Monthly Archives: June 2015


Red Lentil Curry Dal | Love.Bake.Read

Red Lentil Curry Dal 2

Hey all! What a heck of a day—whew. Glad to finally be in this little space with you! Let’s talk about lentils or dal. Or is it daal, dahl, or dhal? No matter how it’s spelled, just know it means split lentils. Also, are they red, pink, orange, or maybe […]


Southwest Salad with Spicy Orange Dressing | Love.Bake.Read

Southwest Salad with Spicy Orange Dressing 2

Happy Sunday, friends! Finally, we got a break from the heat yesterday. Is it hot where you are?! It’s felt like summer here since May, which means it’s been near 90 degrees (or more!) for weeks and weeks. Feels like an eternity already and we still have 3 more months […]


Sweet Plantain Pecan Coconut Smoothie | Love.Bake.Read

Sweet Plantain Pecan Coconut Smoothie

Lately I’ve been intrigued by plantains (check out these plantain empanadas!)—how neat that they can be used at most any stage of ripeness. I recently had a very, very ripe plantain just waiting to be used, so I decided to whip up a sweet plantain smoothie. It’s fun to switch […]


Tofu & Pineapple Fried Rice | Love.Bake.Read

Tofu & Pineapple Fried Rice

Fried rice has always been a favorite of mine, mainly because it’s simple, but also because it’s just plain tasty. Back in Michigan, I lived right around the corner from a few Asian take-out places, and at least once a week I’d order chicken fried rice for my over-the-phone date […]


No-Bake Energy Bars with Dates & Nuts | Love.Bake.Read

No-Bake Energy Bars with Dates & Nuts 2

These bars taste heavenly! Not only are they a cinch to make, they’re made with wholesome, good-for-you ingredients. A delicious health food? Sign me up. I’m super glad to have a stash of these bars in the freezer because I’m sure going to need a bit of extra oomph over […]


Spinach, Tomato, & Italian Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms | Love.Bake.Read

Spinach, Tomato, & Italian Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Mushrooms, spinach, grape tomatoes, and cheese—that’s all you need to make these stuffed portobellos. Hellllooo, does life get any better? You’ll also need oil, salt, and pepper, but we won’t really count those because they’re pantry staples. This is actually an epic weeknight meal just because it requires so few ingredients […]