[ what I ate ] Chocolate Macadamia Nut Banana Bread

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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Banana Bread The cool weather is back and right on cue, so is my desire to make baked goods. First off: banana bread – a vegan recipe with a little bit extra with the addition of chocolate and macadamia nuts. It’s a little indulgent to be sure but banana bread is easy to justify since I always seem to have extra bananas

[ what I ate ] Cauliflower Salad with Quick Pickled Cherries

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Cauliflower Salad with Quick Pickled Cherries Oh you guys. This recipe was a foray into strange and uncharted territory. You know I’ve been into quick pickles as of late but never have I ever made sweet pickles. Or eaten them for that matter. Well. The rest of this salad is delish but I am IN LOVE with these cherries. I made two gigantic jars this

[ what I ate ] White Truffle Oil Hummus

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White Truffle Oil Hummus   I’ve made homemade hummus many times over the years but for some reason combining it with truffle oil has been a fairly new concept for me. I purchased some store bought truffle oil hummus about a month ago and ever since I then I have been wondering if I could recreate such loveliness myself. As it turns out,  I can. Recipe: 1 can

[ what I ate ] Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad It might be summery this week but I was after something a bit more substantial than my normal massaged kale salad. I was thinking about quinoa and I had some kalamata olives on hand and the rest is history. This yummy salad was perfect – light yet satisfying and bursting with flavor. I added chopped parsley but that was my only real

[ what I ate ] Brussel Sprout Salad

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Brussel Sprout Salad I should really call this column the salad diaries because that seems to be all I can write about lately. But why change a good thing? This week I was inspired by this recipe for a crispy brussel sprout salad. Despite how delicious the fried leaves sounded I decided to go for a more traditional raw version. Make Me This: Savory [