Tofu Burger with Light ‘Slaw and Smoky Marinade

For as long as I’ve been vegan I’ve hoped and wished for a perfect, tasteful marinade that bled all the way through my tofu and stayed there, instead of just soaking the outside and losing flavor. Last week, my dreams came true. This marinade is what you’re looking for. I drained my tofu, cut it into slabs and let it sit overnight smothered in the marinade with my finger’s crossed. I breaded it, lightly fried it, and placed it on a bun with some light coleslaw and my favorite BBQ sauce. The first bite was so good, Justin and I looked at each other with a big smile and damn near cried it was so flavorful. Finally, after over a year, the wait was over.

 

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Mexican Style Breakfast Burrito

I used to not be a breakfast person at all. It was a sad time. Over the last year I’ve made it a point to try and eat at least a few bites of something between 8 and 9 am. Okay, sometimes 10 am. So, I bought a few frozen breakfast burritos to try out the idea of something spicy and savory for breakfast. I loved it and ended up buying a few more. Well, that got expensive quick. Naturally I decided I would get arrogant and make my own. This is what I came up with, and to me they not only taste great, but honestly.. I think they taste better. Give it a try, I included a few extra pictures to guide you in the “rolling process” and it’s actually quite fun.

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Roasted Brussels Sprout and Broccoli Spinach Salad

Today is the day that I go through the refrigerator and see what I can come up with before anything spoils. I make meal plans every week and sometimes I end up not using all of the ingredients when it comes down to it, and sometimes these can add up to the tastiest meals of the week. I made one today that was so satisfying I wanted to share the wealth. I know salads are expected from a vegan kitchen, but I believe this one is a star.

 

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Black Bean Taco Salad with 30 Second Salsa

Today has been very dark and rainy. I was going to make some fresh veggie burgers but I felt lazy. I decided to make a taco salad with whatever I had lying around. It actually turned out seriously yummy. I made sure to scribble everything down this time. Many awesome recipes have been lost by me getting carried away and not documenting it as I go.

 

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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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Tofurky Wrap with Spinach Dip

Sometimes I miss when my mom and I used to make turkey wraps for my school lunches. How easy it was, and how satisfying. As a matter of fact, I missed it so much that I made this equivalent vegan version, with no effort at all, really.

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