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Flax Maple Waffles

  "Happiness is something to look forward to"  It's the reason why we plan, work hard, and tolerate the predictable realities of everyday life.  On Monday we look forward to Wednesday because we’re half way to Friday.  Our weekly routines are motivated by the prospect of the weekend; two days with the potential to be as lazy or adventurous… Continue reading Flax Maple Waffles

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Gluten-Free Fettuccini w/Caramelized Onions, Kale and Goat Cheese

One of my favorite quotes of all time: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the one most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin.  Life doesn’t usually go as planned.  The preconceptions we form about what life is going to be like post-high school… Continue reading Gluten-Free Fettuccini w/Caramelized Onions, Kale and Goat Cheese

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Roasted Tomato & Garlic Pasta Topped w/Fresh Mozzarella

I've been eating a LOT of carbs lately.  I can't say that I'm proud of it. Toast with butter and honey for breakfast? Let's make it two. Sandwich for lunch? No, ma'am, I don't want it open faced.  A sandwich with one slice of bread?  Who invented this blasphemous form of modern day torture?  I want the… Continue reading Roasted Tomato & Garlic Pasta Topped w/Fresh Mozzarella

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

I've been doing an INSANE amount of reflective thinking lately. Not the narcissistic self-reflective type of thinking, no. I'm mostly unintentionally thinking about my past. Childhood memories are popping up with absolutely no warning at all forcing me to compare my past with my present, a simpler time to a more complicated time. What made… Continue reading Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Quinoa Chili

Call me crazy, but there's something totally liberating about traveling somewhere new and unfamiliar by yourself.  So with a) that in mind, b) the celebration of landing a new job and c) the realization that I probably won't be able to take time off for a while, I bought a round trip ticket to Dallas… Continue reading Quinoa Chili

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Rustic Roasted Garlic Tomato and Avocado Toast

Every summer when I was a kid my parents would ship me off to Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) to spend a few weeks with my grandma. I loved visiting her, but I absolutely dreaded the food that I was going to be forced to eat. She was the healthiest of the healthy. She had severe macular… Continue reading Rustic Roasted Garlic Tomato and Avocado Toast

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Vegan Cornbread

I have a crush on Eastern Texas right now. It's sick. I'm in Miami which is absolutely GORGEOUS and amazing and I'm day dreaming about Eastern Texas. Yes, Eastern, not Western. Western Texas is what I think about when an old Clint Eastwood movie comes on. Not that I have anything against Clint Eastwood movies,… Continue reading Vegan Cornbread

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Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Ok, so these aren't vegan. I've recently realized that vegan baking is a tough feat and I'm not sure if I'm committed enough yet to give up butter (Sorry to all you die-hard vegans out there). I love butter. I love licking the spoon after I've mixed the butter and sugar together. Gross, I know,… Continue reading Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

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Vegan Alfredo Pasta Sauce

Three weeks ago I packed my life into 12 boxes and moved across the country. I left a job that I was happy with, family that I love and friends that added a lot of smiles and laughter to my everyday life ... Now, I'm frantically looking for a job and I don't know anyone.… Continue reading Vegan Alfredo Pasta Sauce

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Simple Light Nut-Free Basil Olive Pesto Pasta with Chopped Tomatoes and Gouda

This is the laziest, fastest and cheapest dinner I've made in a long time AND IT IS SO GOOD I'VE GAINED 5 POUNDS IN THE LAST TWO DAYS (because I've made it twice). If you have a love-hate relationship with carbs (like me) Proceed WITH CAUTION. Ingredients: 1 cup of basil leaves 3 garlic cloves… Continue reading Simple Light Nut-Free Basil Olive Pesto Pasta with Chopped Tomatoes and Gouda