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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Beer and Herb Pizza Dough with Super Simple Sauce

At some time in your life you have craved pizza. For me, when I crave pizza it hits hard, and I always want a variety. The first time I made pizza dough it was a mess. I think I probably even said a few words that my grandmother would have been shocked to hear from her sweet little baker. My husband and I have made homemade pizza more times now than we would like to admit to ourselves, just so we could make it easier for you. Every pizza is different, and everyone deserves to have their own.

 

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