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    Creamy Vegan “Cheese” Sauce

    I’m not vegan but, man, I love a good vegan “cheese” sauce. Here’s why: you control the flavors, consistency, and can go so many directions with it! I like my sauces pretty flavorful, a little spicy, and relatively thick (don’t you just love when the sauce sticks perfectly between the ridges of a rotini?) There are a few things that make this sauce great: Cashews- you can use walnuts or almonds, but the consistency won’t be quite as smooth Vinegar- this provides a great acidity for the sauce, you could also use lemon juice! Spices- the spices in this sauce give it the great flavor and make it so versatile!…

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    Miso Glazed Veggie Bowl

    Do you ever feel like you’re in a cooking rut? Always getting the same items from the grocery store, having the same thing for breakfast, and cooking the same things for dinner every week? I hear you. I have been feeling the same way recently. And I’m also here to tell you, it’s so easy to switch it up just by making some simple swaps! I transformed my typical “Asian veggie bowl” into something with unique flavors and textures just by swapping out a few items. Swap #1: Grains My go-to grain is brown rice, sometimes quinoa, but mainly brown rice. This time, I switched it up with farro! Farro…

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    Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Curry Soup

    It doesn’t get much more satisfying than a hearty, warm bowl of soup on a cold, winter night. Especially, when someone in the household is sick- which is my situation currently. Fortunately, some of my favorite ingredients boost immunity, reduce inflammation, and taste great which leads to a delicious, immune boosting bowl of comfort. The key spice in this recipe is… curry! This recipe can be adapted depending on the ingredients you have on hand, so feel free to switch it up! A post shared by Caroline Kennedy (@a_dash_of_sweet_caroline) on Jan 10, 2018 at 10:42am PST Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Curry Soup Makes approx. 4-6 servings For the base -1 butternut…

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    Easy Risotto with Scallops, Mushrooms, and Leeks

    A post shared by Caroline Kennedy (@a_dash_of_sweet_caroline) on Jan 7, 2018 at 1:59pm PST I don’t know why most people think that risotto is difficult to make. The truth is, it’s very simple and can be modified according to the ingredients you have on hand! The only ingredients you need are the arborio rice, olive oil, and vegetable broth; everything else can be added or subtracted as you please. Go ahead, give it a try! Easy Risotto Makes approx. 4-6 servings -2 tbsp olive oil -1/4 cup chopped onion or shallot -2 cloves garlic, minced -1 leek, white part only, sliced thin -1/2 cup sliced mushrooms -1 & 1/2 cups…