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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Up here in Northern New Hampshire, we're headed into prime blueberry season! Both highbush and wild blueberries are excellent choices. Highbush berries are larger (typically marble-size or even bigger!) and grow on taller bushes that can be harvested while standing. Wild blueberries are smaller, sometimes sweeter and grow low to the ground. These are often harvested using a blueberry rake. If you have a pick-your-own area nearby, pack a picnic and make a day of it. These Chickpea Potato Salad Wraps make an excellent addition to your picnic basket! Thanks to pioneers like Dana Shultz, plant-based creator extraordinair at Minimalist Maker, I'm rapidly losing my fear of vegan baking. Certainly

Chickpea Potato Salad Wraps

Whether you're headed to a BBQ, a potluck supper, a picnic or any summer gathering, you can count on potato salad among the offerings. There are as many variations as there are people who make it. With the usual addition of mayonnaise, hard-boiled eggs, sour cream and even bacon it can be difficult to maintain a safe temperature before harmful bacteria begin to proliferate - and all those add-ins can really add up (pun intended)! I wanted to switch things up a bit and create a potato salad that is: ~ quick and easy to throw together ~ packed with flavor ~ creamy without mayo or dairy ~ includes fresh summer veg and herbs ~ contains a good amount of protein and fiber ~ can be made ahead and t

Lemony Tofu Flatbread Bites

I love ALL the delicious things that can either be cooked over natural charcoal on the outdoor grill or require NO cooking at all when summer heat gets intense! Check out the bottom of this post for some great additional recipes to help you beat the summer heat. These marinated Lemony Tofu Flatbread Bites are perfect for a summer appetizer, picnic, BBQ, lunch or dinner. I've included all the components so you can make as much from scratch as you like, or use your favorite brands. No indoor cooking required! Before we get started though, a brief note about eating soy. There is a ton of misinformation about the health effects of consuming soy products, including whether or not soy consumption

Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

Next up in my BEAT THE HEAT series is this Cold Soba Pasta Salad! Plenty of crisp vegetables, creamy flavorful sauce and crunchy sesame seeds - and it makes DELICIOUS leftovers! The great thing about soba noodles is they only take 4-5 minutes to cook before being rinsed and plunged into ice water. I got up extra early to do this while the house was still cool. If you get as excited about food science as I do, (and if you don't, just skip on down to the recipe!) you're stoked to see this dish contains both raw red cabbage and raw garlic. By now you may have heard that cruciferous vegetables contain high amounts of anticarcinogenic phytochemicals. These chemicals need to be hydrolyzed (broken

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Hi there, I'm Catherine! 

I'm so happy you stopped by my little corner of the internet. So, are you hungry? Me too! What to eat, is the question. As an organic produce grower, classically trained personal chef who eats mostly plants, and a dietetics student, I'm always thinking about food.... how it looks, smells, tastes, makes us feel and affects our environment. I regularly geek out on the science behind what makes plants scrumptious and why we should eat more of them. I love to share my experiments with YOU! So grab an apron, sharpen your knife and let's go!

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