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Gluten-Free Pasta & Neatballs

Nope, that is not a typo in the title – I promised in my review post of Neat meat replacement that I was going to try their Italian product next making pasta and Neatballs! This is an incredibly simple recipe that came together very quick, but the beauty is in it’s simplicity and depth of flavor.
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Spicy Potato Stew

Soups and stews are the epitome of comfort food to me. There’s something about a steaming bowl of soup with the aromas wafting in front of my face that brings me so much joy. I even have a happy soup song I sing (and sometimes there’s a dance to go along with it). Tortilla, lentil, tomato, black bean….if it has the word soup after, I’m probably going to be all over it. 
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Apple & Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash & VeeV Sage Cider

A couple months ago I was contacted by VeeV and asked if I wanted to make a dish to pair with one of their signature cocktails for an upcoming feature. Without hesitation I gave them an emphatic YES! I love VeeV. As you may remember, during the month of September I made weekly cocktails using this earth-friendly Açaí Spirit: my take on a mojito, pomegranate ginger concoction, citrusy basil spritzer and a warm apple cider. Needless to say I was stoked at the chance to work with VeeV!! 
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Warm Black Bean & Kale Salad

You guys know I like to keep it real so let me just start off by saying Vegan MoFo wore me out, big time! Doing 27 posts in one month is a lot of work. Planning recipes, grocery shopping, cooking, plating, taking pictures, editing pictures and writing the posts takes up a ton of time. Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast and it totally got my creative juices flowing, but I really needed a break after all that!
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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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Orange Notella Mousse Tartlets

Oh how I’ve missed Nutella and it’s chocolatey hazelnutty goodness. Luckily Justin’s makes a vegan chocolate hazelnut butter that is just as good and I knew I had to make something with it. I’m calling it NOTella because it’s fun to change around food words when you make them vegan, whether it makes sense or not.
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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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Gluten-Free Apple Tartlets w/ Coconut Whipped Cream

It’s not quite Fall yet, and it doesn’t even feel remotely Fall-like in Southern California but I’ve been craving Fall flavors like crazy. It could be all the hubbub over the damn pumpkin flavored everything in stores and coffee shops (I have nothing against pumpkin, it just seems like overkill to me – much like shops putting up Christmas decorations before summer is even over). Anyhoo…back to Fall flavors.
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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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