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Oh She Glows Every Day – Thoughts so Far

Last year I bought the Oh She Glows cookbook, and in many ways it changed my life.  It lead me to a new, healthier diet and to my eventual decision to go vegan.  It inspired me to create this blog, and to pursue my passions. I even did my own version of “Julie and Julia,”… Continue reading Oh She Glows Every Day – Thoughts so Far

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Spicy Skillet Beans (Vegan – Gluten Free)

Last night I got home late after a few glasses of wine with my neighbor.  Honestly, I could have stayed at her place all night, chatting and laughing and sipping vino! So nice to have fun neighbors.  When I got in, I was hungry and, ok, a little tipsy, so I needed to whip up… Continue reading Spicy Skillet Beans (Vegan – Gluten Free)

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Watermelon Couscous Salad

I hate to admit this, but I am actually looking forward to sweater weather! This heat is just too much! Especially for someone who loves to cook as much as I do.  I’m dreaming up recipes for scrumptious baked goods, savory stews, healing soups, and luxurious roasts but there is just no way I am… Continue reading Watermelon Couscous Salad

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Mexican Cheesy Toast

Growing up, each of my parents had their own unique way of preparing some form of cheesy-toast for a quick meal.  My mother called hers “Pizza-Toast,” and it consisted of sliced white bread, toasted and then topped with reheated bolognese sauce and grated parmesan cheese.  My dad made his own version of “Welsh Rabbit,” topping bread with… Continue reading Mexican Cheesy Toast

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Summer Garden Quinoa Bowl

People sometimes ask me how I come up with recipe ideas.  I often start with something familiar, a food or dish I’ve had before and enjoyed.  Then I make some changes, or combine it with another dish to get something new, swap out ingredients, etc., until I have a unique recipe all of my own.… Continue reading Summer Garden Quinoa Bowl