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pan-charred corn, orzo and arugula salad

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 28, 2024  |  6 Comments
When I start seeing fresh local corn at the farmers market, this pan-charred corn, orzo and arugula salad is the very first thing I make! It’s refreshing, satisfying, and has that sweet-savory craveability. The sweet is from the corn, which becomes sweeter from sautéing it until caramelized (browned). The savory is from everything else. The pepperiness from the greens and the citrus zing from the combination of lemon and lime juices make this extra mmm…emorable.
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red beans & rice plant-based burger patties

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 13, 2023  |  3 Comments
I’m a big, BIG veggie burger fan. It’s such a fun way to get plants! I don’t think I really have a favorite, but I do have a go-to recipe that I make the most often. This is it! These red beans & rice plant-based burger patties are so easy to make—and tasty, nourishing, and versatile. They look pretty darn close to the “real thing,” too.
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overnight creamy cashew chocolate shake

by Jackie Newgent  |  July 24, 2023  |  1 Comment
One of my not-so-guilty pleasures is a chocolate shake. I love to do a dairy-free version so it fits best with my plant-based eating approach. Though I make shakes many ways, this overnight creamy cashew chocolate shake is my new favorite. And let’s face it … anything chilly is welcome in our way-too-hot summer that we’re having right now. Luckily, there’s no “giving up” scrumptiousness, creaminess, or anything else with this shake recipe. It’s one of my answers for the definition of “yum!”
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sweet and salty tahini popcorn

by Jackie Newgent  |  July 6, 2023  |  1 Comment
Are you a popcorn lover? I’m a fan … but I am definitely particular about it! If it’s diet-y or filled w/mysterious stuff, I’ll take a pass. However, I love giving it fun, non-diet-y, non-mysterious upgrades, like this 100-percent plant-based recipe for sweet and salty tahini popcorn. It’s a good one … kind of like caramel popcorn, but with a bit more intrigue!
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