Siracha-Miso Baked Tofu

I love it when I find a great tofu marinade – tofu does such a great job of soaking up flavors, the marinade is really important.  This is a sweet-spicy combo that will have you munching on bites of tofu straight out of the pan!  I eyeballed just about everything – it’s very forgiving!  I […]

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Black Beans and Rice

Hope you had a wonderful Cinco de Mayo! For me, it’s a great excuse to eat wonderful Mexican food. Mexican food is always a staple for me – it’s full of flavor, and easy to make healthy dishes. Here is what I’m packing in my lunches this week, it’s so easy to put together and […]

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Red Curry Vegetable Soup

Although Spring is trying to push its way in, we’re still having plenty of cold days to deal with! Although this soup has curry in it, to me the curry mainly adds warm notes. This is great to pack for lunches!  Using pre-cut veggies makes this quick to put together, but feel free to use […]

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Mexican Quinoa Salad #vegan

Made from fresh vegetables and whole grain quinoa, this dish is highly-nutritious and makes a delicious picnic or potluck dish. Even better, it’s simple to throw together! Ingredients 3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked) 1/3 cup diced red onion 1 clove garlic, crushed 3/8 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1/4 […]

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Chipotle Peach Potatoes

These potatoes are absolutely addictive! Feel free to use any dried fruit you’d like – the sweetness of the fruit combined with the spiciness of the chipotle is a great combo!  Great dish to bring to potlucks, and really easy to throw together.    Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-3 chipotles in adobo sauce, minced ¼ […]

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Mexican Quinoa Salad

Made with vegetables and whole grain quinoa, this dish is highly-nutritious and makes a delicious picnic or potluck dish. Even better, it’s simple to throw together! Ingredients 3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked) 1/3 cup diced red onion 1 clove garlic, crushed 3/8 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup […]

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Vegetable Mango Stir-Fry

This is a great stir-fry to take for lunches. It reheats very well! I love adding mangos to dishes when they are in season here. They’re a bit of a pain to slice, but their flavor can’t be beat!  The sweetness of the mangoes pairs well with the spiciness of the rooster sauce!    8 […]

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Dry Bean Arithmetic

How many dry beans do you need to cook when a recipe calls for a can? Sometimes you want to use canned beans, sometimes dry, so here’s a handy chart to remind you of the various relationships between dry, cooked and canned beans: ** Dry beans expand to about 2-1/2 times their original size when […]

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