Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

I love smoothies. The combination of rich chocolate, sweet blueberries with a hint of cinnamon is so delicious! Grab your blender and try this one, you won’t regret it!  Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies Ingredients: 1 cup dairy-free chocolate milk 1 cup water 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 tsp. cinnamon…

Banana Ice Cream

If you want a fast sweet treat bananas are the perfect option! Frozen bananas lend the perfect consistency similar to real ice cream, without the extra fat and sugar. Add in any toppings you like and you’ve got the perfect dessert. I love to add in dark chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, strawberries, walnuts, cashews, and…

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Smoked Paprika

When I have a craving for fries, I love to make these simple and delicious wedges. I love the combination of smoked paprika and the sweetness of the potato. Serve with a simple sauce and see how fast these go! Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes 1 tsp. paprika salt and pepper Preparation: Pre…

Vegan Ranch Dressing

I love to make homemade dressings, its much cheaper than buying at the store, and you can customize them however you like. I love this one on spinach salads and raw veggies. Pictured I made a salad with shredded green cabbage, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery. This dressing is so delicious, I have to make…

Chickpea Burgers with Cilantro and Parsley

This dish is a light and healthy way to have your burger fix. The chickpeas have a great texture when blended and the fresh herbs really stand out in this dish. Serve with your favorite toppings on a roll, or as is with a salad and your favorite dressing. This mix is also great to…

Baked Portabella Mushrooms for Two

This simple recipe has less  than 10 ingredients and minimal prep time.  Mushrooms are a great meat substitute you can use in so many ways. This recipe is great as is, over wild rice, lentils, or even on top of a salad. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 portabella mushrooms 1 can dark red kidney beans…

Pineapple and Parsley Smoothie

This smoothie is so refreshing! The combination of fresh parsley and pineapple juice is so cleansing, and cool. This has become a new favorite of mine to make in the mornings. For quick smoothies I like to keep peeled frozen cucumber in the freezer along with bananas, and other fresh fruits to make smoothies a…

Spiralized Carrots, Walnuts, Apples, and Sesame Ginger Dressing

I live on meal prep. It saves me time during the week and makes packing my lunches up for work a breeze. This is an easy recipe perfect for a light meal with the sweet apples, the lovely crunch of the walnuts and carrots is a delight with the sesame ginger dressing. Tip: When spiralizing it…

Mixed Berry Salad with Spinach

This spinach salad is so light and the fresh berries make a great combination. Try it with my  sesame ginger dressing, recipe below. Yield: 2 salads Ingredients: 3 cups fresh spinach leaves 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries) 1/2 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cucumber 2 celery stalks 1 tbsp. sesame seeds For the…

Simple Three Bean Chili with Corn

I love making chili, it’s so simple, healthy, and easy on your budget. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, so you might have it all on hand.  Prepare this in the morning and by the time you get home, you’ll have a lovely dinner ready to go.This recipe is a basic vegetarian and vegan…

Summer Cucumber and Tomato Salad for Two

I love when tomatoes come in season, so sweet I can’t stop eating them! This refreshing salad is packed with flavor, simple ingredients, and minimal prep. Perfect for summer evenings to compliment any dish. Note: This salad is a great basic recipe, it’s also amazing with the addition of fresh herbs like mint, basil, or…

Slow Cooker Chili with Red Bell Pepper

I love this simple chili with hints of cumin and paprika.  Just a few minutes of prep, let it simmer all day, and when you get home you have a delicious meal. I like to serve this with warmed tortillas, over baked potatoes, or with a salad. This recipe is vegetarian and vegan, so feel free…

Cabbage Pancakes with Chili Mayonnaise

I love trying out new recipes, and I had these for the first time last year made by some dear friends. I’ve adapted my own recipe and wanted to share this delicious, quick, and simple recipe with you. Vegan note: Try a liquid egg substitute or flax egg, and a non-dairy mayonnaise for this recipe….

Refried Bean and Rice Burritos

On the weekends, I love to prep cook and plan some meals for the week. I was looking through my pantry and had some rice, a can of refried beans, and some green enchilada sauce, so I decided to make burritos. It’s an easy meal when your short on time, or tired from a busy…

Roasted Red Potatoes with Paprika

I love roasting potatoes, and veggies in the oven. It’s a great way to meal prep a little extra to have through the week. It takes minimal prep time and the oven does all the work! I like to leave the skins on, you can also peel the potatoes if you prefer. These are great…

Vegan Baked Enchilada Casserole

This lovely casserole is so simple and less than ten ingredients, its simple and so delicious. Layers of corn tortillas, refried beans, enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, corn, and fresh cilantro will make smiles all around the table. In this recipe I made it vegan, feel free to make this your own and add extras like…

Breakfast Cereal Blend

Save money and time making your own cereal blend. Top with your favorite fruits and breakfast is done! #recipe #breakfast #cereal

Carrot Slaw Salad with Apples, Cherries, and Cinnamon

This carrot slaw salad is wonderfully sweet with the cherries, apples, and a touch of cinnamon. I love to make this dish around the holidays. The textures play well with each other and the flavor combination is so delicious and fall inspired. *To save time you can buy pre-grated carrots, though its more budget friendly…

Navy Bean Stew with Green Beans, Olives, and Sun-dried Tomatoes

This is a great family meal and all done in one pot. Stewed tomatoes make the base of this hearty meal with green beans, navy beans, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives. Serve as is with some good bread, over rice, grains, or pasta. Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounce) navy beans, drained and…