Vacation Worthy Meals

We’re at the beach for the week and we like to stay in for dinner as much as we go out while we’re here. My parents aren’t vegan, so we had to come up with a menu that could incorporate things that everyone would enjoy. When you’re cooking for a crowd, it can be hard…

Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry

Crispy tofu, perfectly cooked veggies, sweet and savory no oil teriyaki sauce, and brown jasmine rice. What could be wrong with that? It’s a delicious mix of textures, colors, and flavors and it’s one of my favorites! I never ate tofu or even really tried it before I became vegan, and the only time I…

Velvety Potato Soup

Happy Saturday! My friend at school brought in leftover potato soup for lunch last week and it made me start craving it, so I added it into my meal plan and I’m so glad I did. My grandparents used to make a deliciously smooth potato soup that I always loved, and this reminded me a…

Meal Planning 3.16.19

It’s my Saturday morning meal planning time and I just finished planning what to make this week. I know I want to make some kind of green breakfast tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day and I’m thinking maybe donuts since they were such a big hit. Or maybe a green smoothie bowl, which would be easy…

Thai Pasta Salad

It’s Saturday so I didn’t have to eat leftovers for lunch, like I usually do all week, so I was excited to get to make a quick and delicious lunch. I didn’t get to this Thai Pasta Salad last week so I made it for lunch! It’s amazing! It has crisp, raw veggies, whole grain…

Asian Tempeh Noodle Stir Fry

I’ve been wanting to make pad see ew at home for maybe years… because it’s my favorite Thai dish ever but I can never find wide enough rice noodles in the store! I found some rice noodles in the Florida Publix that said wide, but they ended up not being as wide as I’d hoped…

Mediterranean Falafel Bowl

Wish you were on vacation in the clear waters of the Mediterranean? Me too. But it’s Tuesday so the best we can do is make this delicious Mediterranean Falafel Bowl for dinner tonight and taste these fresh and savory flavors. I use the Trader Joe’s Falafel mix that comes in a box to make the…

Lemon Rosemary White Bean Soup

I’ve been meaning to make this white bean soup for a few weeks and then this weekend I got the stomach bug. Not pleasant. So all weekend I’ve been eating soup and crackers so why not continue the trend? I got a little more adventurous by adding in a few things that weren’t carbs. It…

Meal Planning 2.11.19

It’s Valentine’s week! I’m so excited to celebrate all of the people I love and take the time to acknowledge it. I know we should always let everyone we know how much we love them, and I try to, but it’s nice to have a reminder to go above and beyond what we usually do…

Creamy Sharp Vegan Mac n Cheeze

Mac n Cheese has always been one of my favorites ever since I was little and ordered it all of the time. It continued to make me sick though so I became wary of eating it. Now that I can make a vegan version it’s game on with no fear! What a freeing feeling. I…

Meal Planning 2.4.19

Doesn’t a clean pantry just set you up for success in the kitchen? I was so excited to order containers from amazon and organize everything in my pantry so it would be easy to find and so glad I did it. It forced me to go through everything and throw out anything that was expired…

Super Bowl Meal Planning

Before I indulge in all of the finger foods I’m planning on making today, I started the day off right with a delicious nice cream bowl. This has been my favorite kind because it gets so fluffy and light. I’m not sure if it’s from the packet of JuicePlus powder or the combination of fruit…

BBQ Tempeh Pizza

I never get tired of pizza! We usually make regular Italian style pizza with marinara, but I thought it was time to spice it up. I thought about making this pizza last week and thought it would be a great way to use tempeh. Tempeh is fermented soybeans so some people think it’s easier to…

Meal Planning 1.27.19

This past week, I threw together meals mostly with leftovers because Josh has been away and I haven’t been making gourmet meals nightly. We went to Keystone over the MLK weekend and had a blast tubing and playing in the snow. There wasn’t very many vegan options there so it was tough. I didn’t feel…

Burrito Bowl Night

My team from school came over last week for Burrito Bowl and Game Night and we had so much fun! Burrito bowls are the perfect meal to serve for a crowd because you can pre-make all of the ingredients and have it ready to go when they arrive and then they arrange it themselves. They…

Butternut Squash+Kale+ Quinoa Bake

I found this recipe in my new Minimalist Baker cookbook and it fit the bill for being part of a whole food plant based dinner. We don’t have quinoa very much, but we should because did you know it was a complete protein? Quinoa and kale are some of the most healthy things we can…

Tasty Minestrone

This Minestrone was perfect for right after Christmas because we wanted something warming and light after nights of heavy food. I love soups because you just put whatever you like in and then it’s ready before you know it! Also there’s so many varieties you can make and they never get old. Plus it makes…

Meal Planning 1.7.19

It’s 2019! It’s hard to believe and it’s my goal to incorporate more whole foods into my recipes this year, which I did last year but want to go even further. The past few weeks over the holidays I’ve been slack with more junk food than I was eating before so I want to get…

Chinese Style New Year’s Eve

For the last three years we’ve just stayed in for New Years and I’ve made dumplings from scratch. Now it’s a tradition! We have our own little party and reminisce about the year and things we want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Last year I made dumplings and they were so awful I ended…

Halftime Lentil Nachos

While I was running around Trader Joe’s yesterday doing my weekly shopping, I saw they had the new Cashew Fiesta Cheeze dip and I added it to my cart last minute. I checked the nutrition facts and was happy to see it only had 30 calories and 2 g of fat which I thought was…