Asian Style Green Beans

All of my memories of green beans growing up are mostly of canned green beans, sometimes with some potatoes or ham bits mixed in. I’ve never been of fan of green bean casserole, so I’ve never had that. I say all of that to say, my experiences with fresh green beans have been limited. That…

“Crab”Cakes & Grits

Here’s a nice weekend brunch recipe for you! Out of all the meat substitutes on the market these days (a few of which I truly like), I really appreciate a recipe that mimics the dishes I used to enjoy but with a vegetable that I can use as the substitute. It always ends up cheaper…

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

So this isn’t technically a quesadilla since no queso is present; however, it resembles a quesadilla and it’s DELICIOUS! It’s also easy and can be customized (read why that’s important here ). Here’s the recipe, enjoy! 1 package of flour tortillas (I use Trader Joe’s flour tortillas) 1 can of black beans (I prefer cans with…

The Loveliest Fruit Salad

Ok, this is the recipe for The LOVELIEST Fruit Salad! I have mixed and matched it quite a bit (and will include my variations in this post), but I always get a happy crowd when I prepare this. It’s actually all about the dressing so I’ll explain the fruit part and then provide the recipe…

Protein Potent Oatmeal

So here’s the deal with oatmeal… it can be very, very healthy, or it can be very, very unhealthy (usually due to added sugars). Starting with the type of oatmeal you purchase, you can manipulate the nutrients to suit what you want out of your breakfast and pack a ton of protein in, and that’s…

The Veggieness Meal Model

Unfortunately, my meals aren’t always super creative. Kinda disappointing, right? Sorry. It’s just that I work during the day, and sometimes I want to come home, and make something super quick but still very filling and tasty. Fortunately, I have a meal model for these times. This fail safe model has plenty of variety and…

Veggieness by the Slice

Let’s talk PIZZA! Never let anyone tell you that vegan pizza can’t be delicious. The one featured here is all that and a sprinkle of oregano! Just a forewarning: while this pizza can be easily customized (if you don’t like a veggie just omit or replace it), it’s not the cheapest recipe I’ve made. However,…

Strawberry Shortcake

I actually used a mix to make the base of this delicious dessert! I found a recipe for cornbread, but because I don’t bake very often, didn’t want to purchase all of the ingredients. It was pretty simple to make, and very tasty! I used… For the cornbread (2+ servings, you’ll have some left for another…

Chickpea Curry

Easy & Delicious… and for my newbies, hard to mess up! Chickpea Curry has just a few ingredients and tons of flavor. You’ll need… 1 can of chickpeas 1 can of coconut milk 2 tablespoons curry powder 1/2 cup red tomato (diced) 1/4 cup onion (diced) 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (optional) 1 tsp garlic powder…

3 in 1 Buffalo Cauliflower

That’s right, 1 recipe, 3 uses! With this recipe (you can make a big batch and eat off of it for a few days), you can make buffalo cauliflower sloppy joes, buffalo cauliflower over rice, and buffalo cauliflower soup (not pictured because I was too hungry to stop and take a picture that day, oops)!…