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Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

One of my favorite fall recipes is this Sweet Potato Black Bean chili that I make year after year. I adapted it a smidge to tone down the heat so Zacky could enjoy it as well and made it in the slow cooker. We paired it with delicious, perfectly sweet pumpkin cornbread, that I haveshow me more

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Barley and Vegetable Casserole

We recently celebrated the Jewish New Year at my parents’ house, where one guest brought a veggie-loaded dish that we loved. Zacky too, since there were tons of soft, bite-sized pieces of veggies for him to enjoy in a variety of colors. I forgot to ask for the recipe, but a quick google search ledshow me more

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Creamy Tomato Pasta with Sauteed Mushrooms

Lately the little guy has been loving mushrooms, and I’m happy to encourage this taste for a new veggie (ok, fungus). Another favorite of his? Pasta. In an effort to curb the amount of pasta he gets and encourage other grains, I tried a quinoa brown rice pasta from Trader Joes that cooked up reallyshow me more

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Barley with Zucchini and Peaches

The other day I realized, just 15 minutes before I had to pick up Zacky, that I hadn’t cooked dinner. I always cook dinner in advance, so we can spend as much time as possible outside at the park before coming home at the very last minute before a potential hunger meltdown (both him andshow me more

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Lime Thyme Sorbet

Many months ago I enjoyed an incredible, simple dessert of thyme sorbet when out for lunch at Towne in Boston. It was an unlikely combo of sweet and earthy and I had never had sorbet like it. However, when the waitress was reading off the sorbet flavors, she went through them saying “raspberry, lime, thyme…”show me more

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Farro with Tofu and Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes and basil are key summer ingredients and I paired them with tofu and quick cooking farro for a quick dinner. Farro is like a chewier, plumper version of rice and I always have a bag of Trader Joe’s 10 minute quick cooking variety on hand. And, I prefer cooking it over rice latelyshow me more

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Quinoa with Apricot, Peas and Zucchini

I was all set to make a corn, black bean and quinoa salad for lunch this week for me and the little guy, but then came across this new recipe from Nutrition Stripped that sounded way more delicious than whatever cans of corn and beans I was about to open. And I had just purchasedshow me more

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Skillet Tempeh and Sauerkraut

In an effort to recreate a tempeh and sauerkraut dish I had on my last day at Kripalu, I googled around for a recipe that contained the right ingredients: sauerkraut, tempeh, vinegar and soy sauce. While I didn’t find the exact Kripalu recipe, I did come across one that I modified slightly. The tempeh dishshow me more

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Basic Tofu Scramble

I recently returned from an A-MA-ZING solo weekend trip to Kripalu, a yoga and health retreat center, where the yoga, workshops, and scenery are wonderful, but the food is even better. A little bit from the Kripalu website: The Kripalu Kitchen uses high-quality, all-natural ingredients to offer an array of nutritionally sound choices at everyshow me more

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Summer Barley Salad with Corn and Chickpeas

I buy a pack of Trader Joe’s 10-minute whole grains (barley, farro or wheat berries) pretty much every week. They’re goof-proof, and offer a nice alternative to rice or quinoa. I was able to whip up this salad in the 10 minutes it took to cook the barley, and enjoy it for lunch all weekshow me more

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