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Sweet Potato Chickpea Couscous | Love.Bake.Read

Sweet Potato Chickpea Couscous

I have grown to love spices so much since starting this blogging journey. I’m always amazed by just how much the right combination of spices can amplify a dish. It’s spectacular really. Let’s take this sweet potato chickpea couscous for example. It packs an incredible punch of bursting-at-the-seams flavor. The […]


Middle Eastern Spiced Lentils & Yellow Rice | Love.Bake.Read

Middle Eastern Spiced Lentils & Yellow Rice 2

One bite of these Middle Eastern Spiced Lentils & Yellow Rice and you just might jump for joy. This dish tastes insanely superb! The flavor just pops all over the place—spice, spice, spice. The lentils are boldly spiced with cumin, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. And the yellow rice? Spiced just […]


Vegetarian Taco Salad | Love.Bake.Read

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Another quick and easy meal coming at you today. And guess what? No stove or oven needed. Yesss! Clearly we are winning at life. I made this meal in about 15 minutes flat, which is extraordinary. Vegetarian Taco Salad…chop, mix, and serve—it’s really that simple. I know that taco salad […]


Mixed Bean Cabbage Soup | Love.Bake.Read

Mixed Bean Cabbage Soup

I’m not sure soup gets any easier than this! Along with being super easy, this soup is also quick to make, plus it’s inexpensive. What more could you ask for? While we were home in Michigan, my mom and sisters made this soup to feed a huge crowd. They used […]


Veggie Potstickers | Love.Bake.Read

Veggie Potstickers

Making potstickers was an exciting cooking venture! I was thrilled to master the little pleated look, even if it took a few wonky looking potstickers to finally achieve it. If I can do it, you can too! Promise. Once I got the hang of it, I was flying through the […]


French Onion Soup | Love.Bake.Read

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

I have wanted to make French Onion Soup for quite some time now, simply because my hubby loves it so much. But, I guess I just never got it. A bowl of onions and broth…say what? I didn’t think it could really be that mind blowing. I was wrong though, […]