• 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,  MISCELLANEOUS,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Use Those Herbs: Basil Lemonade

    Basil lemonade, lavender and rosemary ice cream, and rose lassi are all herb-infused treats that are way at the top of my list of favorite things. Maybe it’s because they are sweet and refreshing. More likely it’s because they all taste like what I wish soap tasted like. Either way, I love sweets with an herbaceous twist. If you come here from seeing any of my Herb Garden 2019 content, that’s great! I hope you will plant your own herb garden, big or small, so that you can make this recipe, and others, with your very own supply. To kick of my “Use Those Herbs” series of recipes I’ll start…

  • FOOD,  LISTS,  MISCELLANEOUS,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    3 Steps to Begin Cutting Out Animal Products

    Cutting out animal products has been a lengthy and slow journey that I am still on! I’ve never been a cold turkey person, I see success with sustainable baby steps. The following are three steps I have taken (and continue to take) to help me on my way. 1. Stop Buying Meat at the Grocery Store Don’t throw out the meat you have in the freezer or whatever – that’s wasteful – but just stop buying it and see what happens when you run out. Forcing yourself to think outside the chicken breast will be hard at first, but I promise you can figure it out. If this seems too…

  • FOOD,  MISCELLANEOUS,  SIDE,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Mom’s Homemade Breadsticks

    I love bread. I eat bread. Sometimes I dream about diving into a pool like Scrooge McDuck, but instead of gold coins, the pool is full of baguettes. So, for all of you out there who laugh in the face of carbs like me, I’ve got something great for you: my mom’s homemade breadsticks! The recipe yields amazing breadsticks that are soft, delicious, simple and easy to make vegan.

  • 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…

  • DESSERT,  FOOD,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Vegan Valentine’s Day Dessert

    This Valentine’s Day my sweetheart was out of town for work. So what did I do? I made myself a tiny chocolate cake! This little number is two small stacked cakes with whipped cream in between, frosted all over, and topped with raspberries. It’s basically all of my favorite foods in one cake. One of the best parts is that you can choose what size your cakes are and how many you get out of each batch by the size of cutter you choose. My cutter is 4″ so I just got one small finished cake, but the finished product was sizeable enough to be a dessert for two. Here…

  • 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,  LISTS,  MISCELLANEOUS,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    My Top 5 Vegetarian/Vegan Staples

    I haven’t bought meat at the grocery store for over a year. And for that time, if there were good vegetarian or vegan options at restaurants I always opted for those. For 2019 I have decided to cut out meat altogether except for the very occasional sushi roll or sandwich (by occasional I mean once a month or less). Baby steps my friends. Whether you are hoping to slowly phase out animal products like me, or you are just aiming to have a more balanced diet – here are 5 foods that have really helped me stick with it. Prairie Bread. All varieties free of eggs and dairy, one variety…