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Honey Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Honey and cinnamon roasted almonds are an easy healthy snack to make from plain almonds. Top them on salads, cheese balls, or eat them on their own! I bought a bag of plain whole almonds from Trader Joe’s recently for a cheese ball recipe test. I wasn’t super thrilled with the unsalted, normal version so …

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Cowboy (Texas) Caviar with tortilla chips and lime

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar, also known as Texas Caviar, is a simple salsa / bean salad with a complex flavor! Black eyed peas, sweet corn, and other fresh vegetables covered with an herb-lime dressing that is hard to resist. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping, or you may be tempted to eat it straight out of the …

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Three Bean Salad with avocado, vegetables and herbs. A flavorful vegan and gluten-free side dish perfect for a picnic or potluck, and filling enough for a main dish!

Three Bean Salad with Avocado

Three Bean Salad with avocado, vegetables and herbs. A flavorful vegan and gluten-free side dish perfect for a picnic or potluck, and filling enough for a main dish! This recipe had to be made because – I’m very easily influenced. Mostly by commercials for food and the like. If I see an ad for pizza, …

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EVERYTHING BAGEL spiced croutons to add as a salad topper, pasta topper, or anything topper really. If you like the

Everything Bagel Croutons

EVERYTHING BAGEL spiced croutons to add as a salad topper, pasta topper, or anything topper really. If you like the “everything but the bagel” sesame seasoning spice blend, you’ll love these croutons! This post should be subtitled: Guess how many baguettes it takes to make a cup of croutons! My answer? 4. Because I had …

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Spaghetti Squash with sauteed mushrooms, tomato and onion. A low-carb, gluten-free and vegan meal full of vegetables and flavor.

Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms

Spaghetti Squash with sautéed mushrooms, tomato and onion. A low-carb, gluten-free and vegan meal full of vegetables and flavor. Only 5 main ingredients, plus seasoning! Once I learned –> the trick <– to getting long, actual spaghetti-like strands from spaghetti squash, I’m always on the look out for new ways to eat it. We’ve made …

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Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Lemony Brussels Sprouts are a wonderfully citrusy vegetable side dish. Serve on top of salads or with a meal for a fresh lemon pop of flavor! Naturally vegan and gluten-free. We are finding ourselves towards the (apparent) end of Brussels Sprouts season – it’s beginning of APRIL. How did that happen?! But someone needs to …

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A citrusy and tasty vegetable side dish - Stir-fried Lemon Sesame Sugar Snap Peas! Eat as is for a side, add to pasta or salads.

Lemon Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

A citrusy and tasty vegetable side dish – Stir-fried Lemon Sesame Sugar Snap Peas! Serve with a meal as a side, eat alone for a sweet tangy snack, or add to pasta and salads. Naturally vegan and gluten-free. Ever had sugar snap peas? This spring-time vegetable can be eaten whole, pod included (unlike say, edamame) …

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Homemade Kaiser Rolls Recipe - rolls after baking with poppy seeds

Homemade Kaiser Rolls

Make your own homemade Kaiser Rolls! A crusty roll perfect for overstuffed sandwiches or dipping into soup or butter. Includes multiple ways to shape the rolls to achieve the star/crown design. Kaiser Rolls (also known as Emperor Rolls or Vienna Rolls) have multiple versions of the recipe on the interwebs. Originally they were apparently made …

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Spinach Baked Ziti Recipe - A meatless pasta casserole with greens that is sure to be a family favorite! Adapted from my grandma's baked ziti recipe and scaled down to 4 (generous) servings.

Spinach Baked Ziti

Spinach Baked Ziti Recipe – A meatless pasta casserole with greens that is sure to be a family favorite! Adapted from my grandma’s baked ziti recipe and scaled down to 4 (generous) servings. If you’ve followed the blog a while, you have probably heard me mention grandma’s baked ziti once or twice. That used to …

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