Why Make Just One Pan of Meatless Lasagna?

Looking for a tasty meatless lasagna recipe? This healthy vegetarian lasagna recipe will feed a crowd of about 40 (or you can bake one pan now and freeze the other three for later). Meatless Lasagna Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy I confess, I don’t know how to make a single pan of lasagna. My first attempt at making lasagna was when I catered a student leadership retreat my second year of college. Which meant I had to make enough to feed…

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The Secret to Fluffy Whole-Wheat Hamburger Buns: Vital Wheat Gluten

Do you want to know how to make fluffy whole-wheat hamburger buns? You don’t need a magic wand (or white flour) to make homemade whole-wheat breads that don’t act (or taste) like bricks. All you need is a little vital wheat gluten flour. Whole-Wheat Hamburger Buns Whole-wheat breads don’t have to have the consistency of sawdust and weigh as much as a brick when you bake them at home. Maybe you may have tried making whole-wheat hamburger buns, or bread,…

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Who Does Your Body Belong to?

Who does your body belong to, and does ownership matter to understanding healthy self-care? Does it Really Matter What I Eat? Who could imagine that healthy eating is a form of self-care? I didn’t realize this until after my husband’s bout with cancer. Sure, I’d grown up vegetarian, and could recite the benefits of a plant-based diet from the cradle. But that didn’t mean that I actually used food to nourish and care for myself. Instead, I used it as…

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Looking for Quesadilla Ideas? Try these Sweet Potato Quesadillas!

If you’re looking for quesadilla ideas, try something unusual and tasty sweet potato quesadillas. They taste great without the queso, too. Sweet Potato Quesadillas Don’t get me wrong, I love a super-cheesy, crispy quesadilla, but I also know that all that cheese isn’t good for me. That’s why I invented a savory-with-a-hint-of-sweet alternative. Sweet potato quesadillas taste great with our without cheese. Nine times out of ten I forget to put cheese in them, and no one complains at all.…

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Wondering what to Make with Barilla Red Lentil Pasta?

Have you seen the new gluten-free, vegan pasta from Barilla? It pairs perfectly with my creamy chipotle sauce with tofu! Barilla Red Lentil Pasta I should let everyone know up front that I don’t have a wheat sensitivity, nor do I suffer from celiac disease. I do have friends who do, though, so I’m always on the lookout for things that we can eat together. Especially tasty things. Companies have come a long way in the past decade in developing…

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Make This Easy Instant Pot Cuban Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Some call it ‘congri rice’ others call it ‘moros y cristianos.’ Whatever the case, this easy Instant Pot recipe for Cuban black beans and rice tastes great! Cuban Black Beans and Rice Recipe Pedro lived in Cuba until shortly after his third birthday. His dad had to work for two years in Castro’s sugarcane fields in order to acquire visas for the family’s exit. From there they went to Spain, and then on to Jamaica, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and…

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Try this Easy Vegetarian Casserole: Quinoa Black Bean Casserole

This easy vegetarian casserole takes almost no time to prepare. If you make the big batch of quinoa black bean casserole, you’ll have enough to freeze for later. Quinoa Black Bean Casserole “Why don’t you make that lime black bean casserole thing anymore?” my husband asked me. I searched through my internal card file and vaguely remembered an easy vegetarian casserole I made years ago, before we quit eating white rice. His question got me thinking about flavors and substitutions…

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How to Make a Haystack (the Kind YOU Eat)

This post will teach you how to make a haystack (the kind YOU eat, not your livestock). This easy haystack recipe should NOT be confused with a taco salad. How to Make a Haystack I write this post tongue-in-cheek. Mostly. Haystacks were a staple in our home growing up. So by the time I entered the work force and had my first conversation about haystacks, my preferences had set in cement. “What will you serve for bunco next Thursday night?”…

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Make Perfect Instant Pot Black Beans

You CAN make perfect instant pot black beans! Instant Pot Black Beans I confess that I had no idea that black beans existed until I met my future husband. I’d grown up eating pinto beans and kidney beans. The first time he invited me over to eat, his mom prepared Cuban black beans. Since then, I’ve learned to make them, too. Traditional Cuban black beans have green bell peppers in them, though. I use jalapeños instead because green bell peppers…

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Make These Amazing Garbanzo Bean Burgers Today!

The cool thing about these garbanzo bean burgers is that you don’t have to mash cooked garbanzo beans! You can use chickpea flour, instead. Garbanzo Bean Burgers First of all, let me say that I NEVER use canned garbanzos. They just don’t taste the same as the ones you cook at home. If you don’t eat a gluten-free diet, you may not have heard of chickpea flour, also known as garbanzo bean flour. I hadn’t heard of it either, until…

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