Sweet Potato, Kale, & Lentil Skillet {Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly}

With fresh ingredients from my CSA, this skillet dinner is a perfect way to use all those fresh veggies!

With fresh ingredients from my CSA, this skillet dinner is a perfect way to use all those fresh veggies!

I don’t know what you guys think, but so far June has been a bit of a let down weather-wise.  Between ceaseless rain and temperatures that refuse to creep into the 70s, I have been pretty disappointed.  I mean, is 85 and sunny really that much to ask for?  Yeah, I didn’t think so. Continue reading

Buffalo Lentil Lettuce Wraps {Gluten Free & Vegan}

Lentils, celery, buffalo sauce...yeah, this is my kinda dinner!

Lentils, celery, buffalo sauce…yeah, this is my kinda dinner!

Recently, Brendan has been on a bit of a health kick.  Instead of eating the donuts sitting around the faculty room at school, he’s trying to make a conscientious decision to make smarter food choices.  One of the things he’s been big on is better carbs.  Rather than going carb-free, he’s been wanting smarter, multipurpose carbs.  You know, things like lentils, and beans, and quinoa instead of white rice and a side of fries. Believe me, it hasn’t taken much convincing to get me on board with this plan.  I mean, seriously: I get to make all of these fun dishes that I love and he really wants them too?  Okay!!

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Taco Chili {Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly}

Enjoy all the flavors of a tasty taco and the convenience of a bowl of chili!

Enjoy all the flavors of a tasty taco and the convenience of a bowl of chili!

Regular readers of the blog are probably starting to notice some trends in the food I make.  One, I like food with a Mexican flair, as evidenced by my taco casserole, quinoa enchilada soup, and lentil tacos.  Two, I favor meals that can be prepped in one pot and serve as a stand alone dish, like my bean and lentil chili and sweet potato and chickpea curry.  This week, I decided to combine these concepts: I give you taco chili.

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Bean & Lentil Chili: Gluten Free & Vegan

With a perfect balance of spicy and savory, this vegan chili is sure to be a hit!

With a perfect balance of spicy and savory, this vegan chili is sure to be a hit!

In discussions of football foot, one dish tends to be particularly important to me: chili.  Sure, it may not be as quintessential as buffalo chicken, but I maintain that it is equally important.  First, it’s one of the few football foods that you can actually make a meal out of without hating yourself after (I mean, I adore nachos but will inevitably feel ill if that’s all I eat).  Plus, the best football weather is when it is freaking freezing out.  Even when it’s in the single digits outside, a hot bowl of chili will always work to warm me up.  Besides, with a chili bar, dinner is totally customizable; people can add as much spice or cheese or whatever so it ends up to everyone’s liking.

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Taco Tuesday: Lentil Tacos (Gluten Free & Vegan)

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with these delicious vegan tacos!

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with these delicious vegan tacos!

Have you guys seen The Lego Movie?  If not, you need to change that.  It’s fantastic.  My mom and I were at Target looking to get it for my husband and brother-in-law-to-be.  We found the Special Edition Blu-Ray on sale cheaper than the plain old DVD, and my mom exclaimed “The boys are going to love this!”  The woman standing next to us smiled, and asked “Aw, how old are your sons?”  “Twenty five,” my mom responded nonchalantly.  The woman gave us a sort of sideways look, muttered something about that being nice and walked away.

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