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Vegetarian/Vegan

Most recipes in this category are vegetarian; a few are vegan. Some are written as containing animal-based ingredients, but can easily be altered to be vegetarian.

Sweet Potato Hash with Pancetta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. Brunch doesn't have to be a diet-buster! Sweet potato hash with pancetta, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach is a filling yet nutritious breakfast dish. 

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans

This blog post has been compensated by Borden® Cheese. All opinions are mine alone. #BordenCheeseLove #CollectiveBias #Ad Twice-baked sweet potatoes are stuffed with a mixture of mashed sweet potatoes, black beans, onion, garlic and spices, and topped with melty Borden® Cheese for a healthier vegetarian dinner.

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Southwestern Corn Salad #WeekdaySupper

When the temperature rises, you need a meal that is filling, flavorful, and doesn't heat up your kitchen. This salad combines healthy veggies, beans, and a spicy dressing — no cooking required! We've been having crazy heat waves in Philadelphia this summer. The most recent one lasted for 8 days! High heat and high humidity …

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Empanadas + a cookbook giveaway

I believe I have confessed before that I was rather picky as a child. For a period of time, I boycotted tomatoes in all forms (even pizza). For nearly two decades, I refused to touch any kind of fish or shellfish. The most "exotic" cuisine I would eat was Americanized Chinese takeout. I'm happy to …

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Corn and Pepper Taquitos: Vegetarian Recipe Swap

It's recipe swap time again, hosted by A Taste of Home Cooking. Our host changed up the themed swaps a little — instead of being assigned a particular recipe, we're assigned a blog (similar to the Bloggers' Choice swaps), and we get to choose any recipe that fits the theme. I was assigned one of my …

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Orecchiette and Chickpeas in Rustic Tomato Sauce

If you're looking for Monday Bites, I've decided to move it to Friday. Thank you to all who've submitted answers to the First Annual Reader Survey so far! To those who haven't, there's still time to submit your answers! You could win a Starbucks gift card! Now, on to the food. As I've mentioned before, …

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Baked Ziti and Summer Vegetable Casserole

This baked ziti casserole is loaded with fresh summer vegetables. With so many veggies, less pasta is needed. Part-skim cheese thickened with egg holds everything together.  A little while ago, I was contacted by Cooking Light, inviting me to join the Cooking Light Blogger's Connection. I was really honored to get the invitation, because I …

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Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

I hope you're not sick of pumpkin. Personally, pumpkin is a year-round ingredient for me, but I know that not all agree with me. Can we at least compromise that it's an all-winter ingredient? Pumpkin is comfort food to me, as is macaroni and cheese. When I saw that The Cookaholic Wife had made a …

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Recipe Swap: Black Bean Burgers

This swap's theme was BBQ/Warm Weather food. I received this recipe from Hezzi D's Books and Cooks, which was originally adapted from Annie's Eats (one of my favorite blogs!), who had adapted it from America's Test Kitchen Healthy Recipes Family Cookbook.  We are supposed to let the swap host know if there are any ingredients …

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