My Favorite Snack: Almonds, Roast Chickpeas, and Raisins. Simple Vegan Eats.

April 7, 2013
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In my new life (is it still my “new” life? It still feels that way…) as a perpetual student, I’m always on the hunt for new snack ideas. I spent the first year of my post-bacc living off of snack bars and apples. I still love bars and fruit as snack food, and certainly they’re […]

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Hurry Up Vegan: Confetti Quinoa and Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

February 6, 2013
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Since posting my bell peppers stuffed with “confetti guacamole” last week, I suppose I’ve been enjoying the idea of “confetti” anything: confetti salad, confetti rice, confetti kelp noodles. It sounds a lot more jolly than “rice with mixed vegetables,” doesn’t it? Yesterday, as I was whipping up lunch in a hurry (I’d studied longer than […]

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Friendly Inspiration: Dreena Burton’s Chickpea Ratatouille

November 2, 2012

The first time I ever had a personal email exchange with Dreena Burton, it was because I emailed her asking for advice. I was having four people over, all omnis, and I just didn’t know what to make. I recalled Dreena’s books, and how satisfying, hearty, and authentic the food was, and I felt certain […]

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Reuse and Recycle: Toasted Chickpea Lunch Salads

September 25, 2012

Hip hip hooray for tortilla enthusiasm! So glad you liked the recipe yesterday. In my opinion the star of those tortillas is the crispy, crunchy, toasted chickpeas. Toasted chickpeas are not a new idea; you’ve likely seen them roaming the blogosphere before. But they are one of those things—like banana soft serve or kale chips—that […]

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Tortillas with Creamy Kale and Toasted Chickpeas

September 24, 2012

When was the last time you cleaned out your freezer? Me, I almost never do. This week, I’ve been doing some major house cleaning, which has led to all sorts of fascinating discoveries. Juice pulp from 2011, courtesy of Valerie. Sunshine Burgers that have turned into bricks. Thanksgiving stuffing from last year. Flax seeds that […]

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Quinoa Chickpea Burgers with Za’atar Spice and Creamy Tahini Sauce

July 19, 2012

Sometimes I think the main reason I find raw foods appealing is sheer laziness. As difficult as many people find raw foods to be, not having to roast, fry, sauté, or boil a thing appeals to my need to get food onto my table quickly at the end of the day. And at the moment, […]

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Summer Salad with Mango, Cucumber, Avocado, and Curry Vinaigrette

July 18, 2012

It’s another scorcher here in DC. Temperatures like this tend to diminish even the most robust of appetites (mine), so I often turn to a large, nutrient dense smoothie when it tops 100 degrees. Today, however, I just wasn’t in the mood to sip my lunch (it’s never quite as satisfying as chewing a meal, […]

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