Loaded Baked Potatoes

Confession: I have absolutely ZERO patience and therefore I may never make jacket (baked) potatoes again, especially not at 7:30pm on a weeknight, that’s for sure. I put these babies in the oven at 7:05pm and they weren’t even close to done at 8:15pm, so needless to say, I was frustrated and HANGRY. But, they…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Apples

This meal is SO fall. Roasted Brussel sprouts with apple, red onion, walnuts, fake bacon bits, balsamic….need I say more?! The flavors all blend together so sweetly as the sprouts, onions, and apples all brown and caramelize in the oven. A splash of balsamic vinegar complements the sweet, roasted veggies and brings it all together…

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

It’s starting to feel like Autumn, so it’s time for those cozy comfy meals that we all know and love. Tonight I tried mac and cheese using butternut squash and it was absolutely scrumptious! Top that with some crispy fake bacon, “fak’n”, add in some green peas and baby spinach, and you’ve got yourself heaven on…

Rice Noodles with Bok Choy

I’m a big noodle fan. Udon, soba, ramen, rice… I don’t discriminate! There is something comforting in the slurping action, and yet, it’s like a friendly challenge to get the slippery noodles in your mouth. I like a food that makes you work for it a little bit – it builds anticipation and adds a…

Pasta and Eggplant

The easiest dinner in the world, in my humble opinion, is pasta. There’s a reason it’s one of the first things we learn to make as young adults and college students. In our home, we mix in vegetables with our pasta, basically using whatever we have on hand to add variety to a weekly staple….

Kale Chips

Kale chips are a perfect snack food for those of us trying to cut back on processed foods or high-calorie snacks. They only take fifteen minutes, five minutes prep and ten minutes in the oven, and a little olive oil and salt. It’s simple to whip these up in a flash when you have a…

Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Salad

If you want to eat healthy, this dinner should be your new weekly go-to. Every clean-eating, detoxing, gluten-free dieting, and calorie-cutting eater out there should add this recipe to their repertoire! It’s simple, delicious, low-carb, high-protein, and full of fresh veggies. Dressed with the classic combination of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice, the…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie? Warm, ooey, gooey, and so comforting. It makes me feel like a kid again! These vegan chocolate chip cookies are based on a recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie using only basic household ingredients – perfect for when you get a random urge to bake on a cold, rainy…

BBQ Jackfruit with Carrots and Corn Muffins

Jack fruit is kind of a vegan wonder food. It comes in a can, and when drained and shredded it resembles the texture of pulled pork, making it absolutely perfect for barbecue sauce! Make sure to buy the green jack fruit in water (not oil or brine) to get the right taste. This meal only…

Twice Cooked Risotto and Pesto Peas

Sometimes the best things are the things you make up as you go along. And some things photograph poorly but are actually delicious. This is one of those things. We had planned to have a “date night in” with dinner and a movie, and I wanted to make something different and special for the hubster….