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Garlic Rosemary Apple Crostini

I’m going to give it to you straight, garlic and rosemary is one of my all time favorite savory combinations. The smell of each of them alone is the stuff dreams are made of, but put them together and wooo-doggy that’s some good stuff right there. So when I thought about making a warm apple crostini, it was only natural that those two were involved. And thus was born the fifth and final dish in the Week of Appetizers: Garlic Rosemary Apple Crostini.
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Potato Zucchini Corn Fritters

My first attempt at making fritters! I admit, I was calling these fritters in my head the entire time I was making them with no actual idea what a fritter was, technically. It just felt right. So before I posted this I Googled “fritter” and hot damn! I was right! It must be some inherent knowledge passed through my Southern blood line. 
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Portobello Walnut Tacos w/Cilantro Lime Rice

I do have a love affair with tacos. Something about spicy Mexican flavors like cumin, garlic and chili powder-enhanced filling wrapped up in a soft corn tortilla just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I am constantly trying to come up with new taco recipes to satisfy my inherent need for them and my…
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Curried Lentils Over Jasmine Rice

I’ve decided to keep up with my current curry kick and bring you another recipe featuring my favorite spice. This time I’m going for curried lentils. I found this recipe on Wikihow and based my recipe off of it, only tweaking it slightly. I fell in love with lentils about 4 years ago when my stepmother Maria made a huge pot of lentil soup for Christmas. That soup is still one of the best I’ve had, ever. Now I’m sure I had lentils before that point, but they obviously didn’t make a huge impact on me because I can’t remember them before that moment. 
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Vegetable Curry Fried Rice

Two of my favorite dishes when dining at Asian restaurants are fried rice and yellow curry. 99.9% of the time I will order either one of those, rarely straying from the norm. I’m ok with that. I love them both so why risk ordering something I may not like when I can be a happy little camper chewing through a smile on my tried and true favorites?
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Gluten-Free Baked Falafel Wraps

I’ve been craving falafel something fierce lately but I really didn’t want to be consuming anything deep fried (I’m trying to watch my figure y’all!). I’ve made baked falafel in the past from a mix, but this time I decided to be all domestic and do it from scratch. That way I would have complete control as to what went in it, and I could keep it cheap & gluten-free!
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Tofu Coconut Curry Polenta Pizza

A couple weeks ago we were invited to a friend’s housewarming party and he ordered a Thai Tofu Curry Pizza and it was AMAZING. Cheese-less, simple and spicy with perfectly cooked tofu (a little crisp on the outside, soft on the inside). I couldn’t stop thinking about it and even though it was not gluten-free I figured I could try to make my own version that was.
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Homemade Soyrizo Chili & Baked Potatoes

Chili is definitely a comfort food for me. The heartiness and spice really hit the spot and what I love best is that you can make chili from anything you have laying around really. Something about chili reminds me of being a little kid and my mom making her famous chili & corn chips dish. Nostalgic food is always a plus in my book.
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Kelp Noodles with Cilantro Pesto

I fell in love with kelp noodles a couple months ago after trying them for the first time at a raw restaurant in Santa Monica called M.A.K.E. I thought it sounded weird, but was feeling adventurous that particular weekend so I ordered it. Love at first bite for sure. I can’t remember exactly what they did to theirs, but it was heavenly. I knew I had to try making my own versions at home.
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Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls with Coconut Glaze

It has been a long standing tradition in my family to have big ooey gooey cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning. It really is the only time of year I indulge in them, as much as I love ’em. After going vegan, and then gluten-free, it seemed like I would just have to sit back and watch everyone else partake in the festivities while I cried into a bowl of granola. But not anymore…
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