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Chickpea and Veggie Casserole

After straight week of waking up to heavy frost and termination dust on the mountains, I found myself craving a casserole. It felt like it happened on instinct. As soon as the cold was strong enough to hit my bones, I needed something hefty and warm. I always say it's the trailer park in me: cold weather means food in large ...

Warming Vegan Vegetable Soup

Ah, yes, Fall is in the air. I don't know about you, but I come alive in Fall. With just a little bit of chill in the air, it's like I become Abby cranked up to 11. I have energy, excitement, and so many Chestnut Praline Lattes in my system. I could run a marathon, write, blog, and cook a four-course meal every single day. ...

Roast Chicken and Veggies For Two

Cooking for a small group is hard. Cooking for one is even harder. Most recipes are designed for families, and large ones, at that. It's assumed that a) you are a woman reading it, and b) you have children who are picky eaters. At least, that's how most recipes go. So when you're only cooking for one or two, how do you ...

Parmesan Mushroom Pasta

In case you haven't read the first two installments of my Veggie Virgins series, you can find them here and here. I started this series as a way to help people who feel intimated by cooking vegetables for the first time. I know I've mentioned this before, but I took a vow at the beginning of the year to eat all my servings of ...

Mama’s Brussel Sprouts

There is no one else on Earth more inspiring to me than my mom. She has pulled herself out of hard times, gone on to raise three children who were the first in the family to attend college, and managed to move up some very difficult ladders to become the boss in a career field where she was once a beginner. I don’t know ...

How To Cook Frozen Broccoli

I’ve mentioned in several previous posts that I made a pact to eat all my fruits and veggies at the beginning of the year. At the time, it seemed like a far-fetched New Year’s resolution. After all, it’s kind of cocky to assume that someone with a terrible diet and no cooking experience could begin to feed herself three ...