Category Archives: Healthier Options

Rice Salad with Roasted Grapes

Rice salad is an old idea, but for some reason it’s taken me a long time to embrace it.  I’m so glad I have!  It’s the perfect side dish to go with pretty much any entrée. The premise: toss cooked … Continue reading

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Tikka Masala Chickpeas with Spicy Green Rice

I love the spice combinations and creamy sauces of Indian cooking. This delicious vegan dish is fragrant with coriander and cumin and gets a rich creamy texture from the addition of coconut milk. The green rice is a revelation! I’m … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Secret-Veggie-Packed Turkey Bolognese

My family loves pasta.  My youngest son doesn’t like “things” in the sauce.  By “things” I mean all the flavorful additions that a good tomato sauce needs, like onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and herbs.  He doesn’t want bits of onions … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Cream of Tomato Soup

I am new to the Instant Pot craze and have really enjoyed using it so far.  If you haven’t heard of Instant Pot, it is basically an electric, programmable pressure cooker.  If you do a lot of cooking, especially with … Continue reading

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Easy Potato and Fennel Soup with Parsley Pistou

This hearty and homey soup is super rich and creamy, even though it’s completely dairy free. Even better, it’s quick enough to make on a weeknight! The pistou adds a little spicy brightness. Serves 4 to 6 3 T. olive … Continue reading

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Maple Glazed Squash with Figs and Pomegranate

I don’t know very many people who look forward to the sweet potato dish on the table at Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Pacific Northwest? Maybe we don’t know how to treat sweet potatoes the way they … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

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