Tempeh ‘chicken’ Salad

I decided to recreate one of my old favorites in a simple way. The only thing you change is the chicken ingredient, the rest is the same. So quick, so convenient, so healthy and so good. You can enjoy it in a pita half, traditionally with sliced bread, or with a side of crackers. Also, if tempeh is a ‘no go’ for you, you can easily use chickpeas instead with the same satisfying result.

 

 

 

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Mushroom and Spinach Pasta Bake

I had some mushrooms, a bag of spinach and some bell peppers looking lonely in my kitchen so I decided I’d make a pasta dish. It was my first time making a pasta bake, ever. I basically threw together what I thought would taste awesome, and I think something good happened. See what you think, and feel free to add whatever you desire. Lastly, this makes a ton of food and freezes perfectly. You’re welcome.

 

 

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Lasagna with Sun- Dried Tomato Sauce

I have always failed at making lasagna. The first time I made it, it was a huge watery mess with mushy spinach. The second time, it was rock hard. I read up a little about lasagna, and found out some interesting things that I had been doing wrong. First off, I didn’t make sure to cover all of the pasta, so it was turning out super crunchy in some places on top. Second, I was using frozen spinach like many recipes suggested. Ugh. I found that fresh spinach is much better, and will leave you with a thick, lasagna like sauce instead of a watery tomato juice. Lastly, make your own sauce. Why not? You can personalize it and add a little spice if you really want. Now that lasagna and I are at peace, I’d like to share.

 

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Green Bean Casserole

” Who’s bringing the green bean casserole ? ”  is a commonly asked question around holiday gatherings in many homes. The week after Thanksgiving last year, around my first few months of going vegan, I made this casserole and thoroughly enjoyed it. It gave me a little hope that there could be some delicious vegan food in my future. At first it was looking pretty grim, but almost one year later, I still love this recipe.

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Zucchini Fries with Spicy Marinara

This gardening season I had everyone dropping off extra vegetables that their garden’s had grown. About 90% of it happened to be zucchini. I made stir- fry, zucchini bread, pasta salad, jambalaya and put it in just about every meal I made for a solid week. I love zucchini, but at that point I was looking forward to the last one. Finally, the day came and I decided I would plan some zucchini fries with some sort of dipping sauce. When lunch time rolled around, this is what I came up with.

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