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Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup | www.thestarknest.com

As much as I love fall, I don’t always love what comes after it. In Michigan that often means below zero temps, white-knuckle driving conditions, and a strong desire to want to hibernate in bed for the next three months. Sure, waking up to that first sparkling white snowfall of the year can be pretty exciting. But that feeling tends to fade pretty quickly as the beautiful new snow turns into endless amounts of gray slush, you forget what dry feet feel like, you have to plan an extra two hours to plow the driveway and start the car before work, and the cold air turns into “omg it hurts to breathe” air. Continue Reading

Lunch, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Panera Inspired Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

Panera Bread Inspired Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich | www.thestarknest.com


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If you’ve ever eaten at Panera Bread, you’ve probably tried or at least heard of their Mediterranean veggie sandwich. It’s been on the menu forever. In fact, I believe this may have been the first sandwich I ever tried from Panera. Over the years it has become my go to sandwich, and to this day I still find myself craving it on a regular basis. Continue Reading

Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Side Dishes

Hummus Greek Salad

Hummus Greek Salad | www.thestarknest.com

Here in Michigan we have an abundance of Coney Island restaurants. Each one is a little different, but they all serve pretty similar food. They’ll have coney dogs of course, which is a hot dog with chili, mustard, and diced onions. They’ll also have lots of Greek inspired foods like gyros, Greek salads, saganaki, and more. No matter where you go in the metro Detroit area, you won’t be far from a Coney restaurant. Continue Reading