Vegan Butternut Squash & Quinoa Chili

No, I’m not vegan. Yes, this chili is just as delicious as any meaty, cheesy chili I’ve ever made. No, I’m not kidding. It even passed the Kyle test. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Kyle test, it’s this thing where I feed my extremely carnivorous boyfriend extremely plant-based food, and watch to see if he willingly eats the leftovers or not. He did with this one, y’all, so you know it’s good.

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Bananas Foster French Toast

If you were to ask me about my favorite breakfast foods on any given day, I would almost always skew savory over sweet. For someone who bakes at least once a week, I have almost no sweet tooth—when I bake, I usually eat one of whatever I make and give the rest away to friends and family. So when it comes to breakfast, I’d pick a frittata, a slice of quiche, or a good ol’ fashioned plate of (turkey) bacon and eggs over pancakes, waffles, or French toast. But sometimes… Sometimes I get an insatiable craving for those sweet breakfast standbys, and nothing else will do. Enter this Bananas Foster French Toast.

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Vegetarian Pot Pie Biscuit Bake

Hi there!!! I’ve missed you in my absence but I’m happy to report that I’m finally back. Hopefully I’m back to stay. Life has been crazy crazy crazy (new job, new city, new apartment, new cat, new phone, new everything) but in the best way. All the dust has started to settle, so I’m finally ready to get back in the swing of things and start bringing y’all some kickass weekly recipes.

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Baked Mac and Cheese For One

Ok, so this recipe is kind of out of character for me. I realize that this blog is supposed to be ~healthyish~ or whatever but this is real life. And sometimes, when you’re deep in the throes of real, real life, you need mac and cheese. And there’s just no way around that. And that’s fine, so just embrace it.

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Fresh Tomato, Pepper & Red Wine Pasta Sauce

We’re getting into cooler weather now (even though it’s been 90°F for the past week) and that means my favorite thing: pot cooking. You know, the kind of cooking where you’re not worried about having the stove or the oven on all day, so you just throw a bunch of things in a Dutch oven and let it warm your house. This is one such recipe. It doesn’t take a lot of prep, but it does take a bit of patience. The payoff is well worth it, though, so stick around.

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Whole-Wheat Blueberry Dutch Baby + SERIOUS LIFE TALK

Oh, where to begin? I said I was taking a couple weeks off, and it ended up being more like a couple months. And those couple months have been quite the whirlwind, to say the least. I won’t take all day to belabor every detail here, but here’s the abbreviated version: Life got in the way.

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Risotto Primavera

Ok, so it’s story time. This week, I went to my favorite place on earth (more commonly known as the farmers market) and picked up these absolutely gorgeous peas. See below for photographic proof of said absolutely gorgeous peas.

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Mushroom, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Galette + Some Thoughts on Special Diets

I’ve received a lot of questions about my diet since I started this blog, so I thought I would take this opportunity to address some of those questions here. It is Wellness Wednesday, after all—so what better time to discuss the word “diet”? If you’re a dedicated reader, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I make a lot of things that are vegan and/or gluten free. However, I also make a lot—a lot—of recipes with cheese and eggs and grains. What gives?

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Southwest Corn Chowder with Chorizo-Spiced Cauliflower

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I’m sharing with you an incredible vegan recipe that just might convince even the staunchest carnivore to incorporate a few more plants into their day. I dreamed up this southwestern-inspired dish after a family barbecue that ended up with waaaay too much leftover corn. I didn’t get to use that corn (sad face) but in the future, I know what I’ll be doing with it!

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Classic Cheesecake with Strawberries & Oreo Crust + Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Food

I know what you’re thinking. Cheesecake? On a Wellness Wednesday? Girl, you crazy. But I promise I’m going somewhere with this. As far as I’m concerned, cheesecake fits right into a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and here’s why. Continue reading “Classic Cheesecake with Strawberries & Oreo Crust + Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Food”