Category Archives: appetizers

Grilled Pears with Walnut Cream Cheese

Cooler weather always makes me crave comfort food. I love sweet and warm fall foods that make you feel like you’ve just bundled up in flannel pajamas. And if that food also happens to be good for you? Well, what’s … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde

  This recipe is a little late, but there’s a good reason for it. I actually made this batch of salsa verde on the 11th, over a week ago, for the Big Game. That is, the game when my beloved … Continue reading

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Spicy Kale Chips

My mom has been visiting this week, and we’ve done some good cooking together. We love to make quesadillas (recipe later this week, I promise!) and we’re both a sucker for chocolate so we’ve got some good sweets under our … Continue reading

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Lentil-stuffed Chilis

Ah, stuffed peppers. This is your time of year; who doesn’t want to end a summer day with a hearty and sweet stuffed pepper? Who doesn’t want to bite into the crunch of your outer shell? Who doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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Spinach and Cream Cheese Dip

I love simple foods. I love throwing something together with minimal effort and just a few ingredients and then somehow having it turn out delicious. I love when people don’t believe me when I tell them how easy it is … Continue reading

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Corn Fritters

Sometimes, you just get a craving. For something crunchy, something simultaneously sweet and savory, something that’s down-home good. And sometimes, you just have to listen to that craving. Which is how I ended up with a pile of corn fritters … Continue reading

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Lemon Hummus

I’m pretty sure that I’m the only vegan in the world who doesn’t like hummus. I make it pretty often, mostly because my non-vegan friends love it, so when I’m having a party it’s a no-brainer. But for myself, I … Continue reading

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Pink Bean Appetizer

After my Frito Pie adventure, I had a can of beans left over. I’ve been working recently on coming up with some yummy vegan appetizers (so many appetizers involve meat and/or cheese) for people to use, and I decided to … Continue reading

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The Best Method For Making Bruschetta

Despite my best intentions, my garlic bread recipe is clearly not the last in my Italian feast line. What can I say? Maybe it’s because I’ve got an Italian brother-in-law; maybe it’s because I love tomatoes and I love carbs; … Continue reading

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Wine-Battered Eggplant Medallions

Continuing the Italian theme for the week (yes, I know tomorrow’s St. Paddy’s Day), I wanted to share these medallions with you. They’re great for so many reasons: the sweetness of the wine, just barely there; the crunch of the … Continue reading

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