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…

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…

Vanilla Lime Donuts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I wanted to be festive and come up with a green (yet still appetizing) breakfast today and came up with these vanilla lime donuts. Naturally green without the crazy amount of food coloring usually used today. They’re simple with a zing of tangy like flavor and you’ll feel lucky when…

Velvety Potato Soup

Happy Saturday! My friend at school brought in leftover potato soup for lunch last week and it made me start craving it, so I added it into my meal plan and I’m so glad I did. My grandparents used to make a deliciously smooth potato soup that I always loved, and this reminded me a…

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

It’s my birthday week and I wanted to start it off with a bang! I used to ask for chocolate covered strawberries instead of birthday cake because I love them so much, so why not make a pancake version?! Yum! Sliced strawberries get soft and caramelized when they’re cooking on the griddle and the chocolate…

Thai Pasta Salad

It’s Saturday so I didn’t have to eat leftovers for lunch, like I usually do all week, so I was excited to get to make a quick and delicious lunch. I didn’t get to this Thai Pasta Salad last week so I made it for lunch! It’s amazing! It has crisp, raw veggies, whole grain…

Asian Tempeh Noodle Stir Fry

I’ve been wanting to make pad see ew at home for maybe years… because it’s my favorite Thai dish ever but I can never find wide enough rice noodles in the store! I found some rice noodles in the Florida Publix that said wide, but they ended up not being as wide as I’d hoped…

Lemon Blueberry Baked Donuts

Lemon and blueberry are best friends in my eyes, so these donuts are unbelievably scrumptious! They’re baked and oil free, so you’re able to have an indulgent breakfast without the saturated fat involved. They’re tart and tangy but also sweet and soft and the lemon glaze is the perfect topping to these treats. I’ve made…

Mediterranean Falafel Bowl

Wish you were on vacation in the clear waters of the Mediterranean? Me too. But it’s Tuesday so the best we can do is make this delicious Mediterranean Falafel Bowl for dinner tonight and taste these fresh and savory flavors. I use the Trader Joe’s Falafel mix that comes in a box to make the…

Lemon Blueberry Banana Loaf

I woke up this morning craving banana bread and decided to bake a couple to take on vacation. I found a recipe for banana bread on Chocolate Covered Katie and modified it to what I had and removed the oil. It’s still moist, soft, and spongy and I decided to add lemon and blueberry to…

Lemon Rosemary White Bean Soup

I’ve been meaning to make this white bean soup for a few weeks and then this weekend I got the stomach bug. Not pleasant. So all weekend I’ve been eating soup and crackers so why not continue the trend? I got a little more adventurous by adding in a few things that weren’t carbs. It…

Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Cake

I made this delicious Vegan Cinnamon swirl cake from Vegan Richa on Saturday and it was such a tasty treat! It has common ingredients that I already had in my pantry and I whipped it up in my kitchen aid in about 4 minutes. You make a simple vegan vanilla cake and layer it with…

Tasty Minestrone

This Minestrone was perfect for right after Christmas because we wanted something warming and light after nights of heavy food. I love soups because you just put whatever you like in and then it’s ready before you know it! Also there’s so many varieties you can make and they never get old. Plus it makes…

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…

Smoky Minestrone

What makes you crave soup more than 95* weather…right? I’m not sure why I keep feeling the need to make soup when it’s the hottest time of the year, but when I’m meal planning in my air conditioned house it still sounds good. Plus I eat it in the air conditioning too, so doesn’t really…

Meal Planning 2.24.18

After eating out a lot more than normal and I’m sure eating way too much oil, I wanted to get back to eating HCLF no oil this week so I planned some basics that would fit the bill. I was doing well with weight loss on this lifestyle so it’s best to just jump back…