Slow Cooker Corn and Red Pepper Chowder

Slow Cooker Corn & Red Pepper Chowder

Healthy? Check. Comforting? Check. Easy? Super check. Oh, and vegan?! Check check! Yup, this Slow Cooker Corn and Red Pepper Chowder hits all the right marks. Hearty, creamy, satisfying, chock-full of sweet corn countered perfectly by smoky red bell pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, and a smidge of cayenne. We have a favorite corn chowder around… 

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Vegan Black Bean Enchiladas with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream

Black Bean Enchiladas With Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream

I have a thing for Mexican-inspired food. Sure, most people like it, but my family and I love it almost too much for words. I am pretty sure we would all be perfectly happy with some version of Mexican food every day of the week–it’s an obsession of epic proportions over here. Tacos, chilaquiles, or… 

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Veggie-Loaded Chili Recipe

Recipe | Veggie-Loaded Chili (and it’s freezer-friendly!)

After what I posted last week about not being ready for fall recipes yet, you probably think I’m a big hypocrite for posting this Veggie-Loaded Chili today. But let me explain! This is not a fall recipe, you see. It’s what I like to call a transitional recipe. It uses summer produce (which is still… 

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Sweet Corn, Sausage & Thyme Pizza Recipe

Recipe | Sweet Corn, Sausage & Thyme Pizza

It has come to my attention that other bloggers have already started posting pumpkin and apple recipes. Sorry guys, I’m not letting go of summer produce that easily. You’re going to have to drag me away from corn and zucchini the same way you have to drag your 3-year-old out of the toy department at… 

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Tempeh and Hummus Pita Pizzas

What I Ate This Week | Greek Pizzas with Cauliflower Hummus and (Healthy!) Fudge

Did I mention that I got Invisalign a few weeks ago? I don’t think I did. And really, I wouldn’t mention it here (because do you care? probably not), except for the fact that it seriously messes with my eating habits because you have to take the aligners out in order to eat. I can… 

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Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers Recipe

Recipe | Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Corn Relish

The only reason I ever remember my wedding anniversary is because my Grandma sends Chris and me a card in the mail every year. (Thank you, Grandma!) And whenever someone asks me how long I’ve been married, I freak out a little bit and have to do some quick math in my head. Did we… 

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Pasta with Cilantro Jalapeño Pesto, Fresh Corn & Tomatoes

Recipe | Pasta with Cilantro Jalapeño Pesto, Fresh Corn & Tomatoes

Chris went to Austin for a business trip this week and business trips are my chance to be lazy in the kitchen because when I’m just cooking for myself, I don’t have to impress anyone. So the past few days have been a lot of “Oh hey, I’m just going to eat this salad out… 

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Oatmeal Chia Berry Crisp

What I Ate This Week | Healthy Blueberry Crisp & The First Corn Pizza of the Summer

There was corn at the farmers market last weekend. Corn! In June! Granted, it was only one stand. And really, it wasn’t even a stand, it was just a pick-up truck full of corn. But still: corn! That’s something to get excited about, right? (And clearly I’m not the only one who gets excited about… 

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Stuffed Zucchini with Creamy Peanut Lime Sauce

What I Ate This Week | Stuffed Zucchini with Quinoa & Peanut Sauce + Other Peanut Buttery Things

You know how sometimes you get to the last few bites of a meal and you feel a little sad because you don’t want it to end? (You do, right? That’s not just me?) We had a lot of those kinds of meals this week. It was glorious. And full of peanut butter. Here’s what… 

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Grilled Tofu Sandwiches with Stout & Sriracha Beer Barbecue Sauce

What I Ate This Week | More Grilled Tofu Sandwiches!

When I find a food I like, I usually make some variation of that food over and over again until I move onto the next thing. And right now, I’m fixating on tofu sandwiches. I could have them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are so easy to do and they’re a great way to… 

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Stuffed Pattypan Squash with Quinoa & Fresh Corn

Recipe | Stuffed Pattypan Squash with Quinoa and Fresh Corn

Last month, my husband’s parents visited us for a few days. We decided to stop by the state farmers market in Raleigh before going to Chapel Hill for the afternoon–the farmers market is HUGE and full of fun local products like muscadine grape slushies and sweet potato syrup. Oh, and there’s the produce too–lots of… 

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5 Super Easy Three Ingredient Side Dishes

I have a tendency to throw together side dishes at random with whatever ingredients we have on hand. I usually kind of half-plan these recipes–I’ll know I want to make something with green beans, for example, so I’ll buy the beans and then look at what else I have in the pantry or fridge to… 

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A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Roasting Summer Vegetables

Here’s how to use this guide to roasting summer vegetables: I’ve listed the most common summer veggies here (hence the “semi-comprehensive” in the title), along with instructions for preparation and approximate cooking times. You can season these vegetables with salt and pepper alone, or use my suggested additions to fancy things up a little. All… 

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What I Ate This Week | Finally! A Good Pad Thai Recipe + Blog Wonkiness Update

If you’ve been having trouble commenting lately or you’ve been noticing my posts disappearing and reappearing, it’s because I switched hosts this week. The transfer was a long, drawn-out process with many freak-outs on my part, both major and minor. (My posts are being deleted! All of my comments are gone! Where’s the picture I… 

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Recipe | Fresh Corn Saute with Coconut Milk & Sriracha

So technically it’s not corn season yet. But I’m terribly impatient, so when I saw corn at the grocery store, I had to get it, even if it was from Florida. (I mean, Florida isn’t that far away, right? It’s kind of local?) These days, you can get just about any vegetable year round. Most… 

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Twice Baked Salsa Potatoes with Fajita Veggies

Recipe | Twice Baked Salsa Potatoes with Fajita Veggies

Do you ever go to a restaurant and order the same dish every time? For better or worse, I’m a person who likes routine. Usually when I find something I like at a restaurant, I stick with it. My husband always ribs me for ordering the same thing time and time again, but it works… 

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Vegan Pepper Jack Potato Corn Cakes

Daiya Vegan Cheese Review + Pepper Jack Potato Corn Cakes Recipe

While there are many foods with good vegetarian and vegan equivalents (I’m looking at you, ice cream!), it’s difficult to find a good vegan cheese. For years, whenever I’d find a new one in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods or the local co-op, I’d excitedly put it into my grocery cart and inevitably, my… 

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