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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 […]


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 […]


Plantain Empandas Filled with Chipotle Black Beans & Corn

Plantain Empanadas Filled with Chipotle Black Beans & Corn

Happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing some spectacular plantain empanadas with you. How awesome is it that you can process plantains into dough? Just plantains…no other ingredients needed for the dough. Say whatttt? Then I filled them to the brim with chipotle black beans, corn, and queso fresco. Fiesta, fiesta! Wait! Did […]


Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Orange-Lime Syrup | Love.Bake.Read

Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Orange-Lime Syrup 2

I have the sweet potatoes of ALL sweet potatoes for you today. Oh my gosssh! I adore sweet potatoes and could eat them every day—especially these gorgeous little rounds! Let’s be honest, sweet potatoes are delicious all on their own, but these ones here are over the top. These little […]


Spicy Chipotle Tofu Chilaquiles | Love.Bake.Read

Spicy Chipotle Tofu Chilaquiles

Howdy, friends! Hope you had a lovely long weekend. I enjoyed every last minute of mine—just pure relaxation. I finished a book + started a new one. Heyyy! It’s about time. Oh, and Steve and I ventured out to Great Falls Park in Potomac, Maryland. Super beautiful place, but it […]