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Best Recipes of 2015 and an Update

Happy New Year! I hope 2015 was a happy and healthy year for you, and that 2016 will be even better.

I had a challenging, but ultimately good 2015. I started the year on a low note as I was laid off from my job of almost 10 years (the week before Christmas, thank you very much). Pile on a dark and cold Minnesota winter and I was feeling pretty bleak. Then things started turning around for me when I decided to start my own food consulting business. I’ve had the opportunity to work on some great editorial projects, drawing on my experience as a recipe developer, nutritionist and editor. I greatly enjoy being my own boss and creating content for books, magazines and food brands.

I have also been working to build my newest food blog, Kingfield Kitchen. I’m sharing my top 15 recipes of 2015 from Kingfield Kitchen so you can get a taste of what I’ve been making this last year.Kingfield Kitchen Top Recipes 2015
Chunky Guacamole Dip
Vegan Stuffed Peppers
Oat Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
Strawberry Mango Smoothies
Tex-Mex Quinoa Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
Simple Tofu Scramble
Easy Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
Easy Vegan Lentil Soup
Cold Brew Coffee-Banana Smoothie
Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Muffins
Blood Orange Chia Drink
Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin
Almond Flour Chocolate Banana Cookies
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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Holiday Baking Recipes

For me, the best part of the holiday season is the warmth of the kitchen and the aroma of fresh baked cookies. I love making classic cookies with a modern twist like using gluten free oat flour in place of wheat flour or coconut oil in place of butter. Here are links to some of my favorite cookie and treat recipes from this site, and Kingfield Kitchen, my new recipe blog.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesVegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal CookiesVegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Brownies Vegan Chocolate Brownie Bites

Gluten Free Peanut Butter CookieOat Flour Peanut Butter Cookies (from Kingfield Kitchen)

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Oh dear. Thanksgiving snuck up on me this year. Well, if I’m honest, it happens every year. It’s accurate and probably obvious to say I am not a planner. If you’re anything like me, I hope this roundup of simple vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving recipes helps you with last minute ideas. If you are the opposite of me, add them to your menu plan for 2016! Either way, I hope you have a safe, happy and delicious holiday.

P.S. I’m sharing recipes from the archives of Eating Clean Recipes, and from my new blog, Kingfield Kitchen. To get my latest recipes, please follow me on Instagram and Facebook, or sign up for email updates over at Kingfield Kitchen.

Salads and Soup
Kale Squash Quinoa Salad Kale and Roasted Squash Quinoa Salad
Hearty quinoa salad with roasted butternut squash, baby kale, apple and a sherry-orange dressing.

Butter Lettuce Salad Butter Lettuce Salad with Pomegranate and Walnuts
A simple green salad with toasted thyme walnuts, fresh orange segments and pomegranate arils.

Easy Wild Rice Salad Wild Rice Salad with Broccoli
My Minnesota heritage obligates me to serve a wild rice dish during the holidays. Good thing I adore this simple wild rice salad with broccoli, sugar snap peas, dried cherries and pecans.

Vegetarian Carrot Soup Vegetarian Roasted Carrot Soup
Roasting the carrots makes this velvety carrot soup sweet and delicious. The addition of coconut milk adds creaminess, and keeps it vegan.

Veggie Sides
Brussels Sprouts and Squash Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash from Kingfield Kitchen
Two favorite veggies, Brussels sprouts and delicata squash, in one easy side dish.

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