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Zucchini Quesadillas with Corn andBlack Bean Salsa

This is our go-to meal when we’re in a hurry. It’s especially quick and easy if, like me, you keep veritable troffs of hummus and salsa on hand in the fridge. We are a family who likes to snack, and I don’t want anyone running to get junk food because there isn’t something that doesn’t []

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Veggie Rainbow Salsa

I was looking for a “snacky-type” recipe that makes a TON of food, doesn’t cost a lot and is super healthy. When a friend of mine brought Black Bean Confetti Salsa to a Labor Day Potluck party, I loved it and knew this might be the one. I made a few adjustments based on what []

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Delicious and Healthy Tex-Mex Dip

I know this picture just looks like a pile of mushy goo, but trust me, this stuff was awesome!! I was craving the traditional Tex-Mex 7-layer dip, but I didn’t have the ingredients for that, so I dug around in my pantry and fridge and created my own super-flavorful, highly addictive Tex-Mex extravaganza. Try it! []

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The Enchilada Experiment, Part 1

  I love enchiladas, and before I became vegan I often indulged in the cheesy, gooey tastiness of the family enchilada dinner from a restaurant called Pulido’s just down the street. Since turning vegan it’s one of only a very few things that I miss, and I have yet to find a great substitute. So, []

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Cheap-O Hummus

Let’s start this blog with a basic staple of every healthy kitchen. Hummus! It’s full of fiber and nutrients, and it’s just so dang good I eat it almost every day. This is my own, very basic recipe. I know that tahini paste can be expensive, so if you can’t swing the price, or just []

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Coconut Curry Quinoa

  That’s fun to say, huh? Coconut. Curry. Quinoa. Coconut Curry Quinoa. Now five times fast! This dish is so easy, amazingly healthy and delicious in the extreme. Give it a try. You’ll love it! 2 C water 1 C quinoa* 1/8 C oil (I used sunflower) 1 block firm tofu, drained and cut into []

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Hearty Vegetable Stew

This is actually more of a fall/winter dish, but I happened to have some potatoes about to buy the farm, so I got busy makin’ stew! This is a really hearty, filling bowl of stew. It’s great if you throw some homemade dumplings in (which is usually how we eat it), but some toasted bread []

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Jason’s Whole Wheat “Bro”scuits

My husband, Jason, is the bread man. He loves fresh bread more than just about any other food, and he loves experimenting with bread recipes. Here he is modeling some French “bro”guettes he made last week  They’re shaped weird because our oven is small, but trust me they were awesome! Jason’s “Bro”scuits are super easy []

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Easy “Eggless” Salad

This is such an easy fix when you’re drained from running around all day and you don’t want to be tempted by junk (which is exactly why I made it today). It whips up super-fast, and is extremely versatile. Sometimes I’ll just throw in random stuff that I have on hand, like grated carrot or []

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Agave-Sweetened Banana Bread

This is my first attempt at refined-sugar-free vegan banana bread, and it turned out pretty nicely I think! I adapted the recipe from one I found on Dr. Weil’s website. I was planning on going into a lengthy explanation about the low-glycemic index of agave nectar and how I am completely in love with it, []

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“Cheesy” Potato and Leek Soup

I had a couple of leeks about to buy the farm a few days ago, so I made up this soup completely on the fly and it turned out great! It’s thick and creamy, with a “cheezy” and onion-y tasting base. My husband loved it. Give it a try! 1/8 cup olive oil 1 medium []

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Walnuts

  Remember the six acorn squash I picked up at the salvage grocery for only 29 cents a pound last week? Well, here’s what I did with them, and they were delicious! 1 acorn squash 1/4 C chopped walnuts 1/4 C agave nectar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut []

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Behold the Mighty Kale Chip!

This recipe idea came from the Plant-Based Health newsletter I received via email today. If you’ve never visited the Plant-Based Health website, please go give it a look. Katherine, who runs the site, is a sweet vegan gal from right here in Texas. Sign up for her newsletter too! It’s totally free and she always []

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Classic Black-Eyed Peas

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! I’ve made a lot of resolutions this year, both personal and family-related (meaning my husband and I thought of them together and they concern our whole family) and, naturally, quite a few of my resolutions concern food. Since this is a food blog, I won’t bore you with the details of []

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Easy 3-Bean Chili

  This takes only a few minutes to get it going, it’s jam-packed full of fiber, and it’s delicious! What more can you ask for? If you’re really daring, pile in some corn chips for an old-fashioned Southern Frito Pie. 1/8 C olive oil 1 medium white or yellow onion, diced 2-4 cloves of garlic, []

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