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….

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…

Meal Planning 4.7.19

It’s our last day at the beach and it’s a foggy one so I just meal planned for the upcoming week so I’m prepared when we go home tomorrow. I always eat and drink whatever I want on vacation (if it’s vegan) and then by the time it’s time to go home I crave my…

Vacation Worthy Meals

We’re at the beach for the week and we like to stay in for dinner as much as we go out while we’re here. My parents aren’t vegan, so we had to come up with a menu that could incorporate things that everyone would enjoy. When you’re cooking for a crowd, it can be hard…

Meal Planning 3.16.19

It’s my Saturday morning meal planning time and I just finished planning what to make this week. I know I want to make some kind of green breakfast tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day and I’m thinking maybe donuts since they were such a big hit. Or maybe a green smoothie bowl, which would be easy…

Hummus Pesto Bruschetta Dip

This was requested by my bestie Dakota for Galentine’s night and I’m so glad she introduced me to this combo. It’s such a perfect combination of flavors. She usually buys it but to make the vegan pesto I decided to make it. I served it with toasted sliced baguettes and pita crackers. It was a…

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…

Creamy Sharp Vegan Mac n Cheeze

Mac n Cheese has always been one of my favorites ever since I was little and ordered it all of the time. It continued to make me sick though so I became wary of eating it. Now that I can make a vegan version it’s game on with no fear! What a freeing feeling. I…

Meal Planning 2.4.19

Doesn’t a clean pantry just set you up for success in the kitchen? I was so excited to order containers from amazon and organize everything in my pantry so it would be easy to find and so glad I did it. It forced me to go through everything and throw out anything that was expired…

Super Bowl Meal Planning

Before I indulge in all of the finger foods I’m planning on making today, I started the day off right with a delicious nice cream bowl. This has been my favorite kind because it gets so fluffy and light. I’m not sure if it’s from the packet of JuicePlus powder or the combination of fruit…

Meal Planning 1.27.19

This past week, I threw together meals mostly with leftovers because Josh has been away and I haven’t been making gourmet meals nightly. We went to Keystone over the MLK weekend and had a blast tubing and playing in the snow. There wasn’t very many vegan options there so it was tough. I didn’t feel…

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…

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…

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…

Meal Planning 11.4.18

This cauliflower curry was DELICIOUS and made by one of the moms in my class! She’s so sweet and has made me food several times and every time I’m so thankful. I cook so much that it’s a luxury to have someone cook for me! It’s always veganized and so tasty and I eat it…

Meal Planning 10.22.18

After a long weekend of fun at my cousin’s wedding, I need to detox. We had so much fun that included celebrating them while eating and drinking. I’m thankful there were vegan options for me to have all weekend long so it made it easier. At the bridesmaid luncheon I had a vegetable panini and…

Meal Planning 10.8.18

I almost forgot to post what I’m making this week! Whoops! I made these tacos with leftovers from last week’s potato nachos. They were scrumptious! I wanted to try a few new things this week so lately I’ve been using other people’s pictures on Instagram as inspiration. Here’s what else I’m making this week! Tofu…

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…