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Vegan Chocolate Nutter Butter Quinoa Cookies

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/29/14 1:38 PM

If you've ever browsed the plethora of "healthy food"-themed Pinterest boards, chances are you've already come across this recipe more than once. Made with cooked quinoa and raw rolled oats, these vegan cookies are high in protein and take less than 30 minutes to make. Be careful- they're addictive!

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Topics: vegan, Organic Produce, gluten-free, dessert

The Best Veggie Burgers on Earth

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/11/14 8:17 AM

Don't get me wrong- I love a good cheeseburger. So much so, in fact, that mention of them even made its way into the "about" section of this blog! But when dinnertime on day 10 of our vegan challenge called for burgers, we turned to the veggie alternative.

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, healthy, gluten-free

Green Bean, Corn, Zucchini, and Coconut Stir Fry

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/5/14 5:38 PM

On the menu for dinner on vegan challenge day 5 was this quick and delicious riff on curry. Although the title for this post says "stir fry," this flavorful, spicy dish is actually a thoren. 

What is a thoren, you ask? Well besides being a delicious, vegan dinner, according to Food and Wine, a thoren is a dry, sauceless curry typically prepared with just one vegetable and made sweet and fragrant with green chiles, fresh coconut, turmeric, mustard seeds and curry leaves.

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free

Vegan Pomegranate-Glazed Eggplant with Tempeh, Squash, and "Cheese"

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/2/14 1:46 PM

After enjoying a few post-wedding months of eating literally everything in sight, I've come to to the realization that it's time to start eating healthily again--and what better time to start than the beginning of a new year! To kick 2014 off right, we've decided to do a 30-day vegan challenge.

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free

Possibly the Best - and Healthiest - Bread Recipe Ever

Posted by Rachel Goodman

10/25/13 7:04 AM

When I have the hankering to cook, I have a tenancy to go overboard. Instead of experimenting with one recipe, I'll whip up 2 dips, a side dish, and 3 desserts. That's exactly what happened while I was finagling with this seed bread recipe. While the bread cooked, I made:

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, healthy, gluten-free

Who Said Mexican Food Can't Be Healthy?

Posted by Rachel Goodman

10/25/13 5:29 AM

This week's penultimate CSA included a hefty butternut squash--one of my all-time favorite fall foods. Although acorn squash will always have the number one place in my heart thanks to my dad's brown sugar and butter-roasted acorn squash recipe that made an appearance every fall while I was growing up, butternut takes a close second.

Even though I had some older produce lying around that I probably should have used up first, I love butternut squash and wanted to dig into it ASAP. It also didn't hurt that the day was also one of the coldest yet--even though the sun was shining you could still feel the cold edge of impending winter in the air all day long. That type of weather only means one thing: snowy days are coming, and with them, hearty dishes, stews, and roasts galore. 

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Topics: vegetarian, fall, gluten-free

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