Rise and Shine Tofu Breakfast Scramble

Breakfast is my favorite time of day, especially when I have the morning off and I can make something special. This tofu scramble is a great alternative to eggs, it packs a good amount of protein and has fewer calories. Tofu is also cholesterol free. This is a nice healthy dairy-free breakfast option that’s great…

Basil, Walnut, and Flax Seed Pesto

Pesto is one of my great loves, and this one is dairy-free! I love this with pasta salads, zoodles, wraps, and roasted vegetables is wonderful too. Ingredients: 4 ounces of fresh basil 1/2 cup walnuts 1 tbsp.  ground flax-seed 1-1 1/2 cups olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Preparation:     In a blender/…

Sesame Ginger Dressing

This is a simple and savory dressing perfect with salads, zoodles, wraps, raw cut vegetables, roasted vegetables, burgers, ah I use it on everything! I love the balance between the sesame oil and the sweet pickles ginger. Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. pickled ginger and brine 2 tbsp. sesame oil pinch of salt…

Pineapple, Peach, Lemon, and Greens Smoothie

I’m addicted to smoothies……such a great way to get fruits and vegetables into your body! So delicious, this drink is packed with bright flavors perfect for after a workout or breakfast on the run. Filled with sweet pineapple juice, brightness from the lemon, and collard greens to get some veggies too. Grab your blender and…

Meal Prep: Roasted Eggplant and Sweet Potatoes

I have been trying out eggplant in different ways lately. Testing my tastes and cooking up new creations is always fun. Eggplant to me was never appealing, I always saw it breaded and fried like eggplant parmesan, and fried foods are not my thing. So I decided to buy some and test it in new…

Looking forward to 2019!

This week between Christmas and New year’s is always a time for reflection… and it’s also a time to celebrate.  2019 will be my 3rd year since I started and created this blog Nosh with Chef Julie! This week also marks my 3 month vegan anniversary! I’m very happy I made the chance back to…

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 Thousand Island Dressing

This dressing is great with salad, veggie burgers, raw veggies, and baked or roasted potatoes and vegetables too. It’s tangy and slightly sweet. Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise 1 tbsp. ketchup (sugar-free) 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. turmeric 2 small pickles (about 2 tbsp. when minced) 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp….

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…

Mixed Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is sweet and refreshing and the touch of cinnamon compliments the berries so well. Grab your blender and you’ll have this one done in 5 minutes. I love using frozen fruit, especially in the winter when it may not be seasonal, you can still get all the nutrients and save money too. Yield:…

Veganism for Beginners Part 1: Books and Documentaries

Being a new vegan myself, I wanted to create a post that other curious vegans could use as a reference for different sources of information and inspiration in their own journeys. If you’re new to veganism or just curious about it, I believe that educating yourself first is the most important step you can take….

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…

Simple Pea Soup

I love when the weather gets cooler and making comforting soups are the best. This soup has less than 10 ingredients and is quick to put together with minimal spices you probably already have in your pantry. This soup thickens up a lot once it cools, so if you want it thinner just add more…

Vegan Take Out: Refried Black Bean Tostadas for Two

Tostadas are a quick meal you can make and top with your favorites! I love to have these for dinner after a busy day. Loaded with beans, avocado, salsa, dairy-free sour cream, spinach they are so crunchy, savory, and satisfying. I love to also make these with chopped mushrooms, sauteed veggies like squash and zucchini,…

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…

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake with Spinach

This is my morning go to. This shake is packed with healthy protein and vitamins. It’s a light and refreshing drink that keeps me full and gets me moving in the morning! Just a few ingredients and you’re ready to start the day. Grab your blender, and let’s get started. Note: This is a great basic shake…