Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

This is super easy to make.  It is loaded with tons of good veggies.  There is plenty of protein with the white beans and the kidney beans.  The best thing is, dinner is done when I get home from work! Ingredients 2 14 oz. cans of diced tomatoes 2 Tbs tomato paste 1/4 c sun-dried… Continue reading Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup


Couscous with Mushrooms and Spinach

This puts dinner on the table in 25 minutes.  It's a great savory way to eat mushrooms, onions, and spinach. Ingredients 6 c spinach 2 c mushrooms 2 cloves garlic 1 onion, sliced 1/2 c vegetable broth Couscous 1 box Mediterranean couscous Direction saute mushrooms with the onions and a Tbs of water in your… Continue reading Couscous with Mushrooms and Spinach

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Roast Brussels Sprouts and Carrots over Quinoa

I've made this a couple of times and really like it! Ingredients spray oil 1 1/2 Tbs balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound Brussels sprouts, cut in half 1 carrots, sliced 1 c uncooked quinoa Direction preheat oven to 400 degrees.  whisk vinegar, lemon juice,… Continue reading Roast Brussels Sprouts and Carrots over Quinoa


Puttanesca Rigatoni and Green Beans

There are days I need something quick and easy.  This is something I can turn to when the need arises. Ingredients 8 oz uncooked rigatoni 2 c marinara sauce 1/2 c pitted kalamata olive haves 1 1/2 Tbs caper, drained 1/2 tsp red pepper 1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese ( I use a vegan cheese)… Continue reading Puttanesca Rigatoni and Green Beans


Eggs with Carrot, Kale, and Yukon Gold Potato Hash

This is a good way to eat your one egg a week and it's full of vitamins and mineral! Ingredients 1 carrot, peeled and cubed 2/3 c finely chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 3/4 lb Yukon Gold potatoes 1 (5 oz) pkg baby kale 1 green onion, chopped 4 large eggs Directions Saute carrots,… Continue reading Eggs with Carrot, Kale, and Yukon Gold Potato Hash


Lasagna Soup

This is a tasty, quick soup for one of those busy days! Ingredients 1 c chopped onion 1/2 (11 oz) pkg veggie protein crumbles (I use Morningstar brand) 2 cloves garlic 1/2 Tbs Italian seasoning 1 (32 oz) carton vegetable broth 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes 1/2 (15 oz) can tomato sauce 1 Tbs… Continue reading Lasagna Soup


Cucumber Tofu

I first learned this dish as Cucumber Chicken from my friend who had spent time in Taiwan.  I loved it!  I had to find a way to eat it with my new eating plan.  So here is what I came up with: Ingredients 1 brick extra firm tofu cornstarch 1 large cucumber salt 2 Tbs… Continue reading Cucumber Tofu


“Cheesy” Garlic Spinach Spaghetti Squash

I love how this dish turned out!  I grow spaghetti squash and it is nice to have a fun way to prepare it. Ingredients 1 medium spaghetti squash 3 Tbs garlic, minced 6 oz fresh spinach 1/2 c coconut cream 1 Tbs vegan cream cheese 1/2 c vegan mozzarella cheese Directions Preheat oven to 400… Continue reading “Cheesy” Garlic Spinach Spaghetti Squash


Broccoli Tofu

This is a great way to have Broccoli Beef without the beef.  This is super yummy! Sauce 1/4 c soy sauce 2 Tbs water 1 Tbs sesame oil 2 Tbs honey 2 Tbs rice vinegar 1 Tbs ginger, grated 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbs sesame seeds 1 Tbs corn starch Stir Fry 14 oz… Continue reading Broccoli Tofu


Black Bean Enchilada

This is pretty tasty.  I also use a vegan Nacho cheese sauce with this enchilada. Ingredients Enchilada Filling 10 corn tortillas 1 c frozen corn 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 small red onion 2 medium zucchini, diced 3 c cooked and drained black beans 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp… Continue reading Black Bean Enchilada