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Quick Lunchbox Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Today I’m sharing a quick lunchbox Southwestern quinoa salad because lets face it, school starts in 3 weeks. I can’t believe summer is almost over. I’m seeing backpacks and school supplies at the front of every store and a part of me gets excited for back-to-school, even though this is my first year NOT going back to school! I think part of me doesn’t realize it yet. Yes, I was that person who loved school. Honestly, if I could be a university student for the rest of my life, I would. Weird, I know. I must say, what I miss most about university is having the freedom to organize my own time. I loved going to class in the morning, finishing before noon and being done for the day. Of…

Roasted Potato & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Meet my new favorite salad: Roasted Potato & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing. I say that for pretty much every salad I eat. Then I eat that salad on repeat until I find a new favorite. First it was Angela’s vegan Caesar salad, then it was my everyday salad with tahini dressing and chickpea crouton, after that it was my sweet potato and toasted bread winter salad and now this one. I go from one salad to another, but I always make one of my old favorites once in a while. I honestly wouldn’t be able to pick a real favorite. It changes every day.  So this one is new to my list of favorite salads. I first made it a few weeks ago when I was low in ingredients (pretty much the strategy behind…

Creamy Mushroom and Dumpling Soup

I’m exhausted.  Who can relate? It probably doesn’t help that we lost an hour of sleep last weekend, but to be honest, this internship is getting the best of me. With only a few months left, I feel obligated to give it all I have. It seems however that the more this internship goes on, the more tired I’m getting and the busier I get. I have so many recipes to share with you guys, yet so little time to write a post. I suppose there’s something about working over 40 hours a week, spending a few hours every night studying, then taking some time to exercise and develop some recipes that can make a person exhausted. So instead of being the perfectionist that I’ve always been, I&#8217…

Greek Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

It’s Global Pulse Day and I’m celebrating with a healthy Greek Quinoa & CHICKPEA Salad! Chickpeas are hands down my favorite pulses. I must say that picking a favorite is a little difficult, because well… I love them all! But I think I’ll stick with chickpeas. From salad toppings to hummus and veggie burgers… You really can’t go wrong with chickpeas. What are your favorite pulses? In the spirit of Global Pulse Day, here are some of my favorite pulse recipes: Everyday Salad with Tahini Dressing & Chickpea Croutons Easy Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Vegetarian Lentil Pot Pie Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus Golden Roasted Cauliflower Dahl Crispy Chickpea Burger And now this salad! I’ve had this recipe saved up for a while now. Not for this particular…

Everyday Salad with Tahini Dressing & Chickpea Croutons

Meet my go-to salad.  I’ve been eating this salad almost weekly for over a year now and I never get tired of it. What does that tell you? I just love crispy chickpeas and tahini with greens. I can’t get enough of it! What I love most about this salad is that you can change it up with whichever vegetables you have on hand. Here are some of my favorites: Kale Arugula Spring mix Romaine lettuce Spinach For added crunch, I like to use: Cabbage Shredded carrots Chickpea croutons Sunflower seeds or pepita seeds You probably have some of these ingredients on hand already? I know I always have one leafy green in my fridge, a few cans of chickpeas in the pantry and mason jars full of nuts and seeds. And I almost…