Nothing screams comfort food like a piping hot casserole dish filled with a savory beef and veggie filling and a smooth, creamy sweet potato topping. It’s time for Shepherd’s pie. While this might not be the traditional version, the filling has all of those yummy Shepherd’s pie ingredients and flavors with a bright and colorful…

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What better way to celebrate spring than with a big bowl of creamy asparagus soup? And what I love about this soup is it’s a much lighter take on the typical creamy asparagus soup, but it’s still full of asparagus flavor, still has a fabulous creamy texture and is basically springtime in a bowl! Here’s…

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Tofu can be a bit intimidating to work with and try if you’re a newbie. But the great news – tofu is actually super easy to work with and takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with, so you can really make it your own. It’s filled with protein and makes for a…

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I absolutely love building recipes out of pantry staples like beans, tomatoes, pasta, rice, grains and flavorful stock. This recipe is the perfect example of that, as it features five different types of beans, crushed and diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Plus, it uses three different spices – chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika –…

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Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat that has about 29 grams of protein per serving and only 4 grams of fat! When paired with a green salad and Baked Sweet Potato Wedges or Sweet Potato Fritters, it makes for a delicious, balanced meal the entire family will love! Pork tenderloin cooking tips Pork…

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What exactly is a fritter? While there are many types of fritters that are made with a variety of ingredients, in general fritters are a seasoned batter that are deep fried. They can be sweet or savory. I put together a pan-fried fritter that is both sweet and savory. It’s made with shredded sweet potatoes,…

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I’m here sharing yet another delicious plant-based recipe! This time it’s a recipe for Black Bean Tostadas, which take only a few minutes to make. They’re customizable, easy, nutritious and will please the entire family. Let’s get cooking!    

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It may seem impossible to make meatballs without meat. But, I promise – it’s possible AND delicious! In this version, I made Italian-inspired ‘meat’balls using mostly plant-based ingredients. Read on to learn how to make them yourself! Ingredients you’ll need to make meatless ‘meat’balls: White beans: I typically use cannellini beans, but you can use…

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If you’re not familiar with lentils, don’t fret! They’re easy to cook with, they take on the flavors of the dish you’re cooking and are packed with nutrition. In this recipe, I swapped out ground meat for lentils to make a vegetarian version of classic Bolognese sauce. It’s full of tomatoes, garlic, fresh and dried…

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I love squash so I celebrate all winter long by making all sorts of squash recipes, including spaghetti squash with meaty tomato sauce, mashed cinnamon winter squash and butternut squash black bean chili. My latest favorite is this maple roasted acorn squash! It’s a super simple recipe with only 5 ingredients and a couple of…

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