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Creamy Vegan Wild Rice and Chickpea Soup with Kale

Creamy Vegan Wild Rice and Chickpea Soup with Kale Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Ingredients 3 cloves garlic 1 vidalia onion 1/2 cup wild rice 3 carrots 3 stalks celery 1 cup mushrooms (I used cremini) 2 14oz cans chickpeas 1 bunch chopped kale (about 4 cups) 2 springs fresh thyme Salt […]

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Purple Risotto with Mushrooms and Asparagus

This was an improvised dinner, and one that turned out fantastic! We are moving in about 5 weeks, and I’m trying to think of ways to use what we already have in our pantry so we don’t have a ton of food to move.  The solution: grab anything that’s half open and start getting creative! […]

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Amazing Vegan Stuffed Pepper Soup!

Stuffed peppers always feel like such a treat to me!  Traditionally they are laborious, difficult to bake, and include so many ingredients that we never made them too much growing up.  That being said, this soup takes all the best parts of stuffed peppers, and delivers into a quick and equally amazing dinner!  This has […]

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Homemade Low Sodium Tomato Sauce Recipe (Vegan, GF)

My Signature 5-Ingredient low sodium tomato sauce is SO easy to make! A simple mouthwatering sauce bursting with flavor, perfect to slurp pasta with! Ok now THIS is an exciting recipe!  Its my go-to “signature” marinara sauce that I’ve been making for years.  Perfect when you want a light sauce that pairs well with a […]

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Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Soup

More than anything I love when a recipe turns out so insanely good that I can’t wait to have it again.  This soup is rich, creamy, and packed with so many vitamins from the veggies!  And it is vegan/gluten-free too, so it can be enjoyed by all.  The leftovers didn’t even last more than a […]

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Easy 5-Ingredient Baba Ganoush

I first made this recipe for a Mediterranean potluck my roommates and I threw.  For this adaptation of the recipe I added way more garlic because we looove garlic over here.  So good with pita or veggies, on a falafel, or just by itself. Easy 5-Ingredient Baba Ganoush Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 5 […]

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2-Ingredient, All Natural Body Scrub (Moisturizes and Exfoliates!)

Hydrate and exfoliate with this all natural body scrub that will leave your skin SO smooth and soft! Great for your skin and the environment. After almost running out of our super expensive amazing face scrub the other week, I decided that it would be pretty darn easy to make our own.  And what do […]

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Healing Miso Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

This is definitely our weeknight ‘go-to’ meal when we want something simple, quick, and super yummy! We always have the ingredients on hand, and this one-pot soup cooks up in about 15 minutes. One of the great things about miso soup is that you can pretty much throw in any veggies you have in the […]

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Family Recipe: Shrimp De Jange

And here is another one from the Family Recipe vault: Shrimp de Jange.  I looked up the origins of this dish, and apparently this was created and popularized in Chicago in the 60s- so this fits the timeline perfectly. This was one of the most popular recipes from my grandparent’s restaurant/Supper Club. My dad made […]

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Family Recipe: Creamy Garlic Dressing

  Another amazing salad dressing recipe from my grandparent’s Supper Club/restaurant in Chicago!  While it is a bit heavier than Aunt’s Ruth’s Amaaaaazing Salad Dressing, it has the ability to transform any salad into something you literally cannot stop eating.  While the original dressing is below, I will probably add a lot more fresh garlic […]

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Family Recipe: Aunt Ruth’s Salad Dressing

Probably my favorite of our Family Recipes! My grandparents used to own a restaurant/‘Supper Club’ outside of Chicago during the 60s and 70s- and this recipe always gets passed around in our family cookbooks.  This dressing gets made for every holiday, special occasion, or for when we want to class up a salad.  It is […]