Meatless Monday- Pesto and Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

Summer is paradoxically the worst season for me to cook. You’d think that the abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs would prove to be inspiring, but seriously, y’all. It’s too flipping hot. I exist on cereal, smoothies, and home-rolled avocado sushi with the occasional salad or PB&J sandwich thrown in. Nothing real exciting there- I ...… Continue reading

Meatless Monday- Comforting Basil Gnocci Soup Recipe

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I've been on a real soup tear recently- I've had the worst case of walking pneumonia that knocked me out for three solid weeks. So soup has been on my mind much more than usual. A comforting vegetarian chicken-style soup seemed like the best possible idea once I recovered enough to cook a little. I ...… Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Pasta e Fagoli Recipe- Vegan with a Gluten Free Option

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I love a good, hearty soup in the winter. I like something filling but not fatty, and packed with veggies, which is especially lovely after the over-indulgences of the holidays. I was in the mood for a get-me-back-on-track meal and this soup really fit the bill. It's also pretty simple to cook and comes together ...… Continue reading

Meatless Monday- Peanut Noodles with Broccoli Recipe- Vegan With a Gluten-Free Option

I'm looking for an easy meal to make in the days coming up to Christmas. Something comforting and full of flavor. And I also really want to use the PB2 I bought- I've been looking for a lower fat alternative to peanut butter for ages but I've never found anything that delivers the flavor without ...… Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Mexican Rice Soup- Vegan and Gluten Free!

Whole grains, wholesome beans, and roasted tomatoes pack a nutritional wallop in what has become one of my favorite soups to serve. A real departure from the typical bean dishes I make, Mexican Rice Soup is perfect for chilly winter nights, paired with some soft bread or corn chips and salsa. And let's get real, ...… Continue reading

Meatless Monday- Black Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

Black Cherry Clafoutis Recipe, Meatless Monday

Funny name, perfect pre-Thanksgiving brunch Thanksgiving is coming, y'all. It is *right here*. And in all the planning and cooking and scrambling around we do to get ready for the main meal, I find it a challenge to make sure we have something light and easy to eat for breakfast or brunch. I also want it ...… Continue reading

Crockpot Beer Chili Recipe – Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday, Crockpot Beer Chili

Cold weather and crockpots are locked together in my mind like peanut butter and jelly or Bert and Ernie. Here in Birmingham we're due for our first actual frost of the season, so naturally I want to whip out the crockpot and get busy. Plus it's Halloween and my hubby Shannon has spent the entire ...… Continue reading

Announcing Meatless Mondays, with the help of a new contributing blogger!

I've been watching the Meatless Monday movement for some time- I love their environmentally friendly message, and their push to get more fresh fruits and vegetables in front of families everywhere. Never heard of them? Check them out!   They have free resources, tips, and recipes for meatless meals you and your family will love! Meatless Mondays are ...… Continue reading

Vegan Fishless Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Broccoli Slaw Recipe

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I spent a gloriously beautiful morning biking around Birmingham with my husband, riding our bikes from our home in Avondale over to and through the amazing Railroad Park and catching the tail end of the Cycliad bike race. It was absolutely sunny and warm and perfect, and as we rode home through the Lakeview District ...… Continue reading