Sweet Potato and Apple Quinoa Salad

Sweet Potato and Apple Salad

Sweet Potato and Apple Quinoa Salad

Did you think colorful lunch bowls were just for summer? Think again! This sweet potato and apple quinoa salad is full of spinach and walnuts with a bright dressing. Call it a Buddha bowl, hippie bowl, goddess bowl – whatever you call it, make sure you give this a try! Continue reading


Honey Mustard Chicken Pita Pockets

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich

Before developing my egg sensitivity I used to love the chicken salad sandwiches my mom made my family! Now I know there’s vegan mayo out there, but I’m just not sure about them… Anybody try them? If you know a great one, please share with me! I decided to use one of my favorite homemade sauces to put a twist on the classic chicken salad sandwich.
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Loaded Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Dairy-Free)

loaded grilled cheese sandwich

Today, April 12 is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Celebrate with this loaded grilled cheese sandwich, using dairy-free cheese! 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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Crunchy Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing


Ever crave a crunchy and satisfying salad? Here’s your new go-to salad, along with a delicious dressing! Continue reading

Mushroom Tofu Scramble


Have I told you lately how much I love tofu? I really, really do! I’d incorporate tofu in every meal if I could, but then I’m afraid I would tire it out and no longer crave it–so I indulge in moderation… Kind of! I love preparing tofu scramble in the beginning of the week and simply reheating portions throughout the week for breakfast, or lunch. I recently shared my simple tofu scramble recipe. This one is also easy and quick to prepare, it’s just jazzed up a bit with mushrooms! Continue reading

Simple Tofu Scramble


Super simple and delish! I’m fairly new to the tofu game, but I’ve been experimenting with it on the reg to make up for lost time. I was amazed when I made this tofu scramble, not only did it resemble scrambled eggs, it also had a similar texture! Continue reading