Overnight Oats

I originally posted this recipe for Overnight Oats here but wanted to break it out on it’s own. Of course I’ve since changed up my breakfast routine but the recipe is still great! I’ve been eating / drinking a smoothie as my sole breakfast since transitioning to a plant-based diet over two years ago. Smoothies are…

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Brown Rice Pasta with Chipotle Almond Cream Sauce and Sautéed Veggies

In many households, Spring = busy nights full of sports and after school activities. It’s easy to forget to plan ahead for meals and get home with little time to prepare something healthy. This Brown Rice Pasta with Chipotle Almond Cream Sauce and Sautéed Veggies is a perfect meal to make on one of those…

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Kitchen Chronicles – Breakfast, Soup, Beets, and Homemade Treats!

Experimenting With A New Breakfast Routine I’ve been eating / drinking a smoothie as my sole breakfast since transitioning to a plant-based diet over two years ago. Smoothies are great for packing in a lot of fiber and nutrients in a convenient way. I’ve never followed a “recipe” per se but I’ve changed up my smoothie…

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One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta with Mushrooms

If you’re anything like me, washing dishes feels like a never ending task. It seems I finish the dishes, leave the kitchen for a few minutes and then return to find mysterious dirty dishes piling up in the sink while no meal time took place in between. Argh!!! I’m very grateful that we have the…

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One Pot Green Lentils and Quinoa (Pressure Cooker)

It was just me and the kids the other night and I needed a quick dinner. I used to just rely on leftovers or a makeshift meal of some sort when Scott was gone for dinner but now that the kids are getting bigger, eating a lot more, and we need leftovers for lunch the…

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Middle Eastern Chickpea Stew

Legumes (including beans, peas, and lentils) are essential components of a balanced plant-based whole foods diet, but we often get stuck in a rut eating the same common varieties over and over. Did you know there are thousands of legume varieties? Most likely you’ve only tried a handful. We currently have 15 different varieties of…

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British Style Breakfast Beans

I just had one child in school last year but, still, the weekday morning rush and last minute discussions about what to have for breakfast created unnecessary stress. Going into this school year knowing I’d have two kiddos to get ready and one who is NOT a morning person, I decided to plan out our…

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Broiled Tofu with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce

One of the great things about tofu is that it is so versatile and will take on the flavor of whatever you are cooking it with / in. It also comes in a variety of textures ranging from silken to super firm that can be used in recipes ranging from desserts, smoothies, and creamy sauces…

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Kale Salad Pizza

There’s a funny story behind this recipe. In late summer, my good friend Gina sent me this link to a blog post announcing a recipe contest sponsored by Engine 2 Foods. The instructions were to create an original recipe using one or more products from the Engine 2 food line. As a lover of creating…

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Lentil and Butternut Squash Meatless Loaf

I remember a few dishes my mom made when we were growing up and Dr. Brown’s meatloaf is one of them. She passed the recipe down to me but I’ve never gotten around to adapting it to fit our plant-based lifestyle. While this meatless version doesn’t much resemble Dr. Brown’s, it’s just as comforting and…

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