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 ...

Stovetop Pizza! No Baking Required!

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I love a meal that can be made in just one or two steps, that dirties a minimum of dishes, and that everyone in the family will LOVE. I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to cheat on my meal prep; something that will take something I know is good and make ...

Breakfast for Dinner – Pumpkin French Toast Casserole with Raspberry Syrup

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Sometimes the best dinner isn't dinner at all. It's breakfast. We have a long tradition at my house of breaking out the waffle iron, or the blender for smoothies, or throwing together a tofu scramble instead of something a little more traditionally dinner-like. Breakfast foods are the best foods, and as breakfast food enthusiasts none ...

Vegan Mushroom-Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Peanuts and Cilantro Recipe

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I have a real love of lettuce wraps, especially in the summer. Heaping a tasty pile of yum into a cool, crisp lettuce leaf and enjoying that crunch and the flavor, it's just the best thing ever. And it's incredibly easy to make a very flavorful, healthy version at home and enjoy it any time ...

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 ...

Homemade Vegetarian Sushi – Vegan, Easy, and Fun

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I know so many people who think sushi is hard, or that it can only be done by trained professionals, or that it takes lots of fancy, hard-to-find, expensive ingredients. Well, that's *so* not true! Sushi is actually such a very simple, budget-friendly, and incredibly versatile meal that it's well-worth taking the time to experiment ...

Barley and Lentil Casserole- Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Budget Friendly!

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It's the Monday before payday. I spent the weekend hopping around to different outdoor markets, riding my bike, attending family cookouts, and gardening. I haven't been grocery shopping and I don't want to go before we get paid. So what I have in my pantry is gonna have to get the job done, period. I'm ...

Kale-Mushroom Pasta Recipe- Vegan with a gluten free option

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Spring has sprung- everywhere I look I see little budding, leafy, beautiful baby plants popping out and making their presence known. Spring is gardening season for me, and it means I have yummy yummy produce waiting for me FINALLY in my little raised garden bed. It makes me hungry for produce, and lots of it! ...

Perfect Bar Review- a Fresh Protein Bar with no Preservatives

I was given the opportunity to try out the Perfect Bar- it's a new protein bar that is so fresh it has to be refrigerated! I was really eager to give them a shot, so when they arrived in their box, still cold thanks to the packaging and ice pack that they shipped it with, ...

Black Bean and Spinach Tostadas- vegan and gluten free!

This is a very simple recipe, something easy to throw together on a busy weeknight, but you can also dress it up as much as you please with grilled or sautéed vegetables if you have the time and the inclination. I didn't want to fuss too much, so I bypassed the squash, zucchini, eggplant, onions, ...