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…

Mushroom Bolognese

Pasta is up in my top 5 favorite foods because it’s so versatile, filling, comforting, and it takes a lot for me to get tired of it. It’s cheap and can feed a family for about a dollar! It’s my perfect base. I try to limit it to about once or twice a week for…

Meal Planning 2.23.19

Happy Saturday everyone! We’re enjoying part of my week off at the beach and it’s another super foggy day so I just took the time to meal plan for the next TWO weeks! I have the time so why not? Well usually I don’t because by the next week I’ll be wanting certain things and…

Tofu Curry Ramen Bowl

I’ve seen a few pictures in instagram of a curry noodle bowl and it’s been looking so tempting so I decided to make one for myself. I threw in whatever I thought would be good in this and it was so tasty. It brought some of my favorites together in one bowl; crispy tofu, ramen,…

Hearty 3 Bean Chili

This is from the Minimalist Baker cookbook and it looked interesting because I’ve never thought about using sweet potatoes in a chili. I tried it out and it’s so tasty! They don’t give the chili a sweet flavor, but more complexity and texture. It wasn’t super spicy which is good for Josh, but if you…

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta

Everyone loves spinach and artichoke dip because it’s creamy, flavorful, and you feel semi healthy eating greens in form of a dip. Spinach and artichokes are such a popular pair, so why not enjoy them in pasta which is also a popular favorite. Delicious! I found this recipe and Pinterest and it’s so creamy and…

Crispy Tofu Fried Rice

I made this the night before we left to go to Denver because I knew I’d be busy packing and cleaning and wouldn’t want to make a fancy dinner. This comes together quickly once you have all of the ingredients ready. It’s one of our favorites because it’s fast, no oil, and so tasty! You…