Crispy Tofu Tacos

These tacos were amazing! You use crumbled tofu that’s seasoned in taco spices and bake it until it’s brown and crispy then use it as taco filling, yum! I also used leftover brown rice and made Mexican rice and then topped with our favorite toppings. I always put the corn tortillas in my toaster oven…

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…

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…

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…

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 4.13.19

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…