Stuffed Zucchini with Maple Carrots

I am a big fan of meals that are mostly vegetables. Since veggies are high in fiber and water content, they can be very filling. Also, it’s acceptable to eat LOTS of them because they are guilt-free. This stuffed zucchini is a perfect example of a high-veggie content dish. And it’s healthy, it’s roasted, it’s…

Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri

This is an example of an instance when I don’t think it’s really necessary to call these slices of a cauliflower head “steaks,” but honestly, I couldn’t figure out what to call them instead. They are filling and hearty, a little charred on the outside, flavored with a marinade, and rubbed with spices – sounds…

Mash Up Dinner

Today was a hot day full of outdoor activities and not enough water. I came home after hours of being in the hot sun and felt sunburned and dehydrated. And famished! I was craving an easy dinner full of vegetables to help quench my thirst and replenish my body of the energy and nutrients I…

Vegetable Quiche

Breakfast and brunch can be tricky to a new vegan. Besides select cereals and toast, there doesn’t seem like a lot of vegan options at first glance. Especially if you go out to a non-vegan restaurant, it might feel like you can only get the half of grapefruit and a plain toasted bagel (I’ve done…

Stuffed Shells

This stuffed shells recipe was one of the first meals I made when I decided to transition from vegetarian to vegan. At that point, the idea of giving up cheese seemed very daunting to me. Also, I hadn’t really felt the need to be super creative with tofu or other plant-based proteins yet. After trying…

Herb Cauliflower Rice

Moms are the best. For so many reasons. And especially when they give you recipe tips that you can use on your blog. 😉Mom pointed me towards this perfect bag of frozen cauliflower rice that is available in the grocery store, already flavored beautifully, quick to whip up in a skillet or microwave, and not…

Freezer Friendly Calzones

I’m always looking for delicious and easy freezer meals. There are so many nights that we want to eat a healthy and inexpensive meal, but just don’t have the time to start from scratch. Usually, we end up eating takeout.  Dinners that can be cooked from frozen are absolutely ideal in those situations, because you…

Review: Urban Vegan Kitchen

What a midweek treat! Our trip to Urban Vegan Kitchen (UVK) was lively, delicious, surprising, and fun. Highlights include: Buffalo Wings, Chick’un and Waffles, and the Mississippi Mud Pie.  It was a spontaneous decision to meet hubby for dinner. Earlier that day I met up with a friend at a coffee shop, and on my…

Rice and Beans with Tostones

Two of my three college roommates are from Puerto Rico, and the third is from the Dominican Republic. I was absolutely spoiled by the delicious food they made for our “family dinners” and potluck parties. Rice and beans were always a staple, of course, as were tostones and mangĂș. Our college apartment had a signature…

Israeli Couscous with White Beans and Veggies

Sometimes simple meals are the best. You know the kind – they’re the meals you make out of a random assortment of ingredients gathered from your fridge and pantry. I recently bought some gorgeous Israeli Couscous Mix from Trader Joe’s and was dying to try it out, especially since we grow so tired of the rotation of the…