One Bowl Wonders

Kale Yeah

By Gina Caputo

Kale Salad by Gina Caputo
The holidays are a fun time to cook and share in eating decadent holiday favorites! But many of us feel a yearning for the lighter side afterwards. However, given that it's winter, in-season salads can be a little tricky in some parts of the country! Here's a kicked-up kale salad that is nourishing, satisfying and still light that can be enjoyed any time of year and available just about everywhere!

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Italians Do It Better

By Gina Caputo

Italians Do It Better
Hands-down one of my most favorite dishes to make (and EAT) ever. Risotto is always going to be somewhat labor intensive with the constant stirring and ladling of broth but it's a super fun dish to cook with friends hanging out at the kitchen counter while playing music. In my house, we celebrate the Italian tradition of Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve and this is a family favorite. This is comfort food at its finest and the addition of lemon brings some light, high notes to a rich and creamy dish.

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Pasta e Fagioli

By Gina Caputo

Pasta e Fagioli

In all my years of making pasta, I've never made a proper Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and beans) because canned cannellini beans are already mushy so adding them to a soup only works when you're going for creamy and not toothsome beans. So I finally bought some proper dried beans and this may be one of the most delicious things I've ever made! WORTH IT.

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Gratitude for Superfood

By Gina Caputo

Gratitude for Superfood
This astoundingly delicious bowl is full of superfoods and plant-based protein! It also has not one but TWO ingredients that make you extra excited when your bite includes one: Honeycrisp apples and dates! This is a most excellent dish to bring to a gathering (gluten-free and vegan!) and is also delicious any night of the week as a hearty side or a main. It's essentially Fall in a bowl and leaves you feeling both grounded AND supercharged!

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Down To Earth

By Gina Caputo

Down To Earth
This earthy bowl works wonders for supporting you feeling grounded and stable amidst the winds of change, which makes it perfect for Fall. Lentils are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and have a great texture in soups and stews when you cook them right! The humble potatoes take the earthiness to an all new level - its like a hug in a bowl. This One Bowl Wonder can be made with sausage of various kinds, including tofu-based sausage or go without it!

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Rigatoni alla Pasta Day

By Gina Caputo

Rigatoni alla Pasta Day
Technically not a One Bowl Wonder because we're serving the arugula in a second bowl! But 10/17/19 is National Pasta Day in the US so consider this a SPECIAL EDITION One Bowl Wonder for a very, very important holiday! This exquisite dish can be made vegan or omni with your choice of pastas and the tomato sauce is boss. You'll never buy bottle sauce again, this CHANGES YOU.

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Feel The Beet

By Gina Caputo

Feel The Beet
Root veggies are to Fall as fruits are to Summer so to kick off Fall, I always bring out the beets! Beets are high in important vitamins and minerals, are thought to support athletic performance, are high in fiber and may support brain health! If you aren't sure if you like them, this could be a great dish to try them again. The apple brings a brightness to the earthy beets and the saltiness of the feta/vegan feta is a partner. Git some.

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More Than Meets The Eye

By Gina Caputo

More Than Meets The Eye
This may looks like nothing more than green spaghetti but it is LOADED with super greens and plant-based protein with some good fats to boot! As summer turns to Fall, some of us may be feeling the pull towards comfort foods. This fits the bill without sacrificing balanced nutrition. Did I mention it's freakin' delicious and super easy to make?!

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