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Red Lentil Confetti Salad (Vegan)

Fresh green herbs, sweet red pepper, crisp cucumber, and pungent purple onion, all tossed together with tender red lentils and a simple red wine vinaigrette–drumroll please. This colorful red lentil confetti salad is a winner!

Red Lentil Confetti Salad in white bowl ready to serve

Serve this salad cold, as a side dish to complement the rest of a meal. Or spoon the confetti-like mix of veggies and red lentils on a bed of crisp salad greens. With its protein punch, make it your main meal!

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Tempeh and Kale Soba Noodle Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Emerald green kale, a swirl of delicate earthy soba noodles, and golden sautéed cubes of tempeh, all drizzled with a simple creamy sauce, this soba noodle and kale bowl with crispy tempeh and lemon tahini sauce makes a nourishing meal you can serve cold or at room temperature.

Soba Noodles, Kale, Tempeh and quinoa in a wooden bowl with Tahini Sauce on the side

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How to Make a Focaccia Garden

Soft and wondrously chewy olive oil focaccia is the easiest bread in the world to make, and it’s a perfect blank canvas for vegetable and herb floral designs.  These edible art pieces are so cool I just had to decorate and bake a whole wheat version and show you how to make your own focaccia garden.

closeup photo of baked fanicful focaccia garden

Edible bouquets and breadscapes, focaccia bread art has become a trendy project during this year’s stay-at-home times. May this post encourage you into the kitchen to try your hand at baking a focaccia garden!

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Black Rice and Pea Shoot Salad with Tamari Roasted Cashews

Exotic nutritious black rice and curly jade green pea shoots, with bright carrot slivers, green onions, and tamari-roasted cashews, all tossed in a zesty dressing of lime juice and toasted sesame oil–you are going to love love love this vibrant black rice and pea shoot salad!
Black Rice and Pea Shoot Salad on a white rectangle plate, ready to serve

Important! If pea shoots aren’t coming your way, no problem, just substitute snow peas that you’ve cut in thin slivers. Snow peas or pea shoots, you must make this hearty salad!

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Almond Flour Banana Chocolate Muffins

Soft and moist, like a good brownie, naturally sweetened with maple syrup and ripe bananas, these almond flour chocolate banana muffins are a healthy gluten free chocolate treat.

almond flour banana chocolate muffins stacked on plate with one facing camera

In some places right now, all-purpose wheat flour is scarce. Are the baking shelves bare because we’re staying home and finding ourselves with more time to bake? This is an excellent time to whip up a batch of chocolate banana muffins, made with almond flour.

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