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Smokey Sweet BBQ Vegan Chili

Posted by Rachel Goodman

1/27/14 6:03 AM

Two weeks into our vegan challenge, we were craving something hearty, meaty and just a little rich. This chili fit the bill perfectly--without all the added calories that come with its non-vegan counterpart. The inspiration from this recipe came from (surprise, surprise) my go-to vegan recipe blog, Oh She Glows, but I made a few notable alterations to suit our tastes.

This chili is sweet, smokey, savory, and all-around delicious. The recipe makes quite a lot, so save some room in your freezer unless you're planning on having a chili party. Don't worry, though--this is a recipe both vegans and non-vegans alike will love, so chances are any leftovers won't be hanging around your kitchen for too long.

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, healthy

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

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Posted by Rachel Goodman

10/19/13 7:00 AM

Getting married is awesome, but what’s even more awesome are wedding registries. Registries are like wish lists for all the fantastic, sometimes outlandish, but generally useful housewares it would otherwise probably take a lifetime to amass. For example: a clothes steamer? Great! Crab crackers? How else would one crack their crustaceans?! A doughnut cookie cutter? Clearly a modern home necessity.

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Topics: vegetarian, fall

Homemade Apple Butter:
What to do with all the apples you picked

Posted by Rachel Goodman

10/16/13 9:34 AM

homemade apple butter recipe

This weekend we went apple picking at Honey Pot Hill Orchards. This seems like a benign enough statement, but for anyone that's ever gone apple picking, you know the truth: at the end of the day, you will almost invariably end up walking out of the orchard with many more apples than you ever intended to pick. Or, maybe that's just me. But if the orchard cashiers give you a bag, the obvious next step is to fill the bag...right? Well, regardless of proper apple picking decorum, that's exactly what we did: 15 minutes after we hopped off the hay wagon and into the field, we'd filled our bag with approximately 20 pounds of apples. 

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, fall, Organic Produce, apples

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