Oil Free Teriyaki Noodles with Crispy Tofu

This is one of my staple dinners because it’s easy, healthy, and always delicious. I am always down for a noodle bowl! I made up this oil free teriyaki recipe a while ago and use it all of the time for Asian dishes. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory and is great over…

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…

Cranberry Banana Muffins

I felt like baking again this morning, as most weekend mornings. I looked around the kitchen to see what I had and I found some brown bananas, Craisins, and my usual baking ingredients. I wanted to come up with some tasty muffins and I also used some lemon juice. The lemon juice didn’t really come…

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

These were so delicious! Josh’s parents spent the night with us last night and we slept in because it’s rainy. We had a slow morning and I made these blueberry pancakes. I looked up a recipe on Pinterest and it was perfect. All I did was use 2 cups of all purpose flour and I…

Blueberry Lemon Oatmeal

Blueberry Lemon Oatmeal I’m always looking for a way to get oatmeal into my diet, so this morning I decided to try something new! I used what I had to make this blueberry lemon oatmeal and it was so good I finished my bowl! It tasted like a tasty blueberry lemon muffin. I added a…

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…

BBQ Lentil Balls

I made these BBQ Lentil Balls the other night and they were so tasty! They’re savory and hearty and I paired them with roasted potatoes and onions and garlic green beans. They’re protein and healthy carb packed and have minimal fat. I found the easiest way to make lentil based things is to buy lentils…

Hoisin Lime Noodle Bowl

Nothing says Friday to me more than sweatpants and a bowl of noodles. Especially in this gloomy weather! #tiredteacherlife yes I know I’m only 28, but by Friday I feel 78. I saw Bosh.tv making a noodle bowl with a Hoisin sauce and decided to make one as well and just make the sauce up…

Warm Fall Vegetable Pasta Salad

I saw a version of a Fall Vegetable pasta salad on Rabbitsandwolves Instagram page and it looked perfect for a fall day! I changed mine up a little bit and used some different veggies and made my dressing differently. I didn’t want to use oil so didn’t want to use vegan mayo so I made…

Egg Roll in a Bowl with Grilled Bok Choy

I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought it might be a healthier option than ordering greasy egg rolls from Chinese delivery (again). It’s vegan, oil free, GF, and has the same Asian cabbagey taste without all the fried fatty parts. I didn’t add the peas, just the Edamame for protein and swapped the black…

Minestrone Soup

This fall weather is giving me all the soup cravings! I’m planning to make at least one soup recipe a week for this fall and winter season to try new ones out and most are a great way to get a lot of veggies in without a lot of calories. I love this one because…

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…

Lemon Chickpea Orzo Soup

I used to make this soup with chicken all of the time in the colder months and it was my go to for sick family and friends. I decided to veganize it, which wasn’t hard because I just had to swap chickpeas for chicken and veggie broth instead of chicken broth. I used Vegetarian Better…

Shiitake and Bok Choy Soba Noodle Bowl

I’m always up for a bowl full of saucy, salty, flavorful noodles packed with veggies. Since I crave them so often, I try to come up with new combinations to make it interesting each time. Shiitakes are the most popular mushroom for Asian cooking and I love using Bok Choy in stir fries for a…

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…

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…

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…

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…