Easy Taco Salad

Taco Salad — all the same goods, deconstructed! Just a different way to eat one our favorites, and one that is so easy to assemble. It took me 10 minutes to make dinner, which for some reason is a quality I still appreciate even though we have all the time in the world these days…

Creamy Black Bean Dip

I know I used my avocado bowl, not for avocado or for guacamole, but for creamy black bean dip! And I did not regret it. It’s the perfect easy dip for a party, that no one will even realize is vegan! It tastes great paired with a spicy corn salsa and obviously the obligatory tortilla…

Vegan Enchiladas

For this meal, I basically went to Trader Joe’s and was inspired by their vegan offerings, out of which this enchiladas recipe was born! They have an awesome vegan enchilada sauce and a vegan cheese blend that was perfect for this purpose. I also used their beef-less ground beef, some fresh veggies, black beans, and…

Quinoa Bowl with Corn Salsa

I love a big bowl of goodness. I especially love when that goodness includes beans and salsa. There’s never a bad time for rice, beans, and salsa. This healthy bowl uses quinoa instead of rice to amp up the protein, black beans, and a homemade corn salsa that is an easy and delicious way to…

Corn and Black Bean Empanadas

Okay, so I think I made something that’s a cross between an empanada and a hand pie. I chose not to fry them – I baked them instead in an effort to be semi-healthy. And as many vegans know, it’s hard to get golden brown pastry in the oven without using an egg wash. (If…

Vegan Nachos with Cheesy Sauce

Nachos for a party? Duh, of course! Nachos for dinner on a Wednesday? Why the heck not?!! I’m down for some ‘chos anytime! These babies are layered with so many delicious toppings: Spicy black bean crumble Sweet corn Red onion Jalape├▒os Avocado Salsa Vegan cheesy sauce (yep, you read that correctly) Hot sauce Scallion Cilantro…

Slow Cooker Black Bean Tortilla Soup

This is the winter of soups for me! I have been working on developing so many different soups that can be made in the slow cooker and ready as soon as we walk in the door for those cold winter nights . It feels like you can’t really call yourself a real cook until you’ve…

Easy Three Bean Chili

Slow Cooker to the rescue! That should be my new mantra.  I seriously love this amazing appliance. I love that the apartment smells wonderful when I get home from work, I love that I have a hot cooked meal on the table in just minutes, and I love that it’s a VERY easy clean up!…

Breakfast Burrito

There is something so wonderful about a burrito. It’s this pocket of goodness that’s bursting full of lots of different delicious components – hard to keep together in your hands but worth every drip down your sleeve! ­čśé Every individual part takes on a totally different experience when packed together inside in a tortilla.  This…

Dressed Up Rice and Beans

Let’s dress up the regular rice and beans dinner staple by switching up the rice for quinoa and adding lots of goodies to the beans, shall we?  Healthy, filling, easy, delicious. This one is going to be a new weekly staple for sure. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1…