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“Almost Vegan” Citrus Bars

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A few months back, Dave and I took a trip to our local Asian supermarket to get some ingredients for dinner. We ended up picking up delicious pre-made frozen scallion pancakes (one of my favorites) as an appetizer and veggies for what Dave would probably consider to be his signature Thai red curry. It's delicious every time he makes it, without fail.

Chickpea Stew

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I don't know about you, but the second the temperature starts to turn and I can see the first few leaves start to turn color on the trees, it's my shameless cue to start getting into "fall mode": out come the cozy, oversized hoodies and scarves; the Halloween decorations start to unearth themselves from boxes in the basement, ready to be hung sometime towards the end of September; and soup or stew gets put back on my dinner menu at least once a week.

Strawberries & Cream Overnight Oats

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Growing up, there was a time where breakfast almost every morning consisted of instant oatmeal and cinnamon-sugar toast, usually prepared with love and care by my dear dad. I didn’t hate it, but I think the 7 year-old-me would have just wanted cinnamon toast or, even better, a sugary toaster…

Smoky Eggplant Dip

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I made this dip recently out of both necessity and a need for something healthy to snack on. I had a Japanese eggplant in the fridge that I bought with the intention to make stir-fry as a quick weeknight dinner. Plans changed one night and by the time I revisited…

January is National Soup Month

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Soup is like one of the most perfect foods. A complete one-pot meal, it warms you up when you’re cold and it makes you feel better when you’re sick.  As chance would have it, January, in addition to being my birth month and one of the coldest months of the winter…

Pantry Raid: Mushroom Barley Soup

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Soup is often my go-to lunch since it’s quick and easy to grab from a store or a work cafeteria. I always have a stockpile of some kind of soup or chili in the freezer for when I don’t feel like cooking when I get home in the evening, too, which I thaw…