Sugar Snap Peas with Pecans & Feta + Vegetarian Flavor Bible Review

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Today I’m revealing a big secret. Yeah… I’m spilling the beans or in this case, Sugar Snap Peas with Pecans & Feta. Last month, I was excited to get an invitation from two time, James Beard Award-winning authors, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg to join their Virtual Book Tour promoting the Vegetarian Flavor Bible during National Nutrition Month. […]

Black Bean Fried Quinoa

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This month’s recipe redux challenge was to show how we cook once and remix the leftovers. In prepping for this month’s post, my overachieving tendencies kinda took over and I ended up with three recipes. Let me explain… As much as I love black beans, I realized that I had not posted a black bean […]

Spicy Black Bean Soup with Ancho Chile Pepitas

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This Spicy Black Bean Soup with Ancho Chile Pepitas will satisfy your appetite for sweet, smoky heat. If you are at all like me, you’ll use this black bean soup as an excuse to eat tortilla chips!  Though I started cooking in my Grandma’s kitchen as a child, the first time I actually wrote and developed […]

Slow Cooker Black Beans

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It’s the weekend. Time to chill out and do my usual. Cook. I don’t eat a lot of canned foods but I do keep a variety of canned beans on hand for quick vegetarian meals. As convenient as canned beans can be, nothing beats cooking my own dried beans. I love that I can control the flavor, […]

Grapefruit Smoothie with Berries & Mint

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This minty grapefruit smoothie is the perfect way to transition from winter to spring and use up extra grapefruit! A few months ago, I became completely obsessed with grapefruit. I used to be one of those people that thought grapefruit was just too tart but somewhere along the way, my tastebuds took a turn for […]

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