Spicy Sofritas Tofu and Pinto Beans - just like the Chipotle! Make your own vegetarian or vegan bowls at home - YUMMY!

Spicy Sofritas Veggie Bowls

THIS, my friends. This is tofu. This is delicious, sofritas tofu. Think chipotle peppers, think roasted poblanos, think garlic and salsa and fresh cilantro pureed into a sucker punch sauce and poured all over your tofu, gently simmering it into flavorful ... Read More →

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Candied Walnuts

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Candied Walnuts

Who-ho-ho-hoa. What a weekend! Real live kitchen appliances, more sparkly snowflakes, an annual friend group viewing of Christmas with the Kranks, roasted sweet potato salads with candied walnuts and creamy almond butter dressing, and everything else good ... Read More →

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Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie

You won't even believe this right now: IT'S SNOWING. I'm sitting on the couch and looking out at the world of white as the sun starts to come up in our little Yum Sweet Home neighborhood, watching the cutest kiddos run out to their bus stops with ridiculous ... Read More →

Black Pepper Stir Fried Noodles - this simple 30 minute stir fry is packed with AMAZING flavor! | pinchofyum.com

Black Pepper Stir Fried Noodles

I mean, why not greet you with a big plate of this right in your face? WHY. NOT. You guys, I know I say this a lot, but I really love this one. Noodles just speak to me. Something about all the twirling of the forks and the soakage of the sauces... it's ... Read More →

Herbed Quinoa Garden Veggie Salad

Herbed Quinoa Garden Veggie Salad

Happy Fourth of July Week! Because I'm a big believer in making holidays last all week whenever possible. PS. Hot, steamy, summery wonderful July coming at us in T-1 day. How. This morning I'm writing on-location in a little porch with arched doors and ... Read More →

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing - a rainbow of power veggies tossed with a simple made-from-scratch Thai dressing. 390 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

This salad. I could just cry. Today is The Day of New Things for me, and an overwhelmingly yummy Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing is only appropriate to match the occasion. Remember when we talked about how I was going to leave my teaching job ... Read More →

Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry - veg-friendly, gluten free, 400 cals, YUMMY. | pinchofyum.com

Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry

Just ate this. Five minutes ago. Can't stop. So good. It's Monday and it's back to blog go-time! Today I'm being a vegetarian with this Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry and HELLO WORLD it tastes really superyummy. All last week I was vacationing on the ... Read More →

The Most Simple Green Smoothie - naturally sweet and full of green power wth just 4 ingredients. | pinchofyum.com

The 4 Ingredient Green Smoothie

This is the story of how I started loving dates. Not go-out-for-sushi-and-come-home-and-watch-reruns-of-the-Office-dates. <--- love those too, though, and are we the only people that watch series of TV shows that we like all over again? It's just so hard ... Read More →

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Favorite salad. I say that all the time, and in theory it's a total oxymoron, but lately salads are my favorite way to get all the food I want to eat (flavor, texture, color, nutrition, give me everything) all on one plate. I know, I'm a food hog, and salads ... Read More →

Thai Curry Sauce - super simple, extremely versatile, and so addicting. I have this one memorized! | pinchofyum.com

Red Thai Curry Sauce

Alternate titles for this post: I Am Dying of Happiness. The Sauce To End All Sauces. Just Try To Control Yourself. Curry In A Hurry. How To Crave Vegetables 24/7. Deliciously Spicy Stuff. But Not Spicy-spicy. But Spicy. Flavor ... Read More →

Stir Fried Singapore Noodles - fresh, simple, delish. | pinchofyum.com

Stir Fried Singapore Noodles with Garlic Ginger Sauce

True confession: I think I've been living the life of 13-year-old for the last, um, 17 days. If I had to guess the average time that I've been waking up over this beautiful time called winter break, I'd say 10am. Which pushes back my average lunchtime to 3pm ... Read More →

Garlic Tostones: Puerto Rican Fried Plantains perfect with rice and beans. Simple and so addicting. | pinchofyum.com

Garlic Tostones: Puerto Rican Fried Plantains with Rice and Beans

Today I'm answering your Top Five Burning Questions about Garlic Tostones aka Puerto Rican Fried Plantains. Cause you wake up wondering about things like fried plantains, right? Yeah, that's why we go together. 1. What are they? And why are you making Puerto ... Read More →

Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing - so many pretty and healthful ingredients and SO much flavor. | pinchofyum.com

Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing

For the last hour I've been listening to One Direction. Excuse me, JAMMING to One Direction. Why am I susceptible to the music of tween girls? EEEEE. I have a crush on all pop music ever. Cause it would be totally normal that my adult ears would ... Read More →

Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta - a perfect way to freshen up the table this Thanksgiving! | pinchofyum.com

Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta

Oh my good gravy. I mean, no gravy. Just pretty Thanksgiving salad. I mean, salad that tastes like gravy. I mean, no, wait, ummm... Can't. Think. ... Read More →

Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

Today I'm talking about a deliciously crayzie hummus combo that I made over the weekend. Let's get real here. When I first made this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus like a ridiculous food blogger would, um, Bjork and I just about died from the ... Read More →

Crockpot Sweet Potato Lentils

Crockpot Sweet Potato Lentils

How about I throw some things in the crockpot and make a recipe with it? Sounds about right these days. By the way, what is this recipe? I know. It's a little obscure. It's soup meets stew meets dhal meets can't spend more than 5 minutes making dinner. But ... Read More →

Peach Green Smoothie

Peach Green Smoothie

Hey yo. Big question today: Do you guys like drinking green things? Much like the chicken skin, green smoothies are a love-hate kinda food for me where mostly I love it and I only really hate it because of the name. I mean, who really craves something ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Bam. Just like that, we're eating healthy peanut butter cookie dough. Balls. Truffles. Pre-cookies that aren't actually cookies and won't be baked but rival the addictiveness of real cookie dough. Whatev. I've made these little guys before, but they were ... Read More →

Crockpot Red Lentil Curry

Crockpot Red Lentil Curry

Ohhh my lentils. I just love me somma them beans. This week I went to a Filipino grocery store and bought 2 giant bags of lentils. Yep, you're right. Definitely not Filipino, and totally still a good purchase. One bag is brown/green and it's called ... Read More →

Chopped Apple Quinoa Salad

Chopped Apple Quinoa Salad

So here's the deal: this salad is the current love of my life, and our oven and stove are broken. Like, leaking gas into our house whenever it turns on and I'm not allowed to bake anything at the risk of exploding the building. And as I might have mentioned ... Read More →

Squash Curry Quinoa

Creamy Squash Curry Quinoa

This was the year I fell in love with squash. From the first day of this blog I've been a squash liker, but for some weirdos (ahem) it takes moving to the Philippines to become a full on squash l-o-v-e-r. If we're being honest, I'm actually more of a ... Read More →

Avocado Salad

Avocado Cucumber Grapefruit Salad

Oh my. This is fresh and pretty. How can a salad with soft pinks and light greens and the most cooling, refreshing flavors not make you feel like the most beautiful thing alive? Apparently avocados, cucumbers, grapefruit (or gorgeously pink pomelo for us ... Read More →

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Monggo Beans (or Mung Bean Soup)

Whoa! There it is, in all it's shockingly green wonderfulness. If I just saw that picture and post title on someone else's blog, I would think two things: It's veryvery green. Monggo, Mung, Malunggay? Way too scary. If this is any comfort to how you ... Read More →

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Sauteed Garlic and Tomato Lentil Salad

Hey. Lentils. I love them. I think we've talked about that. But I really do love them because they're a really pretty brown color (ahem, NOT). They are so versatile and healthy and cheap and texturally amazing. I'll cut myself off before you start to ... Read More →

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Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

This. Sauce. I make it all the time. I use it in tons of recipes. I spoon-feed it to myself straight out of the blender. So it's only appropriate that I dedicate an entire post to my all-time favorite, super adaptable, absolutely totally delicious creamy ... Read More →

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30-Minute Squash Coconut Curry

There is no way to make this recipe sound as seriously delicious as it is. And yes, I know. I made curry again. It's becoming a problem. Like, I haven't made anything in recent memory that wasn't some unusual use of cauliflower or a vegetarian curry. I ... Read More →

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Cauliflower Yellow Lentil Curry

Well hi there! Did you know that I'm obsessed with cauliflower? And so is the rest of the food blog world, I think. It's kind of like the new trendy food that's actually been around forever. Maybe it's always been trendy and I'm just really out of touch. ... Read More →

Stovetop Broccoli Lasagna

Stovetop Broccoli and White Bean Lasagna

It's just better this way. To eat broccoli before losing myself in the upcoming chocolate caramel gooey intensity, it's just better. Because that chocolate. Ohh. My. We definitely need to start with the broccoli. This was my back-to-reality meal ... Read More →

Curry Veggie Burger

Curried Veggie Burgers

Homemade veggie burgers are just... the best. Think: lightly spiced lentil-chickpea-carrot-brown-rice-cashew-curried patties, soft and textured with a lightly browned outside, brushed with olive oil and smothered in fresh, juicy mango and a handful of ... Read More →

Lentil Recipes

Favorite Lentil Recipes

You know those awesomely long and totally overwhelming posts that have one million recipe links? This is not going to be one of them. This is just a love letter to lentils. With a few links. ... Read More →

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Easy Red Lentil Dhal

I know, I know. I just made lentils, like, last week. Here’s what actually happened. This recipe happened accidentally while I was trying to make the squash lentil curry, so it was like two for the price of one! I’ve always been a sucker for time ... Read More →

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Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo

I've been making a mess lately. A mess that starts with slurpy delicious noodles and ends with creamy healthy sauce. I'm of the belief that Alfredo sauce is King. Even deep red tomato sauces (which are supposed to be deep and red) are at their best ... Read More →

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Kabocha Squash Lentil Curry

I am in love with kabocha squash. Did I tell you that already? It might have something to do with the fact that it’s the most readily available vegetable in the Philippines that comes closest to resembling a sweet potato and a pumpkin. And when I think ... Read More →

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How I Make Hummus

This is how I make hummus. Authentic hummus: love it, but that's not exactly what I'm talking about here. This is the Lindsay-making-hummus-at-home-in-less-than-30-minutes hummus variety. Which actually is my favorite variety, because spending 30 ... Read More →

Squash Soup

Simple & Creamy Squash Soup

You guys, I'm stuck on squash. Maybe it reminds me of home, even though I don't eat it at home. At all, ever. But for some reason squash is one my favorite vegetables to make here in the Philippines. And now you know the truth about this schnazzy tropical ... Read More →

Thai Basil Coconut Lentils

Thai Basil Coconut Lentils

So you love basil? and coconut milk? and lentils? Um, surprise! I do! I actually love lentils! ... Read More →

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5 Ingredient Coconut Curry

Moped or no moped? {Dear confused reader, that is mo-ped, like motorcycle, like fun on wheels. Wheeeeeeee!} Filipino cultural assimilation is in full force as we ask ourselves the biggest question yet: are we going to purchase, drive, and care for our ... Read More →

Garlic Fried Rice

Skinny Garlic Fried Rice

Remember when I never posted Seoul pictures? We had a great time on our three-day-pre-Philippines-mini-vacation and absolutely loved experiencing Seoul. But then I left my DSLR in my messy suitcase for a year. Woops. One of the best things about our trip ... Read More →

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Red Curry Lentils

I need you to know that this. is. YUMMY. Distractingly yummy. Like, when I'm teaching a math lesson and I remember this waiting for me in my lunchbox, I drool a little bit and then I can't remember the difference between concave and convex polygons. ... Read More →

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Healthy Double Chocolate Malt

I hope our new apartment comes with a blender because I plan to make these ultra thick and creamy healthy double chocolate malts every morning in the Philippines. Chocolate for breakfast yo. I've gotta be honest with you guys. Searching for a home ... Read More →

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Coconut Green Curry Lentils

You guys, when it comes right down to it, I'm an OCD hypochondriac. I'm pretty sure I'm singlehandedly driving Web MD's traffic right now. In between stuffing my face with lentils, I've been known to do investigative work on Web Md and make extreme ... Read More →

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Creamy Thai Sweet Potatoes and Lentils

I had an embarrassing moment today. A two part embarrassing moment, if we're being honest. Part one was me running into the gas station in the rain to pick up some last minute baking supplies.   I wish that were the end of the story. ... Read More →

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Hailo. I have a few exciting things to share with you today, because it's Friday and things should be exciting on Friday. ... Read More →

Spicy-Sweet Squash Bowl

Spicy-Sweet Squash Bowl

There is about to be a party in your mouth. Toasted pecans, fresh spinach, cool cilantro, brown sugar, curry, cinnamon, and white bean hummus.  What in the world are you supposed to call all that amazingness? Spicy-Sweet Quinoa Squash Bowl, according to ... Read More →

Curry Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Soup

Curry Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Soup

I think I overdid it on the Halloween candy. ... Read More →