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Vegan Spelt Plum Galette

I’m not sure why it took me so long to get the hang of galettes, but I suspect that overthinking had a lot to do with it. Sometime back in June, I finally made a galette that I was happy with, and since then I’ve been making it with different combinations of summer fruit and different ratios of whole grain …

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Whole Roasted Lemon Tahini Cauliflower

One of the things I always tell clients about vegan Thanksgiving is that many of the side dishes, including mashed potatoes, green beans, roasted squash and other root veggies, and cranberry sauce, can easily be made vegan. This means that, even if you attend a family gathering that features traditional turkey as a main dish, you’ll probably still have quite a …

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Super Versatile, Homemade Cherry Tomato Jam

First, a sincere thank you for your responses to Tuesday’s post. Some follow up thoughts after today’s recipe. At this time of year my counters are usually teeming with tomatoes. Plum tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, cherry tomatoes—I eat them all by the pound. It’s typically impossible for there to be such a thing as too many tomatoes in my …

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Vegan Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies

In the past, my instinct as a baker has been to play around with lots of surprising ingredient combinations, specialty flours, or “sneaky” additions of healthful ingredients. That’s all well and good, but sometimes a girl wants a sugar cookie. A traditional sugar cookie: something that’s reminiscent of holidays, childhood, and the characteristic smell of vanilla, butter, and sugar. These vanilla almond sugar …

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Creamy Chickpea Miso Vegetable Stew

Since the new year, I’ve made good on my intention to dive back into meal planning and batch cooking. I spent most of last year immersed in recipe testing that was by turns exciting and exhausting. In December we ate up what was in our freezer, along with a lot of dinner salads and some takeout. I hoped January would be a …

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Sweet Potato Cashew Cheese

When I posted my recipe for sweet potato hummus a few weeks ago, I suspected it would be a hit, and I was right. In the time since I first shared it, a ton of readers have tried, modified, and repeated the recipe. Hooray! I love when the things I like to eat are as well loved by others as …

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Tomato Orzo Soup with Kale

Easy comfort food is the name of the game this week: rice n’ beans on Tuesday, and this simple, warming, and filling tomato orzo soup with kale today. Over the summer I made an orzo and chickpea dish with roasted tomato sauce, which I loved. The only downside of that meal is the time involved: the roasted tomato sauce is …

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Cream of Celeriac and Fennel Soup

I have a fairly robust obsession with winter squash. Butternut, kabocha, acorn, delicata: you name it, I dig it. At this time of year, it’s hard for me not to infuse anything and everything with these beta-carotene packed, sweet, hearty, and delicious root vegetables (or with sweet potatoes, which are similar). Not surprisingly, most of the soup recipes I turn …

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