Transitioning to a Plant Based Lifestyle

After a few friends reached out asking for advice on transitioning to a plant based lifestyle and mom friends who went dairy free while breastfeeding and wanted alternatives, I decided to write a post ALL about the transition. Most babies aren’t born being able to digest dairy, unless their mom is a cow (be nice!)…

Vegan Broccoli Cheeze Rice Casserole

This is one of Josh’s favorite comfort food meals, which is easy to veganize, but to make it healthy? Turns out it was easy! I used my broccoli Cheeze soup recipe and then mix it with brown rice, chickpeas, then top with panko breadcrumbs, a sprinkle of vegan cheddar shreds and bake until bubbly. It’s…

Vegan Broccoli Cheeze Soup

I never got to indulge in broccoli cheese soup, because as someone who’s lactose intolerant, that was more than I could handle. When I think of broccoli cheese soup, I think of Panera’s creamy soup in a huge bread bowl, it always looked good but I didn’t want to tread those waters. Going vegan has…

Vegan Chickpea Pot Pie Soup and Biscuits

Anyone else need some comfort food right about now? While we wait for the election numbers, I’m having some leftover soup from last night and it’s a healthy version of comfort food. The old me would have just heated up a Marie Calendar’s frozen pot pie and called it a day, but those are terrible…

Vegan Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle

Making donuts is as simple as baking muffins, just a different shaped pan, but they’re so much more fun for some reason. These are super easy because I used Trader Joe’s box of pumpkin bread and muffin mix, which I buy every time I go during the fall because it’s so handy to have on…

Veggie Noodle Stir Fry with Scrambled Tofu

Who doesn’t love a good noodle stir fry? I have a million of these recipes on here, but this time I used tofu scramble instead of cubed and baked to mimic the usual scrambled egg in stir fries. It was really tasty and blended in more with the dish so you weren’t getting cubes, but…

BBQ Chickpea Spinach Burgers

I wanted to make a simple chickpea burger recipe so I based it off of my chickpea ball recipe and then threw in some other things to make these tasty burgers that actually hold together really well! They’re firm, healthy, oil free, and really good! Josh said it was one of the better burgers we…

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…

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…

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…

Vegan “Meaty” Lasagna

We’re at the beach and I wanted to make something everyone would like. My parents started eating the Beyond Meat burgers and really enjoy them, so we decided to make a lasagna from the Beyond Meat crumbles to make a faux Meaty Lasagna. Yum! The crumbles gave it the same texture as a meat sauce…

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes for dinner? Sign me up! I’m so thankful for these creative recipes that let me partake in these classics because I never really got to enjoy them with dairy. I always had to pay the price if I wanted to have more than two bites of something with cream, so the fact that…

Black Bean Taco Salad

Vegans just eat salad, right? Uhhh nope. I have to remind myself to make some meal salads every once in a while! I follow a couple that eats a large salad before every meal to get their fill of veggies and become semi full before their starch based meal. I just couldn’t eat that much…

Baked Mushroom Tetrazzini

My mom used to make tetrazzini and I always loved it, so I was excited to find a mushroom tetrazzini recipe on Pinterest. At first I found one for the instant pot, but I don’t have one so I found another by Rabbitandwolves. I made it oil free by taking out the butter and olive…

Roasted Veggie Buddha Plate with Creamy Curry Sauce

Have tons of veggies left in your fridge that you need to use? This is the dish for you! I wanted to use last week’s produce up and decided to roast it all and make a meal out of it. Just chop veggies, cook them up with chickpeas, and then make a sauce to tie…

Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta

I made this amazing creamy tomato basil pasta last night and it was so easy to throw together and was such a satisfying meal. Bow ties might be my favorite pasta shape… they’re so cute and fun! I added spinach and mushrooms to the sauce for extra veggies, and I was planning on adding zucchini…

Tofu Lettuce Wraps

I made a version of these tofu lettuce wraps for New Year’s Eve and I really enjoyed them, so I ended up making them this week when my bestie came over for dinner. They’re so tasty! Crispy cubes of tofu and veggies tossed in a sweet and savory sauce on a bed rice noodles inside…

Creamy Mushroom Asparagus Rice

Well, it was supposed to be risotto but who thought the basmati we had in the same container was aborrio? Me. So it was still delicious, creamy, flavorful, and filling but not technically risotto. It comes together in about 20-25 minutes so it’s faster than risotto and still has such great flavor from the mushrooms…

Black Bean & Cheeze Quesadillas

I haven’t had a good quesadilla since going vegan and when I saw a vegan quesadilla on Instagram I knew it was something I wanted to try out. I’ve been making vegan cheeze made from veggies and cashews that we’ve been liking and it’s healthy and oil free. I thought it would be perfect for…