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Baked Parmesan Basil Fries

I hate deep frying. Not only is it unhealthy, but I hate emptying entire bottles of oil just to fry a few pieces of something. Plus oil spatters and makes me uncomfortable. So there. While I have yet to replicate a true “twice-fried” french fry in the oven (they never seem to get quite as...

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Rum Buttercream

In my recent craving for all things pumpkin (apparent by the recent baking of pumpkin muffins and multiple batches of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies), it was only time before the vivid orange squash made its way into some vegan cupcakes. These cupcakes began as a vision. I’d lay in bed thinking of just what kind...

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!! From two really big dorks… We dressed as contestants on the Price is Right. And you’re not seeing things… Taylor’s shirt really says “Bob Barker is my Homeboy”. Classic. Unfortunately for us, it was chilly the night we wore them, and our coats covered our creativity. Our pumpkins however, stole the show. Taylor’s...

Lentil, Turkey, & Apple Wraps

Make the best of the fall apples – stick them in anything and everything. You’d be surprised how well they work with just about everything. Like these crisp and refreshing wraps. They’d be good, but somewhat dull if it weren’t for the bright crunch of the apple. These would make a great lunch (or they...

Almost Chicken Marsala

Don’t be fooled. The practically non-existent prep (if you bought sliced mushrooms, that is), doesn’t make this a quick meal. By any means. We fooled ourselves into thinking this would be quick when I got out the cutting board to start prepping and only had to chop some onion and parsley. “Woah!” I thought. This...

Corn and Edamame Salad with Miso Tofu

Salads can get old, fast. Sure you can add croutons, and various nuts and fruits and vegetables… mix up the dressing on occasion, but it’s usually still just fancy lettuce. But not this salad. What a fresh, wonderful change of pace. So quick, so easy, and surprisingly refreshing. Colorful, healthy, and did I mention quick?...