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    Apple Cranberry Gorgonzola Salad

    So if you missed my two most recent salad recipes, you may have missed my INCREDIBLE new toasted sesame seed dressing. But, no fear – you have another chance to see it! This Apple Cranberry Gorgonzola Salad is a combination of a few of my other recipes. All you need are a few important ingredients! Fresh spinach (or any other fresh green that you enjoy), crisp apple, tart dried cranberries, creamy gorgonzola, and crunchy almond slices – you can toss with any dressing that you’d like, balsamic or red wine vinagrette are delicious, or you can try my new FAVE dressing – Toasted Sesame Seed! Each bite is delicious and…

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    Deconstructed Lasagna

    Have you ever heard of Deconstructed Lasagna? Or Free Form Lasagna? Its okay if you haven’t! Neither had I! I first discovered deconstructed lasagna at one of our favorite local restaurants here in Columbus – The Market. Full of fresh foods and flavors, The Market offers delicious fresh foods with seasonal menu offerings and GREAT wine. The deconstructed lasagna on their menu, or “Free Form Lasagna” as they call it, changes seasonally. Whether its loaded with meat or completely vegetarian, it is always amazingly yummy. It wasn’t until the seventeenth time that I ordered it that I thought, why haven’t I tried making this? This Deconstructed Lasagna recipe is based…

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    Mint, Feta, and Veggie Noodle Salad

    Summer is all about fresh food and fun flavors! Lately, I have been challenging myself to use more fresh herbs like mint, cilantro, parsley, oregano, and basil. Every time that I do, I am so please by how delicious and refreshing the final resulting product is! This recipe for Mint, Feta, and Veggie Noodle Salad is the PERFECT example of just that – refreshing, delicious and fun! This recipe was inspired by a salad that one of my dearest friends made and shared with me – the salad was made with zucchini noodles, arugula, and mint – and it was ABSOLUTELY amazing. I originally planned to make this adapted recipe…

  • 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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    Spinach Salad with Blackberries and Almonds

    THIS SPINACH SALAD! I have been loving fresh fruit on all my salads lately – it honestly makes SUCH a huge difference. Strawberries, blackberries, apples, orange, grapefruit – all of it! I find that the juice and natural sugar from fruit provides so much flavor to your salad! I almost always put dressing on my salad… at least a little oil and vinegar! Because… duh, I am human. BUT with a whole bunch of juicy fruit? You honestly don’t have to! I feel like strawberries and apples are pretty mainstream in the salad world – lets be real. But blackberries, I haven’t had them in nearly as many salads! Trust…

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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…

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    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…

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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…

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    Mushroom and Walnut Vegan Bolognese

    I will be honest, I don’t have a ton of experience with vegan cooking. However, every time that I have ever made a vegan recipe, I have loved it. Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese – AMAZING! Black Bean Brownies – so good! Cooking vegan requires a little additional thought and creativity. When I am normally cooking, if something doesn’t taste quite right there are so many non-vegan easy solutions. Add butter.  If you need a quick protein, add chicken. Cooking with vegan ingredients, like anything else, is learning process! If you aren’t accustomed, it can be a challenge! But there is so much to learn, and so many yummy vegan…