Green Chili Veggie Burgers

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These burgers are my new favorite! They are:

Simple
Flavorful
Savory
Enchilada-inspired
Spicy or not spicy…all up to you!
Vegan
& Super healthy โค

My secret ingredient for making these taste like a delicious green chili enchilada: Crushed up tortilla chips instead of the standard bread crumbs used in so many veggie burger recipes!! I’m telling you…game changer!! Continue reading “Green Chili Veggie Burgers”

Nacho “Cheesy” Bean Dip

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This takes just 10-15 minutes to throw together and it is the perfect dip for chips, crackers, or veggies, and is also amazing in tacos, burritos, sandwiches and even on nachos!! Basically, it is good in or on anything!! ๐Ÿ˜€

This is packed full of healthy ingredients, super low fat, AND has no added oil so you can feel good about devouring it all right after you make it! …seriously though, I’ve done it…

Lastly, it is super easy to double or triple this recipe, which you will probably do in the future because you are going to want this stuff on EVERYTHING!! Continue reading “Nacho “Cheesy” Bean Dip”

Chilled Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowl

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This is the PERFECT

This is also highly customizable because you can add whatever veggies you like and you can also add tofu (which I did), or tempeh, or vegan chicken (or regular chicken for you meat eaters ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) And toppings…go crazy! Try things like scallions or chives, cilantro, parsley, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, chopped peanuts, hot sauce, etc., etc. Continue reading “Chilled Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowl”

Cauliflower & Chickpea Crock-Pot Curry

This is the first East Indian style curry dish I have ever made that I am 100% happy with! Whenever I have tried in the past I always feel like it is missing something…well NOT THIS TIME ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a fast, simple, and delicious recipe and it gets even better as the leftovers sit in your fridge. Try it and I know you will love it โค

And while I used specific ingredients in the making of this recipe, feel free to toss in other vegetables you may have in your fridge or garden (i.e. zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, etc.) because I have no doubt that they will end up tasting just as delicious as what I used ๐Ÿ˜€

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Cabbage Soup

Do you all remember that crazy “Cabbage Soup Diet” that was all the rage 10-15+ years ago? I sure do! My dad tried it a few times and even after the fad was over one thing remained…THE SOUP!! I always absolutely loved the soup!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I know it might sound crazy, especially if you are familiar with how strange the diet was, but I swear up, down, and sideways that the soup is amazing! And it the ingredients are veggies, veggies, and more veggies. It is like eating a salad…but hot…or cold, actually, because I love it both ways!

It may not be the most beautiful dish you’ve ever laid eyes on but just trust me…You want this in your life.

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Raw Coconut Cookies (LC/Keto/Vegan)

These…are…SO GOOD!!!!! These have such amazing flavor and are light, simple, not too sweet and just melt in your mouth. Plus they’re raw so they are quick and simple to make AND give you a good serving of healthy fats โคIMG_20160218_132707I made these for Valentine’s Day this year (hence the heart shapes & pink frosting) but you could make these any ol’ time and leave the frosting white or make it any color you’d like, for that matter. They keep for a week or 2 in the fridge and could be made in larger batches and kept in the freezer.

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Homemade Seitan (say-tan)

I have finally perfected my seitan recipe and am SO excited to finally share it with everyone! The recipe you’ll find below makes 7 servings so feel free to double (or triple) it if needed. If you do, however, I recommend baking it in 2 (or 3) logs.

Seitan is such a great source of protein and I definitely utilize it every day in my meals because each serving gives you 26.5 grams of plant-based protein! Not to mention it tastes wonderful. It does have a slightly chewy texture which is the initial turn-off for a lot of people…but my recommendation is to slice it (or dice it for, say, a stir fry) and fry it up in a pan with some oil or nonstick spray until it gets a nice and crispy on the outside. Once you do that it should look something like it does here:

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<– This meal is one serving of the seitan (I think about 80g or 2.8oz), couscous, and steamed broccoli ๐Ÿ™‚

The seitan cooks up like this in just a couple minutes and makes all the difference. It is also PHENOMENAL sliced thin, cooked up, and layered on a sandwich with avocado and veggies galore ๐Ÿ˜€ Continue reading “Homemade Seitan (say-tan)”

Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins (Award Winning!!)

Who doesn’t love muffins? What if I told you you can make this recipe and feel GOOD while you’re eating them knowing they are healthy and full of good ingredients?? These are the BEST vegan muffins I have EVER made and they even won a recipe contest at Garden of Life, which is my most favorite supplement company; from vitamins to vegan protein powder packed full of plant-based goodness. They make amazing products and I recommend you check them out.

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Lemon Lavender Cookies (vegan)

I’ve been enjoying playing with vegan baking and cookies are such a great way to experiment! I was in the mood for something lemony and as I was whipping up this batter I thought ‘how aboutย lavenderย lemon!’

Ta-da!!! Lavender Lemon Cookies ๐Ÿ˜€ They are light and chewy and delicious and I am having a hard time not eating ALL of them!!!

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These are also super fast to make so they are perfect for making any time you are in the mood for a treat โค

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Yellow Split Pea Soup (vegan)

  • It’s Fall and that means I feel like making soup every week!!! So…I might just do that ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Behold…week 1 of soup season:
  • Vegan split pea soup

I have posted a split pea soup recipe before but it used bacon and butter so I wanted to tweak it to be even more delicious while following a plant-based approach. The result is DELICIOUS!! I use my immersion blender to help give the soup a “creamy” texture and the flavors are so simple but so, so tasty…especially with a big chunk of crusty bread to dip into it!

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