Vegan Vegetable Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas

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A hearty pasta sauce packed with veggies and protein, that comes together fast, but has such deep flavor and rich texture that your family will think you were cooking all day. And served over regular or gluten free noodles, polenta, or even spiralized veggies, Vegan Vegetable Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas makes a satisfying meal, and sneaks… 

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Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Popcorn

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It’s April 1st, and I made you ice cream… APRIL FOOLS!!! While this may remind you of sunny day ice cream treats and is super fun to make and eat with your kids (or for yourself), it’s actually a healthy snack. Popcorn is a whole grain and naturally gluten free, and the glaze is easily… 

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Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup for a Meatless #SundaySupper

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Whether you are vegetarian or vegan all the time, do the Meatless Monday thing, abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, or just want something delicious, #SundaySupper has a recipe for you with an entire menu of Meatless Meals. Take the classic butternut squash soup and add the exotic flavors of Asian cuisine and you… 

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Baked Dill Hashbrown Potatoes – Guest Post from Vegan Mother Hubbard

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Last week I asked on Facebook what types of recipes everyone would like to see more of, and one of the popular answers was vegan recipes. Hopefully I’ll get you some myself, but in the meantime, I thought I’d ask a friend to jump in. Today, Sandra from Vegan Mother Hubbard has stopped by with… 

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{healthier} Glazed Mexican Chocolate Popcorn

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Planning a movie date night in with your sweetie? Need a crunchy, sweet snack that had a bit of chocolate and just a little kick to spice things up? And as an added bonus, it’s healthy, whole grains, gluten free, and can easily be made vegan. Get ready to dig in to a (guilt-free) bowl… 

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Homemade Mexican Mocha Hot Chocolate

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If you are like me, and you like a little bit of coffee with your cup of sweet, creamy, chocolaty goodness (as opposed to a “real” cuppa joe), or you are stuck in the polar vortex and want something to warm you up inside and out, you’ll love wrapping your hands around a steamy mug… 

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Mexican Chocolate Spice Mix

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m sure everyone has chocolate on the brain. Do you want to really spice things up and add a a little something extra to your favorite chocolaty treats? With the warmth of cinnamon and ginger and the kick of cayenne pepper, you’ll be sure to heat up any recipe by adding… 

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Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” for #SundaySupper with @GalloFamily

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There’s a certain big football game coming up, and #SundaySupper is here with the Gallo family to show you that game day eats and drinks aren’t only about pretzels and beer. We are here to show you that even though you are glued to the tube (whether for the game or the commercials), you can… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce

It’s Wayback Wednesday, and I am bringing you my go-to recipe for homemade cranberry sauce.  My Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce has such a full and complex flavor from cooking it for a long time with orange juice and zest and cinnamon sticks.  But don’t let the long cooking time get you down –… 

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Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Hummus and a Vitamix #Giveaway

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You saw it in The Bug’s lunchbox on Facebook.  I gave you a sneak peek on Instagram.  Everyone’s been clamoring for it.  And no, I’m not talking about the free blender (though more on that in a minute).  It’s a sweet and savory autumn twist on everyone’s favorite, perfect for lunch or a snack.  It’s Maple… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Nutty Maple Granola

It’s Wayback Wednesday, and I am bringing back one of my earliest recipes, and one of my favorites.  I actually haven’t made it in awhile, so I’ll have to get on that.  It’s my Nutty Maple Granola.  Unlike some granola you buy in the store or other recipes, this one isn’t just a bunch of… 

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Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Home Fries – Guest Post from Vegan Mother Hubbard

The Bug is on the road to recovery after his tonsillectomy, but, not surprisingly, he has been demanding a good chunk of my time.  That plus Baby Smiles has made blogging a bit of a challenge the past week or so.  Luckily I have awesome friends to help me out.  Like today, Sandra from Vegan… 

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Sesame Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” for a #SundaySupper Tailgate {#glutenfree #vegan}

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Football season is kicking off, and what better way to celebrate than with a #SundaySupper Tailgate.  And I’ve got wings.  Well, “wings”.  Yup, Sesame Glazed Cauliflower “Wings”.

Avocado Quinoa Salad – Guest Post from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

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While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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Vanilla Donuts with Blueberry Lemon Glaze – Guest Post from Je suis alimentageuse

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While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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Mexican Chocolate Pudding (or Brownie) Oatmeal

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I am clearly setting a bad example for my son.  I mean this Mexican Chocolate Pudding (or Brownie) Oatmeal is what I eat for breakfast everyday!  He has his bowl of fruit and plain yogurt with some nuts or ground flax seeds or chia seeds and watches me eat this.  I’m a terrible mother.

Mama Mondays – Vegetable “Flu Buster” Soup for #RecipeRedux

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Are you sick of being sick yet?  Or sick of your kids being sick?  I am.  Let’s see – pink eye, cold and ear infection, another cold and ear infection, pinkeye, double ear infection, cold again.  Yeah, I am pretty much over it.  It has definitely been a soup-y kind of winter.  Especially a soup… 

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Banana Nut Bread Granola Bars – January #ImprovChallenge (#glutenfree)

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“Daddy, are you hungry?”  ”Yes, I am hungry.”  ”Are you gonna have a baaaarrr?”  ”Yes, I am going to have a bar.”  ”Can I have some?”  ”Yes, I’ll save you a bite.”  ”Can I have the one with chocolate?”  Ugh!!

Cranberry Sparkler Mocktail for #SundaySupper

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I’ve decided, being pregnant and following a bunch of food bloggers on Instagram is really not a good thing.  Either I am stuck in the doctor’s office for, like, hours on end, starving but really in the mood for a substantial meal, not the little pack of nuts or granola bar I have in my… 

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Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Quinoa

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After the crock pot full of comfort on Sunday and that ridiculous Snickers Pie on Tuesday, clearly it is time to reestablish some balance.  Remember – Cupcakes & Kale Chips, yin & yang, ice cream & salad.  People always seem to say that they are always looking for ways to prepare quinoa, so here is… 

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Soul Warming Butternut Squash Soup for #SundaySupper – #HelpingHands for #HurricaneSandy Relief

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The #SundaySupper Group is amazing!  Isabel, aka Family Foodie, our fearless leader, is often asking us for theme suggestions.  When it was suggested to do a #SundaySupper to help get the word out about relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims, the crew jumped in.  As a Jersey girl to the core (minus the big hair),… 

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3-Ingredient Cranberry Balsamic Dressing & other ideas for leftover Cranberry Sauce

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing day enjoying time with family and/or friends, and feasting on amazing food!  I have so much to be thankful for.  The Hubby is incredibly patient and supportive, despite pregnancy hormones making me more moody and lazy than usual, and even more emotional.  The Bug… 

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Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce

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A personal and family favorite, this Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce will make your kitchen smell amazing while it cooks, and it has so much more flavor than the stuff in a can. Undoubtedly every family has stories about Thanksgiving mishaps.  We certainly have our share.  Nothing epic, like setting the house on fire… 

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