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Creamy Balsamic Dressing

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Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Salads are a big part of my weekly menu and I’m not talking about little itty – bitty side salads. No I am talking about Big Beautiful Salads – BBS for short! Thankfully hubby Tom also likes these salads and we can make a meal out of them. Like most people we enjoy a creamy …

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Watermelon Salad

Chef Aj's Watermelon Salad
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Happy Fourth of July! It’s been crazy busy around here for the past week but I wanted to share this delicious watermelon salad that Chef AJ created. It’s so refreshing and perfect for your backyard BBQ and pot lucks all summer long. It might seem like an unlikely combination but trust me – you are …

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Donna’s Vegan Cheeze Sauce

Bean Burrito Bowl
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I am super excited to share this recipe with you all today! In the past two years since moving to a plant based diet I have tried many vegan/plant based cheese sauce recipes. Some of them were down right awful and others were just okay. That all changed when my friend Donna Weifert shared her …

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How to Saute Vegetables Oil Free

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No Oil Saute

I love, love, love vegetables! There aren’t too many of them that I don’t like so I have a never ending variety to choose from. Fresh, frozen, steamed, oven roasted or sauteed in a pan – I like them all. Maybe that’s why a plant based diet was so easy to transition to. At first …

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Chickpea Curry

Chickpea Curry

This Indian inspired dish isn’t too spicy – it’s just the right balance of spices.We served it over a hot baked sweet potato but it would be equally delicious over a bed of  your favorite grain like brown rice, quinoa or couscous. If you prefer to skip the extra carbs you could choose to serve …

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