Vegetarian

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Spicy Chickpeas

I never used to like spicy food growing up. What can I say? I was a baby. Times have changed and so have my taste buds because now I can’t get enough. Eggs, soup, ice cream, bring on the spice! Kidding about the ice cream…or am I? (more…)

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Coconut Cream Nectarines

As I’m sure most of you know by now, I LOVE sugar. Always have, always will. At one point in my life I decided to be a vegetarian, but really only ate candy and obvi Las Golondrinas chips and salsa. (more…)

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Eggplant Shakshuka

Ahh shakshuka! This has to be one of my favorite breakfast foods and it’s something that I only recently discovered. Shakshuka is a traditional Israeli dish consisting (mostly) of tomatoes and eggs and oh how delicious it is! In an effort to incorporate more vegetables, I added in some of my left over marinated eggplant from last week and yum! (more…)

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Marinated Eggplant

I used to really hate eggplant, simply because I could not, for the life of me, figure out how to cook it. I followed recipe after recipe and still it would come out hard and chewy…the furthest thing from appetizing. I have, however, finally figured out how to make eggplant the mouthwatering thing that it is: marinate it. (more…)

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Summer Peach Salad

Is anyone else just loving the peaches this year?! I have not been able to stop eating them, and for good reason. These juicy, plump beauties are perfect in just about any summer snack, especially this summer peach salad. (more…)

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Rice Pudding

Rice pudding – sounds kind of gross if you ask me, but I promise it is anything but! I chose rice pudding out of necessity. I had all of the ingredients already on hand and no time to make a Trader Joe’s run, so rice pudding it was. I actually came across this recipe by accident while looking for something to cook for dinner and what a pleasant surprise. (more…)

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Key Lime Bars

Key lime pie is my all time favorite dessert, but it can be hard to eat an entire slice (who am I kidding, I could eat an entire pie) because of how sweet it is. The solution you ask? Key lime bars! Get all of the deliciousness that is key lime pie in a tiny, tasty square. (more…)

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Skinny Ranch Dressing

I want to preface this by saying that this ranch dressing is bomb. Whenever I see anything with the word “skinny” in front of it, I usually pass right over it. Half the calories for half the flavor? No thanks. This dressing, however, has all of the flavor you want in a ranch dressing and none of the guilt for soaking your pizza salad in it. (more…)

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Southwest Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas

I probably don’t know you, but I’d bet you enjoy a quesadilla now and then because you probably love cheese. Who doesn’t? Cheese is like a solid hunk of love and happiness just waiting to be consumed. Melt it up and you’ve got liquid gold. Add it to just about anything and whatever you were cooking is easily 1000x better. Mix it in with pico de gallo, black beans and roasted corn, wrap some tortillas around it and you’ve got a mean meal. Cheese, you could say, makes life just a little bit better. (more…)

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Savory Bread Pudding

Wait, what? I know, that’s what I said when I first came across a recipe for savory bread pudding. I’ve made many bread puddings in my life, usually when I burn a batch of bread or it’s going bad and I know I won’t eat it in time. But I’ve always made sweet bread pudding, usually loaded with vanilla bourbon sauce and pounds of sugar. (more…)