• FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Oat + Fruit Bowl

    I love breakfast foods like waffles and omelets. But most days call for something quicker, and we’ve all seen the unfortunate “fast” breakfast options out there. When prepping for my wedding back in 2016, I tried to find a daily breakfast recipe that was fast, healthy, and kept my hunger at bay until lunch. Keeping me full was a big requirement because I’m basically a child and cannot function when hungry. After looking at a bunch of different recipes, I came up with this oat + fruit bowl that I ate most mornings. Not only did it curb mid-morning snacking and help me lean up a bit, but it kept…

  • FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGETARIAN

    THE BEST Vegetarian Tikka Masala

    So here’s the thing. I have another post that features a recipe for Vegan Tofu Tikka Masala, but I had to share this non-vegan, just vegetarian recipe for a couple of reasons… It’s the closest I’ve ever gotten to making masala that tastes like my favorite restaurant – Bombay House in Salt Lake. It is truly the best vegetarian tikka masala I’ve ever made myself. I served it at a family get-together last weekend and had two requests for the recipe. Those requests came from non-vegetarian family members. Crockpot meals are amazing when you are cooking for lots of people. I am totally that person who is still cooking when…

  • FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Sweet Potato Taco Filling

    There’s nothing quite like Taco Tuesday that tempts me to eat meat. Why? Because most restaurants’ vegetarian option is for tacos is bland ol’ rice and beans that is an option by default of availability. Because plant-based diets are becoming more common, I’m slowly seeing more options like jackfruit, tofu, and tempeh around town. Sadly, when cooking for yourself, tofu and tempeh run the risk of turning out just as bland as rice and beans. And jackfruit? Delicious, but harder to come buy and a real workout to prepare if you don’t buy it already shredded. This is where the sweet potatoes come in. They’re easy to find, easy to…

  • FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Vegan Tofu Veggie Masala

    My dreams are made of Indian takeout, for real. For instance, veggie masala with garlic naan and a rose lassi is a meal I could eat every weekend. As far as restaurants go, my favorite places are… Bombay House in Salt Lake City, UT Tandoori Oven in Logan, UT And, to get international on y’all… Sherpa Restaurant in Amsterdam But for days when you can’t go out – or across the world – this recipe should do.

  • FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGAN

    Vegan Tortilla Soup

    On my quest to find plant-based meals for regular Joe’s, this is one of my absolute favorite finds. It hits all of my requirements for something I’ll make over and over again… The ingredients are cheap, easy to find, and ones that I usually have on hand It makes great leftovers and travels well It’s fast! A warm, delicious, filling meal is only 30 minutes away Even though there’s not too much to this simple recipe, I will say my chopper is a lifesaver for any recipe with diced red onion. Mine is the one found here on the Pampered Chef website. There’s also a Cuisinart Model that looks pretty…