Category Archives: Vegetarian

Celery Root & Parsnip Gratin

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I’ve been craving winter food lately. You know the type: warm and comforting, with extra points for being buttery, gooey, or cheesy. It’s why I probably nearly ate my weight in the bacon dip I posted last week (oops).

I love me a gratin. Grah-taan. Seriously, what’s not to love? A creamy layered center, soft-but-still-firm starchy vegetables and the best part: a crispity crunchity top. It meets all of the criteria for a perfect winter food. Continue reading Celery Root & Parsnip Gratin

Fennel & Orange Salad with Toasted Pistachios

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Citrus! Sweet, Sweet (and sour) Citrus.

Without your glowing jewel tones and bursts of vitamin C, how would we ever survive the harsh brutalities of winter?

Just seeing citrus this time of year gets me feeling all bright eyed and bushy tailed. 

Look!

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Maple Berry Breakfast Clafoutis

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Clafoutis! Ohhh lala.

It sounds so French! It sounds so fancy!!  It sounds… so…

Complicated.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Well, except the French part. It is most definitely French

It’s also stupid simple to make.  Continue reading Maple Berry Breakfast Clafoutis

Julie’s Detox(ish) Kale Salad

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What’s not to love about a  holiday completely dedicated to eating?

It’s the best! Thanksgiving makes me feel some type of  way.

But I don’t always love the way I feel after a weekend spent gorging on too much sugar, butter, carbs and wine. It feels so good in the moment – and I’m all about living in the moment – but sometimes it leaves us feeling less than our best when its all over. Continue reading Julie’s Detox(ish) Kale Salad

Grandma’s Apple Pie

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“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmm, boy.” –  Jack Handey, Saturday Night Live.

I am a pie person. Let it be known.

I come from a family of pie people, and hopefully one day I’ll get to go to pie heaven.  Continue reading Grandma’s Apple Pie

Salsa Verde

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I’m super pumped to be sharing this post for SO many reasons. But the biggest one might be that OUR KITCHEN IS ALMOST FINISHED!!

I’m waiting until it’s all said and done to post photos of the whole shebang, you know, for a BIG REVEAL. I’m going to do it up right, with before and after pics and all that jazz.

It’s exciting. I’m excited. Are you excited?! You should be. Continue reading Salsa Verde

Crispy Chick Peas with Olive Oils from Spain (Sponsored Post)

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The popularity of the Mediterranean Diet has exploded in recent years, and for good reason. People living along the Mediterranean Sea have known for a long time that a diet high in unsaturated fats, vegetables, and fish is loaded with a slew of health benefits. Continue reading Crispy Chick Peas with Olive Oils from Spain (Sponsored Post)

Jerk Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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“You are what you eat.”

This saying always got on my nerves.

If it were true, then I would be a walking talking tomato, with slices of pizza for arms, a scoop of ice cream for a head and cookies for feet.

But nope, I’m 100% human. And for the record, while I do love a good cannibal joke, I’m proud to say I’ve never eaten another human. Continue reading Jerk Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Corn and Crab Relish

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HEY! IT’S FALL.

Have you heard?

If you haven’t, then it’s safe to assume you’ve been living under a rock.

It always happens like this. I wake up one day, and summer is gone. Like, totally, completely gone. A distant memory. Almost as if it never existed in the first place.

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Watermelon Gazpacho

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It’s been a little weird not having a kitchen. But, honestly, not as weird as I had expected. Actually, it’s been kinda fun.

Well, we’re not living completely kitchenless. That wasn’t an option. We need to at least be able to make coffee in the morning. So I created a mini-kitchen, of sorts, in the living room.

We stuck the fridge in a corner, and next to it, a table with all the essentials: a cutting board, my knives, a French press, a tea pot, a toaster oven, a Nutribullet, and even a hot plate that doubles as a turn table when the sun goes down. Continue reading Watermelon Gazpacho