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homemade chana saag.

I love Indian takeout. We’ve discovered a great takeout place near our apartment for busy nights/ indulgent weekend dinners that has some of the best Indian and Pakistani food I’ve ever had — it’s a total hole-in-the-wall, which I suppose

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carrot pumpkin bites.

Happy Halloween, all! I love any excuse to celebrate, especially when it involves dressing up, and particularly when there are goodies involved. While today’s festivities tend not to be the most conducive to reducing sugar – or dairy – there

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mediterranean cauliflower rice.

One of my favorite things about cooking with veggies is that they are often more than they appear. Kale can become chips, leafy greens can swap in for bread, squash can become the base for pizza crust, and perhaps my

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vegan ‘chicken’ salad with chickpeas.

We all have foods that take us back to specific moments in our childhood.  I have very specific memories of Jos Louis (a treat I only had at a friend’s house), orange pop (camping!), Viva Puffs (wrapped in waxed paper

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chickpea toasties.

These little toasties are officially my new favorite way to use chickpeas! They’re featured in the Eat Deliciously, Live Vibrantly eCookbook (but they’ve been popping up so much in our food rotation the last couple of weeks, I thought I’d share

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cracked pepper + mint quinoa.

In springtime, a selection of specific foods offers detoxifying, energizing benefits to the body. Naturally, we undergo a detox as the weather starts to warm up. After many cold months of moving less and eating fewer fresh foods, the body

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curried coconut lentils {video cooking class}.

Join me in the kitchen as we learn how to make a quick + easy vegan lentil dish, great served on its own, on a salad, or in baked squash medallions (like in this recipe).  The sauce might be the

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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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picky eaters: avoiding the mealtime battleground.

Throwing, yelling, spilling, crying. Cajoling. Girding. Bribing. Sound like dinner time to you?  At some point or another, most kids are picky about something. They are looking to assert some control in their tiny world where the big people put

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moroccan chickpea stew

Have you ever noticed that you crave different foods in winter than you do in summer? Or that certain foods taste better depending on the time of year? (Bowls of fresh fruit in winter aren’t nearly as appealing as they

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coconut lentils with roasted cauliflower.

It’s Meatless Monday! Woohoo! It’s a great reason to explore some plant-based eating, and to omit animal products for the day. It’s easier than it sounds (and super delicious, especially with recipes like this one…) Today’s recipe is one that

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way-too-good veggie burgers.

Vegetarian Times Magazine has been running a 30-Day Vegetarian Challenge since the beginning of October. It’s a really cool idea: engaging otherwise omnivores to try on plant-based eating, just for a short bit, to see just how easy (and beneficial)

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staples and spice day 3: thai.

Spices: Basil, garlic, ginger, pepper. Staples: Quinoa, kale.  Thai food makes for classic takeout in this city: if you can get past the added oils and oft-animal-based selections, it’s a delicious option.   So how to recreate it at home

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staples and spice day 2: mexican.

Spices: Chili powder, cumin, onion powder, oregano, paprika Staples: Kidney beans, brown rice Today’s south-of-the-border inspiration requires just four spices and two staples. This healthy take on the classic rice-and-beans is not only easy to throw together, but also a

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