Hearty white bean and cabbage soup

Hearty White Bean and Cabbage Soup

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Fall is finally here, and with the crisp air and beautiful foliage come soups, stews, and a whole new palette of warm, comforting foods. This is one of my favorite times of the year- it doesn’t get much better than sitting down after a chilly autumn day to a piping hot bowl of soup and some freshly baked bread! Continue reading

What every vegetarian needs to know about protein

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Most criticisms of a vegetarian lifestyle revolve around the argument of protein. I know when I made the switch as a teenager, my parents were concerned that I wouldn’t be getting enough of it in my diet. It is a common belief that when a person cuts out meat from their diet, they will not be receiving the full balance of nutrition that their body needs. But is there any truth to that argument? And how much protein does a person need, anyway?

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Ooey-Gooey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These wonderful cookies are amazing fresh from the oven when they are still warm and the chocolate is melty. Better than plain old chocolate chip cookies, they contain a boost of fiber and protein from the oats, not to mention a delicious chew. These cookies pair extremely well with strong coffee or tea! Continue reading

How to enjoy fresh herbs year-round

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      I have always been annoyed with those huge bunches of fresh herbs at the grocery store. Typically, I only need a little pinch, and the rest of the bunch ends up going bad and I have to throw it away. What a waste! In a perfect world, I could just skip out to my big, beautiful herb garden and snip off a few stems of parsely, or a single sprig of rosemary as needed. Unfortunately, I don’t have an herb garden. Fortunately, I did find a solution! Continue reading

Spanish Rice

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This recipe has quickly become a family favorite. The secret to getting the flavor just right is to saute the rice before you add the stock until it turns a beautiful golden color. This rice is bursting with flavors, from the warm spices to the bright acid of the tomatoes- serve it as a stand-alone, or roll it up in a warm flour tortilla with some beans and shredded cheese for a delicious burrito! Continue reading