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Jessica’s Pistachio Oat Squares Recipe - Love and Lemons. I’m excited to share this recipe today – these Pistachio Oat Squares are SO delicious!

Jessica’s Pistachio Oat Squares Recipe - Love and Lemons

It’s spring which means that the best cookbooks are coming out now. You know the ones – they’re brimming with fresh healthy, veggie-ful recipes. Coconut mocha vegan protein bars » The First Mess // Vegan Recipes + Photography by Laura Wright. Pin it!

coconut mocha vegan protein bars » The First Mess // Vegan Recipes + Photography by Laura Wright

Pin it! Something changed in the last month or so, and now I get up at 5 every morning and work out seriously hard before starting my day. The immediate rush is great, and I feel extra springy and glow-y all day. Sometimes I even squeeze in an additional late afternoon sweat. This is probably old hat for a lot of people, but this routine is weirdly new for me. Dehydrator Recipe: Asian kale chips. Curried Chickpea Salad Sliders Recipe. Three things I am obsessed with: chickpeas, avocado, and all things MINI… mini pizzas, mini tacos, mini pies, mini skillets.

Curried Chickpea Salad Sliders Recipe

I had these cute little pretzel buns last week so that’s how this recipe started. (Although you could use any kind of bun or sliced bread for this recipe). I first thought of making little veggie burgers, but since it’s a whopping 103 degrees(!) Outside, I’ve been trying to use my oven as little as possible. Plus this chickpea salad is fast, easy, and cold, which is everything I want in a summer recipe. Easy Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe. Happy Saturday, friends!

Easy Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe

Fall is in the air, and although it’s not exactly crisp outside here, I’ve made crisp inside to make up for it. Apple crisp is hands down my favorite fall dessert. I love apple pie too, but I love it more when other people make it for me. This crisp recipe is simple and straightforward – you can mix everything together and get these little guys into the oven in no time. (You can even mix the crumble part ahead of time). To make these vegan, I used coconut oil instead of butter and scooped vegan ice cream on top. Baked Rosemary Beet Chips.

I distinctly remember one December in college when my dad took me to his office Christmas party at a dinner theatre.

Baked Rosemary Beet Chips

I hardly remember the show, but I do remember the buffet which seemed to extend into eternity with overcooked vegetables. Among the saddest victims were Brussels sprouts and beets. What is it about these beautiful, delicious veggies that makes people use and abuse them? They are delicious. They are rich with nutrients. Spicy Lemon Herb Popcorn - Dirty Gourmet. My mom and I recently took the kids on a camping trip to Point Mugu State Park, just north of Malibu.

Spicy Lemon Herb Popcorn - Dirty Gourmet

It was my first time there, and it was definitely not my favorite campground. The sites were way too close together, and even though they charge $45 per night(!) There wasn’t toilet paper in the bathrooms (that might sound like a silly complaint for camping, but we were excited about glamping). Our neighbors partied hard late into the night, and the winds were so strong we couldn’t have a fire. Despite all this, we really had so much fun! Hazelnut Raisin Crisps - Dirty Gourmet. Hazelnut Raisin Crisps.

Hazelnut Raisin Crisps - Dirty Gourmet

Dehydrator Recipe: Kale Chips with garlic and cashews. Dehydrator Recipe: Kale Chips with Cashews & Dried Tomatoes. AVOCADO SANDWICH WITH GREEN HARISSA. "For whatever it's worth: It's never too late to be whoever you want to be.


I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over. " - Eric Roth, Benjamin Button (a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald) Chickpea, Beet, and Apple Panini Recipe. Nutritional information Serves 4 30 minutes or fewer Never had raw beet in a sandwich?

Chickpea, Beet, and Apple Panini Recipe

This panini will have you hooked. 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 3 Tbs. vegan mayonnaise 1 Tbs. lemon juice 1 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon 8 slices sesame semolina bread (8 oz.) 1 medium golden beet, peeled and sliced 1 Granny smith apple, thinly sliced ¼ cup broccoli or radish sprouts 4 Tbs. prepared black olive tapenade 1. 2. 3. July/August 2011 p.36. Sweet curried almonds.

As a food blogger, I use my stove nearly every day without thinking much about it.

sweet curried almonds

It’s easy to take things like multiple burners and good ventilation for granted. (Well, except when Jack cooks – we have to frantically open every window to keep the fire department from showing up). In other areas of the world, women are cooking over a small fires in enclosed spaces that lack light and ventilation. Their kitchens are filled with smoke, making it difficult (not to mention unsafe) to prepare meals for their families. This Mother’s Day, Equal Exchange is working to donate energy-efficient stoves to hundreds of families in Uganda as part of the Uganda Stove Project. The call to action is simple: It’s a giveaway! Click over to their site to enter to win $500 worth of Equal Exchange products.

Quinoa Coconut Granola Bars. Quinoa! Have you tried it yet? Do your kids like it? Cooked Quinoa definitely has a distinct flavor, but have you ever added uncooked quinoa to things like your granola?


Healthy Recipes by Chef Alia Dalal. Spiced Pumpkin Seed and Cashew Crunch. Save to My Recipes For a salty, savory, crunchy boost, sprinkle this on roasted vegetables, soups, and hot cereal. Servings: makes about 1 cup (about 6 ) active: 5 minutes total: 30 minutes Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 large egg white 1 teaspoon light agave syrup (nectar) ½ teaspoon garam masala or curry powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ cup raw cashews, coarsely chopped ¼ cup shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) ¼ cup shelled sunflower seeds Nutritional Information. Dehydrated camping recipes. Sweet and Spicy Chinese Five Spice Roasted Almonds II Recipe.

Dehydrated Kale chips.