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Spring Salad with Edible Flowers

Spring Salad with Edible Blossoms

Spring Salad with Edible Flowers ~ this simple side dish is spring in a bowl ~ I’ll show you how to identify, source, and use edible flowers to make this celebratory salad for weddings, showers, holidays, or any spring gathering.…

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Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy is a one minute wonder — a quick stint on a searing hot grill turns an under-appreciated veggie into a rock star — a little bit of honey sesame glaze doesn’t hurt either!…

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Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf

My Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf is meant for joyful gatherings ~ it has roots in the ancient cuisines of Persia, India, and Turkey, but I guarantee this pretty gluten free vegan dish will thrill everybody around your table, too!…

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Multi Seed Crisps ~ Homemade Vegan Crackers

Multi Seed Crisps ~ homemade vegan crackers made entirely from seeds!

These vegan Multi Seed Crisps are a deliciously crisp cracker just perfect for snacking and dipping ~ and they couldn’t be easier to make! I was so intrigued when I saw this recipe on my blogging friend Angie’s blog ~ there’s nothing but seeds and water in these amazing crackers!  I’m always drawn to super minimalist recipes like this ~ I wonder, do they work?  How do they work??  I’m happy to report that these multi seed crisps are, well,…

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Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives

Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this healthy Mediterranean fruit salad is packed with the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean!

Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this glorious salad in the Mediterranean tradition is an experience not to be missed.  It’s proof positive that not all fabulous salads are leafy and green! If you’ve never had a salad of citrus and olives, I think you’ll be glad you stumbled on this one today.  These are flavors you don’t encounter in the US very often, but if you are familiar with the cuisines of any of the countries that line…

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Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad

Broccoli and Blueberry Pasta Salad

Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad with a tangy Lemon Buttermilk Dressing ~ spring forward with this colorful and healthy pasta salad made with Chickapea gluten free pasta, lots of fruits and veggies, and an extra dose of crunch! *Hey guys ~ I’m teaming up with Chickapea Pasta today, thanks for supporting me and my brand partners, I only work with the very best, and they help keep tvfgi up and cooking! This salad was fun to fun to invent, and…

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Traditional Irish Leek and Potato Soup

This is a simple and satisfying Leek and Potato Soup, straight from the Irish countryside. Serve it with a drizzle of soured cream, some fresh snipped chives, and a big chunk of soda bread.

This authentic and satisfying Leek and Potato Soup comes straight from the Irish countryside.  Serve it with a drizzle of soured cream, some fresh snipped chives, and a big chunk of warm soda bread. This traditional farmhouse recipe couldn’t be easier, or more satisfying.  Soup is one of the most elemental forms of cooking, and there’s something about ladling out steaming bowls of soup to the family that is so gratifying.  This one has no bells and whistles ~ it’s…

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Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Low carb eating just got a whole lot more interesting with my Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps!  Who needs rice when you’ve got fresh crunchy lettuce leaves?  Everybody’s going to come back for seconds and thirds, and that’s ok because this meal is low calorie and super healthy! My family teases me that I’m sometimes my own biggest fan when it comes to the food I make, and I don’t deny it ~ I love to eat, and when I make…

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