Lemon-Ginger Vegetable Stir Fry

October 22, 2015
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Stir-frys are one of the easiest healthy dishes you can make when you’re pressed for time. All you have to do is throw a bunch of vegetables, tofu (or another lean protein), a whole grain (like quinoa) and spices into a big pan (or wok), and within 15 minutes you’ll have a fresh and well […]

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Potato Tofu Verde Enchiladas (and a Nasoya giveaway!)

October 12, 2015
Potato-Tofu Verde Enchiladas

Fall is in full bloom here in Ann Arbor, and it has been absolutely gorgeous outside! I mean seriously, this is what I get to look at every day in October: It doesn’t get much better than that. And something about fall makes me want to make heartier dishes — like casseroles and stews, with […]

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Spicy Tomato, White Bean and Vegetable Stew

September 24, 2015
Spicy tomato and white bean stew

Now that fall is here, soups are back on the menu! This is one of our family’s favorite soups: it’s hearty, spicy, healthy, satisfying, and has great texture: crunchy (from the veggies) and creamy (from the white beans and parmesan). It’s just all-around feel good food. I made this soup for the first time years ago, […]

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Chunky and Hearty White Bean Soup

August 26, 2015
Chunky White Bean Soup with Fresh Herbs, Pasta and Parmesan

Beans are nutritional powerhouses. Not only are they a great, lean source of vegetarian protein, but they provide a myriad of health benefits, and they fit into several different food groups: They’re rich in complex carbs like whole grains… They’re full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like veggies… and They’re high in protein like meat I literally try […]

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Greek “Nachos” with Baked Chickpeas

July 17, 2015

I’m obsessed with Greek food right now. Maybe it’s because some of the key ingredients in Greek cuisine: cucumbers, yogurt, and tomatoes are cooling and perfect in the summertime. Or maybe it’s because I’m always looking for ways to use chickpeas and beans to amp up the texture and protein in my recipes. Either way, […]

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Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

July 1, 2015

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Outdoor parties, fireworks, great food, spending time with family and friends, my birthday (on July 5th) – it doesn’t get much better than that! Here are some of my favorite recipes for backyard get-togethers: they are healthy, light, summery, and absolutely delicious. Happy long weekend […]

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