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Meal Plan / Week 5 April 2019


  This week’s recipes include moist and creamy salmon; spicy ginger chicken; and three fantastic plant-based (aka vegan) entrees – Shepard’s Pie, Risotto, and Pizza. Plus three great veggie side dishes, two sweet treats, and gorgeous roasted golden beet chips. We’re halfway through the Whole Life Challenge, and adapted a […]

Recipes, Vegan

Sweet Potato Crust Vegan Pizza


  This was my first time making a potato-based pizza crust, and this recipe from the Whole Life Challenge was foolproof. Really easy, and the results were great! The only thing I’ll do different next time is add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the dough. Step 1: make the dough. […]

Recipes, Sugar Free, Vegan

Vegan Shephard’s Pie


  This version of Shepherd’s Pie replaces the traditional ground lamb with green lentils, which don’t get mushy but keep their hearty texture and balance well against the creamy vegan potato topping. Based on how quickly our boys cleared their dinner plates, this vegan adaptation is just as comforting, savory, […]

Meat, Recipes, Sugar Free

Ginger Chicken


  Last week I was on my own to balance long days of meetings and work projects with parenting and keeping our house in order. I needed a VERY SIMPLE mid-week dinner idea; when I found the original version of this poached chicken recipe in the Food Network Kitchens archives, […]

Recipes, Vegan

Vegan Risotto with Mushrooms & Peas


  When we found a recipe for risotto with mushrooms and peas in one of our favorite cookbooks “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.“, we decided to re-imagine this typically dairy-heavy rice dish with plant-based products. The result was a rich, salty, and cheesy (yes, cheesy) vegan risotto, that we’d […]