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serving up sides: smashed potatoes and roasted broccoli (vegan, gluten free, dairy free)

(this post contains affiliate links which help fund this blog but at no cost to you)   I was working on this post two weeks ago and then life happened. Or rather, bed bugs. Let’s just say “don’t let the bed bugs bite” is so not funny or cute to me anymore. Thankfully, we have the little buggers taken care of, but it was a lot of work. Good, but tiring at the same time. And now back to our regularly scheduled program… It’s the night before the Royal Wedding and this feels like a very fitting recipe to share …

rainbow plate with roasted chickpeas and citrus garlic tahini sauce (vegan, gluten free)

  As a food blogger, I want to believe that everyone will absolutely love what I create and share. One hundred percent. All the time. This, of course, is not realistic…as my family frequently reminds me. Take this rainbow plate, for example. Yum, right?! Except if you don’t like red peppers, sweet potato, chickpeas, kale and/or eggplant, roasted, seasoned or dressed but not disguised in a soup or sauce. Since I happen to love all these veggies, this is a plate I want to dive into on repeat. I was hoping my family would want to do the same. My …

big summer salad with tahini ranch dressing and herbed walnut croutons (vegan, no added sugar)

Summer is made for salads. Big salads. Because cool greens, fresh herbs and colorful veggies that are finally in season just beckon on hot, hazy days. At least once a week I try to plan a salad for dinner and I wanted this one to capture the abundance that spills from the garden. As a main meal, I wanted it to feel “meaty,” so I diced up some sweet potatoes and roasted them in the oven and further “beefed” up the protein with herby walnut croutons. Since I had a package of farro on hand from my sister, I cooked …

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