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Carrot Mushroom Barley Stew

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This soup is one of my favorites. It's a great chunky, healthy vegetable soup. It has a ton of "super foods" in it too- carrots, kale, and mushrooms. Not to mention barley, which is one of my favorite nutrient rich... Read More

Triple Bean Veggie Burger

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Some people are really grossed out about the idea of veggie burgers. Personally I just love them... but then again I do have this quirky relationship with meat where we simply don't get along. Now if you're like my Father... Read More

Chickpea Burger

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For those of you that love falafels- this burger is for you. It's very similar to the ingredients and preparation of falafels. AND it's SUPER healthy! Pan fried in minimal oil and chocked full of veggies. Plus it's so simple... Read More

Sweet & Spicy Peanut Soup

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It took me a really long time to build up the nerve to make this soup. The idea of peanut butter in a soup just didn't do it for me. And peanut butter with sweet potato and tomatoes really felt... Read More

Orzo Salad

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I have made this salad a countless number of times now. I think that it is just a wonderful recipe, especially in the summertime. I first ran into it when I was looking into finding vegan alternatives to make for... Read More

Salsa Soup

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This soup really taste like salsa. It has the consistency and flavor of salsa. Obviously it doesn't taste exactly like taking a spoon to a jar of salsa, but it is very reminiscent. Here is my problem though- I don't... Read More

Chickpea Salad

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Have you ever had that Cedar Point's Chickpea Salad? It's found by the hummus and like. Well, I did for the first time the other day and was shocked at how delicious I thought it was! Chocked full of nutrients... Read More

Homemade Salsa

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I never realized how easy it was to make your own salsa until I ran into this recipe the other day. I found it in one of my new favorite cookbooks- "The New Best Recipes" by Cooks Illustrated. They had... Read More

HEALTHY Chocolate Pudding!

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So! This recipe is for the open-minded. For those individuals that are always seeking to create healthier options in their diet, no matter how strange the combinations may be. And for all of you close-minded folk that don't veer from... Read More

Pumpkin Seed Rolls

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Here in Germany they have bakeries absolutely everywhere. It's like how Starbucks liters the streets of America, except sub out another one of America's evil chains for a privately owned "Bäckerei". They're just incredible. Every time I go in one... Read More