Brown Lentil Soup

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Brown Lentil Soup

This simple but hearty Brown Lentil Soup recipe is great served by itself or over a bed of pasta or rice.

Yellow Rice

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Yellow Rice

This simple yellow rice recipe is a favorite of mine. The cumin adds a light spice, and the turmeric rounds out the flavor and gives it its gorgeous yellow color.

Corn Grits

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Corn Grits

Corn Grits make such a fabulous breakfast! Affordable and delicious! Add your favrotie nuts and fresh or dried fruit as a topping and you’ve got a well balanced, tasty meal. Here I’ve added cashews, raisins and apple.

Pav Bhaji (Step-by-Step Instructions, With Video)

Pav Bhaji (Step-by-Step Instructions, With Video)

I recently went to Mumbai to visit my family. It was only a short trip, but while I was there my family and I cooked up some of our favorite Indian street foods and I wanted to share the recipes with you. (This is me at a local market. Like the t-shirt?! My friend Taryn […]

Can’t Beet the Apples and Kale Salad

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Can’t Beet the Apples and Kale Salad

I like to make this simple salad in the fall, when the golden beets are in peak season. The sweetness from the beets and apples balance the bitterness of the kale.

Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 9

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Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 9

Today is  Day 9 of my 10-day vegan on a budget challenge, where every day, for 10 days, I spend no more than $5 a day on food. For the past 2 days I had so much food left in my fridge that I’ve lived on leftovers. But today it’s definitely time to get back into […]

Curried Quinoa & Cabbage

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Curried Quinoa & Cabbage

Whenever I buy a head of cabbage I find there’s always extra leftover, so I try to think of different ways to use it. And this is one of those ways! The cabbage and curry powder give this quinoa dish great texture and flavor. Save

Oats & Dates

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Oats & Dates

A simple and hearty summer breakfast with fresh peaches!

Basic Spinach Shepherd’s Pie

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Basic Spinach Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is usually an elaborate dish with lots of ingredients. Not this one! This is a recipe I came up with when I was experimenting with living on $5 a day (for my 10-day $5-a-day challenge). I made this on Day–1, and in spite of having minimal seasonings and fresh ingredients, it turned out […]

Kale Pasta

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Kale Pasta

I like my pasta to have lots of vegetables, so I like to make this dish when I have a lot of leftover fresh vegetables in the fridge that need to be eaten.

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