Meal Planning 4.7.19

It’s our last day at the beach and it’s a foggy one so I just meal planned for the upcoming week so I’m prepared when we go home tomorrow. I always eat and drink whatever I want on vacation (if it’s vegan) and then by the time it’s time to go home I crave 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Vanilla Lime Donuts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I wanted to be festive and come up with a green (yet still appetizing) breakfast today and came up with these vanilla lime donuts. Naturally green without the crazy amount of food coloring usually used today. They’re simple with a zing of tangy like flavor and you’ll feel lucky when…

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…

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…

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

It’s my birthday week and I wanted to start it off with a bang! I used to ask for chocolate covered strawberries instead of birthday cake because I love them so much, so why not make a pancake version?! Yum! Sliced strawberries get soft and caramelized when they’re cooking on the griddle and the chocolate…

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…

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…

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…

Lemon Blueberry Baked Donuts

Lemon and blueberry are best friends in my eyes, so these donuts are unbelievably scrumptious! They’re baked and oil free, so you’re able to have an indulgent breakfast without the saturated fat involved. They’re tart and tangy but also sweet and soft and the lemon glaze is the perfect topping to these treats. I’ve made…

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…

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…