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…

Meal Planning 9.9.18

By the time Saturday rolls around, our fridge is pretty empty and it’s time for another Trader Joe’s run. I wanted to find something to make a yummy hot breakfast (since every work day I have fruit for breakfast lately) and the only thing I could find was some quick oats and some fruit. I…

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Veggies in Lemon Garlic Sauce

Everyone loves this cauliflower Gnocchi from Trader Joe’s and I think it was even featured on the Today Show the other day. I bought a bag in the frozen section of Trader Joe’s during my weekly shopping trip and decided to mix it with some veggies and make a lemon garlic sauce. I wanted to…

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…

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

Guess what? Before going vegan I was never a fan of peppers, corn, beans, or really even rice. My how your taste buds can change! I’m glad they did because all of those things came together to make these tasty stuffed peppers and it added something new that I’ve never made before to my repertoire….

Sofritas-esque Burrito Bowls

Josh is obsessed with Chipotle, I mean get it every day he’s off obsessed. It’s always a sofritas burrito bowl with black beans, fajita veggies, lettuce, corn pico, and guacamole. Chipotle is semi healthy without all the cheese, sour cream, and meat, but still has lots of oil and salt. I wanted to recreate something…

Apple Spice Pancakes and Meal Plans 8.19.18

I woke up this morning wanting to make something extra yummy for breakfast. I’ve been having a bowl of watermelon for breakfast lately, so a stack of fluffy pancakes sounded like a treat! I’m still working on my vegan baked goods (my banana bread from yesterday was a total FAIL) so I thought pancakes are…

Broccoli Kale Mac n Cheeze

Mac n cheese was my all time favorite meal as a child and I ordered it every time we went out to dinner. Problem was, I was lactose intolerant and I got sick on the way home after EVERY time. I still give my mom grief for not putting that together! After that, whenever I…

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…

BBQ Tofu and Rice Bowl

The taste of summer is BBQ sauce, and this BBQ glazed crispy tofu hit the spot. I added roasted Brussel sprouts, Worcestershire baby Bella mushrooms, and tomatoes over long grain brown rice and drizzled my maple mustard bbq dressing over the top. It’s a summery, yet hearty meal made in heaven! You can add whatever…

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…

Eggplant and Quinoa Bake

I came up with this invention because I was missing the constant supply of eggplant and zucchini that I had in Italy, but I was still not ready for a regular pasta dish. What about a lasagna type bake with quinoa instead and layers of tofu ricotta and zucchini? Delish! It was really different and…

Creole Spiced Lentils with Roasted Potato Chips

Just when I thought I was so prepared for this week’s meals… I ran out of most of what I needed for the sloppy Joe’s I was going to make tonight. I was out of chili powder, down a can of diced tomatoes, and then I was missing the main ingredient, BROWN LENTILS! Uhhh I…

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…

Vegan Beachin’

I’ve spent this week at the beach relaxing with family and my bestie, so I haven’t been posting many recipe because I haven’t been cooking much. We’re in Blue Mountain Beach near Seaside, FL. As I mentioned, I packed a lot of food to have as back ups in case there weren’t many options for…

Greek Oil Free Pasta Salad

Need a simple and fresh pasta salad for summer? This was a tasty and dill-icious light dinner and would be perfect as a side for a cook out or party. It’s only a few ingredients and it comes together quickly, so I’m glad I put these things together because it definitely works! I used High…

“I’m Possible” Burgers and Fries

Have you tried the Impossible burgers? They’re vegan burgers that, like Beyond Meat burgers, taste really similar to beef burgers but are made from plants. They’re starting to carry them in some restaurants and Josh tried one at Punch Bowl Social at the Battery a while ago and loved it, so when I found this…

Italian Quinoa Stuffed Portobellos

These were savory, meaty, flavorful, and scrumptious! I wanted to create something that looked fancy, but wasn’t that complicated and only required a few ingredients. These were a hit and the portobello and quinoa give you plenty of protein. I paired them with roasted potatoes sprinkled with Italian seasoning and garlic roasted asparagus. You put…