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…

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…

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…

Creamy Marsala Baked Gnocchi

This tasty gnocchi is covered in a creamy Marsala type sauce with kale and baked in a casserole dish until bubbly, so what could be wrong? This was actually a mistake which turned out. I had my bestie test it and she’s the one who said it reminded her of a Marsala sauce, and she’s…

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…

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…

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip Need a perfect dip to share this weekend? This is the most creamy, delicious spinach artichoke dip and this is my second time making it this week… I made it once for a friend’s birthday and now Josh wants it this weekend! It’s warm and the panko breadcrumbs give it a…

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…

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…

Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry

Crispy tofu, perfectly cooked veggies, sweet and savory no oil teriyaki sauce, and brown jasmine rice. What could be wrong with that? It’s a delicious mix of textures, colors, and flavors and it’s one of my favorites! I never ate tofu or even really tried it before I became vegan, and the only time I…

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…

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…

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…

3 Layer Mexican Dip

For Super Bowl I made this 3 Layer Mexican Dip for Josh and I and it was so tasty! Its so easy you can make it in 5 minutes! I got all of the ingredients from Trader Joe’s so it’s a one stop shop. You just need a can of the Fat Free Refried Beans,…