slow cooker, vegan recipes

Vegan Beans and Rice

This super simple and tasty recipe is budget friendly and really a staple meal at my place. Just a handful of ingredients and a few hours to let it cook in a crock pot, and you'll have enough for a few meals throughout the week! Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 can pinto beans 1 cup… Continue reading Vegan Beans and Rice

vegan recipes, vegetables

Vegan Carrot Dogs

This vegan version of a hot dog is so delicious, and much cheaper than those fake meat or tofu dogs you can get at the store! Yield: 3-6 servings Ingredients: 6 carrots Paprika Onion powder Salt Pepper Toppings for dogs like mustard, onion, relish, ketchup, anything you like! Note: I used chopped white onion and… Continue reading Vegan Carrot Dogs

beans and pulses, vegan recipes

Lentil Sloppy Joes

This sloppy joe recipe is a wonderful meal, hearty, tangy, and full of protein. Perfect for a meatless Monday treat. Flavored with tomatoes, bell pepper, and spices, this is a quick and easy meal everyone will love!   Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 cup lentils 2 tbsp. oil 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp. salt 1… Continue reading Lentil Sloppy Joes

desserts, fruit, raw vegan recipes

Raw Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry nice cream anyone? Just made this super delicious and healthy version of ice cream! This is so creamy and delicious without the guilt! Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1 cup frozen strawberries 1/4 nut milk+ Dash of cinnamon Preparation: Blend all in a food processor, add a little more milk if needed… Continue reading Raw Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

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

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


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


Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I made a bunch of these for holiday gifts. There easy, delicious, and so much fun to do. I also love to have these as a late night snack. Grab your vegan chocolate and pretzels and let's get started! Yield: 1 pound of chocolate covered pretzels Ingredients: 1 lb. (16 ounces) bag of pretzels (any… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels

sauces, dressings, and condiments

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… Continue reading Sesame Ginger Dressing