vegetarian archive

dinner salad: farro & greens cranberry crunch salad

For the past few weeks, I’ve been making a salad almost every day. Maybe it’s all in preparation for coming of spring, but I’ve got a serious hunger for greens. Usually, it’s just been a simple green salad with a…

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a blast from the past: creamy vegan carrot ginger soup

I love a good carrot ginger soup but I haven’t had a bowl in ages. Funny thing is that I used to make this soup all the time. Then along came my soup-hating husband who certainly didn’t enjoy a carrot-ginger…

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cranberry lemon squares

Last week I wanted to bake something for my friend’s 40th birthday. I didn’t want to go the chocolate route since I knew she’d probably get a ton of chocolates as gifts. She, like me, loves the sour so I…

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rising to the challenge: cinnamon buns with dried cranberries & lemon zest

Sometimes in order to attain comfort you must move outside your comfort zone. I shy away from finicky recipes. Complicated steps and unfamiliar ingredients scare me a little bit. But I do push myself to try new techniques or try…

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happy anniversary to me: french-style carrot salad

In 2001 I started a blog, except it wasn’t called blogging back then. It was an online diary and I kept a pretty low profile though I had some very wonderful online friends. I wrote about my heartbreak, my friends…

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warm your weekend: speculaas muffins

There’s something special about speculaas – the cookie I always referred to as “windmill” cookies growing up because of the dutch windmill stamped on every one. They were spicy and crunchy and foreign, which seemed quite appealing to my small…

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well-worn: lentil spinach soup

I love playing in the kitchen. Trying new ideas, techniques and recipes keep meals exciting and helps me write up new blog posts. Yet, there’s something comforting with the familiar and well-worn. This lentil soup is a very well-worn recipe.…

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warm mediterranean couscous salad

This past week, I spent a lot of time deliberating an online boot purchase. You see, when it comes to buying something – online or off – I spend a ton of time researching and figuring out the pros and…

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