Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Toast

Chickpea Avocado Toast

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Toast

With cold and flu season approaching, I believe your best defense starts in the kitchen. Foodie favorite, turmeric is a rich yellow powder that is high in antioxidants and considered a natural anti-inflammatory. If you’re looking for a quick immunity boost or want to ready yourself for the impending sniffles, it’s time to stock up on superfoods!  Continue reading

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Dallas Blogger Brunch: UP Inspired Kitchen

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Dallas Blogger Brunch at UP Inspired Kitchen

I recently attended my first Dallas Blogger Brunch and left with a full belly and even fuller heart! Making connections and finding people who you relate to is hard. It’s refreshing to surround yourself with other creatives following their passions.  Continue reading

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)

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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

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