Acorn Squash Pasta

Looking for a way to add a fun, delicious twist to your favorite type of pasta? This recipe combines all of the healthy goodness of white navy beans and acorn squash into a light, fluffy cream that will not fail to delight your palate. The resulting sauce is an excellent addition to both pasta and

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WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY

As a food blogger, I read a lot of food blogs, food magazines and cookbooks, and watch a lot of cooking shows and Youtube channels. All of that information, though, can leave me a little paralyzed. If you don’t make something intricate or “epic” you can feel like what you’re eating isn’t up to par

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BOOKS WE’RE LOVING (WITH A GIVEAWAY!): THE ALLERGY-FREE COOK MAKES PIES & DESSERTS

If you’re here for the giveaway, check the bottom of this post for details & to enter! 🙂 I’m going to admit this right now: I’m a terrible baker, I’m even worse at gluten-free baking, and for someone who has to test recipes day and night, this becomes a major stumbling block.  I’m perfectly content

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TRIPLE BERRY BANANA OAT SMOOTHIE

Smoothies are one of my favorite breakfast foods. When I don’t feel like cooking, or thinking, or just about anything in the morning, a tall smoothie filled with nutritious ingredients is a perfect no-brainer meal. They also keep me full through the entire morning and afternoon, which keeps me from overeating and saves me time

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Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

This is a vegan classic, and if you’ve never tried it, you’re really missing out. Even if you’re not vegan, you can totally appreciate how easy and tasty chickpea salad sandwiches can be. They’re quicker to bring together than an egg or chicken salad and hold up for a while, so they’re good for making

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Light & Lemony Roasted Garlic Hummus

If you don’t know me, you might not know or understand my obsession with roasted garlic. Maybe you’ve never prepared garlic this way, but you really must. It turns the garlic into a creamy, less pungent version of itself. It’s a spreadable, sticky mess, and it’s one of my favorite foods. Well, pickled garlic might

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Rose Cheesecake

As spring arrives, so does my craving for spring herbs and floral flavors. For every spring issue of Chickpea we’ve put out so far, I can’t help but include a ton of floral ingredients – last year it was loads of amazing floral cookies and this year it’s in the many wedding-related articles our contributors put together. For the

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

According to our Instagram account, I’ve found out that my favorite meal of the day, by far, is breakfast. There are very little limits on what you can make for breakfast – it can be savory, sweet, hot, cold, fresh or baked, quick or elaborate. I always have something on hand to make an amazing

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Books We’re Loving: Teff Love

When it comes to everyday, weeknight dinners, especially winter ones, I stick almost entirely to soups, stews, or just mixtures of vegetables and a spicy sauce. Snowy day after snowy grey day, the same old stews get old, but I don’t want to have to add lots of extra time to my normal dinner routine.

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Four Dollar Pho

If you’ve never tried the complex, spicy, sour, light-but-filling meal that is pho, you certainly should. There are a few pho places here in our city that make it incredibly well, but if you’re not in a city it might be hard to find. As well, most pho is not vegan or even vegetarian as the broth is usually

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