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9 Vegetarian Quinoa Recipes

Today I'm sharing 9 Vegetarian Recipes Featuring Quinoa in hopes that it helps you find some weekend cooking inspiration. I love adding quinoa to my recipes when I can because of it's higher protein content compared to other starchy ingredients you might use in a similar way (such as rice or pasta). Hi! I hope you are holding up okay out there - it's pretty weird[...]

Risotto-Style Couscous with Peas, Radicchio, & Dill
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Risotto-Style Couscous with Peas, Radicchio, & Dill

This Risotto-Style Couscous with Peas, Radicchio, & Dill recipe is a quick and simple vegetarian twist on traditional risotto (which is usually made with arborio rice). When looking back over past risotto recipes I've shared on VV, I noticed that there is definitely a pattern - I haven't used actual arborio rice on my site for risotto...ever! I tried[...]

White Cheddar & Poblano Polenta
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White Cheddar & Poblano Polenta

This White Cheddar & Poblano Polenta is a versatile and easy meal that can be topped with anything you'd put into tacos or on nachos! I love topping it with crunchy tortilla chips, pickled red onions, and a fried egg for a filling meal. When I was in high school, I'd go to my boyfriend's house after school and he'd play video games on his computer whi[...]

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7 Easy & Homemade Hummus Recipes

Say goodbye to that boring store-bought hummus you always wish tasted just a little bit better. I've got 7 easy and homemade hummus recipes to up your hummus game this holiday season: This Roasted Beet Hummus with Hazelnut Oil & Rosemary recipe is a bright snack worthy of serving to guests but simple enough to enjoy with weekday meals. The beautiful pink[...]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Spicy Sweet Buffalo Glaze
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Spicy Sweet Buffalo Glaze

This Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Spicy Sweet Buffalo Glaze is an easy veg-packed Thanksgiving side that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters! The Thanksgiving count down is in full force - can you believe it's ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!? Oh wow wow wow! Despite posting my shopping list on instagram stories earlier today, I just don't feel prepared. I've[...]

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Cheddar Corn Pudding with Crispy Spicy Sweet Topping

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KitchnAid. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. This Cheddar Corn Pudding with Crispy Spicy Sweet Topping is a creative and delicious Thanksgiving side. The inside is similar enough to traditional corn pudding to please the traditionalist while the[...]

Summer Salads For A Crowd
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Summer Salads For A Crowd

This round-up of summer salads for a crowd features salads of all kind: fruit, grain, and leaf! It's HOT out and I need a dish for a potluck / grill out / party. what should I make that won't put me in a hot kitchen for hours. The answer? A salad! But not just a boring old iceburg salad with ranch dressing - I'm talking a showstopper grain salad or addicting fruit[...]

Cottage Cheese Toast
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Cottage Cheese Toast Ideas

On today’s Simple Sunday feature we are covering cottage cheese toast ideas! It's time to bring this cheese out of the low-fat 90's diet world and into the modern fresh food movement! Simple Sunday is a feature where we deep dive into simple recipes, spotlight ingredients, and/or feature recipes for specific occasions. I know right out the gate that t[...]

Savory Zucchini Bread
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Savory Zucchini Bread With Whipped Goat Cheese & Dill

This Savory Zucchini Bread With Whipped Goat Cheese & Dill is the perfect quick bread for summer when zucchinis are in abundance. This savory bread is delicious on it's own but made even better with a simple whipped goat cheese spread on it. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank[...]

Mac Salad From Aloha Kitchen
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Mac Salad From Aloha Kitchen

This delicious Mac Salad is from the gorgeous Aloha Kitchen, a cookbook by Alana Kysar with recipes from Hawai'i. It's perfect for summer cookouts or picnics. I can't remember the last time I got such bad FOMO from reading a cookbook! Alana's photos of Hawaii in Aloha Kitchen seriously make me want to drop everything I'm doing and jump on a flight across the[...]

Sweet Peanut Butter Mascarpone Fruit Dip
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Sweet Peanut Butter Mascarpone Fruit Dip

This Sweet Peanut Butter Mascarpone Fruit Dip is just waiting to be whipped up at your next gathering! It can be made in under a minute (!!) and is delicious with berries and apples. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The National Peanut Butter Board. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possibl[...]

Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Cucumber Salad Recipe With Strawberry Yogurt & Pistachio Za’atar

This Cucumber Salad Recipe With Strawberry Yogurt & Pistachio Za'atar is an easy and delicious summer salad! Made it to enjoy at your next picnic or grill out! With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, it's time to officially start talking about summer! Do you have any plans for the long weekend? Maybe a little pool time and a grill out or picnic? This eas[...]

Roasted Veggies with Citrus Gremolata and Polenta
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Roasted Veggies with Citrus Gremolata and Polenta

This Roasted Veggies with Citrus Gremolata and Polenta is my go-to for a pantry staple dinner. You can mix and match whichever veggies, beans, and sauce options you have on hand to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less! What is your go-to recipe for when you just can't bring yourself to get your butt to the store and instead rely on the staples you[...]

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Farro Salad with Pistachios Apricots and Herbs

This Farro Salad with Pistachios Apricots and Herbs is my go-to meal prep lunch. It can be made in under 30 minutes and lasts several days in the fridge when tightly sealed. The chewy farro balances perfectly with salty pistachios, a bright citrus dressing, and sweet apricots pieces. Hiii! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving week (if you are US based)![...]

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Apple Cider Gravy From Now and Again

This Apple Cider Gravy recipe from Julie Turshen's Now and Again cookbook is both savory and tangy. It's a perfect gravy for a special occasion like Thanksgiving or a lazy morning with biscuits and eggs. Thanksgiving is officially a week from today - are you ready? This is the first year we will be hosting at our new home and I'm beyond excited / nervous / overwhel[...]

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Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe

This Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe is perfect For Halloween themed parties and any fall entertaining you are planning to do! As you may remember, we completely redid our backyard this past spring and I am SO SO SO excited that it's finally cool enough to have a fire back there and not break into a sweat. This also means it's time to host! I'm p[...]

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10 Vegetarian Soup Recipes To Get You Excited For Cooler Weather

10 Vegetarian Soup Recipes To Get You Excited For Cooler Weather featuring chilis, stews, dumpling soup, minestrone, and more! Here in the Midwest, we are at that point in the year where I'm just so ready for cooler weather and comfort food in the form of easy and flavorful soups. Any else with me? Well here are 10 vegetarian soup recipes to add to your dinner menu[...]

Summer Salads For A Crowd
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Fruit Salad with Tahini Granola and Creamy Yogurt

This Fruit Salad with Yogurt and Tahini Granola is a modern hybrid between a parfait and fruit salad for a crowd. It's cooling, crunchy, tangy, and juicy, making it the perfect light dessert on a warm summer day. This fruit salad recipe with yogurt was the product of having people coming over for an impromptu grill-out and me wanting to whip up a dessert[...]

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10 Vegetarian Recipes To Make Before Spring Is Over!

10 Vegetarian Recipes To Make Before Spring Is Over: Starters, Drinks, Entrees, and Desserts to make the most of the season! I shared a round-up of my favorite vegetarian spring recipes over on Instagram Stories the other week and realized I should probably go ahead and share them here in case you don't follow me on IG. Spring is zipping by and before you know[...]

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Vegetarian Butternut Squash & White Bean Fritters with Blue Cheese & Walnuts

These Vegetarian Butternut Squash & White Bean Fritters with Blue Cheese & Walnuts are a quick and flavorful vegetarian meal that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. Please note that this post was sponsored by Alexia Foods but All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. I tend to over do it. I tend to overbook[...]