A Vegan Mother's Day

I'm a firm believer in living a plant based lifestyle for one major reason - to live a long and healthy life. According to the CDC the top disease threat to women is heart disease. But we can change that by changing our lifestyles and eating a whole food, plant based diet. And here are some incredibly delicious and healthy recipes to treat Mom to this Mother's Day. We love our Moms, and if food is love, eat on!

Brunch

Vega Banana Pancakes

Vega Banana Pancakes

Vega Banana Pancakes

I've been craving pancakes for a while now, but wanted to find a good non-dairy, no egg recipe. Vega has a ton of great plant-based recipes INCLUDING a pancake recipe! I made it this weekend, but modified it a bit taking out the coconut oil and Vega Sport Performance Protein Vanilla. And they were DELICIOUS! Read More -->


Pesto Tofu Scramble

Pesto Tofu Scramble

I love this breakfast! Its super quick and easy to put together and will put any scrambled egg to shame! Plus it has 0mg of cholesterol compared to eggs that have 169mgs per egg which comes out to 53% of your daily value! Give this healthier breakfast scramble a go and I promise you won't be disappointed! Read More -->


Aunt Judy's Baked Oatmeal

Aunt Judy's Baked Oatmeal

Tom and I were recently in Minnesota and had brunch with his Aunt Judy who made us this AMAZING baked oatmeal. It was by far the best breakfast we had while we were in town. Here’s my version of it - full of pecans, dried cranberries, apples, and a few other delicious goodies! Read More -->


Tahoe Tofu Breakfast Scramble

Tahoe Tofu Breakfast Scramble

Marci had a version of this AMAZING breakfast scramble when we were in Tahoe a few weeks ago. We stopped at the Fire Sign Cafe in Tahoe City for breakfast after an incredible weekend in Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, and South Lake Tahoe and I was inspired by this special they had on their menu and decided to make my own version. I love this restaurant and they always have a few vegan options. If you're ever in the area make sure you stop by and have some of their delicious food! Until then, you can make this super delicious scramble!Read More -->


Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas

These enchiladas are super tasty and perfect for a weekend breakfast! Save yourself some time and assemble them the night before, saving the baking for the morning while the coffee is brewing! Read More -->


Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad

Let me ask you a couple of questions. Do you like watermelon? Limes? Cucumber? Blueberries? Red Onions? Black Olives? Yes to all? Then make this salad! TRUST ME. These flavors combined are AMAZING! Read More -->


French Potato Salad

French Potato Salad

I love this potato salad! Its a twist on the classic version, but with the addition of blanched green beans, kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, and a few other simple ingredients. Great for a summer party or an evening at home! Read More -->


Roasted Veg Salad with Quinoa

Roasted Veg Salad with Quinoa

This salad is just as good hot as it is cold, which makes it PERFECT for leftovers! Its great as a full meal or a side dish and perfect for pot luck dinners! Its simple and easy to make with lots of vitamins and protein! Read More -->


Eggplant Farro Salad

Eggplant Farro Salad

Eggplant Farro Salad

If you have an overload of eggplant from your summer crop this is a great new way to enjoy it! A little salty, a little spicy, and full of delicious flavor thanks to fresh basil and green olives! This is a great side dish or main entree! Read More -->


Dinner

Greek Stuffed Tomatoes

Greek Stuffed Tomatoes

Greek Stuffed Tomatoes

I've been into stuffing vegetables with more vegetables lately and I just can't stop! I love these tomatoes and they're PERFECT for summer. The filling is super easy to make and the tomatoes take just a little bit of care to scoop out, but then you just pop it in your oven for 45 minutes and out comes a delicious and filling meal! Read More -->


Singapore Style Noodles

Singapore Style Noodles

Healthy, delicious, and super satisfying, you'll be happy you skipped take out and made it yourself! Read More -->


Grilled Ratatouille

Grilled Ratatouille

Pesto Ratatouille

Pesto Ratatouille

I love ratatouille. Originally a French peasant’s dish, this is a super easy yet super delicious recipe you can make in under and hour. Normally I would roast the veggies in my oven, but there’s something summery about grilling the veggies and smelling their aromas while you patiently wait in the outdoors. I made this with two different sauces, tomato and pesto, so pick which one you would like best, or if you can’t decide, make them both. (Don't worry if you don't have a grill - you can easily make this recipe by roasting the vegetables in your oven.) Read More -->


Mushroom Stroganoff with Vegan Sour Cream

Mushroom Stroganoff with Vegan Sour Cream

Ready for the ultimate comfort meal? This mushroom stroganoff is super easy to put together and making the vegan sour cream to go in it is super simple! Just a few ingredients and you'll be enjoying a delicious meal in no time! Read More -->


Butternut Squash Lasagne

Butternut Squash Lasagne

This lasagne will BLOW YOUR MIND. I'm not joking. I'm not the biggest butternut squash fan, but I am IN LOVE with this lasagne. You'll never know its vegan AND gluten free. This is THE RECIPE to prove to your non-vegan friends that vegan food is just as good (or better) than non-vegan food. Read More -->