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Stuffed Squash Blossoms

I’m so excited that I actually, finally tried this. I’m here to tell you it’s so easy and so incredibly delicious.  So if you planted too many squash plants, as I do every year, you won’t feel guilty grabbing some of the blossoms and making this...

Easy Vegan – Easiest Zoodles Ever!

I know that zucchini is mainly a summer veggie, but I'm all for going "off season" occasionally, especially if it's in the name of ease and nutrition. Here is the easiest, quickest version of the "classic" dish. Ingredients: 4...

Perfect Brown Rice

In case you haven't guessed it already, I'm a Virgo.  Which means I'm cursed with searching for perfection in everything.  My latest search has led to perfection in brown rice.  Such a simple thing, you might say, but when made this way it becomes a...

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I’m Erin O’Bryan

My goal is to share my vegan, ranch experience (yes, it’s a bit of an oxymoron I know) and the recipes I create AND LIKE.  Hopefully you like them too.  And to share some of the wacky things that go down on the ranch.  This city girl is constantly amazed, humbled and often grossed out. But determined to make a go of my new life.  As my mother always said, “Nothing worth doin’ is ever easy, honey”.  Ain’t that the truth?!

Creamy Brown Rice Risotto

Creamy Brown Rice Risotto

   I found myself needing some comfort food today so decided to make a risotto.  And I have been studying up on whole grains all week, so thought I would give brown rice a try.  Did you know that white rice is basically brown rice stripped of all...

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Blueberry Crumble Smoothie

Blueberry Crumble Smoothie

I really want to add more fiber to my diet so I've been finding fun ways to sneak it into my meals whenever I can. This smoothie has half a cup of oats and you wouldn't even be able to tell! Don't be fooled by it's name. Although this drink tastes like pie, it's...

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Ginger & Butternut Squash Soup

Ginger & Butternut Squash Soup

One of my best girlfriends is coming to the ranch today.  And the last time she visited me I told her if she brought the ingredients for this immune-boosting soup, I would make it for her.  And, of course, she held up her end of the bargain.  Me - not so much....

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Horseradish Dressing

 I discovered this dressing at the same time as the Roasted Vegetable Salad and now find myself trying it on just about anything green. See if you don't become addicted too! Ingredients: 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons grated fresh or prepared...

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Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasted Vegetable Salad

I have had a serious craving for Brussels sprouts lately so its no surprise that they are the featured ingredient in this amazing salad. Whenever I seriously crave a healthful food, I like to look it up and try to figure out what my body is telling me.  What I learned...

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Hugo’s Restaurant

Hugo’s Restaurant

Oh just thinking about this place is making me hungry! I seriously want my last meal to come from Hugo’s (are you listening God?) Where else can you get a sticky bun to die for that is gluten-free and vegan? But if you want to be healthy and forego the sticky bun,...

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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

My daughter Kailey made these for me one lazy summer day and I flipped!  I was especially amazed by the whipped "cream".  And then I became even more amazed that this delicious dessert I was eating was made by my little girl (she's actually 20) who has grown...

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