• This Copycat Northstar Cafe Village Salad is perfect! Roasted chicken, dates, avocado, legumes, onions, goat cheese, & almonds with champagne vinaigrette... | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Copycat Northstar Cafe Village Salad

    Prepare yourself – this Copycat Northstar Cafe Village Salad is about to blow your socks off! What is the Northstar Cafe? Northstar Cafe is a local Columbus restaurant chain (5 locations) that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – Northstar puts an emphasis on locally grown, organic, and artisan produced foods as well as sustainability. The food they make is incredibly fresh, creative, and delicious. And more importantly, their Village Salad is UNREAL! What makes the Northstar Cafe Village Salad so special? This salad is LOADED with delicious toppings that, quite honestly, I NEVER would have thought to put together! Roasted chicken, dates, avocado, chickpeas, kidney beans, onions, goat cheese, AND…

  • Vegan Summer Corn Chowder - the perfect addition to your Summer menu! Creamy yet light, you'd never know it was dairy free! Enjoy as a starter or main dish! | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Vegan Summer Corn Chowder

    Raise your hand if you love soup!! (Emphatically raises both hands in the air)… I LOVE SOUP! I have posted quite a few soup recipes on the blog –  One Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup, Easy French Onion Soup, Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup (VG) – the list goes on. But what do all these soups have in common? They scream WINTER! Soup doesn’t just have to be for winter! No, my friends, soup can be great in the summer as well! Enter this incredible Vegan Summer Corn Chowder! Creamy and rich yet light and flavorful. You would never know this Summer Corn Chowder is dairy free / vegan. It is a great easy appetizer for…

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    Blackened Chicken Seasoning

    Forgive me, these photos are NOT my best – but this recipe IS! This Blackened Chicken Seasoning is my new FAVORITE! Jake and I have a favorite Blackened Chicken Sandwich that we get at the Athletic Club of Columbus where we belong. IT IS AMAZING! For the longest time I was planning to try and make my own blackened chicken seasoning… but then I got lazy. So I went to the store and bought some.   The seasoning was actually delightful – BUT it was like $6 for a single bottle… and I used it up in about 3 weeks. Whoops. So I decided it was time to do some…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides,  Main Courses,  Sides

    Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad

    I have fallen in LOVE with this salad! Fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, creamy goats’ cheese, and crunchy almonds – a classic combination. But what makes this Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad unique? THE DRESSING! This Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese recipe uses an incredibly delicious sesame seed dressing that I was introduced to by my dearest sister-in-law Jess! I love salad dressing as much as the next person – duh. But often its not worth the calorie count for me. So many delicious dressings are extremely heavy and full of saturated fats. Sure, your salad may start out healthy – but once you glob on 300 calories  of creamy caesar, you…

  • Healthy Breakfast Foods,  Healthy Snacks

    Honey Peanut Oat Bars

    These Honey Peanut Oat Bars are the easiest yet most delicious little protein-packed bars you have ever tasted! They are SO easy to make, perfect for taking on the go, and of course (the best part) delicious! Do you have any non-breakfast eaters in your house?? Jake does not eat breakfast most of the time and I simply don’t understand. Meals are my favorite part of the day. I wake up, YAY  BREAKFAST! It’s 12PM, YAY LUNCH! It’s 5PM – TG IT’S DINNER! I have found the easiest way to force breakfast onto a non-breakfast person is by providing an easy, tasty go option. The problem with easy, tasty options…

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    Healthy Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola

    I have always wanted to make homemade granola – and I honestly have no idea why I never actually tried previously. Maybe because granola recipes often have a TON of butter in them. Or a TON of sugar. Or because I never thought I would actually eat as much granola as I would be making in a whole batch… or I was worried that I WOULD eat the entire batch. Regardless, moral of the story is that I am a granola nube. But through a little recipe testing, I have come to realize that homemade granola is not something to be afraid of! This Healthy Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola proves…

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    3-Ingredient Broccoli Soup (V)

    Here’s the thing about soup – one bowl is NEVER enough. Soup is so warm and satisfying, its hard to stop yourself from getting a second helping! Or third! But, when so many delicious soups are jam packed with cream and other not so healthy ingredients, you really should stick to the one bowl! With this 3-Ingredient Broccoli Soup, WORRY NO MORE! Rich, creamy, and delicious – yet made with ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS!! WHHAAAATTTT? I know its crazy. Over time I have learned how HUGE of a difference any recipe can be when you use broth rather than water. This recipe was inspired by a recipe from Broma Bakery –…

  • Crispy tofu coated with sweet yet tangy sauce, this Sweet Hoisin and Hot Honey Tofu won't disappoint! Enjoy over a bed of veggie noodles, farro, or greens! | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Sweet Hoisin and Hot Honey Tofu (V)

    I tend to forget how much I enjoy tofu. It always seems like SUCH an effort to make when I am at the grocery store brainstorming what I want to eat in the coming week. But it is so friggen good with the right sauce. And it really isn’t that hard! The trick is being patient! Mushy tofu might be the worst… but crispy pan-fried tofu tossed and delicious sauce. MWA! Delicious! Whether you love tofu or have never tried it, you should absolutely try this Sweet Hoisin and Hot Honey Tofu. When I bought tofu at the store they other day, I had full intentions of making my FAVORITE Crispy…

  • Healthy Breakfast Foods,  Healthy Main Courses

    Skinny Souffled Egg with Turkey Bacon and Cheese

    WARNING: The following images and descriptive adjectives may make you drool... because this Skinny Souffled Egg with Turkey Bacon and Cheese is FIRE! I don’t know about you all but I LOVE eggs. Brunch is just – the best. I could eat eggs for breakfast lunch and dinner.  Here in Columbus there is an amazing little cafe called Fox In the Snow. They have THE best pastries and coffee – but most importantly, the most incredible egg sandwich that I have ever tasted in my life. I kid you not – the BEST. For weeks, I have been attempting to create a perfect copycat sandwich recipe to share with you…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides,  Sides

    Sweet Hot Honey Carrots

    For a long time, I legitimately hated cooked carrots. They were just never very good! I always thought they came out way too mushy, or awkwardly mushy on the outside but hard on the inside… bleh. It wasn’t until I was served cooked carrots at a restaurant (one of our favorites here in Columbus) that I realized how delicious cooked carrots could really be. These Sweet Hot Honey Carrots prove that cooked carrots can and are delicious (when cooked correctly) – not to mention they look great on your plate! What is hot honey? Hot honey is chili-pepper infused honey. I first had hot honey at one of our favorite…