• Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
  • Creamy Curried Squash and Lentil Soup
  • Authentic Indian Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • Baked Eggs with Chickpeas, Spinach, and Chives
  • Guest Post: 5 Tips for Following a Vegan Diet On-the-Go
  • Summer Peach Gazpacho

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens…

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Located about a 30 minute drive outside of D.C. (15/20 minutes from Arlington, VA), the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens are a welcome retreat from the city, and a great activity for the whole family, for couples, or for travelers. Admission for adults is only $5 for the day, and kids under a certain age are free…. 

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Creamy Curried Squash and Lentil Soup

I really like this creamy, curried squash and lentil soup, so much so that it was one of the first dishes during my vegetarian transition that made me realize I wouldn’t go back to eating meat. Dipping some warm, crusty naan into this creamy delicious soup really satisfies as, this squash and lentil soup has everything,… 

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Authentic Indian Ginger-Garlic Paste

I learned how to make Ginger-Garlic Paste a few months ago while I was nannying for an Indian family. This job was great, because besides hanging out with their two little cuties, I was able to learn some new, authentic Indian cooking techniques!  Ginger-garlic paste is an essential piece of making your Indian food taste as… 

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Baked Eggs

Baked Eggs with Chickpeas, Spinach, and Chives

This baked egg dish is full of protein, from the spinach, the chickpeas, and the eggs, and is ample enough to feed the whole family. To me, chickpeas, spinach, and tomatoes are a classic combination, and the eggs really tie this one-pan dish together. Reminiscent of Shakshuka, poached eggs over spicy tomato sauce, which is made… 

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Guest Post: 5 Tips for Following a Vegan Diet On-the-Go

Today you are in for a special treat, my first ever guest post from another blogger! Taji is the founder of We’re Talking About Food, and she is a local friend of mine, who has recently gone vegan. Not too long ago, Taji and I were discussing how difficult it is to eat out sometimes,… 

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Summer Peach Gazpacho

My oh my I love the way this peach gazpacho looks, I mean, how often do I get to eat peachy pink food? Since childhood, I have looked forward to two reasons, peaches and cherries. So with some of my ripe peaches that my mom picked up at the farmer’s market, I decided to make a… 

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Meridian Hill Park: Washington, D.C.

I was wandering around Washington, D.C. a few weeks ago with some friends, and on the way from Columbia Heights to Adam’s Morgan, we stumbled on some green space, Meridian Hill Park. I had never been to this part of town, and was pleasantly surprised to find this mini urban oasis. Though it is a… 

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Sweet Potato Fries

The other day, I was craving something bad for me, something a little salty, and maybe even fried. After looking around the kitchen, I decided to make use of a few sweet potatoes I had lying around and bake some sweet potato fries. I seasoned these fries with a little garlic powder, but you could… 

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World Cup 2010: Munich, Germany

Gratulieren Deutschaland! Congratulations to Germany for winning the World Cup, 2014. This time, four years ago, in the summer of 2010, I was living in Germany, working as an Au Pair for a family outside of Munich. It was nice living with a local family, because they often directed me to interesting events and gave… 

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Capri through Photos

While in Naples a few summers ago, I took a day trip to the Island of Capri,  just under an hour away. There are a few ferry companies leaving from the port at Naples to Capri, and they run back and forth for the majority of the day. The boat ride itself was enjoyable, providing great… 

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Pepper, Onion, and Guacamole Quesadilla: Spicy, Creamy, and Vegan

I made these quesadillas for lunch over the weekend , and despite the simple ingredients like peppers, onions, and avocado, these creamy, and spicy, quesadillas were exceptional. Not too long ago, I made another type of vegan quesadilla with a combination of black beans and sweet potatoes, but the flavors in these new pepper and onion quesadillas… 

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