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Black Bean Burrito Bowl with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I feel like it is only right that I start month of pantry inspiration with a pantry recipe I eat every week. These burrito bowls are a staple in our house because the vegetables and toppings are interchangeable. I’ve also been known to eat the rice and beans be themselves with a bit of hot [...]

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The January Pantry Reset

Happy New Year! As some of you know, I’m starting the year out on a different path. No resolutions, no ‘feel better’ schemes, no diet plans. Just some good-old-fashion organization and inspiration. I’m spending the month of January helping you reset your pantry and be inspired to cook from all those grains, legumes, nuts, and [...]

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A Guide to Vegetarian Cooking

Even though I don’t do resolutions, I love the first of the year as a time to reset. I clean and organize the kitchen, jot down a few intentions for the new year, and I sketch of rough list of new things I’d like to try. I like to try and kick myself out of [...]

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Roasted Sunchoke Salad

Between all the holidays, I find myself gravitating towards lighter meals. Bring on all the greens and vegetables. This is especially helpful when visiting the Sunday market- everything looks good. It’s around this time of year I grab extra sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes). These cousins of the sunflower have a nice, warm flavor that’s not overpowering. [...]

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13 Vegetarian Holiday Main Dishes

As I get older, holiday dinners become a bit of an “oh no, it’s three days away” affair. We keep our dinners small, but still delicious. In honor of my procrastination, I wanted to share 13 vegetarian holiday main dishes that can satisfy all your guests. For many years, I’d always make a quiche as [...]

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Sweet Potato Salad with Butter-Hazelnut Dressing

It’s rare that I get stuck on one salad- I like to mix things up every time. However, this salad is different. I’ve been making this butter-hazelnut dressing for a few weeks now. I could honestly do without the sweet potatoes- just a bit of butter lettuce and this dressing (but the sweet potatoes do [...]

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Grain-Free Granola

As much as I love grains, I sometimes like to experiment without. This grain-free granola is actually part of the Pantry Reset series in a little bonus recipe I’m sharing. In the video, I’m sharing 3 different granola versions and this granola is one of those variations. I really love this version because with help from [...]

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Garlicky Bean Toast

I have no shame in how much toast I eat and it’s rare I meet a toast I don’t like. A crisp slice of toasted bread piled high with vegetarian delights is the perfect way to start (or end) the day. Sure, most popular is the solid avocado toast but I say give me toast [...]

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Spiced Lentil Stew with Potatoes

If you watch the video for this recipe, my enthusiasm for lentils might not fully show. Trust, however, I have a passion for lentils that sometimes gets a bit much for others. Lentils are one of the perfect ingredients in my pantry. They require no soaking but still cook within 30 minutes, they adapt to [...]

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13 Vegetarian Holiday Main Dishes

As I get older, holiday dinners become a bit of an “oh no, it’s three days away” affair. We keep our dinners small, but still delicious. In honor of my procrastination, I wanted to share 13 vegetarian holiday main dishes that can satisfy all your guests. For many years, I’d always make a quiche as [...]

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Ricotta Butternut Squash Pizza with Spinach

If you’ve caught on by now, you might have noticed that many of my components I share also happen to work well with pizza. Olive tapenade, garlicky greens, and romesco are a few of my favorites. And obviously this, roasted butternut squash (with this pizza!) This pizza is a version that finds itself in rotation [...]

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Roasted Butternut Squash | Cooking Component

Of all the things I could share, I realize roasted butternut squash is rather boring. However, it’s such a major component in my cooking this time of year. I use butternut squash is almost every way imaginable. So, I decided to share this roasted butternut squash recipe less for the recipe and more for all [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Poppy Seed Cream Sauce

Post sponsored by Frontier Co-op. See below for more details. There are some items I don’t use terribly often in my kitchen. These are the items that make their way to the back of the cabinet, the items that when you need it you have to pull everything out and hope your memory isn’t faulty [...]

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5 Pantry Must-Haves + Recipes

More often than not, I sound like a broken record. It doesn’t matter if I’m chatting with a friend or doing an interview. If we are talking about food, I’m talking about my pantry. I love produce and going to the Farmers’ market every week but it wouldn’t be near as exciting if I wasn’t [...]

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19 Vegetarian Bowls for Winter

There is something amazingly comforting about a bowl full of cooked vegetables. It’s like you’re getting the best of something nourishing and something comforting. It’s also easy to mix, match, and adapt these recipes, making them accessible for weeknight cooking. Below is a list of my favorite vegetarian bowls for winter. Get ready to curl [...]

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Noodles in Curry Broth with Spinach and Egg

One of the easiest things to make at home is broth. Toss vegetables, herbs, and/or spices in a pot, cover with water, then let cook for an hour or so. The result is a delicious liquid that you could easily drink by itself or use in your favorite soups. Usually every other week or so, [...]

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19 Vegetarian Bowls for Winter

There is something amazingly comforting about a bowl full of cooked vegetables. It’s like you’re getting the best of something nourishing and something comforting. It’s also easy to mix, match, and adapt these recipes, making them accessible for weeknight cooking. Below is a list of my favorite vegetarian bowls for winter. Get ready to curl [...]

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Broccoli Pesto Couscous Risotto

I have a not-so-secret love affair with pearl couscous. I find the texture to be absolutely delightful and since it’s just pasta, it soaks up every bit of flavor around it. I love it in salads, as a base for roasted vegetables, and as a cheater risotto. The couscous works in a similar way to [...]

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Pumpkin Ricotta Crostini with Arugula

This recipe is in partnership with Nugget Markets. See below for more details. I don’t get to cook for people as much as I would like. There’s something about the energy that comes from sharing food with others. It’s an easy way to bring people together, especially during the holidays. While I typically focus on [...]

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Chocolate Almond Drop Cookies

Post sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. See below for more details. I used to be a big cookie baker during the holidays. Sugar cookies, thumbprints, and melt-in-your-mouth cookies were always on hand. And yet, over the years, my passion for baking has faded a bit. Now that I have a son, I’ll teach him a [...]

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Potstickers

I’ve mentioned before my weakness for fried food. It’s definitely a group of foods I don’t eat often and it’s rare that I make anything fried at home (the oil!) However, over the years, I’ve morphed how I make dumplings to help give me a taste of something salty and crunchy. These Brussels sprout potstickers [...]

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You Can’t Evict Community Power

Written by Alison Alkon On Tuesday afternoons, North Oakland’s Driver’s Plaza is a lively place. Neighbors gather to listen to music, play chess, hang out and share a meal. The chef is “Aunti” Frances Moore, a former Black Panther and founder of the Love Mission Self Help Hunger Program, which has been serving a weekly…

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25 Vegetarian Root Vegetable Recipes

I didn’t eat many root vegetables as a child. Sure, there was the occasional dip tray that had carrots but that was about as close to a root as I got. To be honest, I don’t really remember the grocery store stocking roots outside of beets and carrots. However, I’ve come a long way (and [...]

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Sweet Potato Einkorn Porridge

During the winter months, we eat porridge and oats at least three times a week. I switch up the grains, change the produce, and use as many toppings as possible. We always have sweet potatoes on hand and usually puree pre-made, making this porridge a delicious breakfast option. If you have never tried einkorn before, [...]

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Pumpkin Ricotta Crostini with Arugula

This recipe is in partnership with Nugget Markets. See below for more details. I don’t get to cook for people as much as I would like. There’s something about the energy that comes from sharing food with others. It’s an easy way to bring people together, especially during the holidays. While I typically focus on [...]

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Sweet Potato Wedges with Peanut Sauce

One of the challenges I love when cooking for others is to help change the narrative a bit around indulgent food. I eat decently 90% of the time but usually once a week, I kick back and eat something completely different. It’s normally something fried and it’s usually always delicious (my favorite is fried cauliflower [...]

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Jerk Roasted Kuri Squash with Bulgur Salad

Post sponsored by Frontier Co-op. See below for more details. One of my favorite ways to serve squash is a dish that showcases the beauty of the squash. Usually this means the squash is left in a semi-whole state and stuffed. These roasted kuri wedges have a bold flavor matched with an easy bulgur salad [...]

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13 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for Fall

For along time I distanced myself from pasta. In my earlier life, being a new vegetarian in rural midwest was hard. However, restaurants made a try, usually with a pasta dish. I also made a lot of pasta in my early days because it was easy. I got really burnt out on pasta. However, many [...]

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13 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for Fall

For along time I distanced myself from pasta. In my earlier life, being a new vegetarian in rural midwest was hard. However, restaurants made a try, usually with a pasta dish. I also made a lot of pasta in my early days because it was easy. I got really burnt out on pasta. However, many [...]

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Bulgur Lentil Ragu with Parsnip-Rutabaga Mash

I will start out saying I’m a bit hesitant to call this ragu given there’s no meat and it’s not served on pasta. And yet, here I am, calling it lentil ragu primarily because it’s the closest thing to describe this bulky sauce. Traditional ragu is made using stewed meats but do a quick search [...]

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The idea behind the diet is to replace two daily meals with jars of homemade pureed baby food or store bought jars. The third meal of the day is to remain low calorie and small. The daily calorie restrictions are said to be 600 calories or less. The diet is not meant to be on for months at a time, rather 7 days maximum. The purpose is to rid your body of toxins and cravings of unhealthy foods.

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