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Vegan Mushroom Duxelle

Vegan Mushroom Paste

I don’t think it needs to be said that this year has been crazy. We are all living it day-to-day at the moment. For those among us, who are lucky enough to have safe shelter, we are indoors. We wait, patiently on some days, for time to pass and dull out the might that is Coronavirus. It has become a long wait. Amidst all of the turmoil and anxiety, food has become an emotional coping tool. Making this vegan magical mushroom paste is one of the things that brought me so much joy.

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Serving a scoop of chipotle mujadara with rice, lentils, and corn into a white plate with a wooden spoon

Chipotle Mujadara

A few years ago, I went primarily plant-based for a few weeks. At that time, I was constantly looking for new food options. Mujadara is a plant-based options that has remained a favorite of mine. What is there not love about rice that is cooked with onions and spices? The other thing I always loved about this dish is the blend of lentils and rice. I sometimes feel guilty about eating white rice but the addition of the lentils boosts the nutritional profile. A few months ago, I put together a version of mujadara that features one of my favorite spices, chipotle pepper.

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corn and zucchini fritters vertical

Corn and Zucchini Fritter

I have spent the past couple of days developing recipes for this blog. Luckily, I have also had access to taste testers. My taste testers, aka my friends and family, have been giving me feedback. This corn and zucchini fritters is one of the recipes that scored high marks. Since it got a high mark, I thought I would share quickly so that you can make some fritters from your late summer zucchini crops.

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Bluefish in Caramel Sauce

Bluefish In Caramel Sauce

Food is my love language. There are many things about me that I have yet to figure out. But my love language I know for sure. Food allows me to express my love for others. For me, love is the thing that makes me want to cook and feed others. The more extravagant the meal, the deeper my feelings. Making this Vietnamese-style Bluefish in Caramel sauce was an expression of love.

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