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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…