Easy Veggie Calzones

Last week I made these simple veggie calzones that were scrumptious and can be made so quickly! I stuffed my calzone with eggplant, mushrooms, bell pepper, and spinach then mixed in some marinara and spices for a tasty pocket of goodness! You can add vegan mozzarella if you’d like, but I just added a sprinkle…

Meal Planning 2.11.19

It’s Valentine’s week! I’m so excited to celebrate all of the people I love and take the time to acknowledge it. I know we should always let everyone we know how much we love them, and I try to, but it’s nice to have a reminder to go above and beyond what we usually do…

Veggilicious Pasta

I bought a bag of whole wheat fusilli from Trader Joe’s to bring to the mountains as a back up in case we needed something to eat, but since we didn’t I got to use it the night we got home. I got some more veggies because I like to have about an equal ratio…

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…

Eating Vegan in Venice

We arrived in Venice and the first thing we needed after an overnight plane ride (that luckily had a vegan option of lentils, quinoa, and salad to start then some kind of beet and kale mixture over brown rice) we were ready for our first Italian meal. We left the hotel and wandered to a…

Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

Every once in a while I crave eggplant and it’s so delicious in Italian food. I haven’t made a lasagna in a while so I decided to build one with slices of roasted eggplant, sauteed mushrooms, and a spinach ricotta all nestled in between whole wheat lasagna noodles and homemade basil marinara sauce. Tofu ricotta…

Homemade Marinara and Meals to Match

Rao’s is my absolute favorite marinara (I know, I should be a walking advertisement for them), but it’s expensive and has oil so I wanted to find an alternative to stay on track and keep Rao’s as a treat. There’s a Rao’s Marinara recipe I found on Pinterest and I think it’s from Martha Stewart….

Spaghetti and Chickpea Balls

If you haven’t actually made any of the recipes from my blog yet, now is the time to start! You know you’ve done it right when your husband giggles like a schoolgirl after his first bite and requests this as a weekly meal! I found this recipe on Pinterest and then adjusted it for what…

Eggcelent Eggplant Rollatini

Eating plant based Italian can be pretty simple, and pretty delicious. You can have pasta, veggies, sauces, herbs and bread. I’ve made eggplant parmesan, lasagna, and pastas, but I had an idea to make an eggplant rollatini stuffed with a tofu ricotta for something different with a side of pasta and roasted broccoli. I invited…

Red Lentil and Roasted Veggie Pasta

If spaghetti is part of a “diet”, then I’m in! This has a mix of roasted eggplant, zucchini, and baby bella mushrooms mixed with split red lentils in an oil free marinara sauce topping brown rice spaghetti. It was filling and a spin on one of those staple meals that you miss if you don’t…

Vegetable and Lentil Calzones

This was the first time I’ve made calzones, and they were a hit. Basically if you know how to make a pizza, you can make a calzone. I bought pre-made whole wheat pizza dough and used it to make 4 calzones, so it’s about two pieces of pizza each. It’s a great way to get…

Lentil and Mushroom Bolognese

  Tonight I made this recipe for a healthy and light dinner, because last night we had leftover pasta with “beef” and wine…again. It’s full of veggies, and the lentils and mushrooms are packed with protein to leave you feeling satisfied. I used my Spiralizer for the first time to make the noodles, hooray no…

Porcini and Spinach Wonton Ravioli

I used this recipe and added sauteed spinach into the filling mixture and it was great! I would recommend boiling them for only a minute or two, not 5 minutes like advised because they are so thin that they started falling apart after that long. I boiled them a minute or two then transferred them…

Spinach, Mushroom, and Tempeh “Sausage” Lasagna

  My mom makes amazing lasagna so it was always something our family looked forward to eating growing up, but since it’s laden with ground meat and cheese I wanted to find a replacement for us to enjoy. Most of the shredded vegan cheese I’ve tried aren’t the tastiest, so sometimes I’d rather just go…