Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

  You guys! If you have been following along on my Instagram stories then you know I have been so excited to share this recipe with you!  After testing the recipe four times I feel these veggie burgers could not be any more perfect.  The ingredients are simple and nutritious.  The process to make them is easy.  The result is full of flavor and the perfect crispy-on-the-outside, firm-yet-tender-on-the-inside texture that you want in a veggie burger.  Dare I say these are veggie burger perfection?  I do.  I really do.   I kept these veggie burgers 100% vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and

Spiralized Radish and Arugula Salad with Quinoa, Hemp Seeds and Pepita Seeds

This has been my go-to salad of the moment for a couple of reasons: It is is light and yet satisfying and filling from the plant-based protein (quinoa, hemp seeds and pepita seeds).  It is nutritious and perfect for tiding me over when I'm hungry but need to prepare dinner.  It also makes a nice light lunch. It is super easy to pull together requiring only six ingredients and an easy vinaigrette that you can simply shake or whisk together.   It is full of interesting texture from the chewy, fluffy quinoa, crunchy pepita seeds, crispy spiralized radishes and delicate baby arugula

Vegan Chickpea Bolognese Pasta

Thank you Modern Table for sponsoring this post. This delicious, complete protein pasta is made from just three plant-based ingredients -- eat clean with Modern Table pasta today! Bolognese sauces are thick, chunky and full of satisfying flavor.  They are perfect for these colder winter months when you are craving something hearty and comforting.  This recipe has all the authentic flavors of a classic bolognese sauce but is made vegan with chickpeas instead of ground meat.  I pulsed the chickpeas in my mini food processor to give it a ground meat-like texture and it works wonderfully. I served this high-protein

Roasted Veggies & Crispy Chickpeas over Quinoa with Garlic Maple Tahini Drizzle

I have talked about meal planning and bulk meal prep on the blog before (here).  Today, I wanted to bring the concept to life in one of my go-to recipes that can be 100% made ahead of time and enjoyed for dinner with enough leftovers for lunch.  It is that perfect make-you-feel-light-and-yet-full meal.  These colorful and flavorful bowls offer plant-based protein from the quinoa, chickpeas and tahini sauce.  The starchy sweet potatoes help make it even more filling. Roasting vegetables is one of my favorite ways to reach my daily intake.  This recipe really emphasizes a variety of colorful vegetables of different textures to

No-Bake, Instant Sunflower Energy Balls (Vegan + Gluten-Free + Nut-Free)

My favorite mid-morning or pre-workout snack is definitely energy balls!  They only require six ingredients, are quick and easy to make, provide nutrients and energy and are totally portable.  This makes them great for busy on-the-go days.  My kids often help me make a batch and they love that the energy balls are ready to enjoy right away.  I also love to keep extras in my freezer or fridge and grab one or two on my way out the door.  They've got all the nutrients you need in a snack and they taste like dessert.  They provide whole grains for energy, plant-based protein for endurance

Quick & Easy One-Pot Curried Quinoa & Chickpeas

This is the perfect recipe for when you need a fast nutritious meal.  It comes together in less than 10 minutes.  Here are the features of this dish that make it one of my go-to weekly meals: One-Pot! Enough said, right?  This means the process is super simple and clean up will be a total breeze. Minimal chopping. The only thing you will need a knife for is to chop up the parsley, cilantro and green onion.  This makes this dish super quick to pull together.  And no crazy kitchen tools needed. Serve hot, warm or cold. This means you can enjoy

Top 10 Recipes of 2018!

As the year comes to an end, I am always curious to look back and see which recipes were my most popular.  I can see the website traffic for each blog post regardless of when it was originally posted.  It is always so interesting to me to see what people are loving on my site.  It reminds me how important it is to check in with you all on what you are wanting/needing in terms of recipes. So, with that, please feel free to comment at the very bottom of this post below, message me privately on any of my social

One-Skillet Baked Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

This one-skillet dish is perfect for an easy and comforting weeknight meal.  It is light and cozy all at once.  Start by sautéing butternut squash cubes in your skillet until tender.  Then, add the sauce which is made creamy from butternut squash puree, pasta water and olive oil.  Bold flavor comes from shallot, garlic, sage, maple syrup, chives, parsley, salt and pepper.  You can add red pepper flakes or chili-flavored oil for some heat if you would like.  I snuck in some extra greens by adding fresh baby arugula which cooks down and is almost undetectable. You can use any type

How to Build a Chocolate Dessert Board (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

This chocolate dessert board is the answer to all your entertaining needs.  It doesn't require any cooking, which is a relief this busy holiday season.  The beauty of a dessert board is it is both an impressive work of art and a short-cut all at once.  It is a great way to use up nuts, seeds, dried fruit, fresh fruit, cookies and chocolate.  This "recipe" is incredibly flexible and you can customize the board to your liking based on what you have on hand or at your local store.  I like to go for a variety of colors, shapes, textures

Gingerbread Steamer

This holiday season, while you are busy baking (and eating) all the holiday cookies, consider this beverage as your official cookie companion.  With a sweet and delicately spicy gingerbread flavor, it is sure to keep you in the holiday spirit whether you are baking it up in your kitchen or chatting it up at a cookie exchange party.  Either way, it is the perfect cozy homemade drink to warm you up during these cold winter months. I kept this recipe super simple and combined everything on the soup setting of my high-speed blender.  This creates both warmth and froth for the

Creamy Vegan Oatmeal

This is my go-to simple recipe for ultra-creamy oatmeal.  I'm typically a morning smoothie girl but in these colder winter months I sometimes take a break from my smoothie routine and opt for a steamy bowl of oatmeal.  It is filling, decadent, energizing and quick to make.  Today I'm sharing my three easy cooking methods I use to make the creamiest oatmeal. The secret to luxuriously creamy oatmeal is to cook it with more liquid and stir often.  I used to go with a 1:2 ratio of oats to liquid.  But I find if I increase the ratio slightly and stir often

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