Best Homemade Baked Beans You’ll Ever Taste {Vegan}

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Baked beans are one of my favorite comfort foods. I admit that I will even happily eat them out of a can at times. But nothing beats homemade baked beans. In this recipe, six simple and pure ingredients meld to create a hearty but sweet flavor with just a hint of savory to round it out. The hardest part of this recipe is the wait. The very best homemade baked beans take time, and these are no Continue Reading

Pureed Ginger Vegetable Soup

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Are you looking for a great way to get more vegetables in your diet? Start your meal with this delicious alternative to a salad. This simple recipe can be modified to use whatever vegetables you have on hand (including leftovers). A healthy recipe that also gives you a great use for your vegetable leftovers? You can't beat that. There are  many great ways that you can put your own twist on Continue Reading

Quinoa and Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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What a week! It started out with me and the kids having colds. Then my youngest's "giant boo boo" got infected and he started antibiotics... which resulted in us finding out, the hard way, that he is allergic to penicillin. Around the time that he broke out in head-to-toe hives, he also caught a virus. A little later in the week, we found out that my oldest has 20/70 vision and astigmatisms. Continue Reading

“Soup Weather” Vegetable Soup

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We've all heard (and probably said) the phrase, "this is soup weather." I usually find myself saying that in fall or winter - especially since I live in the South where spring and summer are typically sweltering. However, this year, the weather has been playing tricks on us. The last week has been rainy and the temperatures have been in the low 60s. Yes, I said that the weather in Georgia has Continue Reading

Oven-Roasted (Frozen) Corn

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I love roasted corn on the cob. It is great on the grill or in the oven. The question is, what do you do on when corn on the cob isn't in season? I found the answer on Pinterest. So, as a part of my Pinterest Challenge, I roasted up some frozen corn... well, actually, I broiled it up. The original pin linked to a recipe for soup that briefly mentioned roasting frozen corn. After reading Continue Reading

Quinoa With Black Bean & Mandarin Orange Sauce

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Black beans and mandarin oranges? Really? Trust me, it is delicious. The sauce The sauce is perfect for those nights when want something homemade and healthy, but are too tired to cook. All it takes is black beans, mandarin oranges, diced tomatoes and a few spices. You may have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. If so, try it out tonight! The spices that I suggest include Continue Reading

Crunchy Kale Slaw – A Simple and Tasty Way to Get Your Veggies

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If you are anything like me, you have a few go-to vegetables that make up most of your vegetable intake. I love broccoli, so that is what I cook the most. As for on-the-go snacking, I usually stick with carrots. There are plenty of other vegetables that I like, but I don't eat them as regularly as I should... and then there are those veggies that are good for me, but aren't really favorites (think Continue Reading