• 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…

  • 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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    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 –…

  • Warm, creamy, and satisfying, this Healthy Tomato Bisque is super simple & super delicious - top with sour cream, or better yet enjoy with a grilled cheese! | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Healthy Tomato Bisque

    Honestly, what is better than a nice hot bowl of soup when its cold outside? I really can’t think of much! Maybe ice cream on a hot summer day? Something about having that delicious something to warm you up or cool you down, right when you need it! Just perfect. I love all kinds of soups – Potato Leek,  Cauliflower Potato and Leek Soup, Butternut Squash, Clam Chowder, Broccoli Cheddar, Black Bean, Chicken Tortilla, Chili, Ramen Noodle, French Onion, Wonton – the list seriously goes on and on. Of course, there is one classic soup that I have always loved, but never been able to quite master – Tomato Bisque. Campbell’s makes a MEAN Tomato Bisque.…

  • Creamy peanut butter and banana, swirled with rich chocolate - crunchy oat and chocolate tidbits. This Banana Peanut Butter Cacao Smoothie is perfection! | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Banana Peanut Butter Cacao Smoothie

    For anyone who lives in Columbus, I am sure you have heard of Native Cold Pressed – for those of you who do not, don’t worry I will tell you about it! Native Cold Pressed is an awesome local restaurant/shop/cafe in the city that offers organic, raw pressed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, salads, and more. The food is delicious. Everything is fresh and packed with fruits and veggies. I love to new dishes there because it gives me inspiration! There are so many raw ingredients and wonderful flavor pairing out there that I don’t even know about. It is such great inspiration! In fact, Native’s Cacao Craze Smoothie WAS the…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Snacks

    Mango Avocado Summer Rolls

    I HAVE A NEW OBSESSION! Mango and avocado! The combination is perfectly creamy, sweet and juicy – satisfying yet refreshing. I just can’t get enough! These Mango Avocado Summer Rolls highlight all that is wonderful about summer – fresh vegetables, juicy fruit, and bright flavor – one will not be enough. Mango is one of those fruits… I love, yet I hate. That’s right, I said it. Now, let me explain. Usually when I go to the store, I am already craving certain things – fresh fruit being a number one item that I always want. I LOVE mango because when it is ripe it is JUICY and DELICIOUS and…

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    Shrimp and Avocado Spring Rolls

    I LOVE THESE SHRIMP AND AVOCADO SPRING ROLLS! They are so fresh, so healthy, and SO delicious. And better yet – they are easy peezy to make! The hardest part is honestly cutting up all the veggies. Shrimp and avocado is one of my favorite combos. Let’s be real though – avocado and anything is awesome. In a sandwich, in the form of guacamole, with eggs, on toast, in salad – you can’t go wrong with an avo-ca-do. I love the combination of fresh veggies in this Shrimp and Avocado Spring Rolls recipe – cucumber, carrots, red cabbage – they give such a lovely crunch that is so well complimented…

  • This Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce might just be the most incredible thing you have ever tasted. Drizzle over fresh veggies, shrimp, tofu, cardboard... wait what? | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

    Do you love peanut butter? Do you love Asian-inspired recipes? This Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce is for you. It literally tastes good on anything. Seriously. I haven’t tried eating it with cardboard yet, but I am sure it would be delicious. Just kidding – but for real, as good as cardboard could taste – you would experience it with this sauce. I try to eat vegetables as much as possible – but, I don’t always crave raw veggies. That was until I started making this Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce. Zucchini noodles, shredded carrots, red cabbage, broccoli, cucumbers, red peppers – you name it, this sauce makes it taste even more…

  • Healthy Desserts,  Healthy Snacks

    Black Bean Brownies

    Black Bean Brownies – I would LOVE to know who was like hmm – maybe my black beans would taste good with some chocolate…? WHAT? HOW STRANGE! But what a successful endeavor! I have always been nervous to make Black Bean Brownies. I honestly have no idea why, they just seemed like they must be complicated. How could making black beans turn into chocolate brownies be easy? So, instead of taking a swing and totally missing – I decided to go to an expert for help. Chocolate Covered Katie is an awesome blog for healthy desserts (and more). Katie makes all the desserts that you are afraid to try or have…

  • This EASY Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal is the PERFECT breakfast for anyone on-the-go! Creamy, rich baked oats, loaded with nutritious banana, protein packed peanut butter, fibrous flax and sweet cinnamon-goodness - these bars are full of ALL the good stuff. The best part? Your whole family will love them! | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal (V)

    GUYS – THIS PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BAKED OATMEAL IS INCREDIBLE. Seriously, I know I have said that before – but for REALZ. This stuff is quality. I am all about convenient, nutritious and delicious food. Especially when it comes to breakfast! I love eggs – and yes, if I had the time to make myself a nice omelet every morning for breakfast, that’d be incredible! But there is just no time for that – life gets in the way! Don’t be mistaken though, you don’t need to deprive yourself of a delicious and nutritious breakfast just because you are running around like a crazy person! If you have EVER found…