Month: August 2018

Quinoa Salad with Artichoke Hearts

Quinoa Salad with Artichoke Hearts

This quinoa salad with artichoke hearts it so easy to throw together, it’s almost embarrassing to call it a recipe!  It is vegan and plant-based.  Flavor with a little lemon juice and Italian seasonings, and that’s it.  I developed it to go in my back-to-school lunch box project.  Kids are […]

 
Black Bean Salad

Mango Rice and Black Bean Salad

This mango rice and black bean salad is quick and easy, kid friendly, and plant-based too.  It is quick to throw together, is mildly seasoned and is part of my back-to-school lunch box post which you can find here. (This post may contain affiliate links.  Clicking on the links may […]

 
Peanut Butter Banana Roll-ups

Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups

This might look like a burrito on the plate; but it’s really my Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups!  These peanut butter banana roll-ups are great for breakfast, a quick snack and work well in school lunch boxes too.  They are kid friendly, vegan, and can be plant-based depending on the type […]

 
Oil free hummus

Oil Free Hummus

This oil free hummus is plant-based.  It is  made with garbanzo beans and is good for you as well as delicious.  It can be made using a high-speed blender or food processor.  It’s super easy to whip up- 5-10  minutes from the time you open the can to spreading on […]

 
Vegan Street Tacos

Vegan Street Tacos

These Vegan Street Tacos are easy to whip up and work great for after school snacks or as lunch box food item.  They are vegan and plant-based.  They are great served right away and warm, but also work well at room temperature if taken in a school lunch box. The […]

 
Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Dressing

Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Sauce

This oil-free vegan ranch sauce is made with cashews.  It is vegan and plant-based.  Serve as a salad dressing, use as a dip with vegetables or pizza, or as a baked potato topping. One of the food items that I missed when I started eating vegan, was the creamy tangy […]

 
Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

These Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers are kid friendly and easy to make.  You can make them up to a couple of days before, keep in the fridge and pull out for an after school snack, or throw in a lunch box.  Eat the pizza dippers now, or save to […]

 
Italian Roasted Chickpeas in the Dish

Italian Roasted Chickpeas (Oil- Free)

Roasted Chickpeas are a nutty little snack that is actually good for you! This Italian Roasted Chickpeas recipe is a spin-off from my super versatile Italian Marinated Chickpeas recipe. You can use those tasty little marinated tidbits in salads, on pizza, or as a filler  ingredient in other recipes such […]

 
Brownie Batter Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Brownie Batter Hummus

You might think you are eating brownie batter – but surprise, you are really eating hummus – made with black beans! This black bean brownie batter hummus is vegan, oil-free, and plant-based.  This dessert hummus is made with black beans  (of course!)  peanut butter, agave, tahini, and cocoa powder. Black […]

 
Cookie Dough Hummus

Cookie Dough Hummus

What?  Cookie dough for lunch?  This cookie dough hummus is made with garbanzo beans, is vegan, oil free, and plant based – so yes, it’s actually somewhat good for you!  In fact, you don’t even have to “sneak” it into your kids’ lunch boxes in order to get them to […]

 
Pasta Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Pasta Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

This pasta salad with dijon vinaigrette is tossed together with bite-sized pasta, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes,  baby spinach, and fresh basil.  Unite these delicious bites with a dijon vinaigrette and you’ve got a tasty main course meal that is vegan and plant-based.  This pasta salad with dijon vinaigrette is also perfect […]

 
Italian Zucchini Boats

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

By the end of summer, my garden-loving friends are usually begging me to take “just a few” zucchini off their hands.  In fact, August 8th is National Zucchini Day, probably in an effort to get cooks thinking about ways to use the overwhelming amount of zucchini that comes with the […]