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Vegan Almond Joy Chocolate Bark

I’m not sure that you can imagine my pleasure when I recreated the yummy store-bought Almond Joy candy bar with a dairy-free Almond Joy Chocolate Bark that tastes JUST like (if not BETTER) an Almond Joy.  I was inspired by Pinterest and tried a few recipes, I then tweaked them choosing what I did and didn’t  like …
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Vegetarian Ginger Noodles

This ginger noodle dish is my new favorite thing to eat.   If you love gingery noodley yumminess then this recipe is for you!  These noodles, with their unique Asian flavors, pair well with so many different meals.  They also are awesome enough to be the main dish for a vegetarian/vegan main course, I often …
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Real Food Egg Substitutes

Are you looking for  an egg substitute for a recipe but unsure of what ingredient you should use I have a few tips to share with you.  I have tried many different egg substitutes in the last year due to a few changes I made in to my diet.  I find that using real food …
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Vegetarian Spanish Quinoa Casserole

If you didn’t know already I am in love with quinoa.  Really, I am.  I use quinoa to make so many dishes:  breakfasts, snacks, soups, desserts, breads and main dishes.  You name it and I will try to incorporate quinoa into a recipe.  I have also fallen in love with lentil tacos and have been …
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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

I often serve apple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast.  I came across a recipe for apple cinnamon quinoa bites over at They Cooked Happily Ever After and knew it was something that my family would love.   I made a few changes to the original recipe and my family loves these apple cinnamon quinoa bites! I …
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Meatless Lentil Tacos...AMAZING!

Meatless lentil tacos have quickly become a favorite in our family.  I am pretty sure Shane was unsure when I informed him that we would be enjoying lentil tacos for dinner, but once he ate the first, second, third, and fourth it was apparent that he loved them as much as I did.  Our girls requested a …
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Southwest Salad

I have been on a southwest kick in the kitchen lately, beans and hot peppers have been a staple.   I enjoy making a large salad at the beginning of the week so that I can eat on it throughout the week and this is my third week throwing together a southwest salad.  I have …
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Spicy Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

I have yet another amazing quinoa dish added into our rotation!  You would think that I would be getting tired of quinoa but I don’t think that it is even possible.  This spicy black bean and quinoa salad is an awesomely delicious dish that tastes great hot, cold, or at room temperature. This spicy black …
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Rosemary Roasted Veggies

Welcome to the Festival of Food Carnival. This month, we celebrate Recipes from the Garden!  Hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama, you’re welcome to join us next time, or if you have a previously published recipe you’d like to share, add it to the linky below. It is summertime and …
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Cashew & Chick Pea Quinoa Salad With Ginger Peanut Dressing

I am always looking for new ways to cook with quinoa and when I picked up some cashews at our local farmers market I knew that they would be a wonderful addition to a Thai inspired quinoa dish.  This cashew quinoa with ginger peanut dressing is a wonderful vegan dish.  This healthy salad is packed …
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Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

We often eat Mexican dishes in our home and I am always looking for creative side dishes that compliment these spicier main dishes.  This cilantro lime coleslaw does the trick.  It is refreshing and has a touch of sweet that helps cool off a spicy main dish. This is a rare coleslaw that does NOT …
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Toasted Almond Quinoa Salad

I am always creating trying out new quinoa recipes.  Some never make it to the point of me raving about them because they just aren’t that good.  Today I made toasted almond quinoa salad and I am ready to share away because it was GOOD!  If you have read any of my posts before you …
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Asian Toasted Quinoa Salad With Snow Peas

My husband loves scallops.  It is nearing time for him to travel for work again so I have been whipping up meals that he especially will enjoy.  This week I made Asian toasted quinoa salad using scallops.  This dish is very versatile you can easily substitute shrimp or chicken and if you desire a vegetarian …
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Quinoa Sweet Potato Meatballs

I have been trying out various veggie meatball recipes since I quit eating meat.  Months ago, I pinned a  quinoa and sweet potato meatball recipe that I found over at Peachy Nutrition.  I often Pin and forget on  Pinterest but this veggie meatball dish kept popping into my head.  I could not stop thinking about …
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Spicy Quinoa & Corn Salad (EarthMamasWorld)

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious quinoa recipe, this one is for you!  Even if you weren’t looking and simply stumbled upon this recipe I promise that you will not be disappointed.  I serve spicy quinoa and corn salad as a main dish most of the time.  It is also compliments …
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