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…

Funfetti Banana Muffins

Sprinkles make everything better! I love the little pops of color and these muffins are so moist and delicious! I used almond extract and a sugar substitute splenda so this recipe is 99% sugar free except for the sprinkles! Yield: 16 muffins Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2 eggs (use an egg liquid…

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…

Cumin Spiced Guacamole with Radishes

I love avocados, and making this guacamole is so quick and easy. Just a few ingredients and you’re on your way for flavor town.  I love the crunch you get from the raw radishes, and the cumin is such a great flavor with the avocado. Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients: 1 small bundle of radishes (about…

Pan Fried Tofu with Sesame Hoisin Sauce

Tofu is a great alternative to meat. It marinates well, and takes on any flavor you cook it in. Tofu wonderful lightly pan fried and can be adapted in any cuisine. I love to add this with steamed broccoli and rice. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients:  1 (12 ounce) block of pressed firm or extra firm…

Vegan ”Crab” Cakes with Quinoa, Corn, and Yellow Peppers

These are a special treat I love to make for dinner, or even a sandwich for lunch. The artichoke hearts mixed with sweet corn and yellow bell peppers is a delight. Plus the quinoa adds a nice little crunch. Note: For the binder instead of using a real egg, make a flax egg by mixing 1…

Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Salad Wraps

I love making wraps for lunch. There simple, easy to make, ready in minutes, and perfect for picnics! This chickpea salad is wonderful with the roasted red peppers. Adding the cashews make it rich and full of flavor. Vegan note: use an dairy-free mayonnaise found in most supermarkets. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 tortillas (tomato,…

Mung Bean Hummus with Lentils and Turmeric

If you’ve never had mung beans before, I suggest you try them. They have a wonderful earthy flavor and when paired with lentils in this recipe you’ll keep coming back for more. I use this recipe with raw vegetables, roasted vegetables, sandwiches and wraps. For this recipe, I suggest you to soak the lentils and…

Vegan Tea Sandwiches with Cucumber, Radish, and Cream Cheese

I love fresh cucumbers and radishes in the Summertime. These sandwiches are so creamy, and fresh garden flavors make this perfect for a picnic in the park, or tea time with friends. Vegan note: Use a tofu-based cream cheese found at most super market and health food stores. Yield: 2 sandwiches  Ingredients: 4 slices of bread…

Vegan Baked Beans with Brown Sugar

Summertime is always filled with spending time outside. Picnics, barbecues, and gatherings with friends. This is a perfect dish everyone can enjoy; its vegetarian and vegan friendly. Navy beans, red beans, and sweet brown sugar make this a delightful treat. Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: 2 cans navy beans 1 can red beans or kidney beans…