Keeping things comforting, but healthy with these BBQ Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Chickpeas are roasted until crispy and tossed in BBQ sauce. Plus, anything you put inside a sweet potato gets a yes from my dawg!
People ask me all the time what my favorite comfort foods are. The answer I give more often than not is potatoes in all of their forms. When I was a kid, comfort was going through the Wendy’s drive through to get a baked potato with broccoli and cheese. I never like burgers or meat as a kid, and this, to me, was heaven. Now, in these difficult times more than ever, I am leaning on some of my favorite comfort foods. And nothing says comfort like stuffing a sweet potato with all sorts of goodies.
Or maybe that is just me!
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You will feel like it is spring time with this Toasted Moroccan Quinoa Salad. Quinoa. Quinoa cooked with spices and done in 30 minutes. It makes for the perfect plant-based lunch, whether you eat it at home or take it to go!
It’s spring! Kind of. Which means it is time for salad season!
Here’s the thing, you guys know I do not do boring salads. Like if I’m going to tell you about a salad, you’d better believe it’s going to be GOOD. Especially if it’s a quinoa salad. I refuse to perpetuate a stereotype when it comes to the health food everyone love to HATE.
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The best and easiest dessert with a bit of a twist, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Miso Truffles will be the star of your snack or dessert spread. It sounds a little strange to add miso, but trust me on this one. Five ingredients and thirty minutes separate you from sweet nirvana.
If you know me, you know I am a sucker for a chocolate/peanut butter combo. You might also know that I love a savory moment and adding secret ingredients to things. Well, now I can honestly say that these babies are no longer a secret!
And trust me, you will not want to keep them a secret either!
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Getting ready for salad season a little early with this Italian Chickpea Chopped Salad. Chickpeas marinated in a simple vinaigrette take this salad to a whole other level. Serve alongside your favorite Italian dishes or have it straight up for lunch. Simply bomb.com!
By now I think you all know how I feel about salad. Here is the thing: I despise a boring salad (i.e lettuce and very little else). But I LOVE a GOOD salad (i.e one with greens…carbs and cheese). And if it’s a salad where the dressing is truly the star, then you know I am all about it.
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In the mood for more color? These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Shawarma Chickpeas are the coziest little meal for those chilly nights. Crispy chickpeas tossed in warming spices are stuffed inside roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with a lemon tahini sauce. It is the perfect light dinner that makes you feel all the fuzzies inside!
Well… it is that time of year
I’ve hit that stage of the winter season when I begin to crave color, freshness, and exciting flavors. Well, in addition to more cozy recipes, of course.
If I am being honest, are you really surprised with this?
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Football party time means NACHO time, and nachos are definitely a non-negotiable for any football party I throw! Sweet Potato Nachos with Jalapeño Slices for a delicious, lighter take on my favorite football game treat! Who cannot love these nachos? They are easy to make and so tasty!
a thing for nachos!
One of my favorite easy snacks or dinners to make as a kid were nachos. Now, my dad used to make them as a quick lunch or dinner on Sundays throughout the fall and winter months. He would pile the chips high with cheese and peppers and throw them in the oven. By the time we came inside, the nachos were ready for eating and enjoying the football game!
sounds like a movie. I cannot believe it either.
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This creamy Chickpea Coconut Tomato Soup is a delicious bowl of your childhood favorite tomato soup, with a bit of a twist. Tomatoes, coconut milk, and chickpeas are blended together to create the most creamy bowl that’s perfect for lunches or even for dinner. All it needs is some grilled cheese!
What are your favorite comfort foods?
Nothing brings me back to childhood quite like a bowl of tomato soup and some grilled cheese. I always beg my mom to crush up goldfish crackers on top because you always gotta add texture. Oh heck yes!
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As a Jersey girl, I grew up on chicken cacciatore and this vegan version is bringing me right back. Spicy and a bit saucy, this Spicy Vegan Tempeh Cacciatore is the perfect plant based dinner that practically tastes like your Italian grandma made it. This is quick, easy, extra colorful, super flavorful, and so delicious. The perfect dinner to serve any night of the week.
In the depths of winter, a meal like this excites me.
Because if there is one time of year that we crave saucy goodness, it is the cold depths of January. I always end up making warm stews and soups to try and help me get through this difficult time in my existence. Even this dish, however, takes the cake from me because it brings me right back to Jersey.
Bet you didn’t know this side of me, did ya?
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Honey Sesame Roasted Chickpeas are the perfect healthy way to start 2020. Make them at the beginning of the week for the most delicious snack, protein source, or salad topper you have ever had!
2020 is definitely the year of the chickpea. Or at least that is what I am declaring!
The new year always brings with it a tinge of diet culture. However, cutting foods out is not the way that I like to roll. It makes eating a balanced diet feel like a chore. Instead, I always approach the new year with ideas to ADD more foods: more veggies, more fruits!
And yes, let’s add more chickpeas
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Feeling under the weather? This lemon ginger infused veggie soup has all of the ingredients you need to get you feeling in tip top shape. It is perfect for those cold winter months when all you want is to be nice and warm.
It’s soup season y’all! Let’s get at it!
I honestly could eat soup all day every day. It’s just one of those foods that is so cozy comforting during these cold winter months. My dad used to make one soup a week as a kid. That was as close to comfort food as you can get.
At least my version of it!
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