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almond sweet potato biscuits w/ mushroom gravy (GF, V)
antioxidant power muffins (V)
banana bread granola bars (GF, V)
banana coconut waffles (GF, V)
banana zucchini bread w/ quinoa flour (V)
barley scones w/ roasted plums (V)
blueberry + almond buttered french toast (V)
carrot cake pancakes w/ lime cashew cream (V)
chocolate chia granola bowl (GF, V)
coconut, almond + quinoa breakfast cakes (V)
cold-brewed iced coffee (GF, V)
dirty chai pancakes w/ cranberry vanilla compote (V)
DIY instant vanilla + hemp seed oatmeal (GF, V)
DIY protein mix for smoothies (GF, V)
farro breakfast bowl w/ turmeric and scallion scrambled chickpeas (V)
festive winter fruit salad w/ rosemary + vanilla rooibos syrup (GF, V)
hot cocoa pancakes
lemon poppyseed pancakes (GF, V)
millet porridge w/ vanilla bean, lavender strawberries + super seeds (GF, V)
multigrain porridge with quinoa + buckwheat (GF, V)
my good energy drink w/ maca + cacao (GF, V)
pumpkin seed granola (V)
raised buckwheat waffles w/ vanilla stewed rhubarb (V)
raw breakfast crumbles w/ almond cream (GF, V)

antioxidant power muffins (V)
barley scones w/ roasted plums (V)
chocolate covered hazelnut grahams (GF, V)
dark chocolate + espresso scones w/ coconut cream and jam (V)
everything cookies (GF, V)
maple doughnuts w/ salted almond butter glaze (GF, V)
olive oil cake w/ rosemary, dark chocolate + hazelnuts (V)
raw chocolate + chai macaroons (GF, V)
salted maple walnut + vanilla bean chocolate cups (GF, V)
white + dark chocolate peanut butter cookie dough bonbons (GF, V)
zesty orange christmas cookies w/ chocolate ganache (V)

almost raw cherry + bourbon cheesecake (GF, V)
banana split ice cream pie (GF, V)
chocolate hazelnut ice cream (GF, V)
chocolate hazelnut torte w/ salty date caramel + coconut whip (GF, V)
chocolate mousse tart w/ pretzel crust (V)
chocolate pecan pie w/ spelt crust (V)
coffee pudding (GF, V)
earl grey chocolate shakes (GF, V)
lemon coconut cakes w/ creamy coconut glaze (V)
little chocolate tarts w/ olive oil pastry + coconut whip (V)
peaches + cream popsicles (GF)
peanut butter + jelly frozen sorbet sandwiches (V)
raw carrot cake slice w/ tangy citrus frosting (GF, V)
raw chocolate cherry mousse cake (GF, V)
raw chocolate layer cakes w/ earl grey chocolate mousse (GF, V)
raw fruit crumbles w/ almond cream (GF, V)
raw raspberry + vanilla chia pudding (GF, V)
rhubarb fool w/ coconut whipped cream + pistachios (GF, V)
rhubarb strawberry pie w/ spelt crust
salted coconut caramel brownies (GF, V)
simple chocolate cake with biscoff/speculoos glaze (V)
strawberry hand pies w/ wheat crusts (V)
vanilla bean waffle ice cream sandwiches w/ maple berry mash (GF, V)

blackberry, vanilla + lime smoothie w/ protein boost (GF, V)
black cherry syrup + black cherry spritz w/ lime (GF, V)
cherry + bourbon sipper (GF, V)
cold-brewed iced coffee (GF, V)
earl grey chocolate shakes (GF, V)
iced tea primer w/ 3 recipes (GF, V)
my good energy drink w/ maca + cacao (GF, V)
raspberry + lavender lemonade (GF, V)
roasted pineapple + warm spice shake (GF, V)
spicy chai concentrate (GF, V)
the green drink (GF, V)

banh mi w/ portobellos, garlic mayo + pickled vegetables (V)
bbq tempeh + sweet potato sandwich (V)
busy lady rice bowl w/ easy ginger miso gravy (GF, V)
butternut orecchiete w/ chickpeas + arugula
charred broccoli + tofu stuffed avocadoes w/ sweet curry lemon sauce (GF, V)
chickpea, cauliflower + Old Bay veggie burgers w/ cashew mayo (GF, V)
crispy eggplant + harissa flatbread w/ greens (V)
crispy tofu (V)
green goddess pizza w/ broccoli stem pesto + feta
grilled butternut pizza w/ pesto + lemony radicchio (V)
grilled sweet potatp + black bean burrito bowl w/ spicy cumin garlic sauce (GF, V)
jerk-style veggie grill w/ tempeh, greens + mango ginger sauce (GF, V)
lemon + chili roasted tofu with kale and pine nuts (GF, V)
lemon + rosemary winter veggie stack with lentils + creamy horseradish dressing (GF, V)
loaded sweet potato w/ smoky chickpeas, brown rice, almonds + chives (GF, V)
moroccan-style vegetable + chickpea stew (GF, V)
mushroom + stout pot pies w/ sweet potato crusts (V)
mushrooms + tofu en papillote w/ soy, balsamic and rosemary (GF, V)
roasted carrots w/ zingy turmeric broth + rice (GF, V)
roasted romanesco curry w/ lemongrass + marcona almonds (GF, V)
rosemary mushroom + chickpea ragoût on toast (V)
simple, salty, sweet + nutty broccoli soba (GF, V)
spaghetti squash noodle bowl w/ lime peanut sauce (GF, V)
spring onion falafel w/ millet + some accompaniments (GF, V)
stuffed acorn squash w/ wheat berries + dried cherries (V)
sweet corn + roasted tomato farrotto w/ pecorino
sweet potato ravioli w/ kale pesto (V)
tacos w/ orange + ancho tempeh and grapefruit slaw (GF, V)
tacos w/ peach, sweet corn + lentil succotash and basil slaw (GF, V)
teriyaki eggplant w/ herbed coconut cashew rice (GF, V)
tomato basil collard wraps w/ tempeh, quinoa + chickpeas (GF, V)
the veggie burger of my dreams (GF, V)
veggie ceviche w/ cauliflower + pepita “pilaf” (GF, V)
zucchini spaghetti w/ pumpkin seed pesto + peaches (GF, V)

all of the peas salad w/ creamy dill dressing (GF, V)
asparagus ribbons w/ sesame chili lime dressing (GF, V)
balsamic melon salad (GF, V)
bloody mary salad (GF, V)
broccoli, basil + wild rice salad with citrusy avocado dressing (GF, V)
butternut + lentil salad w/ arugula (GF)
cauliflower + roasted garbanzo “rice + peas” (GF, V)
chickpea, spring onion + Tuscan kale panzanella for spring (V)
chili lime cucumber noodles on salted watermelon w/ mint + basil (GF, V)
curried cauliflower “couscous” salad (GF, V)
delicata squash + lime tabbouleh (V)
early spring panzanella (V)
everyday superfood salad w/ kale + blueberry ginger dressing (GF, V)
fall vegetable slaw w/ pears + sweet ginger dressing (GF, V)
farro w/ grilled endives + balsamic reduction (GF, V)
garlic scape dressing (GF, V)
ginger, citrus + black sesame carrots w/ edamame and avocado (GF, V)
green curry kale w/ crispy coconut tempeh (GF, V)
grilled fennel + quinoa salad (GF, V)
grilled zucchini + radicchio salad with cherries + bourbon dressing (GF, V)
high protein salad w/ balsamic grilled tofu (GF, V)
kale salad w/ peaches, pecorino + walnuts (GF)
mango salad w/ rhubarb ginger dressing + chili almonds (GF, V)
mighty grain salad
sweet chili eggplant + arugula toss (GF, V)
raw + vegan tacos (GF, V)
roasted butternut + corn salad w/ basil (GF)
shaved fennel with orange + olives (GF, V)
shredded brussels sprouts + fall veg salad w/ garlicky orange tahini dressing (GF, V)
spring vegetable pizza w/ GF millet quinoa crust + caramelized onion cream (GF, V)
summer panzanella with heirloom tomatoes, peaches + kale (V)
warm kale, quinoa + balsamic beet salad (GF)
wild rice salad w/ roasted zucchini + pecorino (GF)
zucchini slaw w/ mint + basil (GF, V)
za’atar roasted carrot salad w/ avocado, frisée + cashew labneh (GF, V)

beet, potato + avocado salad w/ horseradish vinaigrette (GF, V)
caponata panzanella (V)
cauliflower + roasted garbanzo “rice + peas” (GF, V)
festive brussels sprouts w/ pomegranate + hazelnuts (GF, V)
garlic + chili greens and beans sauté (GF, V)
grapefruit-roasted beets, greens + white beans w/ pistachio butter (GF, V)
grilled potato salad w/ zucchini, romesco + grilled lemon (GF, V)
grilled sweet potatoes w/ gingered cherry salsa (GF, V)
grilled vegetables w/ roasted tomato vinaigrette (GF, V)
oregano roasted brassicas w/ maple dijon vinaigrette (GF, V)
oven frites w/ smoky pine nut mayo (GF, V)
string beans + brown rice toss with spicy roasted almond salsa (GF)
summer vegetable tian (GF, V)
sweet + sour sesame roasted cauliflower w/ dates and olives (GF, V)
sweet potato, chipotle + chard cornbread stuffing (V)
roasted celery root w/ apple cider redux (GF, V)
warm brussels sprouts toss w/ maple, smoked paprika + pecans (GF, V)
warm potato salad w/ creamy leek dressing + pumpernickel croutons (V)

autumn sushi w/ celery root “rice”, za’atar carrots, avocado + dill (GF, V)
avocado tartare w/ roasted beets, basil + dukkah (GF, V)
banana bread granola bars (GF, V)
coconut + vanilla whipped chia mousse w/ smushed raspberries (GF, V)
cumin-roasted chickpea + eggplant lettuce wraps with minted mango jicama slaw (GF, V)
favourite avocado toast
muhammara spread (GF, V)
mustard roasted broccoli pâté w/ leeks + lemon (GF, V)
olive + almond tapenade tartines w/ greens (V)
quinoa onion rings w/ horseradish dip (GF, V)
raw chard salad rolls w/ mango dipping sauce (GF, V)
rustic spelt bread w/ ramp greens (V)
a simple sorta savoury orange w/ yogurt, olive oil, za’atar + pine nuts (GF, V)
smoky chickpea flatbread (GF, V)
spelt focaccia w/ seeds + caramelized onions (V)
spicy red lentil spread (GF, V)
spicy tempeh + sweet potato empanadas (GF, V)
spring vegetable potstickers w/ sweet chili soy dip (V)
sprout + crunch radicchio cups w/ honey chive vinaigrette (GF, V)
things I like to eat after a workout (GF, V)

asparagus + ramp soup (GF, V)
creamy millet corn chowder w/ greens (GF, V)
baba ghanoush soup (GF, V)
favourite smoky lentil soup w/ tarragon + garlic (GF, V)
garlic + greens soup w/ sweet potatoes and lemon (GF, V)
leek, fennel, apple + walnut woup w/ turmeric (GF, V)
magic healing soup (GF, V)
moroccan-style vegetable + chickpea stew (GF, V)
roasted carrots w/ zingy turmeric broth (GF, V)
roasted cauliflower + onion soup (GF, V)
sweet potato soup w/ coriander + blood orange (GF, V)
tomato + white bean soup with quinoa and kale (GF, V)

elizabeth brumley11/04/2013 - 9:43 am

All of this is enchanting, such beautiful photos, website and recipes. thanks!

khaiti12/04/2013 - 11:10 am

Super refreshing blog! Colorful, light, and healthy…..and your photography is out-of-this-world. Thank you for what you do here, we’ll be sharing your blog with our CSA customers for unique veggie recipes.

Meredith13/04/2013 - 7:43 am

Hi Laura! I have been a long-time reader and am super inspired by your stunning recipes and photography. I just started my own food blog this past december (Chocolate + Chard) and aspire to create such beautiful and wholesome recipes as you :o). Also: I am SO excited that you now have a recipe index. Like whoa. Thanks so much for sharing your passion and skills with us! <3

Marcia Adair21/04/2013 - 4:36 pm

Love the pictures and the healthy foods. too bad the receipes are not easy to print out. Unless I am a real dummy. I see no printer user button

Laura Wright21/04/2013 - 10:31 pm

Hi Marcia, I keep meaning to set up a “print recipe” kind of thing, but so far haven’t found a solution that I’m happy with in terms of look and something that fits in with the site. There’s always the old copy + paste onto a word processor maneuver until I get it all figured out. Thanks for your feedback! :)

Tina Hofmann30/04/2013 - 2:28 pm

WOW !! What a discovery your website is! Thanks Pinterest :)
Your photography is outstanding and I can’t wait to make up some of your recipes!!! Maybe I should try all and take it as a challenge for the year (as in Julie and Julia) :0)

Anna21/05/2013 - 12:35 am

I am headed to Colorado for the rest of the week for a good time of hiking and cooking. Just wanted you to know I am using all of your recipes for the trip. Very influenced by your blog and view of food. I think my man and I will thoroughly enjoy the meals you have created. Thank you so much!

Carolyn Blackwell11/08/2013 - 1:54 am

So much delicious food, I can’t believe it. I too would like to easily be able to print this out. And you should definitely consider publishing a book. I would definitely buy it. Yum.

Lynda12/08/2013 - 11:01 pm

Your spelt pie crust is amazing! Easy, healthy and perfect for tarts and pies.

Thank you!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche15/08/2013 - 5:53 am

I’ve been following you for a while but for some reason only today did I take the time to have a proper look through your recipes and I’m loving it! Such inventive veggie recipes, thanks for all the hard work! :)

Sophie15/10/2013 - 1:42 pm

Impressive list of recipe and nice picture! I just discover you blog and will “dig in” for inspiration tonight!

Tracy21/11/2013 - 12:57 am

I am a photographer who loves to cook, and you have such a beautiful blend of those two worlds here. Thank you!

Mila18/12/2013 - 10:38 pm

I’m so happy to have come across your beautiful website of vegan AND gluten free recipes! Whoohooo! Time to get cooking/baking :D

Jfer01/01/2014 - 7:54 pm

Happy new year to me as I found your blog (searching for brussels sprouts..) and have now spent hours plotting 2014 menus. Thank you!

Stacie02/01/2014 - 4:58 pm

All of these recipes look so good! I can’t wait to try them all. I love how you dislike blogging! Thank you for all the amazing recipes!

Paula14/03/2014 - 12:01 am

This website is so great!! It is hard to find recipes that are both vegan, gluten free and delicious!! I can’t wait to try them all!



Sarah18/04/2014 - 9:21 am

This recipe collection is incredible, as is your photography! I have small CSA farm and I cannot wait to share your beautiful, creative cooking ideas with my CSA members– thank you!

kaity19/05/2014 - 4:59 pm

I <3 your website! Such great recipes and your photos are beautiful. I am so excited to start cooking!

Sahar Narimani21/05/2014 - 4:45 pm

Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I love your website! It’s amazing and the recipes are very good!


Misty04/06/2014 - 6:47 pm

I have been cooking for my vegan boyfriend for two years now, and it makes me so excited to come across a blog like yours. You cook with all of my favorite ingredients, avocado, mushrooms, beets, squash, and toast! Thanks for recipes and inspiration. :)

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Aimee04/11/2014 - 3:34 am

WOW! I am so excited to have just discovered your site, everything looks so delicious and healthy and nourishing and I love your writing. Can’t wait to get stuck in and claw my way out of my current recipe rut

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