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Midwinter III Meal Plan

While winter started awhile ago, I feel it most in January. The holidays are over and the sense of the long winter starts to set in. My penchant for cozy meals really comes out. Soups, stews, and pasta are nearly a weekly occurrence. This week’s plan really shows …

Vegan Tempeh Chili with Beans

It might be my midwestern upbringing, but I’m a chili fan. It’s warming and filling- you can’t ask for much more. This chili is using one of my favorite tempeh products, and it comes together in about 30 minutes. Serve with cornbread (or peanut butter sandwiches if you’re …

Protein-Packed Kale Salad

Loaded salads are my favourite dinner dishes, and there is so much you can do to turn a boring salad into a satiating meal. Approaching to my 40’s, I know that my body needs more protein to support the brain function, hormone production and so many other important …

Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls with Arugula

In the cold, rainy (or snowy) days of January, there’s nothing quite like a comforting bowl of noodles. If I could, I’d eat at the excellent ramen places around town, but that’s not always an option. And so, I’ve made these cheater bowls that are big on flavor …