Meal Planning 11.25.18

To say I stuffed myself to the brim on Thanksgiving and the day after would be an understatement, yet I still want another piece of pie since I was too full to have it last night! That means it’s time to get back in a healthy eating routine before Christmas parties and goodies arrive! Yesterday…

Simple Chickpea Noodle Soup

I wasn’t feeling great over the weekend and wanted to make something easy on my stomach. This Chickpea Noodle Soup was easy to make and even easier to eat! It tasted so good! I topped it with Violife vegan parmesan and we roasted some pita bread to dunk in. As always, I had some apples…

Broccoli, Chickpea, and Rice Casserole

I found this recipe on Pinterest a while ago and made it last night. It was so easy!! You literally dump everything in a casserole dish and put it in the oven. An hour later you have a tasty meal! I only changed one or two things and it turned out really good for a…

Hoisin Lime Noodle Bowl

Nothing says Friday to me more than sweatpants and a bowl of noodles. Especially in this gloomy weather! #tiredteacherlife yes I know I’m only 28, but by Friday I feel 78. I saw Bosh.tv making a noodle bowl with a Hoisin sauce and decided to make one as well and just make the sauce up…

Mediterranean Crispy Chickpea Wraps with Cucumber Tzatziki

Last night I made these quick and scrumptious chickpea pita wraps that really might have been my favorite meal of the week, which is funny because it took the least amount of time to make. Whenever I’m craving Mediterranean food, I don’t crave the meat in gyros or cheese, I crave the intense spices, creamy…

Lemon Chickpea Orzo Soup

I used to make this soup with chicken all of the time in the colder months and it was my go to for sick family and friends. I decided to veganize it, which wasn’t hard because I just had to swap chickpeas for chicken and veggie broth instead of chicken broth. I used Vegetarian Better…

Garlic Hummus and Spinach Pasta

Who knew you could make hummus into a creamy, garlicky, lemony sauce for pasta?! I mean, sign me up. I like hummus, I like pasta, and combined was a tasty mix. I used zucchini, spinach, and tomatoes as the veggies inside and the hummus as my sauce base. I added some pasta water to thin…

Meal Planning 9.16.18

Yesterday a parent in my class surprised me with a whole vegan Indian meal. Parents, this is the way to your child’s teacher’s heart. We like food. It was such a thoughtful surprise and it was delicious! She made me Chana masala, clove rice, fry bread, and even had a container for toppings. What a…

Mediterranean Eggplant, Okra, and Chickpeas

People ask me often if being vegan is more expensive, when in fact it’s cheaper. When you compare a can of chickpeas to a lb of chicken, it’s about a $7 difference. Sticking to whole plant foods is the key to keeping your spending low because the packaged and processed foods are the ones that…

Meal Planning 9.1.18 & Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Serves 2 1 cup quick cook oats 1 cup almond milk, 3/4 cup water 1 ripe mashed banana 1 tsp cinnamon Splash of vanilla 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 honeycrisp apple, diced 2 tsp brown sugar for topping Rest of the apple diced for topping – combine oats, almond milk, water, banana, spices,…

Winner, Winner, Chickpea Loaf Dinner

Winner, winner, Chickpea dinner! We’re fans of lentil loaf, so when I found this recipe for chickpea loaf I wanted to see how it was. We also love chickpea balls so I knew we would most likely love this too! This comforting meal is familiar and hearty but full of healthy ingredients and zero saturated…

No Butter No Chicken Chickpea Curry

I was introduced to Indian cuisine about 3 years ago when a parent in my class made a meal for me to take home and then cooked several more times for me during that year. Her food is AMAZING and it opened my world to a whole new blend of spices, flavors, and textures. Ever…

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…

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Last night I made this light yet satisfying salad with crunchy spiced chickpeas, and an array of fresh veggies then topped it off with a creamy tzatziki dressing. It’s perfect for summer when you want something flavorful but it’s 100* outside. I used High Carb Hannah’s tzatziki recipe that I’ve posted before and it’s pretty…

Quick Chickpea and Potato Curry

After 7 hours of driving back from the beach in on and off pouring rain, I was ready to be home! It was hard to get myself unpacked and back out of the door to the grocery store but I wanted a quick and healthy home cooked meal after eating out more than usual. I…

Roasted Chickpea, Mushroom, and Kale Rice Bowl

Sometimes simplicity is key and when you have a few ingredients on hand you can easily make something filling, delicious, and healthy. I found a recipe for this on Pinterest and changed it up a bit for what I thought made it easier and it was! Instead of roasting just the chickpeas and sautéing the…

Tandoori Chickpea Buddha Bowl with Garlic Tahini Sauce

I based this recipe off of one I found on Pinterest and I adjusted it to what I thought would be good together, and you can do the same depending on your taste. I always like the combination of sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts together so I used these instead of spinach and carrots. I…

Dilly Chickpea Salad Wraps

  Anything you can do, I can do better vegan? I think so. I seriously don’t think there’s anything that we CAN’T have, and I’m loving that. Chicken salad was a staple for any girly celebration and it’s something that’s so easy to throw together for a quick lunch. I saw a recipe for Chickpea…

Lemon Rosemary Chickpea Noodle Soup

Nothing like warm, comforting soup on a chilly winter night…or a winter night almost in the 60’s. I used to make a lemon chicken orzo soup (damndelicious.net) all of the time. I used to make it for my grandpa when he was in and out of the hospital and for my friends when they felt…