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Pinterest to Plate: My Journey to Loving Guacamole

August 7, 2015

Guacamole

Don’t gasp, but I fell in love with guacamole this year.  Yes, 2015. I know, I know.  Whatever you are going to say, I’ve already heard it.  I was just never into the taste. It was always something so off about the taste to me. And I would try it time and time again at various restaurants trying to find the guacamole that would change my mind. But to no avail.  Le sigh.  Then one day, the spark awakened in me as I dipped my chip into the guacamole at Gracias Madre. Eureka! I instantly fell in love. read more

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Pinterest to Plate: Raw Gorilla wraps That Really Taste Like Tacos

July 16, 2015

Raw Gorilla Wraps

As I sit here shamelessly stuffing my face with a Van de Kamp’s donut, here is one of my favorite vegan, raw, gluten-free (and all that jazz) dish that is the easiest to to make, and super filling. I originally found this recipe via Kimberly Snyder, one of my favorite nutritionists. I mention her green smoothie recipe here. read more

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Pinterest to Plate: blueberries with Custard Sauce

June 28, 2015

Yay!  My first Pinterest to Plate post! I am so excited to have a place to document this series, where I try recipes and share my experience cooking them right here on Monarch by JR.

We all pin and re-pin tons of delicious and beautiful looking recipes, but how often do we put them to the test?  Well, I am that person who will actually cook ‘dinner for one,’ just to try a recipe I have pinned.  There is one caveat – all recipes featured will be simple, easy and perfect for a quick afterwork meal, that tastes like it look HOURS to make.  Some featured recipes I have tried, tested and gobbled up many times and love.  Others will be .  Now, let’s get to it!

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