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Hearty Italian White Bean Soup

I’m disappointed I even made this soup, because it means temperatures have still been frigid enough for me to be craving steamy hot soup for lunch. But with temps barely hitting 30 these days and snow that still needs to melt (ONE week away from April), soup still made it on the menu this week.show me more

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Lemony Barley with Peas and Tofu

I love barley. It’s dense and chewy, holds its weight without getting soggy in soup, goes great in a chilled grain salad or is hearty heated up as a side dish. For a quick lunch, I whipped up this barley recipe and something about the fresh parsley and lemon zest that almost tricked my tastebudsshow me more

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Curry

This recipe for Sweet Potato Curry caught my eye immediately because well, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and curry. Sold! Without even reading the instructions (too many instructions!) I knew I could cut the prep time way back by just tossing everything in my slow cooker. It was prepped in 10 minutes, done in 4 hours, andshow me more

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Slow Cooker Chickpea Veggie Soup

More snow for us New Englanders means more bowls of piping hot soup for lunch, in my book. This recipe was slightly adapted from this Slow Cooker Vegetable White Bean Stew. I couldn’t find white beans at Whole Foods, but love chickpeas even more, so went for those. And, admittedly, I’ve never cooked chickpeas fromshow me more

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Veggie Lentil Ragu over Pasta

I’ve flagged a few recipes for lentil ragu that I wanted to try, but it wasn’t until I found one that could be done in the slow cooker that I decided to make it. Who wants to stand over a hot stove of bubbling hot soup for any length of time? Not me. This wasshow me more

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“No Recipe” Veggie Lentil Soup in the Slow Cooker

I posted a pic of this soup on Instagram recently, and afterwards, I had a few requests for the recipe. But, there is no recipe! I just tossed a bunch of ingredients in my slow cooker and this soup was the end result. I love hearty veggie soups and stews in colder months since it’sshow me more

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One-Pot Pasta with Veggies

I’ve been seeing a lot of one-pot recipes for pasta and veggies lately. And while pasta is pretty easy to make as it is, it’s even more enticing to be able to make an entire one-pot meal, pasta-plus-veggies, without using multiple pots and pans. I modified this recipe to enjoy for lunch with Zacky allshow me more

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

Usually within a few minutes of waking up, my toddler asks for eggs, pineapple (“pie-noo”) and a mini-bagel. But eeeeevery so often he’ll throw me a curveball and ask for oatmeal. Or, when Funk makes a bowl for himself, Zacky winds up eating half of it. I decided to throw some variety into breakfast thisshow me more

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Mushroom and Tofu Fried Rice

I originally pulled up a basic fried rice recipe with ingredients to make your own sauce. While I’m usually all about sauces from scratch, I was pretty pressed for time when putting together this meal, so I took the convenience route. Included in that route was getting pre-cooked, packaged brown rice. The key to goodshow me more

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Lemony Broccoli Chickpea Quinoa Bowl

This filling meal-in-a-bowl uses simple ingredients that, when paired, are incredibly flavorful, though the photo doesn’t do it justice! You can never go wrong with olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. I rarely use leeks but loved them in this dish in place of onions, lending a similar flavor and no tears streaming downshow me more

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