Posts tagged ‘vegan’

June 3rd, 2014

Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding {with Blueberries}

by Chrissy

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I blogged this as soon as I finished the last bite. SO GOOD. You need this, you all need this in your life.

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Last night it took 5 quick minutes to throw all the ingredients in a jar, shake it up, and wait for it to set  overnight into that chia seed pudding glory. If that isn’t the definition of simple, I don’t know what is.

I am a busy little bee these days and I need simple, quick, … Read more...

May 1st, 2014

Gluten-Free Quinoa Meatless Meatballs {with Marinara}

by Chrissy

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Holy Heatwave! Southern California is absolutely nuts with this dry heat and crazy winds. Now that I am recently self-employed I have been spending my first week of freedom melting in my house. I was tempted to go to Barre class twice in one day because it was a nicely air conditioned environment. I would have really regretted that one. I can only do so much shaking and pulsing…

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I have been trying out a few new meatless options for … Read more...

February 19th, 2014

Asian Spinach Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Zucchini

by Chrissy

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Let me just say this: toasted sesame oil is the business. The bees knees, if you will.

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It’s fragrant, toasty and has such a warm and inviting personality.

In dressings and sauces, it is such a delight. Yes, it can be a little high on the calorie scale, but a little goes a long way, so as long as you mix it with other oils, vinegars, and flavors, it evens out.

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This roasted garlic & sesame vinaigrette is fairly light … Read more...

November 24th, 2013

Honey & Champagne Cranberry Sauce

by Lauren

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Here it is, that Thanksgiving recipe I promised. It involves champagne. You know you’ll have a bottle of that open on Thanksgiving morning. If you can spare a cup, swap it for the water in your classic cranberry sauce and try this out.

I think a handful of chopped walnuts would also be fantastic in this.

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In the process of shredding brussels sprouts for what would have been a fantastic Orange & Almond Crispy Brussels Sprouts side dish option for … Read more...

November 7th, 2013

Tomato & Olive Salad {with smoked paprika vinaigrette}

by Lauren

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So, this salad (or salsa? Or dip?) has been a huge hit around these parts lately. I’ve now taken it to a dinner party as a salad and camping as a salsa/dip and in both cases, the bowl came home empty.

After eating ham, cheese, and bread, every day on our honeymoon we craved vegetables. Just a tiny carrot, a leaf of kale, a slice of a beet – really, anything without carbs involved would have been totally acceptable.

We … Read more...