Greek Style Cucumber Nachos
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I’m really on a nacho roll lately… I’m just going to blame it on March Madness. After cooking up the Mediterranean inspired pizza last weekend, I started wondering if I could do nachos in a similar fashion. I wasn’t sure what to use as the base “chips” … I had originally thought pita chips – either homemade or packaged, but …
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos
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It isn’t a secret that I love nachos… but generally they aren’t that good for you. A facebook friend had recently shared one of those cooking videos for sweet potato nachos, they were full of dairy and chicken… but it got me thinking about veganizing them! Since that recipe has shredded chicken, I thought that shredded jackfruit would be a good stand-in.  …
Savory Snack Crackers
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When I was growing up, Hidden Valley Ranch Oyster Crackers were a mainstay at potlucks and parties.  They were so good. I recently had a few extra packages of oyster crackers, and I thought why not make some of those crackers for snacking during the upcoming March Madness!  Then I came to the realization that the packet of Hidden Valley Ranch …
Soba Noodles with Kimchi & Edamame
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This is an easy and quick dish, perfect for a weeknight. Kimchi is a fermented food which some studies have shown it to have beneficial bacteria to promote a healthy gut. I like to use spicy kimchi, and I like this to be warmed as well.  I have read that warming it takes away some of the goodness of the fermentation of …
Lentil Sloppy Joes
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I went a little “school lunch” retro today – Sloppy Joes! The hubs is a huge fan of sloppy joes, he could eat them every week. Of course his are made with either ground buffalo or beef, but it got me thinking… could I make sloppy joes for myself that were plant based. I had some lentils left over from when I …
Fennel, Leek, & Mushroom Pasta with Artichoke Hearts
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This dish is a creation from remnants from my fridge.  I had the leeks left over from the spanakorizo and the fennel left over from my sweet potato and white bean stew.  The pasta and artichoke hearts were already in the pantry and I had mushrooms on hand. This pasta dish is how I like it… heavy on the vegetables, light on the pasta. …
All Caps Cooking + Spanakorizo
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Power Vegetables!, a cookbook by Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky Peach promises  ALL CAPS cooking for people looking to eat more vegetable-centered meals.  This book turbo-charges vegetable dishes to make them powerfully good… for example, vichyssoise made with dashi, or braised collards with peanut butter. Power Vegetables! is not a book full of vegetarian or vegan recipes.  There is plenty …
Black Eyed Pea and Barley Soup
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Happy New Year! It is a tradition with my family to eat black eyed peas on New Years Day. I’ve never been a fan of a bowl of plain ol’ black eyed peas… I think that they taste like dirt. It was a joke growing up that we had “dirt” for dinner on new years day. I don’t know that …
Rueben Stuffed Baked Potato
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Here I am with yet another baked potato recipe! I came up with this creation during a run.  I was hungry and knew I had a baked potato in the fridge, just waiting to dressed up with some goodness. I knew I had some sauerkraut at home, and had been wanting to add it to a baked potato somehow. During …
Italiano Stuffed Potato
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It isn’t a secret I love baked potatoes! I seriously think that I am on a mission to stuff a potato with every type of cuisine that there is. This potato is stuffed with some Gardein meatless meatballs, a homemade sauce full of mushrooms and some dairy-free mozzarella cheese to top it off.  While this combo is great on top …