• Copycat Northstar Cafe Village Salad | 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…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    Chicken Tortilla Gumbo

    This Chicken Tortilla Gumbo was a completely delicious surprise! When I first made it, I never thought it would be something that I would post here – but we loved it so much, I just had to share! The birth of this recipe is a funny story actually… A few weeks back Jake and I went to the grocery store together. Now you might not think this is a big deal, but Jake NEVER comes to the grocery store with me! So I was excited. It was a cold wintery Sunday and he had suggested that I make Chicken Tortilla Soup for dinner – great! Problem was, we got to…

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    BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

    Who doesn’t love a good pizza? I know that I do. Pretty much any kind of pizza in fact. White pizza, pesto pizza, meat pizza – any type really. Thin crust, thick crust, deep dish – there are just so many possible combinations of pizza, and they are ALL GOOD! I feel like I could eat pizza for days, and not get sick of it. There are just so many different combinations and variations. Of course, pizza is usually not dietetic – so eating it everyday probably would not be the best choice. This pizza however, this pizza is easy AND relatively healthy (in terms of pizza…). I started with…

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    Roasted Carrot Soup

    Cold winter weather calls for comforting, hearty soups. This Roasted Carrot Soup is sure to warm you up. Not to mention, its packed with healthy veggies (a.k.a. carrots), so you can get your daily source of veggies in without even realizing it! I absolutely love any soup – but I’ve realized, I much prefer a blended soup to a broth based soup (unless its ramen… because I LOVE ramen noodle soup). Otherwise, in terms of popular soups – sure chicken noodle is great, or a nice minestrone, but to me there is something so comforting about a blended soup – like potato leek, butternut squash, or even pea soup. This…

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    Loaded Veggie Pesto Pasta (V)

    This vegan Red Pepper, Mushroom and Asparagus Pesto Pasta is easy, fresh, and super flavorful. Delicious with any type of pasta – white, whole grain, rice, chickpea, cauliflower – you name it! All you need is a handful of fresh ingredients. I chose to use red peppers, mushrooms and asparagus – because these are what I had in my fridge! Don’t have or don’t like red peppers, mushrooms or asparagus? Sub out these veggies for another of your choice! Enjoy your pesto pasta as an easy weeknight meal with pre-made pesto, or wow your family with a homemade batch! Looking for some additional protein? This pesto pasta tastes great with…

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    Easy Seared Scallops

    Do you all like scallops? I LOVE scallops! Whenever we are out to a nice dinner, I am always drawn to anything scallops on the menu. Pasta with scallops, risotto with scallops, rice and veggies with scallops, scallops with more scallops. They are just so delicious. The only problem with scallops – the price. They are SO expensive. Even when you buy them at the grocery store, they can still be expensive. The cheapest that I have ever seen them being sold for is $13.99 per lb – and that was back home in North Shore, MA. Here in Columbus they are more often $17.99 or $19.99 per lb –…