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5-Minute Healthy Meal Shopping

Organic tahini as part of my 5-minute meal shopping from Trader Joe's

One definite barrier to home cooking is making the time to actually buy healthy ingredients. Trader Joe’s is the store where I find the most “convenience” foods that are also real foods, so I’m highlighting some ingredients today that can be made into a healthy meal in 5 minutes (or less)! Note: this is not a… [Continue Reading]

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Peanut Butter Garbanzo Soup


More than a few blog readers have asked me if my recipes going forward will be along the same lines of what I’ve been presenting these past several years. My response has been, yes, absolutely, as my cooking techniques and tastes have not changed overall. Also, if you have strong opinions about my post about… [Continue Reading]

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Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal with Kale

Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal with Kale from Carrie on Vegan |

Please tell me I’m not the only one to cook greens with oatmeal…please, please? 🙂 I had a curly kale salad with a tamarind dressing at a restaurant recently and, because the dressing was sweet, it inspired me to make a breakfast dish incorporating curly kale. This version using oatmeal, strawberries, tahini, and cocoa powder tastes… [Continue Reading]

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Dairy-Free Dilled Pea Soup

Dilled Pea Soup from Carrie on Vegan |

I was needing a really easy lunch the other day and pulled together this soup using ingredients I had on hand. I didn’t even take the time to chop onion and garlic, subbing out dried versions instead. The bright green colors and flavor reminded me of warm days and the produce that’s on its way…. [Continue Reading]

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Oil-Free Smoked Paprika Hummus

Smoked Paprika Hummus from Carrie on Vegan |

Hey there, it’s me and I’ve got another bean-based recipe for ‘ya for Smoked Paprika Hummus. I used canned, cooked chickpeas, and I sometimes find that the canned beans are easier to digest than when I home cook them. Also, I think blending beans into a hummus or spread also increases their digestibility: Smoked Paprika Hummus… [Continue Reading]

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Vegan Baked Chickpea Burgers

Chickpea burger and salad

In yesterday’s photo food journal, I referenced these new Baked Chickpea Burgers I made: They were inspired by a giant bag of frozen organic chopped kale I got at Costco last week (actually, I bought two bags because I was so ecstatic pleased to find it): I started the burgers by thawing two large cups of the… [Continue Reading]

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