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Italian Lentil & Vegetable Soup

Lentil & Vegetable Soup is a true classic. I have several lentil soup varieties in my recipe box, and this nutrition-packed italian version is a go-to for me because it’s quick & easy to make. Filled with lentils, vegetables, tomatoes, dried herbs and my secret weapon ingredient, it’s clean, simple and straight forward yet super… Continue reading Italian Lentil & Vegetable Soup

Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Healthy · Italian · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Vegan Spinach & Lentil Lasagna Rolls

Happy Friday, friends! Man-oh-man do I have a winning recipe for you today – vegan Lasagna Rolls stuffed with decadent garlic cashew cream, nutrient-rich spinach and hearty lentils. Yum, yum, yum! This recipe was designed to use up a lot of ingredients I had on hand, so it was extra easy for me to whip… Continue reading Vegan Spinach & Lentil Lasagna Rolls

Best of Basic · Gluten-Free · Italian · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy · Side Dishes · Vegan Optional · Vegetarian

Best of Basic: Loaded Italian Pasta Salad

Is it possible that June is already coming to an end? Fine by me, because I’ll be spending the first days of July on vacation. A glorious 10 day vaca in a remote area of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada, it’s pretty much my favorite place on earth. You see, my extended family owns a… Continue reading Best of Basic: Loaded Italian Pasta Salad

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Cheap & Easy: Eggplant Parm Melts

Moving is the worst. It doesn’t matter how exciting the prospect of a new home is, when it comes time to move, misery is the prevailing emotion. That’s how it is for me, at least. Also contributing to the misery is the fact that I need things to be perfectly organized and scheduled, and when… Continue reading Cheap & Easy: Eggplant Parm Melts

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Veggie Bolognese Sauce

Two weeks of doing nothing over the holidays was quickly forgotten as soon as I stepped into work last Monday morning. I guess I can’t really say I was surprised. I work in design operations for a luxury designer, and the name of the game is pretty much consistent chaos. So although I can’t be surprised,… Continue reading Veggie Bolognese Sauce

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Simple Homemade Pizza Sauce

At this very minute, I’m relaxing on my parents’ couch watching Lord of the Rings and eating everything in sight, without a care in the world. Matt and I have been  in St. Louis for about a week to celebrate Christmas with my family. From the Holiday Lights Festival in the St. Louis Botanic Gardens to… Continue reading Simple Homemade Pizza Sauce

Dinner · Healthy · Homemade Takeout · Italian

Vegetarian Italian “Sausage” & Fresh Mozzarella Subs

By the time I get out of work, take the subway home to Brooklyn, run an errand or two, decompress for a minute, and make a satisfying dinner, it’s already time to start thinking about bedtime. It’s not like I’m a working-world-newbie, I’ve been out of college for over 4 years now. But to be… Continue reading Vegetarian Italian “Sausage” & Fresh Mozzarella Subs