Roasted Chickpea and Potato Salad

Need a summer salad idea that will slim you down and still fill you up? This salad is filling from the protein and starch from the chickpeas and potatoes and the dressing on this salad tastes just like Chick-fil-A sauce, I swear! It’s delicious and easy to meal prep for the week. Just roast the…

Meal Planning 5.18.19

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t left a weekly meal plan in a while, it’s been busy the past few weekends. I sat down yesterday and planned out the dinners for this week before we go to the beach. It’s the last week of school so I planned some fast and easy meals because I know…

Creamy Marsala Baked Gnocchi

This tasty gnocchi is covered in a creamy Marsala type sauce with kale and baked in a casserole dish until bubbly, so what could be wrong? This was actually a mistake which turned out. I had my bestie test it and she’s the one who said it reminded her of a Marsala sauce, and she’s…

Curry Hummus

Sick of regular hummus and need a hummus alternative? I love hummus and bring it to almost every event, plus it’s super easy and cheap to make yourself. Also, the possibilities are endless on flavor options. This time I decided to make a curry flavor and I’m so glad I figured out how to make…

Loaded Burrito Bowls

This burrito bowl is perfect for the night you want a ton of flavors and textures mixed to make one mongo yet healthy burrito bowl. You can add whatever toppings you want to make this beauty but here’s some tips to make it even better. I like using black beans, but I cook them down…

Buffalo Tofu Tacos

Buffalo Tofu Tacos are delicious! Holy Moley. Crispy, chewy, spicy, and a herby vegan ranch drizzle. Seeing the picture makes me want to make them again! You only need a few simple ingredients for these amazing tacos and they’re so delicious. I love anything buffalo sauce, but these are so tasty. Buffalo Tofu Tacos 1…

Easy Veggie Calzones

Last week I made these simple veggie calzones that were scrumptious and can be made so quickly! I stuffed my calzone with eggplant, mushrooms, bell pepper, and spinach then mixed in some marinara and spices for a tasty pocket of goodness! You can add vegan mozzarella if you’d like, but I just added a sprinkle…

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip Need a perfect dip to share this weekend? This is the most creamy, delicious spinach artichoke dip and this is my second time making it this week… I made it once for a friend’s birthday and now Josh wants it this weekend! It’s warm and the panko breadcrumbs give it a…

Chickpea Nuggets

Ever want to eat like you’re a 6 year old again, but step up the quality a bit? I loved chicken nuggets and Mac n cheese growing up and ate it at every opportunity. Luckily there’s so many vegan chick’n options now that they’re readily available for a quick meal, but I haven’t bought them…

Asparagus and Pea Pasta with Garlic White Wine Sauce

Everything is turning green outside, and so are my recipes! I’m getting inspired by all of the green outside and I’ve been using a lot of produce that’s in season for spring. I used brown rice pasta for this dish from Trader Joe’s and it actually worked well this time. The trick is to make…

Creamy Tomato Soup

My sister sent me the recipe for this creamy tomato soup last week and it looked so simple and tasty, I wanted to try it! I don’t have an instant pot, so it’s really helpful that there’s also a stove top recipe included. It’s creamy, smooth, and tomatoey with hints of Italian herbs. I only…

Tofu and Veggie Kabobs

I was big into making veggie kabobs last summer and this year these will be on the list. Tofu and Veggie kabobs! They’re versatile because you can add whatever veggies you like on the kabob and brush with your favorite sauce while cooking. They’re delicious and a fun way to make dinner. You add everything…

Meal Planning 4.20.19

Last night we stayed in and ordered this delicious spread of Mediterranean food which included falafel, Greek salad minus feta, Greek potatoes, pita and hummus/ baba ganush. It was such a delicious combination! I went ahead and did my grocery haul after work yesterday because I knew the day before Easter would be too crowded….

Spring Pesto Cauliflower Gnocchi

I’ve been wanting to make this cauliflower gnocchi again, but wanted to try it with my homemade oil free pesto! Double yum! Josh doesn’t like pesto or cauliflower gnocchi, so was perfect for a night he was working. This recipe is perfect for spring and you can pack it with all the spring veggies that…

Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Want a salad that’s filling, flavorful, and healthy? This Buffalo Chickpea Salad is one you’ll look forward to. The chickpeas are crunchy and spicy and I made homemade ranch that’s herby and creamy to tie it all together. It’s so tasty! I’ll be making this more often and it’s great for summer. Buffalo Chickpea Salad…

Strawberry Lemon Donuts

Is there anything prettier than glaze dripping down a donut? Maybe not. These Strawberry Lemon donuts are spongy, light, and have a delicious strawberry glaze. They’re vegan, gluten free, and oil free as well! I tried to make them as healthy as possible to have a no guilt donut breakfast option and still include as…

Meal Planning 4.13.19

Would you believe this isn’t egg on my breakfast sandwich? It’s crazy! This morning I made a delicious chickpea “egg” and Chao vegan cheese sandwich and it was so great and hit the spot. Who needs eggs for Easter? Not this girl! If you want the recipe, it’s up on my Instagram today @charmingchickpea. I…

Baked Eggplant Rolatini

It’s healthy, it’s saucy, it’s creamy, it’s Eggplant Rolatini! Baked thin slices of eggplant, stuffed with my tofu ricotta with spinach, and baked in marinara sauce served with a side of pasta and vegan parm. Yum! This is a great combination of lasagna and eggplant parmesan, two of my favorites. It’s simple to make and…

Veggie Chickpea and Rice Soup

What a perfect meal to come home to after a week at the beach! It’s wholesome, hearty, and still makes you feel like you’re eating clean (because you are!) This came together in my head basically while in the grocery and I grabbed what I wanted to throw in. It’s full of all my favorites…

Simple Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers

These are perfect because they’re simple, easy to make, and you don’t need a food processor. They only need a few ingredients and get crispy in a pan. I made rosemary sweet potato fries baked on the side and roasted up some broccoli and carrots as well. I don’t know why I always like my…