slow cooker red lentil dal

A hearty and healthy red lentil dal that simmers away in your slow cooker and is ready when you walk through the door. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.  Can we talk about baby kicks? They’re crazy. I love them, but they’re crazy. It’s interesting how they’ve evolved from the first little signs of movement, little scratches… 

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roasted butternut squash and black bean burritos {freezer friendly}

These roasted butternut squash and black bean freezer burritos are nutritious, and delicious vegetarian burritos. A perfect make-ahead meal to have stashed in the freezer! We are in the process of trying to buy a new apartment. When we first found out I was pregnant we thought about moving, and then decided that it would… 

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cheater caesar salad – and some news

A quick and easy fish-free Caesar dressing for when you need a Caesar salad Right. Now. Gosh, it’s been a while! I want to thank you all so much for your patience while I’ve been on hiatus, and for all of the very kind comments, emails, and messages you sent in response to me taking… 

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toast for dinner – refried beans, fried egg, and salsa

Put your Cinco de Mayo leftovers to good use with this simple, nourishing, and delicious toast for dinner. Refried beans, crispy fried egg, salsa, and cilantro. It doesn’t get much better than this! With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner there’s a high probability some of you might have some Mexi-ish ingredients kicking around… 

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a light lunch bowl – napa cabbage slaw with chickpeas

A fresh and light lunch bowl with shredded napa cabbage, parsley, and chickpeas. I put up our blackout blinds last weekend. And by blackout blinds I of course mean the dark brown fitted sheet we hang over our bedroom window during the summer months. Our apartment, quite bafflingly, is fitted with black blinds in every… 

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healthier applesauce snacking cake

This spiced vegan friendly applesauce cake is tender, moist, and studded with raisins. Made healthier with oat flour and maple sugar, it’s an afternoon treat you can feel good about. I’m excited to announce that I recently became a member of a community of like-minded health focused bloggers called The Recipe Redux.  Started by registered dietitians, The… 

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spicy cauliflower frittata

Spicy harissa paste, chewy halloumi cheese, and salty capers come together in this quick and easy one-pan frittata that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This past weekend in Paris was fabulous. It’s such an incredible city, beautiful and sparkly and vibrant. We were lucky with the weather (glorious!), Paul ran a great race (one… 

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