Instant Pot (and not!) Eggplant Caponata

We love a pickled eggplant situation. Yes I promise I’ll get you hooked too!

If there is one thing you should love about me, I love a pickle situation. I used to go to falafel places in Israel just to get some pickles. I always get the pickle situation at my favorite hummus place in the city. Heck I put pickled onions on everything. But if you don’t like eggplant, don’t let the title scare you… because you can barely tase the eggplant in said dish.

I promise.

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“Sour Cream” and Onion Smashed Potatoes

This side dish has me WEAK.

If my six year old self could see me now, she would be so darn happy to see that I have made my favorite food, sour cream and onion potato chips, into a dinner that our mother would be proud of. Imagine that: eating chips for dinner and having society accept you for it.

Have I said too much?

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Chunky Olive Pesto Pasta

Pretty much the only way I will eat olives, if I’m being honest here.

I don’t know what it is, but the combination of all the salty olives, capers, and cheese tossed together in olive oil and garlic makes for the most delicious sauce for all the pasta in the land. Could you even imagine… all the pasta in the land? Plus, who doesn’t think a salty week can be made better by having a big old bowl of carbs.

Salty week… see what I did there?

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Elote Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

We have having a major corn moment and I am in total love.

I used to shy away from corn, mostly because my only exposure to it was the frozen stuff my aunt would serve her kids at daycare. It was way too sweet, way too starchy, and had zero flavor. There are some veggies that I am totally for eating frozen, but corn just is not it. But, now that it’s summer and we have full exposure to the stuff on the cob, I am absolutely in LOVE with adding corn to absolutely everything in a way I never desired before.

Sorry if I’m getting too corny for ya.

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Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Feta

It’s salad season! Huzzah.

Actually, if I am being COMPLETELY honest, the last thing I want to do this time of year is cook and this recipe has been a long time coming because I usually make it once a week every week during the summer. It has all my fav things and comes together in 30 minutes with MINIMAL cooking.

So who’s with me?! Let’s not cook together!

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Mexican Street Corn Avocado Toast

We are on a south of the border kick over here.

Seriously, you need to do yourself a favor (or better yet, a f(l)avor) and make these bad boys up. I know y’all might pause at the fact that I am seriously writing up a recipe for avocado toast… but think of this more as a major sign to flavortown.

Oh no… am I turning into Guy Fieri?

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Marinated Curried Chickpea Salad

Everyone needs a good salad for the summer season. Because summer salads >>>>.

Ya know back in the winter when all I wanted was soups, stews, and cozy pots of things that are supposed to build up my winter reserves? For me, all of that goes out the window the second it turns to 65 degrees. And this… this might be the most delicious, flavorful chickpea salad to ever come out of my brain.

How I found it in there, I have zero clue.

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Love Beets Tour + Pickled Beet White Bean Dip

Sponsored by Love Beets

Let’s take a journey into the way back machine.

Back back back, far beyond when I first had a blog. Or the blog before this blog. I bet you did not know that I had a blog before this blog, did ya? I started it between my junior and senior year of college. The Cutting Veg name has always stuck along, but that blog had the funniest attempts at photos. We’re talking photos on the floor to catch that lighting. And the recipe that started it all was a smoothie bowl!

I hope you guessed right, cause that smoothie bowl was INSANE! Ice ream for breakfast insane!

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BBQ Shrimp (or Chickpea!) Summer Salad

Summertime is here, and so is my daily rant of how much I HATE turning on the oven.

I am totally not shy about how much I hate turning on the oven during the summer. It is just so darn hot and, thankfully, produce does not need that much loving to turn out so darn good. It is, after all, the season of the salad and I am here for it! Now, a lot of you might think salads are BORRRRING, but I am here to convince you that salads can be EXTRA delish!

So, let’s take a journey, shall we?

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