BRK Bowl_

This bowl? This bowl I lovingly refer to as my BRK bowl? I am in love with it. It is my go to healthy meal for my family, especially on the evenings that follow a very long day. A day where I just want to heat up a frozen pizza (a high quality organic one, of course) and call it a night. There is something for everyone here. Great complete protein with the beans and rice, a super tangy vegan lemon tahini sauce, and all the topping you desire. The toppings tray allows the kids to have control over their food, picking and choosing what they want in their bowl. Even my picky Q loves this meal, and I look away as he covers it in catsup and calls it “salsa”.

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Black Bean Empanadas

March 8, 2014

Empanadas are one of my favorite meals to make on a leisurely weekend afternoon. You can stuff them with just about anything, and they are usually a crowd pleaser. These are stuffed with black beans, butternut squash and chevre. They have a nice sweet and savory flavor baked into a flaky pastry crust. They taste […]

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Roasted Vegetable Panzanelle

January 13, 2014

Lately I have been craving the perfect balance between a light dinner and something a little more filling. With a new baby in the house I don’t have a ton of time to spend preparing dinner, but I still want my family to have healthy food. I find my oven to be my best tool. […]

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Vegan Potato Leek Soup

November 10, 2013

The weather has turned which means it’s soup season. I love fall, it’s my favorite season of the year. Pumpkin patches, and Halloween, fall cooking and Thanksgiving, boots and sweaters. Right? My kids love soup, so once the weather turns I try to cook at least two a week. Q is a picky eater, but […]

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Salad in a Glass

October 28, 2013

I really do mean to eat a diet full of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. I absolutely know how important it is. How many cancer fighting micronutrients are in cruciferous vegetables, how many powerful antioxidants are in berries. Fabulous vitamin A  for your skin, hair, and eyes in carrots and kale. Vitamin C […]

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Heaven and Hell Cake

September 7, 2013

Stephen had a birthday, and as is tradition, the kids and I scoured cookbooks and the internet looking for the perfect cake to bake him. Last year we reinvented Banoffee Pie into a Banoffee Cake. This year we decided to go with a Heaven and Hell cake. It’s Devil’s Food, Angel’s Food and peanut butter […]

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White Wine Sangria

August 25, 2013

Guess what? I’m not pregnant anymore! You know what that means? That I can finally enjoy my beloved wine. Baby V is 3 weeks old, I am feeling recovered from her birth, and I am basking in this perfect new baby. She’s so sweet and the transition from 2-3 kids has been pretty darn effortless. […]

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Baja Tempeh Tacos

June 22, 2013

For Father’s Day Stephen requested Baja Tempeh Tacos from Veganomicon. It is an old favortie recipe of ours, but it had been a long time since we made them. As a matter of fact, I am slightly shocked I have never blogged these before. I think they are the best tacos that ever were. Seriously, the […]

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Cherry Almond Cake

June 15, 2013

I baked something and it turned out well! I know, I should not be so excited for this fact, especially given the fact that I have been blogging for almost three years. This pregnancy has really stolen my kitchen mojo, so I am thrilled that I can offer you a new and easy cake recipe […]

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Fast Strawberries and Cream Tart

June 8, 2013

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The baby, the one that dwells in my belly, is killing my kitchen mojo. In a serious way. I’ve been all over spring trying to make new and delicious things with some of my all time favorite ingredients (fava beans). Yet everything I come up with falls […]

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The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Ever!

May 19, 2013

The kids and I bake every Saturday morning. It’s really a tradition in our house. Stephen is at work, and we made something yummy that we hope will last into the week. (It seldom does.) Most weekends we make muffins or a bread. Sometimes we make a more elaborate dessert, but only if we have someone to […]

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Fresh Almond Milk

May 3, 2013

We drink a lot of almond milk in our house. The kids and I enjoy a smoothie every day after school, and often almond milk is the base. I try to steer away from shelf stable varieties of milk, as they contain ingredients I am not sure are safe, like carageenan. We started using the variety found in […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

April 7, 2013

So I have a sweet tooth again. Is this a good thing? I doubt it. Especially coming up on the end of the second trimester. This is the time, last pregnancy, where I got the dreaded news that I had developed gestational diabetes. Otherwise known as pregnancy torture. Imagine having a host of cravings and […]

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Mixed Berry Crumb Bars

March 17, 2013

Remember me? I’ve been having an aversion to my kitchen lately, which is making it very difficult to keep up with my blog! The good news is, there is a pretty good reason why. I am half way through my pregnancy with baby #3. (it’s a girl!) The bad news is, for the first time […]

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Apple Cranberry Turn Overs

February 18, 2013

I love puff pastry desserts, for the ease of making and the delicious flaky buttery flavors. These are mini apple pies, baked to golden crispness in a puff pasty pillow. The best part? You can hold it in your hand and walk away with it. No plate and fork required. We love these for a […]

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