beans and pulses, vegan recipes

Chickpea Falafel

I love chickpeas, they are so versatile, from hummus to delicious falafel. This recipe is quite simple and a quick and healthy meal in just minutes.  This mixture is also great for making vegan hamburger patties and sliders too. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients:  2 cups chickpeas (canned or cooked from dry beans) 1/3 cup water… Continue reading Chickpea Falafel

Money Saving Tips

25 Green Living Tips To Save You Money

A few months ago I watched a documentary called Chasing Coral on Netflix. I had never really thought about the plastic pollution problem, and it made me realize that the things I spend money on, especially grocery shopping, was in  my control. The next day I went through my entire kitchen puling out everything that… Continue reading 25 Green Living Tips To Save You Money

baking, breakfast recipes

Scratch Biscuits

Being on this budget meal plan has taught me even more how grateful I am for everything....using what you have....taking care of what you own, and saving for a brighter future. So as I dream of a homestead of my own, I can start in my apartment making these delicious biscuits from scratch and loving… Continue reading Scratch Biscuits

beans and pulses, vegan recipes

Easy Pinto Bean and Rice Burritos with Cilantro

This meal is a new go to.... it's fresh, so easy, and great for taking to work for a quick lunch. These burritos are packed with flavor! The fresh cilantro is so yummy in this, and don't forget your hot sauce! Yield: 4 burritos Ingredients: 2 cups cook rice 4 tortillas 2 cups cooked or… Continue reading Easy Pinto Bean and Rice Burritos with Cilantro

slow cooker, soups and stews, vegan recipes

Vegan Split Pea Soup with Carrots

Split peas are a great pantry staple, and packed with good protein and vitamins. This soup is creamy and so delicious, and so easy with less than 10 ingredients and minimal prep time. This slow cooker method will have your meal ready when you come home from being out all day to a warm comforting… Continue reading Vegan Split Pea Soup with Carrots

breakfast recipes

Simple Oatmeal with Cinnamon

Every morning is a good morning for oatmeal. Rolled oats are a great budget food option to keep in your pantry. You can make so much with them from cookies, to milk, sweet or savory oatmeal, and more! This recipe is the bare bones basic oatmeal recipe so feel free to add additional toppings like… Continue reading Simple Oatmeal with Cinnamon

Money Saving Tips

My Top 15 Grocery Saving Money Tips

Good afternoon everyone.  I have always been a frugal girl ever since I can remember, so  I'm going to start posting more money tips on this blog. Starting with my best grocery store tips! Below I have listed my top 15 tips that will save you time and money! Grocery shopping is one thing in… Continue reading My Top 15 Grocery Saving Money Tips

Meal Planning

$20 Challenge Budget Vegan Meal Plan for 1 Week

Grocery shopping as a vegan isn't expensive, and eating whole unprocessed foods is so much better for you. Below I have listed out what I bought for the week and meals to go with it.No smart phone apps or coupons were used in this trip, just the basics, a little savvy, and a stocked pantry… Continue reading $20 Challenge Budget Vegan Meal Plan for 1 Week

drinks, fruit, raw vegan recipes

Chocolate Banana Smoothie with Cinnamon

Good morning lovelies! My latest favorite smoothie is chocolate, and dessert for breakfast is always a good idea!  Smooth, creamy, rich, and healthy too.  I also like to add spinach and some chia seeds to this smoothie. Grab your blender and let's get started. Yield: 1 smoothie Ingredients:  3 bananas 3 dates 1 cup nut… Continue reading Chocolate Banana Smoothie with Cinnamon


Oat Milk

I love making my own non-dairy milks. Making your own milk at home is so much cheaper than buying at the store. You can make this recipe for literally pennies versus the $3+ to buy a quart at the supermarket. Grab your oats and let's get started! I use to soak my oats before blending,… Continue reading Oat Milk