50 Vegetarian and Plant Based Protein Sources

September 28, 2015

One of the most frequent questions I get when I tell people I’m vegetarian is: “But then where do you get your protein?” It’s common knowledge that meat is a great source of protein, but you don’t actually need to eat meat to get enough protein! Somehow, being vegetarian has become synonymous with just eating leaves (which do […]

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Gooey and Delicious Vegan S’mores

September 15, 2015

It’s no secret that s’mores are amazing. Take three ingredients, stick them together, and you’re guaranteed to feel happy, warm and comforted. I have such fond memories of sitting around campfires toasting marshmallows and spending time with family and friends during the fall. It reminds me of Halloween, fall colors, and cozy gatherings. There is […]

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

April 19, 2015

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

“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

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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Sweet Sesame Noodles with Tofu and Broccoli

February 17, 2015

Noodles just got a makeover! Crispy tofu, buckwheat soba noodles, scallions, sesame seeds, and broccoli tossed in a spicy peanut sauce makes this dish super tasty but also very light. Peanut noodles, or most Asian noodle dishes, aren’t usually the healthiest (tons of fat and refined carbs from the peanuts, sauce, and noodles), so I had to […]

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