• Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Quinoa Soup

    Soups are fantastic to make in the Winter time when you need to warm up from the inside out. The downfall of most vegetable soups is that they are mostly broth and don’t provide much energy. I like this recipe because it incorporates quinoa along with all your favorite veggies so that the consistency is more like a chili or stew than a soup. Quinoa is one of my favorite super grains because it has its own distinguishable flavor but still absorbs the flavors of the food it is cooked with. Feel free to experiment with this recipe and add/remove ingredients as you see fit! INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp olive oil  1 yellow onion …

  • Vegan

    Breakfast Burritos

    Ideal for meal prep, these breakfast burritos can make morning meals quick, easy and healthy. Packed with protein and  fresh veggies with just the right amount of carbs to get you through the day. You could easily add your own veggies, cheeses, and sauce to this recipe to make it your own. Feel free to build your burrito just like you would at Moe’s and you will be pleasantly surprised by your on-the-go meal as you are off to the races. Personally, I like to add mushrooms and a little hot sauce for an added kick.  INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup finely chopped onion 1 bell pepper, chopped…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Quinoa Burrito Bowls

    I don’t know about you, but I will take a burrito any way that I can get it. This recipe is designed for meal prep, thus there isn’t a carb loaded tortilla involved, but it is a great quick recipe that makes 5 meals in 20 minutes. So regardless if you are trying to loose weight or are a busy mom, this recipe can pound out a serious amount of food in a small amount of time… oh yeah, and its healthy too! 14g of protein in one serving.  INGREDIENTS 3 cups cooked quinoa 1 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed 1 cup corn fresh or frozen 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt Juice of 1…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Lemon Loaf

    A personal Starbucks favorite of mine is the Iced Lemon Loaf Bread and I just couldn’t live without it when I went Vegan. So I looked to the WWW for a solution to my lemon loaf woes and like always the internet provided this recipe, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is this a great replacement for my Sbux fave, I actually like it more. Its great with coffee at breakfast or as a dessert after a nice savory meal. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.  INGREDIENTS 2 cups of flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp…

  • No-Bake,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Cheesecake Bars

    As a vegan, hosting parties and potlucks aren’t always the easiest. You want to stick to your morals and provide vegan meals for everyone, but want to make sure that the food is delicious enough not to be. One way to thoroughly impress is with everyone’s favorite part of the meal– Dessert! This Raspberry Cheesecake Bar recipe is so delicious no one will ever guess that it is Vegan– and isn’t that the whole point! Plus look how pretty it is these a great for Gender Reveal parties as well as baby and wedding showers.  INGREDIENTS Crust: 1/2 cup pecans 3/4 cup oats 1 cup dates 1/2 tsp cinnamon Filling: 1 1/2 cups cashews,…

  • Menu,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Thanksgiving Menu

    Hosting Thanksgiving while eating Vegan can be quite the challenge. Your guests don’t know what to expect, and you certainly don’t want them to be disappointed. There may be some hesitation from your guests, so providing them with a menu (for the high maintenance meat eaters in your life) may settle their skepticism. And here, we are going to make it nice and easy to make sure to hit the Thanksgiving staples so they don’t feel like they are missing out. Another great way to enhance the cruelty-free effect, invite them to bring their pets to dinner as well, that way it’s fun for the whole family. Click in the…

  • Menu,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Mediterranean Fresh Foods

    Mediterranean foods are famous for being healthy and delicious. The majority contain a few ingredients all of which are packed with powerful nutrients and protein. While most famous for Gyro meats, these recipes are all vegetarian (and some vegan). The most common ingredients found in these recipes are parsley, chick peas (garbanzo beans), and tahini so make sure to stock up the next time you are at the store. For the full recipe, click on each option below and get your New Years of to a nice and healthy start.  Falafel Falafel is mostly chickpeas and parsley. It can be eaten alone, as a patty, or my personal favorite in…