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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Horseradish Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin

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Fluffy and cheesy with a little kick, this light and healthy vegetable side dish can be prepared ahead for a busy weeknight, or would be a delicious veggie for your holiday meal or an elegant dinner. Move over mashed potatoes, I’ve got Horseradish Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin. Horseradish Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin

25 Spring Vegetable Recipes

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Yay, it’s finally spring! That means good-bye cold and snow and cabin fever, and hello grass and sun and parks. And, of course all of our favorite seasonal produce, like asparagus and carrots and leeks and peas. With all of this goodness popping up, you need ideas, right? Jaime, my Yummy Eats contributor rounded up… 

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Polenta Crust Creamed Spinach Tart for #SundaySupper

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It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, it’s almost spring, so #SundaySupper is bringing you all things green! I took two of our favorite side dishes, polenta and my lightened up creamed spinach recipe, and combined them into this simple, elegant, healthy, tasty, and naturally gluten free appetizer, side dish, or meatless main. The Bug may have… 

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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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Parmesan Mozzarella Baked Cauli-Tots (aka Pizza-Tots)

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I’ve gotten you all addicted to (or at least intrigued by) cauliflower tots (tens of thousands of pins can’t be wrong), so you knew it was only a matter of time before I gave you some new varieties. Here, you’ve got the cheese, the oregano, a bit of garlic – dunk them in some tomato… 

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Vegetable Parmesan Quinoa in the Slow Cooker – Guest Post from Lauren Kelly Nutrition

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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 recipes for getting your kids to eat their veggies. For this, I knew I had to go to my friend Lauren from Lauren Kelly Nutrition. She brought an amazingly easy and… 

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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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Cookie Butter French Toast Roll-Ups

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It’s time for February’s Improv Challenge, and this month we are all making recipes with bread and butter. The sweet, warm aromas of butter and spices will have your kids jumping out of bed and running to the kitchen for breakfast, then after one bite they won’t be able to resist these Cookie Butter French Toast Roll-Ups… 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Green Smoothie

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Then why not combine the yummy flavors of a classic PB&J – berries and, of course, peanut butter – with another kid favorite – smoothies – to give your little (or big) ones all kinds of nutrition from protein-packed Greek yogurt and vitamin-rich spinach or… 

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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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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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Easy Cheesy Mexican Dip

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Welcome to Day #2 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing… 

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Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Crostini

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Welcome to Day #1 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing… 

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Honey Nut Baked Brie Cheese

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It’s time for January’s Improv Challenge, and this month we are all making recipes with cheese and crackers. Actually Kristen let us off the hook and said that we could make a recipe with cheese that you shovel into your mouth with a cracker. So it was the perfect time to make one of my family’s… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad

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I love when a perfect flavor combination is also a perfect color combination. Not only does this Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Dressing have just the right medley of taste and texture, but it’s also gorgeous, don’t you think?! Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad

Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups for #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper turns 2 this week! Happy Birthday to Isabel and all of my friends who are part of the movement to bring families back around the dinner table. I decided to go with breakfast for dinner (or lunch, or, well, umm, breakfast), with these Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups. Easy, versatile, freezable, reheatable –… 

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Lemon White Wine Green Beans & Mushrooms for #SundaySupper with @GalloFamily

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Cheers! This week the #SundaySupper family is joining up with one of the first families of wine – the Gallo family – to celebrate families of all kinds and the shared pasts and passions that tie us together. And the recipe I am bringing you today marries the traditions of my real family with the… 

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Butternut Squash & Cheddar Potatoes au Gratin for #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper has you “covered” this week.  Covered in chocolate, covered in frosting, covered dishes.  I chose to “cover” one of my old dishes by turning it into something new, a dish “covered” in cheese that would be perfect for when you are going to a potluck and need a “covered” dish.  Who knew all of… 

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Maple Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter Pecan Topping for #SundaySupper

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As families around the country (and the world) prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, #SundaySupper is gathering to share recipes and stories of what we are thankful for.  Tender sweet potatoes are topped with a buttery, nutty, crunchy corn flake crumble in these Maple Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter Pecan Topping that I made especially for… 

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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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Butternut Squash Gratin with Sage Pesto & Gorgonzola for #SundaySupper

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This week, #SundaySupper is Squashing Winter with recipes featuring all of our favorite winter squash.  I suppose I could have gone out of the box with kabocha or canary hubbard or delicate, but I chose to stay with a basic that is one of my favorites and then to reinvent a tried and try recipe… 

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Fettuccine Pumpkin Cauli-Fredo for #SundaySupper Back to the #FamilyDinnerTable

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own. This week is the third in a series of events that has Sunday Supper joining up with American Family Insurance to gather around the #FamilyDinnerTable.  This time around, we are getting a little cheesy with savory recipes featuring The Bug’s favorite ingredient – CHEESE.  I made… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese

Are you starting to plan your holiday menus yet?  For Wayback Wednesday, I am bringing you a healthier, slightly more modern and elegant version of the classic green bean casserole – Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese.  Now don’t get me wrong, once or twice a year, it almost seems obligatory to… 

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Mama Monday: Easy Halloween Treats with @GeneralMills Monster Cereals and @YoplaitGreek

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Disclaimer: Yoplait provided samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt and General Mills provided samples of the Monster Cereals.  As always, all opinions are my own. Do you want some quick and easy Halloween treats you can make with your kids, whether you want goodies for one kid or twenty?  Just a few ingredients plus General… 

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Dressing is slightly sweet, tangy, and full of flavor, with a smooth, rich texture, but lightened up by using Greek yogurt.  It’s wonderful for topping your salads, slathering on wraps or sandwiches, pouring over some chicken or turkey (you’ll see this on Sunday) or dipping veggies.  Making your own homemade… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Slow-Cooker Tomato Veggie Sauce with Sausages

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The Bug was out of school for a week after his surgery, so I don’t have a full week school lunches to share.  So I am bringing back Wayback Wednesday, which I did a few weeks back.  This week I am bringing back an early recipe form the blog, but one that will make dinnertime… 

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