Gnocchi with Fresh Basil Pesto

Gnocchi with fresh basil pesto

gnocchi with fresh basil pesto

I love gnocchi! Dressed with garlic butter, marinara, or now with fresh basil pesto. These little Italian dumplings may be cloud-like but they’re also rich and hearty. Continue reading

Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad

Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad

Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad

Summer is here!! I’ll be the first to say it, I love summertime but the Texas heat can be dreadful… What better way to perk up on a scorching hot summer day than with a healthy and hearty salad? This couscous salad is full of flavor and will keep your hunger satisfied all afternoon.  Continue reading

Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce

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Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce (2)

Of course, I rediscovered my love for asparagus right as they’re going out of season. Good thing you can get them year round though! When I was younger I would dip boiled asparagus into mounds of mayonnaise and I was obsessed with it. Now my new favorite way to enjoy them is roast em up and throw them in with whatever I can!  Continue reading

Vegan Snack Nation Box Review

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Hey there, guys! Several weeks ago while I was browsing on Instagram, I saw a story mention a Free Box Offer with Snack Nation. I’ve never signed up for subscription boxes in the past, but I needed to sample all these awesome vegan snacks! This post is not sponsored, I just wanted to share my review.

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How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

I couldn’t tell you why it took me so long to purchase a spaghetti squash, but now that I’ve tried it there’s no turning back. These squashes are huge, produce so many varied recipes, and are cheap as heck!!!  Continue reading

BBQ Cauliflower “Wings”

Vegan BBQ Cauliflower Wings

I’ve been wanting to try out these cauliflower “wings” or bites for awhile now! I tried the cauliflower fried rice and loved it, so these were next on my list. I used BBQ sauce, but I bet buffalo sauce would go great as well.  Continue reading

Buffalo Tofu Bowl

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Back in college, my husband and I lived in the coed residence hall before moving to our on-campus apartments. We were required to have meal plans, so we ate most of our meals in the Student Union Dining Hall. We came to love their buffalo wraps and the kind lady who served them! Since we both have dietary restrictions, finding somebody who cares and understands is super big in our book.

I’ve been loving pan-frying tofu for a quick lunch or dinner lately, so I decided to take the classic buffalo chicken wrap and veganize it using tofu! I’m sure tempeh would be great too.

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