Mac N Cheese with Broccolini

It seems like many new vegans find themselves on the hunt for the perfect dairy-free mac-n-cheese recipe. Mac-n-cheese is one of those dishes you might really miss in the beginning of your journey, especially if you haven’t been exposed to a good vegan version yet. But, I’m happy to report that yummy vegan mac-n-cheese recipes…

Portobellos with Power Pesto

Portobello mushrooms are like a vegan/vegetarian’s DREAM. Besides being velvety delicious, portobellos are super filling and very high in protein. Restaurants commonly use portobellos as a meat-free alternative to burgers, and I’ve seen fellow vegan bloggers grill them as an alternative to steak. I’ll have to try that sometime. Tonight I was in the mood…

Tofu Kebabs and Corn with Basil Butter

Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summertime as made apparent by the crazy traffic heading down to the Jersey Shore from New York City, the (sometimes) warm temperatures, the three-day weekend, and most importantly…the BBQs! My family typically gathers together at my parents’ home for the long weekend. They live close to the…

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Veggie. Burgers. Two words that bring to mind summertime, barbecues, and maybe THE most broadly accepted form of meatless eating. Every restaurant seems to carry a veggie burger on their menu, even if it is their only vegetarian option, and there are so many varieties and brands of veggie burgers in grocery stores now that…

Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

Ladies and gentleman, lett-uce not forget to nourish ourselves with nutritious plant-based foods, including this beautiful fresh lettuce and our delicious friends, teriyaki and tempeh. It’s the time of year to enjoy fresh lettuce, as the nights are still cool but the days have a higher sun and some warmer temperatures (…sometimes). Lettuce is thriving,…

Slow Cooker Bean Chili

Sometimes hubby and I have busy weeks, full of after hours work responsibilities and/or social plans. Many times our schedules oppose each others’ and there are weeks that we don’t eat dinner together at all. Those weeks can easily mean back-to-back takeout or fast food for dinner, but due to the costs of those options…

Strawberry Kiwi Crepes

I’ve been to Paris a few times, and one of them was with my dearest cousins for the Paris Marathon. I was finishing my Master’s Degree in Manchester, UK and and was planning to solo-travel to a few European cities for a spring break trip. When I found out my cousin would be running in…

Banana Muffins

Brown bananas are a weekly output in our apartment. For whatever reason, we never manage to buy the bunches at the peak ripeness so that we can eat them all week long. Either they are too green and you can’t eat them right away, or they are too yellow and turn brown at too fast…

Breaded Tofu and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Comfort food – not normally what comes to mind of when you think “vegan”. But this meal sure was comforting for both my mind and my tummy. All the elements of a good comfort meal were present: creamy mashed potatoes, gravy, slow roasted veggies, and breaded and fried tofu? Okay, maybe tofu is not what you…

Scrambled Tofu Breakfast

What’s better than breakfast for dinner? It’s can be so nice to break up the monotony of the week with the excitement of something unexpected for dinner. Breakfast for dinner signifies an informality of sorts, as if we are getting away with something naughty. As a kid, whenever Mom was out at dinnertime, Dad made…