Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Chickpea Casarecce

This post was originally published on this site Post sponsored by Barilla. See below for more details. There is nothing quite as delicious as a simple bowl of pasta tossed with a bit of pesto. This take with an easy broccoli pesto pasta is one of the ways I keep the pasta/pesto combination alive during … Read moreBroccoli Pesto Pasta with Chickpea Casarecce

19 Veg-Friendly Party Snacks

When it comes to the holidays, I get most excited about the parties (and the food at them!) With a little inspiration, your holiday party can be rocking some wonderful veg-friendly snacks. While you can start with a solid cheese board and some olives, step your game up with the help of some dips, bites, … Read more19 Veg-Friendly Party Snacks

Quinoa Chard Frittata with Balsamic Onions

This post was originally published on this site Post sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. See below for more details. I know most people obsess over the holiday dinners. There are schedules and multi-day prep routines. Depending on your personality, it can feel energizing or it can feel completely overwhelming. So what happens when you also … Read moreQuinoa Chard Frittata with Balsamic Onions

California Green Ripe Olive Cauliflower Salad

Post sponsored by California Ripe Olives. See below for more details. If I had my way, I’d eat a big bowl of roasted vegetables for lunch, everyday. This cauliflower salad is another recipe that allows me to do just that. Shallot-roasted cauliflower tossed with salty olives and parmesan along along with sorghum. It’s filling and … Read moreCalifornia Green Ripe Olive Cauliflower Salad

Roasted Pumpkin Polenta with Pinto Beans

This post was originally published on this site When it comes to fall cooking, polenta is a staple in our house. This comforting dish has cold-weather/dark nights written all over it. Best of all, this isn’t just an ordinary polenta. Rather, it’s a creamy pumpkin polenta using freshly roasted pumpkins. Roasted Pumpkin Sure, you can … Read moreRoasted Pumpkin Polenta with Pinto Beans

Walnuts | In the Pantry

When it comes to ingredients in your kitchen, it can be easy to forget that non-produce items come with ‘best by’ dates. I’ve witnessed many a spice cabinets with bottles dating back years, if not decades. Olive oil that should went rancid ages ago. And nuts that are questionable at best. And so, I’m working … Read moreWalnuts | In the Pantry

Farro Risotto with Walnut Cream and Roasted Butternut Squash

This post was originally published on this site Post sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. See below for more details. There’s nothing quite like a comforting bowl of risotto. There are endless seasonal flavors and thanks to a myriad of whole grains, many bases you can use. A creamy, vegan risotto is within reach thanks to … Read moreFarro Risotto with Walnut Cream and Roasted Butternut Squash

Kale Breakfast Salad

This post was originally published on this site Like most recipes, this breakfast salad was a complete accident. I had a couple of eggs and some kale I needed to use. I didn’t feel like scrambled eggs and I believe a disappointing breakfast that was not supposed to be a breakfast salad but strangely was … Read moreKale Breakfast Salad

Three-Bean Vegan Chili

Growing up, I was never a fan of chili. My family would make large batches of it and I’d always strategically avoid it. I really didn’t like the flavors and I was pretty much anti-anything bean. However, I might touch try it if there weren’t beans but I was never really sure about it. A … Read moreThree-Bean Vegan Chili

Pinto Bean Tostadas with Nopales and Eggs

Today’s post is a little different. Sure, there’s a recipe but this recipe is to help promote an organization that is near and dear to my heart: the Food Literacy Center. September is Food Literacy Month in the state of California. What does that meant, exactly? Well, as the Food Literacy center describes it: ‘understanding … Read morePinto Bean Tostadas with Nopales and Eggs

Pear Custard Tart with Cinnamon

This post was originally published on this site Post sponsored by California Pear. See below for more details. It’s rare that I post dessert recipes but don’t be fooled, I love my desserts. This custard tart has been around for years and has made it’s way through all the seasons. However, this pear version is … Read morePear Custard Tart with Cinnamon