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Broth-less Risotto

Broth-less Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas //
This morning I discovered I had half a bag of Arborio rice in my cabinet. After finding half an onion and half a package of mushrooms (that were about three days away from going bad) in the fridge, I decided it was time to make risotto. However, I realized I didn’t have any vegetable broth (which came as no surprise since I rarely ever buy it). I did a quick Google search to see if it’s possible to make risotto subbing water for broth. According to The New York Times, it’s possible as long as you add extra flavor to make up for the flavor you’re losing by skipping the broth.
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Winter Quinoa Bowl with Root Vegetables and Blood Orange

Winter Quinoa Bowl // Breakfast, Brunch & Dinner

Whenever my friend Zelda and I get together to cook dinner, we always have a similar conversation that goes something like this (and almost always results in us making a quinoa bowl):

Me: What are you eating/not eating these days?
Zelda: Anything that’s vegan, gluten free and corn free.
Me: Let’s do something with quinoa and veggies. What veggies do you have?
Zelda: I’ll let you know when I get my farm share later this week.
Me: Great! I’ll bring quinoa and whatever veggies I have in my fridge. Continue Reading

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Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl

Mango Smoothie Bowl // Breakfast, Brunch & Dinner

I know it’s technically only been winter for less than two months, and it has been in the 40s within the past month, but I’m already over winter. My puffy coat has been getting entirely too much use and all I want to do is wear sandals without my toes freezing off and be able to walk outside sans jacket without crying (and having my tears freeze on my face).

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Anatomy of a Salad in a Jar

Easy Lunch: Salad in a Jar // Breakfast, Brunch & Dinner

I know salads in jars are nothing new but I thought it was necessary to share how I pack my lunch every day for work in no more than 5 minutes. A lot of this comes down to (very easy) prep that I do on Sunday, before the week begins. Along with that is knowing the anatomy of a salad, how to put together ingredients that will make up an interesting, nutritious, and filling meal for work.
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The Best Lentil Soup

The Best Lentil Soup // Breakfast, Brunch & Dinner

One of my favorite things to make and eat when it’s chilly outside is soup, but I hate it when I have to buy a ton of ingredients I don’t already have and I don’t like waiting several hours while it simmers on the stove. Enter the best lentil soup recipe ever (seriously). It takes approximately 45 minutes to make from start to finish, it costs less than $3, uses ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen, it’s nutritious, vegan and gluten-free friendly, and most importantly, it’s delicious.

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