Warm red garbanzos top

April 27, 2016
by Kristine
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15 Minute Dinner: Warm Red Garbanzos

Spring quarter’s been a doozy. I’m teaching more credits than normal and for the first time ever I’ve got an evening class from 4:00-6:00 pm three nights a week. Also, the high season for my husband’s business just kicked into gear about three weeks ago…the same time my quarter started. Taken together all of these changes have really put a dent in our normal dinnertime routine. Continue Reading →

Daily Harvest Second Sixpack

April 13, 2016
by Kristine
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Daily Harvest Smoothies: A Vegetarian’s Review

I believe in smoothies: fruity or vegetabley, thick or thin, chunky or smooth. In fact, I’ve written about smoothies a lot on the blog (here, here, and here, for example) since I rely on them for breakfast so often. But I have never chatted with you about a smoothie topic like this before. Continue Reading →

Coconut Crunch Wrap

March 30, 2016
by Kristine
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Coconut Crunch Wrap

On August 19, 2015 I vowed to recreate the Toasted Coconut Wrap from Seed restaurant in New Orleans. On March 26, 2016 I finally got around to it. Does 7 months officially count as procrastination, laziness, age-related memory loss, or something else entirely? Either way I have a very fast, very easy recipe to share with you today that you won’t even remember you’ve been waiting for. Continue Reading →

tempeh broccoli skillet with cheesy ale sauce close up

March 16, 2016
by Kristine
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Tempeh Broccoli Skillet with Cheesy Ale Sauce

Comfort food. It means something different to all of us. Macaroni and cheese is a favorite for many, or a freshly baked piece of homemade bread…still moist and steaming because you couldn’t wait to slice it…schmeared with butter. Maybe a perfectly warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie. Or three. Those are all undoubtedly emotionally soothing, but for me cheese and potatoes fall somewhere near the top of my list, too. Creamy and salty and toothsome, any incarnation of cheese and potatoes really hits the sentimental spot. However, when eaten alone they’re lacking nutritionally somewhat as a complete meal, so today’s recipe brings tempeh and broccoli to the party to make a full-on main dish. Continue Reading →

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hummus Veggie Wrap

March 2, 2016
by Kristine
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A Vegetarian in Phoenix: Wildflower Bread Company

We just returned from our annual migration to see my snow-birding parents in Sun City West, Arizona. As is my usual habit, I researched restaurant options before we left hoping to score some fantastic vegetarian fare in the Grand Canyon State.

We hit the ground running. As soon as we landed, we made a beeline for Wildflower Bread Company in Terminal 4 of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. As you know food options at the airport can be sketchy, especially as far as health is concerned. So this seemed like a real find and it’s open 24 hours a day! Continue Reading →