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  • Colorful Asian Lettuce Wraps With Caramelized Tofu

    Our go-to, use-it-all-up, everyone-loves-it dinner is lettuce wraps. Something about biting into a cold, crisp lettuce leaf filled with a warm mixture is just plain pleasing and delicious.   These are a few reasons why I prefer to make lettuce wraps at home: Quick Low carb Plant based protein Various colored vegetables providing a wide [...]

  • Warm Moroccan Style Quinoa With Raw Zucchini Ribbon Salad

    We are loving the fall weather but sometimes it is hard to decide what to eat when temps have been wavering between 40s and 80s! I wanted something soft, spiced, and warming but also cold and crisp. That is how this dinner was born. While my quinoa cooked, I chopped up some vegetables and essentially made a curry. [...]

  • Bright & Balanced Banana-less Green Smoothie

    If you are not a green smoothie novice, want something less sweet, but still very palatable, look no further. This blend is refreshing and full of immune boosting vitamin C. It feels detoxing, fatigue fighting, and is just plain satisfying after travel or a major sweat session! Bright & Balanced Banana-less Green Smoothie Charlotte Veggie Original DF, GF [...]

  • Baked Potato Night Done Right

    O is for October and all things orange as far as I'm concerned! The beautiful leaves changing, pumpkins, carrots, sweet potatoes...mmmm. Can you believe how many years I spent microwave "baking" my russets and sweets whenever we had baked potato night? Until a few weeks ago, when my sister served baked-in-the-oven potatoes with the skins [...]

  • Slow Cooker: Thai Curry Vegetable Stew

    We have officially had a full week of gray, rainy days in Charlotte. I have to really, really push through the way that weighs me down. Even though the kitchen is my oasis and I love love love to cook, I drag when there's no sunshine. Enter a slow cooker recipe that turned out so [...]

  • How Do You Like Them Apples?

    Oh so simple. Oh so good. I wanted a rich dessert but a week of rainy, gray days + sugar just make me feel sticky and lethargic. But I want it all: my temptation satisfied without feeling like a big ball of goo afterwards. This quick and easy recipe hit my sweet, tangy, juicy, crunchy cravings [...]

  • Roasted Maple Rosemary Carrot Fries

    It is common opinion that fries are extraordinary. Made around the world, containing few ingredients, and dressed up gourmet or just salted, ranging in budget, suitable to all diets, this universally friendly easy to eat food is everything you could ever want. Every fall, I can't resist buying "The Organic Carrots Of Many Colors" at Trader Joe's. Compared [...]

  • White Bean Pesto Hummus

    We have some rainy day blues going on here with a pretty empty fridge and pantry as well as a dead car battery. That's no bueno when you're feeling snacky! Thankfully, I had a carton of beans and still tons of basil in my summer garden. You can use this recipe as a rough guide. [...]

  • Slow Cooker: Autumn Black Lentil Masala Soup

    The start of fall, officially today, commences the start of soup season for me! Savor this fix it and forget it slow cooker meal after a long day. It is plenty hearty on its own but don't let me stop you from serving it with some crusty bread or over rice, couscous, or quinoa. French lentils, red [...]

  • Taco Tuesday: It’s Fun To Make Homemade Corn Tortillas

    I made fresh corn tortillas today! They only involve 3 ingredients and take the same time as it would to run to the store to buy ready corn tortillas, return home, and warm them. Obviously, if you threw them into your cart during your usual grocery shopping, it's quicker to use the ones in the [...]

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