gluten free

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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Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

July 28, 2015
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Summer is the perfect time for smoothies. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” in the summer. I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, a bit of plain yogurt, and ice – no milk or sugar actually involved! But thanks to the creaminess from the […]

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Indian Spiced Cabbage with Peas (or “Cabbage Sabzi”)

April 19, 2015
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I have a confession: I’m not usually a huge fan of cooked cabbage. I love raw cabbage: in salads, coleslaw, etc. – it has a nice crunchy texture and mild flavor. But I’ve often found that cooked cabbage, if it’s not done well, can turn out mushy and tasteless. The only way that I like eating cooked cabbage […]

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Simple Slow-Cooker Yellow Dal

March 12, 2015
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“Dal” is an absolute staple in our house. It is pure and simple, Indian comfort food. Essentially, it is spiced lentil stew. Rich, warm spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander fill my kitchen when I’m cooking dal. And the husband always loves it. Layla does too! She eats it up with no problems at all. […]

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Spicy Bean and Quinoa Salad with “Mole” Vinaigrette

February 19, 2015
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I love making quinoa salads! Quinoa adds great texture, a healthy dose of whole grains, and a balance of essential amino acids to any meal – so why not throw it into a salad? This is a protein packed dish with bright Mexican inspired flavors: quinoa, pumpkin seeds, jalapeno pepper, black beans, and mixed greens […]

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Rosemary Potato and Onion Hash

February 10, 2015
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A couple weeks ago, I posted one of our favorite breakfast/brunch dishes: my French Toast Bread Pudding. Along with that I usually like to serve a healthier potato hash – made with fresh herbs and spices. This is that glorious recipe. It has all of the savory goodness of hash browns without any of the […]

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