Meal Planning 10.22.18

After a long weekend of fun at my cousin’s wedding, I need to detox. We had so much fun that included celebrating them while eating and drinking. I’m thankful there were vegan options for me to have all weekend long so it made it easier. At the bridesmaid luncheon I had a vegetable panini and…

Meal Planning 10.8.18

I almost forgot to post what I’m making this week! Whoops! I made these tacos with leftovers from last week’s potato nachos. They were scrumptious! I wanted to try a few new things this week so lately I’ve been using other people’s pictures on Instagram as inspiration. Here’s what else I’m making this week! Tofu…

Meal Planning 9.30.18

Well after a week in the beach and the mountains, we’re relaxed and thankful for a nice week of vacation together. Josh and I went down to Blue Mountain beach and even though it rained most of our trip we loved getting a massage, playing Yahtzee, and hanging out together which doesn’t happen much since…

Meal Planning 9.16.18

Yesterday a parent in my class surprised me with a whole vegan Indian meal. Parents, this is the way to your child’s teacher’s heart. We like food. It was such a thoughtful surprise and it was delicious! She made me Chana masala, clove rice, fry bread, and even had a container for toppings. What a…

Meal Planning 9.9.18

By the time Saturday rolls around, our fridge is pretty empty and it’s time for another Trader Joe’s run. I wanted to find something to make a yummy hot breakfast (since every work day I have fruit for breakfast lately) and the only thing I could find was some quick oats and some fruit. I…

Trader Joe’s Must Haves

Since it’s Labor Day I get to be home to watch the Today Show and currently a boy band is on that I’ve never heard of. I’ve never felt so old in my life watching hundreds of teen girls with braces singing every word to these songs I’ve never heard before. What happened to my…

Meal Planning 9.1.18 & Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Serves 2 1 cup quick cook oats 1 cup almond milk, 3/4 cup water 1 ripe mashed banana 1 tsp cinnamon Splash of vanilla 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 honeycrisp apple, diced 2 tsp brown sugar for topping Rest of the apple diced for topping – combine oats, almond milk, water, banana, spices,…

Meal Planning 8.27.18 + Starch Solution Success

^ One of last week’s simple meals- Simple Chickpea Salad: romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, can of chickpeas, scallions, carrots, and a fat free balsamic. I was going to add avocado too, but forgot…Oops! It’s working! Starch Solution works! I’m officially down 20 lbs and back to my wedding weight. It’s amazing because it feels like I’m…

Apple Spice Pancakes and Meal Plans 8.19.18

I woke up this morning wanting to make something extra yummy for breakfast. I’ve been having a bowl of watermelon for breakfast lately, so a stack of fluffy pancakes sounded like a treat! I’m still working on my vegan baked goods (my banana bread from yesterday was a total FAIL) so I thought pancakes are…

Meal Planning 8.12.18

I’m taking the time while my family naps to write about this week’s upcoming menu. My sister had a baby on Monday, so we’re visiting them this weekend in Philly! It’s been so much fun playing with our 2 year old nephew and holding our newborn niece, but everyone needed a nap. I decided to…

Meal Planning 8.6.18

This week has been super busy with going back to school with the kids, and planning my cousin’s bridal shower that was yesterday. Whew! So far my class seems like they’ll be an adorable bunch, and the shower went perfectly so now I can breathe out a sigh of relief! I went to get the…

Meal Planning 7.28.18

Is it weird that I really enjoy sitting down on a Saturday morning with my breakfast, tea, and a notepad to meal plan? There’s something relaxing about the ritual and the 5% part of me that is OCD likes the planning and organization so I know what to expect throughout the week. I’ll have crazy…

Meal Planning 7.23.18

After a glorious two weeks of endless white carbs (bread, pasta, bruschetta, pizza, bread, pasta, repeat) I’m ready to get back on my high carb low fat lifestyle. I know I usually eat a lot of carbs, 80% of my daily intake in fact, but complex carbs affect me so differently. After a few days…

Meal Prepping for Travel

Well, the travel portion of my summer is here and I’m ready! I’m headed to my family’s beach place for the week and then I’m headed to Italy for almost two weeks. I’m so excited! I’ll be taking pictures while there and writing blogs about where to eat in Venice and Positano. Unfortunately, Josh can’t…

Meal Planning 6.24.18

Above: Honeycrisp apple with PB2 and Everything but the Bagel seasoning These weeks of summer are flying by! I should have known, they always do, yet I’m always surprised how fast they go. It’s another week to meal plan so I made my list and went to Trader Joe’s yesterday for my weekly haul. It’s…

Father’s Day Vegan BBQ Feast

I’m a little late, but luckily I had a day full of hanging out with friends yesterday so I didn’t have time to blog about Father’s Day yet. For Father’s Day this year my family came over to our house for a Father’s Day Vegan BBQ Feast! I was really excited to prepare some dishes…

My Vegan Fridge

Since I had leftover falafel last night, I thought I would write a post giving you some insider views of what I usually have in our house food-wise. This was taken right when I got back from Trader Joe’s so it was stocked for the week and I had enough for 6 meals. This is…

Meal Planning 6.10.18

I made this Sesame Tofu and Broccoli the other night and didn’t include the sesame oil, and I didn’t coat the tofu because I baked it instead of frying it until crunchy. It was okay, but wasn’t fantastic. I’m not sure if it was just from the missing oil, but it tasted too tangy like…

Summer Meal Planning 6.4.18

^ lobby of the Wynn, Las Vegas We’re back from Vegas and after a lot of oily and more processed food than I’m used to, I’m ready to get back into my eating routine. Only a little more than month until Italy! It’s amazing how your body craves the food that you put into it…

Meal Planning 5.20.18

Above: quick lunch of leftovers today! I diced some leftover potatoes with onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper then baked on 425* for 30-35 minutes then put them on a bed of spring mix, carrots, tomatoes, and avocado. I used a little bbq sauce and green goddess dressing as dressing for it. Today…