Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie


I am always looking for new smoothie recipes to make at home. I recently was in a cute lunch spot in Boston and tried this delicious smoothie made with blueberries, cinnamon and dates. I never thought to put cinnamon in the smoothie, but I absolutely loved it. The cinnamon adds a spicy sweetness and makes you feel like you’re eating a treat.

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal


It’s the first day of October which means (in my head) it’s PUMPKIN season! As much as I love pumpkin, I refuse to bake or cook with it in September, as September is still a summer month to me. October, however, is the first full month of fall, so I decided today was the perfect day to make some pumpkin goodness. 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Nachos


What in the world are apple nachos, you ask? Well, my friend, they are delicious slices of apples topped with whatever decadent toppings you have in your kitchen. It’s as easy as that! These “nachos” make the perfect treat for kids as well as adults, as they are super easy to make and super versatile. 

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Tempeh Veggie Stir-Fry


I absolutely love this tempeh stir fry and I make it all the time for lunches for the week.  You can serve it over quinoa or brown rice, or simply enjoy it on its own. Totally up to you!

I actually hadn’t tried tempeh until about a year ago and now I am hooked. I’ve always liked tofu, but tempeh is actually more nutritious, and I think it tastes better and has more flavor. Tempeh is a fermented food which means it contains probiotics. Probiotics are incredibly good for the digestive system in helping the body control harmful bacteria in the stomach. Probiotics also help to boost the immune system and ward off disease. 

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Easy Eggplant Dip- A Family Recipe


My grandmother is one of the best cooks that I know. Growing up, I remember her always making delicious meals that she learned how to make from her mother. My grandmother was born in Romania, so many of her famous recipes are of the Romanian heritage. This particular recipe is my great grandmother’s recipe for eggplant dip.

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Vegan Banh Mi Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce



My husband, Dan and I recently traveled to the Washington DC area, and we discovered an AMAZING Banh Mi restaurant. I ordered the kitchen sink bowl with tofu, peanut sauce, and a million vegetables. It was seriously one of the best things I have ever eaten, and I immediately knew I had to recreate my own version at home. These bowls are perfect for the hot summer months when you’re not in the mood to turn on your oven and heat up the whole house. 

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