditional, in fact] that I worry a little about what the babaganoush purists might say. But here

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vegan lentil spinach tacos.

Taco night! This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does… oh boy. It’s good times.  This recipe is a yummy combination of two recipes already up on the blog: Vegan Slow Cooker Taco Filling and Homemade Tomatillo Salsa with

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sesame tofu with peanut butter tahini sauce.

Tell me I’m not alone in this: having peanut butter in the house can be a dangerous situation. Is this true for you, too? I’m not sure why it’s such a highly addictive substance, but it sure has a hold

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homemade tomatillo salsa.

Many commercial salsas include stabilizers, preservatives and added sugar (which none of us really need and don’t actually make the salsa taste better). Luckily, throwing together your own  is as simple as roasting some tomatillos, tossing some green herbs into

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vegan refried beans.

One of the first things I discovered when I switched to a plant-based, gluten-free lifestyle is that there are certain cuisines that do not {easily} lend themselves to veganism or gluten-freedom. Barbecue is #1. Italian is #2. I was not

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acorn squash hummus.

Are you like me, holding onto squash like it’s going out of style? Secretly so sad for the day it stops being available at the farmers market? Kind of half-wishing that we could fast-forward to fall so squash can triumphantly return

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superbowl food, by the numbers.

Some fun facts for you this fine Superbowl weekend!  Here’s how the Superbowl shakes out, snack-wise: 1,200: Average number of calories consumed during the Super Bowl. It’s the second largest day for U.S. food consumption. Only Thanksgiving tackles the big game

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8 days of christmas dips.

Not all party food has to be brutal for us; in fact, combining flavorful whole foods can create some of the most delicious potluck bring-alongs (and garner some of the most sincere compliments)! Truth be told, I probably love dips

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