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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, […]

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Salad in a Glass

by angelika on October 28, 2013

Salad in a Glass

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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Baja Tempeh Tacos

by angelika on June 22, 2013

Baja Tempeh Tacos

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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Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

by angelika on February 7, 2013

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Roasted chickpeas are my new go to snack food. They are packed with protein and really fulfill the chip craving that comes over me from time to time. They are so versatile you can flavor them with almost anything. Today I went with garlic and parmesan. They make the perfect finger food, and a great […]

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Coconut Bliss Cookies {gluten free}

by angelika on January 13, 2013

coconut bliss cookies

I have had a breakthrough in the kitchen today. I finally made a gluten free cookie that I love. I mean truly love. Not just, it’ll do since it’s sweet and tastes like chocolate, but really love! The secret ingredient is coconut flour, which gives the cookies a light and fluffy, almost cake-like texture. No subtle grainy texture that […]

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~Fast and Fabulous~Lemon Coconut Greens

by angelika on November 20, 2012

Here is a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. It combines two of my favorite flavors. Lemon and coconut. Basmati rice cooked in coconut milk gives the aromatic treat a wonderful depth, lemon zest and the remaining coconut milk braise greens to delicious perfection. […]

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The Ultimate Gluten Free Blondie

by angelika on November 13, 2012

I have a lot of friends that are going gluten free these days, so I’ve been experimenting with some allergy friendly desserts. If I am honest, I have to admit I prefer gluten full desserts for the most part. My beloved Macarons are naturally gluten free. That said, I finally found a gluten free baking mix that […]

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Lavender Macarons

by angelika on July 29, 2012

I made a rainbow of macarons for our rainbow party, and of all the flavors the lavender was by far my favorite. I’ve never cooked with lavender before, even though I grow it all over my yard. I went out and bought culinary lavender, not being sure what the difference was, and not wanting to […]

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Tamale Pie

by angelika on July 3, 2012

Tamale pie is my ultimate pantry meal. I’ve been making this for as long as I can remember. We have our share of taco nights, which are just as easy to put together, but not always as healthy and hearty. Tamale pie on the other hand, can be loaded with veggies in a way taco’s don’t aways withstand. It’s […]

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Avocado, Fava Bean and Quinoa Salad

by angelika on June 4, 2012

Grain salads offer a nice change to the every day green salad; I actually prefer quinoa cold or room temperature. I just adore how this grain soaks up flavors while still holding its texture. Since quinoa packs such a substantial protein punch, it makes an ideal lunch or light supper.  Combine the quinoa with fava […]

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I love to eat in the spring. The abundance is almost overwhelming. Every trip to the market brings more and more possibilities. This week I found packaged pea greens, and that led me to this delicious light supper. Socca, a thin chickpea crepe which is a favorite street food in the south of France, is […]

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Asparagus Brie Risotto

by angelika on May 11, 2012

Oh yes I did! I thought to myself, I wonder if the Italians and the French get along. You know, food wise. Risotto is a favorite in our house, and truthfully so is brie. However, I’ve never before tried to combine the two. Well boy was I missing out. Brie makes the creamiest most decadent risotto you have ever […]

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Cauliflower Leek Soup

by angelika on April 13, 2012

It’s been cold and rainy here for several weeks, and cold and rainy goes hand in hand with soup in my book. When I was waiting at a doctor’s office I was paging through a book that was (and I can’t remember the name of the book) about how to eat your way to a […]

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Black Beans and Quinoa

by angelika on March 29, 2012

I love bean and grain dinners. They are so hearty and filling, and the perfect backdrop for all kinds of yummy vegetables. You can really turn them into anything, just by altering the flavor of the sauce or dressing. We eat a lot of lentils and quinoa, but black beans add a nice southwestern flair. In this medley, […]

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Autumn Rolls

by angelika on November 2, 2011

The weather turned, but not much in these parts. We have colored leaves and chilly nights, but some warmer daytime weather. I had a bit of a split personality moment. On the one hand, I yearned for the warm and creamy flavors of roasted squash, on the other hand I wanted a light grab and […]

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