The Best Vegan Mac ‘N Cheese

This lusciously creamy and rich vegan Mac 'N Cheese is perfect for a cold winter night as an entree or side dish.  It has an easy one-minute dairy-free cheese sauce that is made in your blender with pantry ingredients you likely have on hand.  This is truly a simple recipe that you can get on

The Best Vegan Mac ‘N Cheese2020-01-28T22:02:13-05:00

Mushroom-Walnut Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

These Mushroom-Walnut Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa are made with a homemade plant-based taco meat that is so similar to the real deal in terms of texture, smell, taste and even how it looks.  The vegan taco meat is stuffed in gluten-free tortillas and then topped with a refreshing and slightly sweet mango avocado salsa!

Mushroom-Walnut Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa2020-01-27T22:42:13-05:00

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Quinoa in the Instant Pot

Today I'm sharing how to make perfectly cooked quinoa in the Instant Pot!  Once you try this easy hands-off method you will be hooked!  It produces light, fluffy quinoa every single time with no burnt spots, excess water or soggy quinoa.   A couple years ago I shared my fool-proof method for stove-top quinoa.  It is

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Quinoa in the Instant Pot2020-01-27T22:38:07-05:00

Creamy Black Bean and Roasted Sweet Potato Tostadas

These plant-based Creamy Black Bean and Roasted Sweet Potato Tostadas have it all: a salty, crunchy gluten free flour tortilla topped with creamy refried black beans, crispy seasoned roasted sweet potatoes, crunchy and flavorful red cabbage slaw, cool and creamy avocado, fresh cilantro, green onions and zesty lime juice.  Altogether this wholesome vegan dish is

Creamy Black Bean and Roasted Sweet Potato Tostadas2020-01-16T12:26:42-05:00

Vegan Thai Curry Coconut Soup with Zoodles (grain-free + paleo)

This one-pot Vegan Thai Curry Coconut Soup with Zoodles is such a delicious, healthy and quick option to have for the upcoming change in season. The red curry paste and fresh ginger add the perfect amount of heat and flavor while the creamy coconut milk smooths everything out! I've added in mushrooms, spiralized red pepper

Vegan Thai Curry Coconut Soup with Zoodles (grain-free + paleo)2019-12-11T21:31:59-05:00

Crispy Quinoa and California Avocado Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

I'm not sure where to start when describing why I love this salad so much. Let's start with the creamy strawberry dressing.  It is addictive to the point that my two daughters were eating it plain like soup. First they were dipping California Avocado slices in it and next thing I know they were spooning it

Crispy Quinoa and California Avocado Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette2019-12-27T10:32:38-05:00

California Avocado Kale Salad with Cashew Ranch Dressing and Crispy Chickpea Croutons (vegan)

This entirely plant-based recipe makes for a stunning and filling entree salad.  It is savory, satisfying and easy to pull together.  I kept the process simple and streamlined.  I'll be making it all spring and summer long!  In addition to tasting absolutely delicious this salad is super healthy.  I set out to make an authentic but nutritious ranch

California Avocado Kale Salad with Cashew Ranch Dressing and Crispy Chickpea Croutons (vegan)2019-05-17T06:52:59-04:00

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

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers2019-09-05T11:32:38-04:00

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

Spiralized Radish and Arugula Salad with Quinoa, Hemp Seeds and Pepita Seeds2019-05-17T06:52:38-04:00

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

Roasted Veggies & Crispy Chickpeas over Quinoa with Garlic Maple Tahini Drizzle2019-05-17T06:52:36-04:00

Quick & Easy One-Pot Curried Quinoa & Chickpeas

Quick & Easy One-Pot Curried Quinoa & Chickpeas This recipe for one-pot curried quinoa is perfect for when you need a fast nutritious meal.  It comes together in less than 10 minutes using simple and easy to find ingredients!   Here are the features of this dish that make it one of my go-to weekly

Quick & Easy One-Pot Curried Quinoa & Chickpeas2019-10-29T10:33:37-04:00

Holiday Appetizer: Hot Pepper Socca Flatbread (Nacho-Style)

Thank you Rio Luna Organic Peppers for sponsoring this post. Rio Luna Organic Peppers are certified organic, non-GMO, fat free, cholesterol free, low calorie and Kosher. For flavorful and spicy recipe ideas follow Rio Luna on Facebook and Instagram. This epic holiday or game-day flatbread is gluten-free and entirely plant-based.  It is sort of like an open-faced

Holiday Appetizer: Hot Pepper Socca Flatbread (Nacho-Style)2019-05-17T06:52:15-04:00

Plant Powered Fall Quinoa and Arugula Salad with Apples and Figs

This fall season is already rushing by for us.  Soup season is in full swing and I love to pair my lighter soups with hearty plant-based salads like this one.  It all starts with fresh delicate spicy baby arugula which is always elegant and delicious as a salad base.  I then load up my bed of

Plant Powered Fall Quinoa and Arugula Salad with Apples and Figs2019-05-17T06:52:09-04:00