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Vegan and Gluten Free Shepherd’s Pie

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Hello friends! With St. Patrick’s Day next week, my friends at McCormick challenged me to share an Irish-inspired recipe for this month’s partnership post. I already have a couple St. Patrick’s themed recipes here on the blog (my Healthy Shamrock Shake and Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread), so I was excited to add another to the mix. Introducing: Continue Reading …

Vegan Quinoa Breakfast Bake Recipe

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Considering I eat nearly the same thing day in and day out (I’m looking at you, Microwave Banana Oatmeal and Flour Free Pancake) for breakfast, I finally decided it was time to mix things up. Introducing: a vegan Quinoa Breakfast Bake recipe! It’s gluten free, too. I created this recipe as part of my ongoing recipe development Continue Reading …

Healthy Peanut Butter Power Cookies

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Good morning from back in DC! I know most of us are ready to focus on healthy eating and workouts after a lot of holiday travel (did you see my Tips for a Healthy New Year post?), so I thought today I would share a healthy recipe! These peanut butter power cookies are delicious but so packed with nutrition that they are healthy enough to eat as Continue Reading …

No Bake Blueberry Custard Pie (vegan + gluten free)

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Just in time for the summer holiday weekend, here’s a fun new recipe: a No Bake Blueberry Custard Pie that is vegan & gluten free to boot! This easy no-bake pie is perfect for summer days when you don't want to heat up the oven but still want something that looks fancy. ;) Continue Reading …

Sunshine Running & Ingredient Potluck Dinners

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You know what I’m really appreciating this week after missing them last week? Two things: sunshine and running. Yesterday morning, I met my friend Sarah downtown for an early run. We were both so happy to see the beautiful sun finally came back out to play after such a gloomy and wet stretch here in DC! Continue Reading …

Creamy Vegan Garlic & Herb Pasta

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A few weeks ago, the DC area dietetic association I’m a member of had a fall networking potluck. Originally, I was thinking of bringing some sort of quinoa, bean, or kale salad. And then I realized: wait. I’m going to an event full of dietitians… there is likely going to be WAY too much along the lines of quinoa, beans, and kale. So instead, Continue Reading …

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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I first fell in love with Irish soda bread when I was, as you might guess, in Ireland. Back when I was teaching English in Prague in 2009, I spent a long weekend in Ireland with a friend and fellow teacher, Jackie. The two of us had a wonderful time, staying in cute little B&Bs and exploring the beautiful countryside and small towns. Continue Reading …

Sweet Potato & Lentil Coconut Curry

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I always feel really awkward writing recipe posts. I mean, how many ways can you say something is delicious? I guess it’s just easier for me to wax poetic about my runs and beautiful scenery than it is to describe a recipe. ;) But for real, friends: this really was delicious. Introducing a new favorite: Sweet Potato Lentil Coconut Curry! It’s Continue Reading …