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…

Mother’s Day Munchies

For Mother’s Day we went to church, had lunch, grocery shopped, and then had a picnic in my Grandma’s backyard with the family. I have a big family so it’s always a party whenever we get together! Everyone (except moms) brought something to share so it made it easy, and I was in charge of…

Meal Planning 5.12.18

Josh and I decided we need to start having weekly date night like we used to because the grind of work and school are wearing us down and we need something fun to look forward to every week to get out of our routine. We had an impromptu date last week and tried out an…

Meal Planning 5.6.18

As school is coming to an end and summer is approaching, I’m exhausted! It’s also Teacher Appreciation week so I’ll go easy on myself and make some easy meals that don’t have tons of ingredients or lots of prep. The weather has warmed up by about 20 degrees in two weeks so the time for…

Meal Planning 4.30.18

I just finished meal planning for the upcoming week and this was the first time I was struggling to pick things that I wanted to make. Nothing sounded good to me…nothing really caught my eye… anyone have days like this? Luckily this week have have a few nights out, so I only needed to come…

Family Fun Sushi Night

I’m lucky enough to have a cousin bestie and we’ve been talking about getting together for sushi night since I started making it a few months ago! It was past due. It’s her fiance’s birthday on Friday so I thought this week would be perfect to finally have sushi night and celebrate. I invited them…

Meal Planning 4.26.18

I made this roasted eggplant and hummus pita one day for lunch this week and used up some leftovers I had from the lasagna. I toasted the roasted eggplant in the toaster oven topped with some low sodium soy and nutritional yeast so it formed a glaze on the eggplant and then added hummus, cucumber,…

Meal Planning 4.16.18

Well it’s already been a week back in normal life mode and it’s sped by. I didn’t share what I made last week getting back in routine because I was sharing about Atlantis but I made lentils and rice, chickpea balls with pasta and roasted kale, portobello burgers, easy faux-cheezy broccoli potato soup, Chinese chickpea…

Easter Goodies

Happy Easter everyone! Easter was an action packed day for us and we were invited to two different places for brunch and dinner. I love holidays and I love to make them feel special and different by going to these fun events. Spending the day with loved ones you don’t see very often makes it…

Meal Planning 3.26.18

Hooray!! I’ve met my New Years blog goal of reaching 100 followers! I’m so excited, and can’t wait to reach even more people with vegan recipes and tips! If you like what you’re seeing on my blog please pass it on to others, I really appreciate it! Last night I made this oil free teriyaki…