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Vegan Chickpea Cheezy Stuffed Mushrooms

So I had some mushrooms in the fridge that were in a “use it or lose it situation.” These vegan stuffed mushrooms were the perfect way to rescue them! They’ll probably be that much more delicious using mushrooms that are at their prime. 😉 It’s been a good day over here so far. I spent…

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Goat Cheese, Beet and Jalapeño Flatbread

This is my healthier at-home version of our beloved Bo-Beau Kitchen flatbread: goat cheese, beet and jalapeño. AKA three things you wouldn’t really think to put together. But, this unique flatbread combination is so right. The component that helps bring everything together is a sweet onion-tomato spread. To make this, all I did was heat…

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Creamy cauliflower mash

Hi! How’s the day going? So happy you liked the tartlet recipe! Let me know if you give them a whirl 🙂 Anyone else going through a major mid-summer closet purge? It happened so quickly, shortly after reading a post my friend Maria FBed about a capsule wardrobe. I was instantly intrigued; before you knew…

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The best vegan sushi

Whenever I see the fam, I can expect the usual shenanigans. Food and laughter are the main components, with lots of stories, random games, spontaneously passing out on the couch from a food coma, and then repeating. I can also expect that my Uncle E will share some amazing cooking tips or a new recipe…

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Zucchini pasta salad with creamy cashew sauce

Bringing back wacky out-of-the-box salads with this zucchini pasta salad. Even though, let’s be real, they’re around our house pretty much every day 😉 During the summer, I tend to get a little overzealous with the produce options and create some pretty interesting salad combos. Sometimes they’re home runs, and other times, they’re FGO (For…

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Spiced smashed potatoes

Potato, potahhhhhto…… I feel like I’ve had a few successes today:  1) I took a barre class, two days after the half marathon, as part of my training for work. (My first full practice class is Thursday! Wahoo!) I was on the fence if this was a success or failure, as I couldn’t complete about…

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Spring roasted vegetable risotto

This post is brought to you by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (aka my favorite almond milk). I’m working with them to create monthly recipes on the blog, and am planning to do only vegetarian recipes. You can check out last month’s vegan banana pudding here! Risotto is one of those things you can file under…

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the best fruit salad and a new Zumba video

Hi guys! How’s your day going so far? Lately, boatloads of fruit have been consumed in our house. This is the best fruit salad and I’ve been making it fairly often for the past few weeks. Livi goes crazy for it, and it’s the same salad I took over to Whitney’s to celebrate Easter with her family. Hope…

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“The crunch” chopped salad with homemade Ranch dressing

I originally had a sweets recipe planned for today, but since I think we’re all still swimming in chocolate eggs from yesterday, how ’bout a salad to balance everything out? This is my latest salad fave and I will eat it until forever. By “forever” I mean until I burn myself out and am onto…

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Veg intimidation: how to make amazing artichokes

Imma bout to show you the way to my heart. Artichokes are one of the first foods that the Pilot and I would make to go along with our dinners. When we first started dating, money was tight so instead of going out to eat, we’d share an ahi tuna steak and cook two artichoke…

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Post-vacation salad + all the things green

Hi! Hope you’re enjoying your Monday <3 Bella and Caro wanted me to tell you how much I missed them. (Bella did not want me to tell you that you can see marinara sauce in her beard from the lunchtime pizza she “borrowed” from Liv’s plate while I was upstairs putting her down for her…

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Blood Orange, Beet and Basil Salad

So I had a crazy flashback while making this blood orange salad. I was standing in the restaurant in 105degrees, in my little cheffer outfit, segmenting an entire bucket of blood oranges. It was my first time working with the citrus, so naturally I was astonished by the bright, bold color. I used the orange…

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