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Tropical Coconut Tofu Salad with Papaya Guava Vinaigrette


Here’s an awesome way to get fresh fruit onto a salad that doesn’t feel out of place. It actually feels perfectly in place with warm ocean breezes and tropical drinks in your hand. Guavas are one of my absolute favorite foods, aside from papaya. I used to think I didn’t like fruit, but I knew… Continue reading Tropical Coconut Tofu Salad with Papaya Guava Vinaigrette

Entrees · Mediterranean · Recipes · Salads

Falafel with Fattoush-Inspired Salad


I was having a craving for something fried, but didn’t want to go completely crazy and actually eat something fried. Whew, since fried things taste so bad! Ha! Falafel is kind of  like a hush puppy, but it’s made with chickpeas instead of cornmeal. The flavors are quite satisfactory and it goes great with Annie’s… Continue reading Falafel with Fattoush-Inspired Salad

Classic American · Salads · Sides

Mashed Sunchokes with Sour Cream and Onion


I’ve been hearing about mashed cauliflower recently and I haven’t given it a try yet. Apparently it’s a craze right now to use it instead of potatoes, I suppose to cut carbs and such. Potatoes are good for you! Anyway…I’d heard of Jersusalem artichokes before, also known as sunchokes, but I had no idea what… Continue reading Mashed Sunchokes with Sour Cream and Onion

Entrees · Italian · Recipes · Salads

Bruschetta Angel Hair Pasta


As I am still trying to adjust to these 12 hour days (but thankfully only 4 day weeks), I am forced to be much more mindful of the length of time it takes me to prepare dinners in the evening (which, if I want to eat before 9 PM, needs to be 10 minutes or… Continue reading Bruschetta Angel Hair Pasta

Recipes · Salads · Sides

Beet and Baby Arugula Salad with Key Lime Pepper Dressing


I. Love. Beets. This salad is refreshing and ready-for summer with its slightly bitter baby arugula, balanced by a sweet key lime dressing. All flavors combine to create a zesty, bittersweet treat! Using real key limes, if they are available to you, are best – their flavor is different (and better, I think) from regular… Continue reading Beet and Baby Arugula Salad with Key Lime Pepper Dressing

Classic American · Entrees · Recipes · Salads

Butternut Squash and Tofu Quinoa Pilaf


Sometimes the best things in life are simple. I completely winged this recipe the other night, and it turned out quite delightful! The flavors are more like something you’d find in a fall recipe, but I had actually never cooked with a whole butternut squash before and was totally dying to try it. I had… Continue reading Butternut Squash and Tofu Quinoa Pilaf

Classic American · Entrees · Recipes · Salads · Sandwiches

Eggless Salad Sandwiches


I used to love egg salad until I realized how much cholesterol was in one egg. Enter ye old tofu to the rescue! I’ve even turned my mother onto these to help her achieve success in her less-meat endeavors. Now if my dad wasn’t such a meat-and-bread-only kind of guy…he’s trying though! Ingredients 2 oz… Continue reading Eggless Salad Sandwiches