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Grilled Eggplant Recipes: Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches with Easy Red Pickled Onions from entertaining blog @cydconverse

Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches with Sriracha Mayo + Pickled Red Onions

It’s the season of sandwiches around our house and these babies have quickly become one of my favorite grilled eggplant recipes! The perfect eggplant layered with my homemade sriracha mayo, lettuce, tomato and those easy pickled red onions I’ve been obsessed with all summer long. This is a sandwich that’s as comfortable as weeknight dinner as it is as the star of a casual weekend dinner party. I’ll be making them like every other day from now until forever.

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8 Awesome Ways to Make Avocado Toast | Unique avocado toast recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and recipes from @cydconverse

8 Awesome Ways to Make Avocado Toast

It’s Monday morning following an ice storm over the weekend, so the start to my week is looking a whole lot like big cups of coffee, sheltering in place for another 24 hours, and if I’m lucky, some extra snuggles with my kid. (And yes, it’s mid-April and we’re encased in ice.) While the little one sits next to me, armed with a stash of crayons and her favorite coloring book, let’s talk about avocado toast! I know, I know. There’s nothing revolutionary about avocado toast, which is becoming such a mainstay these days that it’s basically ubiquitous. But here’s the thing. We can’t stop eating it! When you have a two year old who is obsessed with avocados and her parents echo those sentiments, well, you buy a lot of avocados. Bob prefers his with tomatoes on top and a big pinch of coarse ground salt. If I’m keeping it simple, I like mine with a generous sprinkle of red pepper flake. If I’m keeping it real though, I love my avocado toast piled high with veggies and herbs and a little bit of interest to keep it fun. Today I’m sharing eight awesome ways to make the best avocado toast on earth. This certainly isn’t the first avocado toast round-up you’ve seen and I bet it won’t be the last, but I can guarantee all of these varieties are crazy delicious. What’s your favorite way to eat it? I have a kitchen full of avocados and marble rye bread and I’m ready to go!

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Homemade Veggie Soup with Vegan Dumplings | Entertaining tips, home renovation ideas, vegetarian recipes, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

My Favorite Homemade Veggie Soup with Vegan Dumplings

I had a very sick two year old on my hands all of last week. High fevers, a cold, a touch of a stomach bug. It was also sub zero temperatures most of the week, with wind chills hitting -30 far more than once. It was a long week, for sure. The kind of long week that always seem to fall during the darkness of winter when you’re resisting the need to take down your holiday decor and already longing for spring. One of those. Basically, it was a “warm bowl of soup and all the wool blankets” kind of week, a week that practically begs for my favorite homemade veggie soup with vegan dumplings. This is the very best “chicken soup” recipe for those of us who don’t eat chicken, but still need that warm, yummy hug of a dish to make you feel better on crappy winter days when your kid’s fever won’t break and the air outside hurts to breathe.

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Roasted Tomato Soup | Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe | Recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Roasted Tomato Soup with French Bread Croutons

An alternative title to this post could easily be, “Best Ever Vegan Tomato Soup.” Because it is indeed the best ever and it is indeed vegan. It’s also about the easiest thing to make that there ever was, even if you wanted to make a big pot on a weeknight. The basis is a bunch of roasted tomatoes, onions and garlic. Drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper and bursting with flavor. I like a variety of tomatoes (such as tomatoes on the vine, cherry tomatoes and little heirloom tomatoes) for little extra depth of flavor, but truly you can use whichever kind of tomatoes you have on hand or that look good in the grocery store. A big bowl topped with French bread croutons makes a meal unto itself or the perfect accompaniment to a grilled cheese sandwich. (I’ll be sharing one of my favorite grilled cheese recipes next week! Yum!)

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Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato Recipe | Easy vegetarian recipes from @cydconverse

Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

When I shared our round-up of favorite cookbooks, I mentioned I’d be working to share more recipes and examples of what I eat in a typical day. Enter stuffed baked sweet potatoes! This is one of my go-to meals during the week, whether it be for lunch or dinner. It’s filling enough to stand alone …

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Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Hi, guys! I hope you had an amazing weekend and that for those of you who celebrated that your 4th of July festivities involved loads of fireworks, sunshine and ice cream. Speaking of ice cream, I’m wretchedly sick today and ice cream is the only thing that sounds good because my throat is killing me. …

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