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Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce & Tangy Jalapeno Broccoli Slaw
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Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce & Tangy Jalapeno Broccoli Slaw

This Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce & Tangy Jalapeno Broccoli Slaw is packed full of vegetables which makes it a healthy make-ahead lunch or easy dinner. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Earthbound Farm. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible.[...]

Red Bean Chili with Smoky Chili Cashew Queso
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Red Bean Chili with Smoky Chili Cashew Queso

This Red Bean Chili with Smoky Chili Cashew Queso recipe is a quick and easy vegan meal that is sure to warm you on a chilly winter evening. If you follow me on Instagram then you may remember a little preview I gave of this Red Bean Chili recipe wayyy back in September with the promise that the recipe would be coming soon. I'm glad 'coming soon' is relat[...]

Peach Tea Lemonade
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Peach Tea Lemonade Recipe

Meet your new summer drink: homemade Peach Tea Lemonade! Simple to make, packed with in-season peaches, and bound to keep you cool during these humid summer days! Summer is flying right by! I was excited to snag a 25 pound box of peaches from the Georgia Peach Truck last week; it gave me the perfect excuse to spend the weekend baking up a storm to work my way[...]

Cookie Lover’s Sundae
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Cookie Lover’s Sundae: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with Caramel Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Happy National Ice Cream Month! We are kicking things off with this Cookie Lover's Sundae! It's a huge chocolate chip skillet cookie that is then topped with Hudsonville Ice Cream's Caramel Cookie Dough Ice Cream, sprinkles, and cherries! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf Hudsonville Ice Cream. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you f[...]

5 Quick Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
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Buddha Bowl With Poblano Tahini Sauce

This Buddha Bowl with Poblano Tahini Sauce is from Mostly Plants: 101 Flexitarian Recipes with the Pollan Family. It's perfect for an easy dinner or meal prep it ahead of time to enjoy as a weekday lunch. Happy Friday! I've been going a little stir crazy over here with all the rain so I'm excited to hopefully spend this weekend outside grilling, gardening, and[...]

Gremolata vs Chimichurri: What is the difference?
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Gremolata vs Chimichurri: What is the difference?

On today's Simple Sunday feature we are covering Gremolata vs Chimichurri: What is the difference? Simple Sunday is a feature where we deep dive into simple recipes, spotlight ingredients, and/or feature recipes for specific occasions. Today we are diving into gremolata and chimichurri sauces! Although both are known for being served with meat, they both a[...]

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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Vegan Pumpkin Baked Ziti (Easy Thanksgiving Vegetarian Main)

This Vegan Pumpkin Baked Ziti recipe (from the Veganomicon cookbook) is the perfect easy Thanksgiving Vegetarian main dish. It can even be made ahead of time and baked just before serving! Okay don't panic but Thanksgiving is next week. Are you ready? Yeah, me either. I think we all can agree that being a vegetarian around the holidays can be a bit tricky. Af[...]

Pomelo Gin Fizz Citrus Cocktail

This bubbly Pomelo Gin Fizz cocktail skips the egg whites and uses citrus to bring a subtly sweet and tart tang to your next happy hour. They say that life happens in waves and I definitely feel like I'm riding one of the big waves right now. After a week in the Pacific Northwest exploring and photographing, I came home for 2 days (one of which we looked at a[...]

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Green Matcha Sangria

This Green Matcha Sangria recipe is a perfect mix between earthy matcha and sweet white wine. Remember when Starbucks made matcha lemonade a big thing earlier this summer? Well it got me thinking about other ways I could enjoy matcha during the hot summer months (because, let's be honest, a steaming hot full-fat matcha latte is not very appetizing in the mu[...]

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Cookie Dough Balls From The Savvy Cook

Today's post features the recipe for Cookie Dough Balls from The Savvy Cook. These no-bake cookie bites  are about has healthy as you can get while still tasting like indulgent cookie dough.   One of the last things I did before heading out on my week long road trip last Sunday was whip up a batch of these cookie dough balls for easily snacking in th[...]

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Vegan Breakfast Polenta with Rose-Roasted Plums

This Vegan Breakfast Polenta with Rose-Roasted Plums recipe is from Aine Carlin's cookbook, The New Vegan, and is the perfect whole food savory breakfast. Today's recipe comes from Aine Carlin's cookbook, The New Vegan. This book is such an amazing reminder of how far along the vegan food culture has come in the last decade. I always try to get vegan at least a[...]

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Vegetarian Summer Pasta Salad with Dill Vinaigrette

This easy vegetarian Summer Pasta Salad with Dill Vinaigrette is the perfect accompaniment to your summer grill outs. Serve it Nicoise Salad style or toss everything together for a more traditional serving option. Today I've partnered with Alessi Foods to bring you (what I hope to be) your new favorite summer salad recipe! With Memorial Day weekend on the hor[...]

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Crostini with Macadamia Ricotta and Corn-Zucchini Succotash + Vegetarian Heartland Blog Tour

These Crostini with Macadamia Ricotta and Corn-Zucchini Succotash are the perfect meat-free picnic food! They are light, delicious and easy to transport! I'm extra excited about today's post because we are going to dive a little deeper into my upcoming cookbook, Vegetarian Heartland.  My publisher, Chronicle Books, was kind enough to organize a little blog t[...]

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Quick Pickled Radishes

These tangy Quick Pickled Radishes are perfect for enjoying atop salads, tacos, and eggs. These take less than 30 minutes to make! First off, Happy Mother's Day! I hope everyone was able to take a few minutes today to be thankful for the women in their lives — whether it is your birth mother or a woman who has played a nurturing role in your life. I had[...]

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Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Protein Smoothie

This Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Protein Smoothie recipe is great as a filling breakfast or post workout drink. If you know me in person then you know that I'm a big day dreamer. Some of my day dreams have turned into reality (hellloooo book deal) and some of them are just crazy (helloo mansion on the ocean with an indoor / outdoor kitchen and 3,000 square fo[...]

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Pink Grapefruit Cucumber Rose Skin Quencher

Pink Grapefruit Cucumber Rose Skin Quencher recipe from Lily Diamond's new cookbook, Kale & Caramel, is a simple natural beauty drink recipe. Heyyy friends! Today is extra special because it's my dear friend Lily Diamond's book launch day! She was one of my favorite friends to confide in through the writing process for Vegetarian Heartland and I hope she[...]

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How To Make Chive Blossom Vinegar + 5 Ways To Use It

For today's Simple Sunday feature, we are talking all about how to make Chive Blossom Vinegar and 5 ways to use it in your everyday cooking. You know we've entered full flown spring when the chive blossoms are bursting. Last year I shared how to make your own Chive Blossom vinegar and I wanted to revisit it this year with a few suggestions on how to use up this[...]

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Vegetarian Heartland Now Up For Pre-order + BONUS ITEM + Pimm’s Punch Recipe!

Finally, it's pre-order time, baby! Vegetarian Heartland started as a spark of an idea in April 2014 and is now finally being released as a gorgeous hardcover 272 page cookbook! It is photo and recipe heavy with additional notes about being vegetarian, growing up in the Midwest, and having adventures in your kitchen sprinkled throughout it. Sure, there is an empha[...]

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Vegan Waldorf Wheatberry Salad

This Vegan Waldorf Wheatberry Salad is the perfect simple recipe for a filling lunch or side at dinner. #Tastelikebetter I originally planned to call this recipe 'Healthy-ish Vegan Wheatberry Waldorf-Inspired Salad' but dashes just don't work in hyperlinks and that title is wayyyy too long so I went with 'Vegan Wheatberry Waldorf Salad' even though this is[...]

Homemade Hummus Recipes
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White Bean Buffalo Hummus

This spicy Buffalo White Bean Hummus is the perfect protein-packed afternoon snack or spread for any meal. Using white beans to create a creamy hummus is the secret to being able to cut back on oil in this recipe. I'm pretty excited to be back into the routine of meal prepping on Sundays. Lately, I've been making a big batch of vegetable broth, two loaves[...]

Creamy Quinoa and White Bean Risotto with Crispy Brassica Florets
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Creamy Quinoa and White Bean Risotto with Crispy Brassica Florets

This Creamy Quinoa and White Bean Risotto with Crispy Brassica Florets is from The First Mess cookbook. This healthy plant-based main dish is chocked full of protein (from the quinoa and white beans) and satisfyingly creamy. A perfect cozy meal for chilly evenings or to serve to for a crowd. Today's recipe comes from Laura Wright's new cookbook, The First Mes[...]

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Vegetarian Quinoa Taco Meat Tostadas

This Vegetarian Quinoa Taco Meat Tostadas recipe is a quick and simple meat-free weeknight main entree. The quinoa taco meat is a healthy substitute for crumbled beef and a must-try for any vegetarian! I so wish I could take credit for inventing the amazing thing that is quinoa taco meat. It's smokey, slightly spicy, a complete protein, and even looks like ta[...]

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Cranberry Orange Champagne Mimosa with Candied Rosemary

This simple two-ingredient Cranberry Orange Champagne Mimosa (plus garnish) cocktail is perfect for holiday parties or Christmas morning. Dress it up with an orange slice and candied rosemary or keep it simple with just the juice and champagne. Ever since I've been old enough to drink (almost a decade), it's been a holiday tradition to wake up on Christmas da[...]