Red Cabbage & Apple Summer Slaw {Gluten Free & Vegan}

This side dish is a perfect way to dive into summer!

This side dish is a perfect way to dive into summer!

Now that Memorial Day has passed, I’m officially in the summer mindset.  I rocked my maternity bathing suit for the first time yesterday, and am so ready for long days lounging on the beach.  I don’t know about you guys, but in addition to sunshine and pool time, summer to me means a change in food.  Fresh, light foods with a focus on vegetables.  Nothing too heavy (with the exception of ice cream sundaes), and happy, colorful salads.  This dish definitely fits the bill (minus the ice cream…) Continue reading

Kung Pao Chicken {GF} with Eggplant in Garlic Sauce {GF & Vegan}

Kung Pao Chicken is easy to make and way better than what you'll find at your local take out place!

Kung Pao Chicken is easy to make and way better than what you’ll find at your local take out place!

So, we have reached the letter W in cooking around the world.  Did you know that there are no countries that begin with W?  When I first started this project, I didn’t.  Anyway, I wasn’t sure exactly what to do.  I could do Wales as a few people had suggested, but we just had the United Kingdom a few weeks ago.  Or I could skip it, but that seemed sad.  Nope, I decided to make W a wild card.  We’d select whatever country we wanted!  I left it up to Brendan to pick, and he settled on China.  So, authentic Chinese food it was!

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Lemon Scented Risotto Primavera {Gluten Free & Vegan}

Filled with vegetables and just a touch of lemon, this risotto makes spring seem just a little bit closer!

Filled with vegetables and just a touch of lemon, this risotto makes spring seem just a little bit closer!

In honor of Groundhog Day, I thought I would post a nice spring-inspired recipe.  Then that blasted little rodent predicted six more weeks of winter.  You know what?  Forget him.  I’m ready for spring, and spring flavors, and I’ll start embracing that no matter what anybody has to say.

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T is for Turkey: Shish Kebabs & Vegan Pinto Beans

Marinated beef makes for a really tasty shish kebab

Marinated beef makes for a really tasty shish kebab

This week in Cooking Around the World, I’m excited to feature Turkey.  While there are, of course, many types of food that are common in Turkish cuisine, the most well known is the kebab.  Even within the realm of kebabs, there are multiple types.  From ground meats formed around a skewer to large cuts that are cooked similar to a rotisserie and then shaved off and served in a tortilla, I faced many options.  In my attempt to recreate the most quintessential dishes, though, I opted for the classic shish kebab.

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S is for Serbia: Pljeskavica (Hamburgers) with Vegan Potato Salad (Gluten Free)

It may sound like an all-American dinner, but this is a very popular Serbian meal

It may sound like an all-American dinner, but this is a very popular Serbian meal

We’re up to the letter “S” in Cooking Around the World with a trip to Serbia!  I have to admit, I had absolutely no idea what traditional Serbian cuisine was like.  And it wasn’t until yesterday that I found out that Aileen from Morsels & Moonshine was of Serbian descent, or I would have asked her!  But, alas, I had already made my Serbian meal.

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Who-Hash (with Delicata Squash & Potatoes): Gluten Free & Vegan

"Then he slunk to the ice box.  He took the Who's feast!  He took the who-pudding!  He took the roast beast!"

“Then he slunk to the ice box. He took the Who’s feast! He took the who-pudding! He took the roast beast!”

Last week, I made a dinner inspired by the movie Elf.  This week, I decided to keep up with the holiday spirit and create another Christmas inspired meal.  As I’m sure most of you know, there was this Grinch who had a heart that was two sizes too small.  And he hated Christmas…the whole Christmas season (please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason).  This Grinch, well, he decided to steal Christmas.  After sneaking down to Who-ville, he stole everything…why that Grinch even took the last can of who-hash!  Fortunately, the Grinch came to his senses and decided to return his haul to the Who’s.  But even if he hadn’t, I wasn’t too worried about the who-hash; you see, I have a recipe for a homemade version!

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