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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

Recipes, Smoothies, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mango Coconut Smoothie


Mango Coconut Smoothie | www.thestarknest.com

Wow, what a week it has been here in the Stark household. Between a three-day power outage and both my husband and I getting sick in the midst of it, we’ve certainly been having a time over here. Thank God for our parents who gave us hot meals and a place to shower, and thank God for my husband who kept our water supply stocked and our generator running while dealing with his own illness. Luckily, the power is back on today and we’re both finally starting to recover. I’m beyond happy to feel like myself again, and especially to have running water. Continue Reading

Appetizers, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Simple & Perfect Homemade Guacamole

Just in time for the Super Bowl, I thought I would share with you one of my most requested party recipes – homemade guacamole. If you’ve been searching for the perfect guacamole recipe, or if you are looking for an appetizer that will impress everyone, stop right here. You’ve come to the right place. This is without a doubt THE BEST guacamole I’ve ever had.

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