Chickpea Coconut Tomato Soup

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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Spicy Vegan Tempeh Cacciatore

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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Lemon Ginger Infused Veggie Soup with Orzo

This post was sponsored by Yogi Tea.

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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Buttery Pretzel Shortbread Cookies

Festive, easy, and so much fun! I am always a sucker for salt and sweet so buttery pretzel shortbread cookies seemed like the best recipe for your cookie exchange! You can also just eat them yourself. I promise I will not judge.

We are overdue for a cookie recipe! Are you excited?

I am such a snacker. If I can find a way to get snacks in while, at the same time, eating dessert, you best believe I am going to do it. Pretzels and shortbread? Salt and chocolate? You best believe I am going to whip it OUT

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Za’atar Roasted Green Beans with Green Harissa

Za'atar Roasted Green Beans

Za’atar Roasted Green Beans with Green Harissa are the perfect side to any dinner on chilly nights. Green beans are roasted with herbacious za’atar, some sliced shiitake mushrooms, avocado oil, and pink salt. Then, drizzle with spicy green harissa, and top with sliced almonds and pomegranate seeds. This will definitely be the talk of any Thanksgiving menu!

If there is one thing that is absolutely my winter time staple, it is roasting all of vegetables. I swear, roasting a vegetable automatically makes it taste 10 times better, you know? And so, if you have some picky eaters in your family unit, might I suggest roasting all of the veggies.

Yes yes there. I said it.

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Tahini Truffles with Chocolate Drizzle

These tahini truffles with chocolate drizzle taste like halvah. They are seriously the easiest treats to make! Five ingredients, 10 minutes, and a little patience stand between you and chocolate treat nirvana. They are vegan, gluten free, and beyond delicious. Don’t miss that flaky salt on top! Shall we?

If there is one thing I have learned this year, it is that meal prep saves lives. As a graduate student, if I do not have something in my fridge that takes more than five minutes to prepare, I will be eating popcorn for dinner. Not that popcorn for dinner is bad… just not all the time.

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Sweet Potato Pie Stuffed Dates with Chocolate Drizzle

Sweet Potato Pie Stuffed Dates by @thecuttingveg #realfood #healthydesserts #vegandesserts

Whipped sweet potato pie stuffed dates are pretty much the non-recipe recipe you didn’t know you needed! A dairy free sweet potato filling gets stuffed into juicy medjool dates before a quick drizzle in melted chocolate. Top with coconut whipped cream, close your eyes, and be taken to fall nirvana.

As a lady with not a whole lot of time (hello midterms!) but with a whole lot of basic-ness in my soul, I am always on the hunt for a quick and delicious no bake treat. Now, I haven’t really dabbled in the no bake dessert life. I am mostly a eat all the popcorn for dinner type of gal. But these sweet potato pie stuffed dates? Oh you better believe I am here for it

So let’s get talking.

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Fall Harvest Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Y’all, let us just eat this harvest pasta sauce for the rest of our lives? Is that cool?

I love the autumnal harvest pasta sauce from Trader Joe’s. However, that ish has heavy cream, which means I’ll be not feeling so hot if I eat it. So I set off on a quest to copycat the sauce, but take out all the dairy. The pasta sauce has all of your favorite fall flavors, is super cozy, and reinvigorates my love affair with butternut squash so yes, YA KNOW SHE IS A WINNER. It tastes just like the real thing.

How easy was that?

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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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