Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Excited for New Years Eve? Attending or hosting a party? Serve this spinach and artichoke dip and no one will even know it’s vegan! It’s the perfect time to whip out this beloved, creamy party food. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year. 🙂 I love party food because…

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parm is one of my all-time favorites meals. My aunts and mom all make amazing versions of this iconic Italian-American dish, so there’s a lot to live up to. I’m  very proud of my vegan attempt – it was absolutely delicious, even without the eggs and cheese! Nutritional yeast takes the place of Parmesan…

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

This might be the PERFECT slow cooker lentil soup recipe. I kid you not. It is so rich and flavorful, and so simple to make. I bought the “Greens for Soup” from the grocery store (Celery, Carrots, Leeks, Onions, Turnips & Parsnips) – this is a super great tip if you don’t mind spending $1-2…

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffing doesn’t get enough love throughout the year. It is so delicious, it really shouldn’t just be a holiday food like it is for most people. Stovetop Savory Herb stuffing is vegan and so quick to make, and it’s such an easy filling for lots of vegetables, and especially these roasted beefsteak tomatoes. I fancied…

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Baking Christmas cookies is such a lovely tradition for so many people. It’s as if it’s not really Christmas if you don’t bake a batch of cookies for someone you love, or at least for the big guy in the red suit! Whether it’s a cookie exchange, a potluck office party, a hostess gift, or…

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes (or Dauphinoise potatoes in England) is my husband’s favorite dish. He said he’s only had it a couple of times but it’s the dish that brings about the most distinct and enjoyable memories for him. I’ve never made it before because I was intimidated by the creaminess and didn’t think I could make…

Sausage and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is such a great dinner option for our family because it is the perfect size for two, it doesn’t take forever in the oven, and it’s got a nice, distinct flavor that both hubby and I love. Sometimes I just quarter or slice the squash, roast it with dried rosemary, and serve it…

Funfetti Cake

What’s a Saturday without a little FUN? Growing up, funfetti cake was a cake that I always helped bake because it was a recipe in my “cookbook for kids”. It featured easy recipes that kids could help make with their parents. This cake became a favorite in our household, especially on birthdays and special occasions….

Slow Cooker Hearty Pasta and Bean Stew

For me the slow cooker is always an experiment. I put a bunch of things in, turn it on for a few hours, and I never quite know what I’m going to get. This time I tried to make my mom’s minestrone soup, but I think the macaroni I used was too big or I…

Quinoa Tabbouleh

I love tabbouleh. Whenever I order falafel, I always order a side of tabbouleh because it is so refreshing and bright with flavor. The combination of all the fresh herbs with the citrus dressing give it so much fresh aroma and bursting flavor. Whenever I feel like I need a health boost, I make myself…