Vegetable Chili

Easy vegetable chili with black beans, lentils, carrots and chayote. This vegan chili will warm your butt

I call this vegetable chili and not vegetarian chili, even though it is vegetarian, because it’s got a lot of vegetables in it. You know what I mean? It’s not a standard vegetarian chili that’s all beans and tomatoes. Those are good, but kind of heavy sometimes. And maybe … a little boring? Texture-wise I…

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Broccoli with Mint Pesto

Seared broccoli with mint and peanut pesto

There’s a restaurant we go to often: it’s four blocks away, has a good menu and great bartenders. I get a lot of inspiration from their specials menu, actually. (These portobello mushroom tacos, for example.) And a few weeks ago tried something described as “broccoli with mint pesto and pine nut gremolata” which sounds pretty…

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Vegan “Beef” Enchiladas

Vegan "beef" enchiladas! Homemade filling with mushrooms, pecans and refried beans topped with homemade vegan Tex-Mex enchilada sauce

I didn’t exactly set out to make a vegan beef enchilada recipe, but that’s what I ended up with. I really just wanted to make some kind of vegan enchiladas but as it turns out, the filling made with mushrooms, pecans and beans is very reminiscent of ground beef. Who knew. It even looks convincing!…

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5 Meals to Make this Week #12

Week twelve! Dig and Delve! I don’t know what that means. I stole it from Mother Goose. Anyway. Last week Chris and I did a “vegan experiment” (his idea) and ate all vegan all week. I felt great about it. While not all of my dinner experiments turned out 100%, most of them did and…

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4th of July Recipes

This 4th of July also commemorates TWO years of us living in Los Angeles. We are finally — the last 6 months — really feeling like “home” here. It took longer than we expected, honestly; but I think we just weren’t being very realistic with our expectations, considering we moved with a baby, a business,…

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5 Meals to Make this Week #8

Week eight; let’s get straight! The last three weeks have been kind of a blur — especially when I try to remember what I’ve eaten. Chris was in Nicaragua for a week; my mom and grandma were visiting; Chris got back; we went to VidCon; my brother and sister-in-law are staying with us today; then…

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Spicy Broccoli Salad

Our friend Satomi is a little famous around the Austin potluck scene for her broccoli salad which includes bacon, raisins and mayonnaise. Sounds weird as hell but it’s really tasty. I wanted to come up with a slightly spicy, slightly less sweet version of hers that would work well as a side dish for tacos or enchiladas.…

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5 Meals to Make This Week #7

pineapple lamb kebabs

Week seven! Just give in! . . . To laziness I’m going into full-blown lazy mode this week. Between having my mom and grandma stay with me while Chris was out out town, then heading straight to VidCon this weekend . . . I’m tuckered out, y’all! So here’s five super-duper, easy-peasy meals to make this week!…

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5 Meals to Make This Week #6

Week six! Cool tricks! This week’s free meal plan includes a spicy steak, chicken two ways, a unique enchilada recipe, and a crispy, thin-crust, gluten-free “pizza”. Enjoy!! Arroz Con Pollo This one-pot chicken and rice recipe will most likely be a hit-and-a-half in your house. There are *some* vegetables in it — onion, carrot, celery…

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