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Meatless Monday: Vegan Pesto

Meatless Monday: Vegan Pesto
My sister-in-law taught me to make pesto a few summers back as a way to use up my overgrowing basil.  When using the freshest parmesan cheese, the pesto was by far, my favorite summer dish. This summer I was worried how I would use my basil and make my favorite dish dairy free.  I had... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Summer Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho

Meatless Monday: Summer Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho
After returning from a week at the beach, I am in full on summer mode.  The heat decreases my appetite of heavy dishes and I am gravitating toward light fresh meals. I ordered Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho from The Post House in South Carolina, and although wasn’t blown away by that version, my wheels began to... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Vegan Indian Parantha (Potato Stuffed Bread)

Meatless Monday: Vegan Indian Parantha (Potato Stuffed Bread)
Writer, chef and business woman Anupy Singla invited me to Williams Sonoma to taste her Vegan Indian Cooking.  Very intrigued, but intimated by Indian cooking, I was thrilled to learn it is simpler than it seems plus some other interesting tidbits. 1. Indian people do not eat Naan, the buttery bread we all eat at... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Mexican Chopped Salad with Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

Meatless Monday: Mexican Chopped Salad with Vegan Green Goddess Dressing
In general salads don’t excite me.  Occasionally, I can get pumped for the Whole Foods salad bar, but mostly I eat salads out of necessity to get my greens and nutrients. This Mexican Chopped Salad changed everything.  The simple combination of romaine, beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and scallions topped with the most delicious, creamy,... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Recipes for Spring and Summer

Meatless Monday: Recipes for Spring and Summer
Bookmark this now.  You are going to want this list of the best vegetarian and vegan dishes to make for picnics, barbecues and your family.  This time of year is when all the fresh ingredients begin to bloom and are available at Farmer’s Markets throughout the city.  There is nothing more fun than serving food... Read more »

Vegan cheese: worth it or worthless?

Vegan cheese: worth it or worthless?
March marks five months of dairy free eating.  For the most part I would consider it easy.  It is surprising how much eating habits can adapt to restrictions with time.  Even my cheese loving husband has consumed many dairy free meals and agrees there are little benefits for including dairy in his diet.  The kids,... Read more »
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Roasted cauliflower with crispy garbanzos and tahini: today's meatless monday meal

Roasted cauliflower with crispy garbanzos and tahini: today's meatless monday meal
Somehow I was directed to From the Little Yellow Kitchen, a quant site written by two 25-year-old gals who are best buds with a common love of cooking. They currently reside in a tiny apartment near the beach in San Diego and yes, have a very small and very yellow kitchen. These non mommy bloggers, amaze... Read more »

Curried Coconut Lentils: Today's Meatless Monday Meal

Curried Coconut Lentils: Today's Meatless Monday Meal
Looking back at previous Meatless Monday posts, it is exciting to see how much I have grown both in eating and preparing new foods and flavors.  In the past two years of dedicating one day a week to vegetarian and vegan dishes, I’ve learned meat-free eating tastes good although requires time and a combo of... Read more »

Orzo with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe for Meatless Monday

Orzo with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe for Meatless Monday
My meals have been very soup heavy lately.  Nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of goodness on a winter day.  When I saw Karis’ Kitchen’s Orzo with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe I thought I found a satisfying winter dish that is not soup. I’ve been on a major sweet potato kick, but mostly... Read more »
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Dairy-free banana applesauce muffins

Dairy-free banana applesauce muffins
I have lost a few pounds since I cut dairy from my diet mainly because of the lack of cheese in my life.  I still drool over thoughts of pizza or a dinner of Brie and wine, but have managed to stay away from the fanciest of fromage. Even harder is giving up on most... Read more »
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