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…

Taco Salad with Spiced Roasted Potatoes

I wanted a new way to spice up a burrito bowl or taco salad so I decided to use crispy roasted potatoes to replace rice. It was so delicious and hearty yet healthy. The potatoes add a denseness and texture to the salad and I topped it with black beans, onions, and corn mixture then…

Tu-no Noodle Casserole

I was looking through my foodie apps on my phone to meal plan this week and found this Tu-no Noodle Casserole on my Forks Over Knives app. It’s something I haven’t found in forever, and something I never really craved but it’s a change! Forks Over Knives is a great resource for plant based meals…

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…

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…

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…

Portobello Fajitas

These are a really simple and delicious option for a quick dinner. They’re healthy, full of flavor, and have the same taste of traditional fajitas. I love using portobellos as a meat replacement because they’re hearty and can take on the same flavors and texture. They have protein and are great for you! You just…

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…