Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cherries and Walnuts

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Crisp and healthy brussels sprout slaw, with tart cherries, dried cranberries, and crunchy walnuts. Naturally gluten-free, raw, and easily made vegan. Jump to the recipe here, or read on and get the recipe at the bottom of the post! I’m going to come right out and say it: I love brussels sprouts. I don’t just […]

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Gluten-Free Hazelnut Torte

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Easy and elegant gluten-free hazelnut torte, with fresh whipped cream and chocolate ganache. Jump to the recipe, here, or read on and get the recipe at the bottom of this post. One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to host more dinner parties… and a couple of weeks ago, I held my first one. I […]

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How To Skin Hazelnuts… THE EASY WAY

This is by far the easiest, most thorough way to skin hazelnuts that I’ve found. If you’ve ever been frustrated by stubborn hazelnut skins, read on! I use hazelnuts in my cooking and baking all the time. Their rich, nutty flavor goes well with pretty much everything, from desserts to salads and everything in between. […]

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Monday Musings: New Year’s Resolutions

It seems that at the beginning of every new year, whether I intend to or not, my brain shuts down for a while and everything I had planned gets put on hold. It’s as though I’m racing through life with my foot on the gas, and then January comes and all of a sudden the accelerator doesn’t […]

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Curried Kabocha Squash Soup

This Kabocha Squash Soup is rich and velvety without the need for dairy. Jump to the recipe here, or read on and get the recipe at the bottom of this post. I’m not ashamed to admit that I once bought a pair of pregnancy pants for the express purpose of wearing while eating. You would think […]

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Raw Spice Bar Malaysian Curry Laksa

Read on to learn about Raw Spice Bar, and get a code for 50% off your first month of spices. Growing up, my favorite meals were boxed macaroni and cheese and microwaved plates of nachos. (Or “chips and cheese,” as I so imaginatively called it then. To this day I remember my four-year-old self being […]

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Tomato Quinoa (Nasi Tomato)

This Tomato Quinoa is inspired by the Malaysian rice dish Nasi Tomato, and for such simple ingredients, it is incredibly flavorful. Garlic and onions are sauteed with whole spices like cumin, cinnamon, and clove, and the flavors are anything but plain. The recipe comes from The Casual Veggie Cookbook (available here), and was created by my […]

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, I’d like you to meet my friends. I know we haven’t been seeing each other all that long, but it’s time you get to know them, because they’ve been asking about you and I just can’t keep your sweet deliciousness a secret any longer. Seriously, though, I think I’ve fallen in love […]

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Shepherdless Shepherd’s Pie

Cool whether foods are, hands down, some of the best foods. Big hearty casseroles, roasts, stews, and of course massive platters of cookies and pies. The only problem is, with all that amazing food, it’s hard to resist diving face first into it all. Two of my favorite winter activities are eating, and sleeping. I like […]

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