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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

BBQ Tempeh Pizza

I never get tired of pizza! We usually make regular Italian style pizza with marinara, but I thought it was time to spice it up. I thought about making this pizza last week and thought it would be a great way to use tempeh. Tempeh is fermented soybeans so some people think it’s easier to…

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…

Burrito Bowl Night

My team from school came over last week for Burrito Bowl and Game Night and we had so much fun! Burrito bowls are the perfect meal to serve for a crowd because you can pre-make all of the ingredients and have it ready to go when they arrive and then they arrange it themselves. They…

Butternut Squash+Kale+ Quinoa Bake

I found this recipe in my new Minimalist Baker cookbook and it fit the bill for being part of a whole food plant based dinner. We don’t have quinoa very much, but we should because did you know it was a complete protein? Quinoa and kale are some of the most healthy things we can…

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…

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

If you’re wanting chicken salad, this is your go to option. It has the same flavors and you can use it however you used to use chicken salad- on a salad, in a sandwich, in a croissant, in a wrap, or in lettuce cups. It still has protein and is a tasty lunch. Let’s face…

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…

Chinese Style New Year’s Eve

For the last three years we’ve just stayed in for New Years and I’ve made dumplings from scratch. Now it’s a tradition! We have our own little party and reminisce about the year and things we want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Last year I made dumplings and they were so awful I ended…

Halftime Lentil Nachos

While I was running around Trader Joe’s yesterday doing my weekly shopping, I saw they had the new Cashew Fiesta Cheeze dip and I added it to my cart last minute. I checked the nutrition facts and was happy to see it only had 30 calories and 2 g of fat which I thought was…

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…

Vegan Christmas Ideas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you had a very merry day and have been enjoying the season. We had a great time the last few days spending time with family and friends. As always, the key to being vegan at events is being prepared. You can’t just go with the flow or else you’ll go…

Christmas Baking

Christmas is right around the corner, and I love baking for the holiday season. It’s so much fun and it makes you feel more in the Christmas spirit. I waited until yesterday to make all of the goodies for our Christmas festivities. I wanted to have vegan treats for Josh and I, and to have…

BBQ Hoisin Jackfruit Tacos

These were a last minute dinner idea that I made with ingredients I had on hand. I had a can of Jackfruit, leftover tortillas, leftover veggies, and sauces. What to make? I was going to make regular taco spiced jackfruit tacos but thought we already had taco salad the same week and I wanted to…