Vegan Macaroni Salad.

The best vegan macraoni salad recipe - easy to make with lots of colorful veggies and a creamy dressing! #vegan

Hello hello! How was your weekend? What did you do? I had a huge craving for macaroni salad, so I made this vegan version, which has tons of veggies and a creamy dressing. We had my parents over on Memorial Day, and I just had this urge to make macaroni salad. Usually when I see… 

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Very easy recipe for Italian vinaigrette! All you need is a jar and 6 simple ingredients and you can have this tasty, frugal recipe in no time flat! #salad

Easy Italian Vinaigrette.

It’s the 21st of the month again, and that means that it’s time for another Recipe Redux! This month’s theme is DIY Kitchen Essentials. We were asked what items we now make from scratch that we used to buy? There are a lot of things that I make at home now – spice rubs, popsicles,… 

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Rich, peanutty, and tasty #vegan chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal bars.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars.

I can’t believe that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend! Somehow I was confused and thought that it was the following weekend. Do you have plans? Barbecue plans, or picnic plans? If you need something to bring to a picnic, might I suggest these peanut butter bars? Peanut butter, chocolate chips, and oats. That’s the… 

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The best banana coconut granola recipe! Delicious and easy to make. #vegan

Banana Coconut Granola.

Good morning! Granola, anyone? I actually had a different recipe to share today, but then I made this granola yesterday and it was so good, I just couldn’t wait to share it with you! The other day I was thinking about this cereal I used to buy – it was a banana nut granola and… 

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Orange romaine salad with sweet sesame dressing is refreshing for the summer!

Orange Romaine Sesame Salad.

Our refrigerator decided it wants to retire. We knew our old friend was getting tired when the temperature started creeping up in spite of the fact that the knob was turned all the way to “coldest.” And we can’t have that – it’s salad season! I need ice cold lettuce and cabbage and greens.  I also… 

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Light and fluffy vegan pancakes topped with warm blueberry sauce - the perfect weekend breakfast! #vegan

Light and Fluffy Vegan Waffles with Blueberry Sauce.

Let’s talk breakfast. For me, breakfast is the most difficult meal of the day. I used to love to eat eggs for breakfast, and since we can’t do that anymore, breakfast is the meal where I tend to get into a rut. I drink smoothies, eat granola, eat steel cut oats, etc., but do miss… 

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Healthy chocolate truffle energy bites made with sunflower seeds, dried plums, and chocolate. #ad

Dried Plum Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites.

Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Dried Plum Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  Until this week, I had never eaten dried plums before.  And I don’t really know why…maybe because I’m not a… 

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Garlicky roasted red cabbage on a bed of red quinoa - a simple and tasty #vegan lunch!

Roasted Red Cabbage and Red Quinoa.

Until recently, I hated cooked cabbage. This little recipe changed all that. I’ve always loved raw cabbage – coleslaw, in green salads, etc. It’s crunchy and sweet and good! But cooking cabbage? Nope! Darryl would boil it from time to time, and yuck! It gets mushy and makes the house stinky. It’s just not a good… 

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Spinach salad with strawberries, apples, and orange poppy seed vinaigrette. #wholefoods

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing.

The other night I was making dinner and I started to cut up a cauliflower when a big earwig crawled out. :: Shudder :: It was horrifying! I had the produce bag it came in nearby, so I wrapped the cauliflower AND the earwig up and threw the bag outside. (Just for reference, whenever anything… 

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Zucchini and peppers in a simple teriyaki glaze. Simple and delicious as a side dish or over rice! #glutenfree

Zucchini and Peppers with Sesame Teriyaki Sauce.

Do you ever make something, and then it tastes super good, and so then you have to make it again the next day? And then you kind of want to keep making it, but you’re afraid if you eat it too much you’ll get sick of it? That’s what’s going on with this dish of… 

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Light and healthy pasta with spring vegetables and a flavorful lemon garlic sauce. #healthy

Spring Vegetable Pasta.

Since Michigan finally agrees that it’s spring, I’ve been in the mood for lighter foods for dinner. For some reason, I can’t get enough asparagus lately…are you with me on that? The asparagus in the stores has been the really thin kind that I love. It cooks up so quickly, and it’s so tender. We… 

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These cute banana coconut mini bundt cakes are covered with a tasty chocolate glaze! These are perfect for a special occasion! #vegan #glutenfree

Banana Coconut Mini Bundt Cakes with Chocolate Glaze.

We’ve had a few celebrations over here in the last month or so, and because of that I have a stockpile of dessert recipes. I feel like there’s no better way to start the week than with a cute little mini dessert! So remember when I bought my little mini bundt pans at the thrift… 

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These baked oven fries are crispy, seasoned, and so delicious! Perfect with a burger! #comfortfood

Oven Roasted French Fries.

Surprise! Here I am, posting on a weekend. It’s only because something awesome happened. Darryl made the best oven fries in the whole world, and I just couldn’t wait to share them with you! We had a lot of potatoes, and they were a bit starchy, so I said, “We need to make something with these,… 

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