I Ate Here: New World Cafe, Des Moines, Iowa

New World Cafe Mexican Bowl

New World Cafe is a tasty surprise in the middle of meat and corn country. Even as a life-long Midwesterner who has had amazing vegan meals all over this part of the country, finding a vegan gem in Iowa surprised me. Discovering that they make nearly all of their dishes gluten-free?   Almost unbelievable! Well, until… 

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan)

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins In Johnna's Kitchen

These muffins, while not picture perfect, are so full of rich chocolate flavor and wonderful texture, that I just had to share them with you.  Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are a great way to start the day. I say this because muffins are for breakfast, right?  I saw some diet guru on TV recently and… 

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Chunky Garden Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

A Forkful of Chunky Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash In Johnna's Kitchen

Looking for a veggie-packed recipe that makes an easy dinner?  This is it!  My Chunky Garden Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is my go-to right now.  Let me explain why… My kitchen, the cute 1970′s kitchen you’ve seen pictured here on my blog and in several print publications, is getting a much needed renovation.  The popcorn… 

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Johnna’s Cheese-y Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan)

Cheesey Hashbrown Casserole In Johnna's Kitchen

Oh, how I love a breakfast casserole!  My Cheese-y Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole has all of the flavor of traditional hashbrown casseroles but without the questionable ingredients. In my not-so-healthy eating days, I would make a casserole with a gloppy can of condensed cream-of-something soup, lots of cheese and sour cream and any processed food I… 

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Black Eyed Pea & Roasted Garlic Hummus

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas are one of my favorite foods to assure good luck in the New Year. This hummus is a quick and easy way to eat black eyed peas, along with other good-for-you ingredients like olive oil and roasted garlic. Oh, the roasted garlic!  This recipe uses an entire head (not a clove, a… 

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