One Bowl Wonders

Nutso For This Soup

By Gina Caputo

Nutso For This Soup
This soup was definitely inspired by "Hmmm, what do I have in the kitchen today?" but ended up thick, hearty and soul-satisfying in a way I didn't expect! I think the African-peanut-stew-inspired addition of nut butter and nuts pushed it over the delicious edge and then the Thai-inspired lime juice at the end is EVERYTHING. It's spicy, sweet, sour, astringent and delicious every way you look at it!

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Devlishly Delicious

By Gina Caputo

Devlishly Delicious
This pot o' goodness is inspired by a dish I saw called Lentils Diavolo, which is Italian for devil and refers, in food, to a spicy sauce. I kicked it up with extra veggies and a different source of fire. It's vegan, hearty, easy and can be served alone or on top of couscous (pictured here is Israeli couscous), small pasta noods, rice, farro, polenta, or potatoes.

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Chicken & Dumplings

By Gina Caputo

Chicken & Dumplings
Mmm mmm mmm good. This classic comfort food has a little Italian twist with the appearance of gnocchi for the dumplings! This is a cold-weather treat that sticks to your ribs and feels like a hug in a bowl. You CAN make it vegan by swapping more mushrooms for the chicken or try and extra-firm tofu and use cashew cream. Best of all, it's EASY.

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Bean Feeling Spicy Lately

By Gina Caputo

Bean Feeling Spicy Lately
This spicy stick-to-your-ribs stew is super versatile. It can be made anything from vegan to omnivore and you have the power to adjust the spicy level to suit your tastes! This protein-rich stew is satisfying on its own for anyone eating low-carb but fresh bread makes a perfect partner too. Or serve it over rice or polenta! No matter what, don't forget the lemon juice at the end!

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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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