Crispy Tofu Tacos

These tacos were amazing! You use crumbled tofu that’s seasoned in taco spices and bake it until it’s brown and crispy then use it as taco filling, yum! I also used leftover brown rice and made Mexican rice and then topped with our favorite toppings. I always put the corn tortillas in my toaster oven…

Improved Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

I’ve made a lentil shepherd’s pie once before and when Josh named it as one of his top meals I’ve made I wanted to make it again last week. This time I wanted to make it even better than last time and I really think it was! The lentil mixture is so savory, believe me…

Creamy Mac n Veggies

I’m always down for a veggie Mac n cheeze, so when I saw this recipe on Instagram by @alexfuellednaturally I wanted to give it a try. I’ve never used white beans in the sauce before and it was really tasty! It still uses carrots and potatoes as well, and plant based milk and spices that…

Meal Planning 6.10.19

Above- One of this week’s lunches: romaine filled with homemade buffalo hummus, cucumber, carrots, tomato, onion, and avocado with a side of watermelon and tamari rice crackers. Hi everyone! I’m trying to soak up every free moment of my summer and last week I really made an effort to eat as many whole foods as…

Balsamic Veggie CousCous Salad with Vegan Feta

This CousCous Salad brings all the tang of a Mediterranean meal and it’s perfect for a light dinner or simple lunch. It’s a few ingredients that come together and it’s a perfect combination. Pasta pearls with roasted veggies, and a zesty tofu feta that brings it all together in a balsamic dressing. It’s really easy…

Grilling Feast!

For Memorial Day this year we decided to grill out at the beach with family and came up with a menu. We made burgers, regular and beyond meat, BBQ tofu, Dilly Tofu Potato Salad, BBQ veggie kabobs, and leftover bean salad. It was so much food and we still have loads leftover, but it was…

Vegan French Toast 2

Starting our Memorial Day off right with this delicious cinnamon raisin French toast! It’s not soggy in the middle like some French toast, and it was a crunchy crust that makes it extra scrumptious. It’s dairy and egg free so healthier than traditional French toast and it’s the perfect crowd pleaser because it doesn’t take…

Roasted Chickpea and Potato Salad

Need a summer salad idea that will slim you down and still fill you up? This salad is filling from the protein and starch from the chickpeas and potatoes and the dressing on this salad tastes just like Chick-fil-A sauce, I swear! It’s delicious and easy to meal prep for the week. Just roast the…

Meal Planning 5.18.19

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t left a weekly meal plan in a while, it’s been busy the past few weekends. I sat down yesterday and planned out the dinners for this week before we go to the beach. It’s the last week of school so I planned some fast and easy meals because I know…

Curry Hummus

Sick of regular hummus and need a hummus alternative? I love hummus and bring it to almost every event, plus it’s super easy and cheap to make yourself. Also, the possibilities are endless on flavor options. This time I decided to make a curry flavor and I’m so glad I figured out how to make…

Loaded Burrito Bowls

This burrito bowl is perfect for the night you want a ton of flavors and textures mixed to make one mongo yet healthy burrito bowl. You can add whatever toppings you want to make this beauty but here’s some tips to make it even better. I like using black beans, but I cook them down…

Buffalo Tofu Tacos

Buffalo Tofu Tacos are delicious! Holy Moley. Crispy, chewy, spicy, and a herby vegan ranch drizzle. Seeing the picture makes me want to make them again! You only need a few simple ingredients for these amazing tacos and they’re so delicious. I love anything buffalo sauce, but these are so tasty. Buffalo Tofu Tacos 1…

Chickpea Nuggets

Ever want to eat like you’re a 6 year old again, but step up the quality a bit? I loved chicken nuggets and Mac n cheese growing up and ate it at every opportunity. Luckily there’s so many vegan chick’n options now that they’re readily available for a quick meal, but I haven’t bought them…

Creamy Tomato Soup

My sister sent me the recipe for this creamy tomato soup last week and it looked so simple and tasty, I wanted to try it! I don’t have an instant pot, so it’s really helpful that there’s also a stove top recipe included. It’s creamy, smooth, and tomatoey with hints of Italian herbs. I only…

Tofu and Veggie Kabobs

I was big into making veggie kabobs last summer and this year these will be on the list. Tofu and Veggie kabobs! They’re versatile because you can add whatever veggies you like on the kabob and brush with your favorite sauce while cooking. They’re delicious and a fun way to make dinner. You add everything…

Meal Planning 4.20.19

Last night we stayed in and ordered this delicious spread of Mediterranean food which included falafel, Greek salad minus feta, Greek potatoes, pita and hummus/ baba ganush. It was such a delicious combination! I went ahead and did my grocery haul after work yesterday because I knew the day before Easter would be too crowded….

Spring Pesto Cauliflower Gnocchi

I’ve been wanting to make this cauliflower gnocchi again, but wanted to try it with my homemade oil free pesto! Double yum! Josh doesn’t like pesto or cauliflower gnocchi, so was perfect for a night he was working. This recipe is perfect for spring and you can pack it with all the spring veggies that…

Strawberry Lemon Donuts

Is there anything prettier than glaze dripping down a donut? Maybe not. These Strawberry Lemon donuts are spongy, light, and have a delicious strawberry glaze. They’re vegan, gluten free, and oil free as well! I tried to make them as healthy as possible to have a no guilt donut breakfast option and still include as…

Meal Planning 4.13.19

Would you believe this isn’t egg on my breakfast sandwich? It’s crazy! This morning I made a delicious chickpea “egg” and Chao vegan cheese sandwich and it was so great and hit the spot. Who needs eggs for Easter? Not this girl! If you want the recipe, it’s up on my Instagram today @charmingchickpea. I…

Baked Eggplant Rolatini

It’s healthy, it’s saucy, it’s creamy, it’s Eggplant Rolatini! Baked thin slices of eggplant, stuffed with my tofu ricotta with spinach, and baked in marinara sauce served with a side of pasta and vegan parm. Yum! This is a great combination of lasagna and eggplant parmesan, two of my favorites. It’s simple to make and…