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Vegan Macaroni, Cheese and Broccoli

When I decided to focus on eliminating dairy and eggs from my diet, cheese was a hard sell.  I have always been a fan of macaroni and cheese. In college I would make it (from the blue box) and add in some sort of veg – broccoli, peas, cauliflower.  I was worried that my mac and cheese days were over….
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Green Olive Hummus

  Who doesn’t love a good hummus?  I’m always looking for interesting hummus combinations.  Although I love roasted red pepper hummus and regular hummus, it is fun to find new tastes. When I found myself with an abundance of green olives from Friday’s dirty martini making, I needed to find something to do with all the olives. I found this recipe…
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Kicked Up Quinoa Tabbouleh

It is getting warmer out and I’m constantly thinking about salads. I have been making a version of tabbouleh for several years. Today I had some quinoa on hand that was already cooked, so I decided to use that instead of the traditional bulghur. The vegan feta cheese recipe comes from Keeping it Kind. The recipe for the feta cheese…
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Mashed Potato Enchiladas

  Two favorites combined in one dish… mashed potatoes and Mexican food! My ex-mother-in-law used to make enchiladas filled with mashed potatoes and cheese for me… they were the best things ever.  I never got the recipe from her.  So, I had to recreate these in my kitchen and they do resemble the ones I used to have so generously…
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Vegetarian Fajitas

I remember as a kid, one of my favorite meals would be chicken fajitas.  I no longer eat chicken, but thanks to Gardein I’m able to recreate that dish! I love the smokeyness of the fajita seasoning… and being able to pile on whatever fixins that I want… I always end up putting way too much into my tortilla and…
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Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet Greens, and Pine Nuts

I had used some golden beets a few days ago, but did nothing with the greens.  Not wanting to waste them, I searched for a recipe to incorporate them and came across this one from Bon Appetit. I adjusted it a bit to include items that I had on hand, and to make it vegan. Print Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet…
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Quinoa and Sweet Potato Stuffed Mushrooms

I love portabello mushrooms. The lend themselves so well to stuffing, grilling and slicing up to use for “meat” (fajitas, stroganoff, bourguignon) I found this recipe on Greatist and it looked really good! I actually had all the ingredients on hand so I knew I had to make it (I love it when that happens). I made a few modifications…
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Spring Market Farro Salad

Spring is here… and I want salads now that it has warmed up.  I found this recipe on Mind Body Green and it just screamed SPRING to me. I really like farro as a grain alternative to rice and pasta, to me it is a little chewy and nutty.  The flavors in this are really fresh. I added green onions…
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Vegan Leek, Mushroom & Spinach Quiche

Print Vegan Leek, Mushroom & Spinach Quiche Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes Yield: 8 servings Ingredients 2 uncooked pie shells, thawed 8 oz white mushrooms – sliced 1 leek – chopped 1/2 white onion- diced 2 cloves garlic – minced 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1 – 16 oz…
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