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…

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…

Meal Planning 12.29.18

I can’t believe it’s my last week of meal planning for 2018 and the start of 2019! This year has been thankfully full of mostly positives which is amazing. We’ve traveled to Bahamas, Las Vegas, my parents’ beach house, Italy, and the mountains. Josh just started a new job geared more towards his career of…

BBQ Hoisin Jackfruit Tacos

These were a last minute dinner idea that I made with ingredients I had on hand. I had a can of Jackfruit, leftover tortillas, leftover veggies, and sauces. What to make? I was going to make regular taco spiced jackfruit tacos but thought we already had taco salad the same week and I wanted to…

Taco Salad with Spiced Roasted Potatoes

I wanted a new way to spice up a burrito bowl or taco salad so I decided to use crispy roasted potatoes to replace rice. It was so delicious and hearty yet healthy. The potatoes add a denseness and texture to the salad and I topped it with black beans, onions, and corn mixture then…

Oil Free Teriyaki Noodles with Crispy Tofu

This is one of my staple dinners because it’s easy, healthy, and always delicious. I am always down for a noodle bowl! I made up this oil free teriyaki recipe a while ago and use it all of the time for Asian dishes. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory and is great over…

Oil Free Eggplant Parmesan (vegan)

I love how versatile eggplant is and it’s such a great main for any meal. One of my favorite ways to make it is Eggplant Parmesan for an Italian flair and it’s so good. This is a quick and easy recipe to make and it doesn’t require layering or baking a 9×13. I like how…

Vegan Mac n Cheeze

This was a tasty version of vegan mac n cheeze that’s plant based and didn’t include any vegan cheese. I try not to use a lot of vegan meat and cheese replacements because they’re not very healthy. They’re better for you than actual meat and cheese, but they’re still full of oil and things I…

Meal Planning 12.3.18

It’s December!! I’m so excited because it’s my favorite time of the year. Our house is decorated and I’m trying to get into the holiday spirit. I’m hosting our team Christmas party at my house on Friday and I’m making some tasty appetizers to share. While my curry is currently simmering, I’ll fill you in…

Vegan Sushi Donuts

I saw these somewhere online and thought they were so cute! I decided to give them a try and they look like they’d be easier than regular sushi rolls, but I actually think they were a little harder because everything wouldn’t stay on the curved donut or wouldn’t curve to fit like I wanted. They…

Vegan Broccoli Cheezy Rice

Josh has been craving his mom’s broccoli cheddar rice, so I told him I would try to find a veganized version. I asked her for her recipe and then felt a little confused as to how I would veganize it because it had condensed soup, cheddar, and more dairy. I researched how to make vegan…

White Bean and Veggie Soup

It’s FREEZING today and I’m so glad I had this soup to keep me warm for lunch. I made it the other night and love how easy soup is to throw together. You can pretty much add whatever you want inside it and turns out to be tasty and keeps you warm. It’s a cozy…

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…

Meal Planning 11.11.18

First off, I know these aren’t a meal but I made them into one. 🙈 Easy Vegan Rice Crispy treats with dark chocolate chunks were so simple to make, just like the originals but sub with vegan butter and marshmallows from Trader Joe’s for a quick and tasty treat! Will the rain ever end? I…

BBQ Lentil Balls

I made these BBQ Lentil Balls the other night and they were so tasty! They’re savory and hearty and I paired them with roasted potatoes and onions and garlic green beans. They’re protein and healthy carb packed and have minimal fat. I found the easiest way to make lentil based things is to buy lentils…

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…

Easy Chickpea Curry

Well it’s a day that Josh is working late, so curry night for me! It’s been a wild week… and it’s not even Halloween at school yet. I think I’m getting a cold and currently sitting with a box of tissues in my lap because my nose is a faucet. What better night to make…