Simple Vegan Beer & Lentil Soup

Simple Vegan Beer & Lentil Soup

Beer and lentil soup. Something about it makes me feel manly. In fact, the mere smell of beer brings out my manliness. I kid, but this soup will satisfy your husband and fill him with a hearty, thick tasting soup that is full of protein and veggies to keep him going...
Vegan Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

There’s something about vegan coffee cake that can really start off a morning the right way. When you pair it with a cup of…you guessed it…coffee, it can be perfection. The flavor of the cake must compliment the coffee’s robust taste and...
Cauliflower Taco Salad (Vegan)

Cauliflower Taco Salad (Vegan)

Taco salads are relatively easy to make. Throw your favorite taco seasonings together and add some lettuce and a protein of choice and you’ve got yourself an awesome meal. For this recipe, we chose to use cauliflower for the base. Cauliflower is a very adaptable...
Vegan Peanut Butter Walnut Waffles

Vegan Peanut Butter Walnut Waffles

Nothing says good morning on the weekend like the smell of warm peanut butter waffles permeating the house. In fact, as a kid, the smell of waffles was about the only thing that could get me out of bed on the weekends! In my family, we spread peanut butter on top of...
Vegan Cherry Almond Swirl Popsicles

Vegan Cherry Almond Swirl Popsicles

Cherry season means that it is time for some Cherry Almond Swirl Pops! I have to admit…it is one of my favorite times of year. Summer is here and that means you can find cherries in the grocery store and they make some wonderfully healthy desserts. In this...
“Strawbana” Peanut Butter Muffins

“Strawbana” Peanut Butter Muffins

These vegan strawberry banana peanut butter muffins are a great start to your morning. Fruit, protein, and wholesome goodness combine to make an awesome taste! Making them is simple and we all know how great it is to have some power-packed muffins laying around to eat...
The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese Ever

The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese Ever

I know what you’re thinking. Vegan mac and cheese…woe is me. I wish there was SOMETHING…ANYTHING out there that could compare to how it used to make me feel and how it used to taste when I used to eat dairy cheese. I have had the same struggle my...
Creamy Rosewater Raspberry Pops

Creamy Rosewater Raspberry Pops

Rosewater is one of those ingredients that feels exotic but really lends a lovely, mild flowery note to dishes. It also has some major health benefits, like being scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol! Be sure...
Easy Instant Pot Rice and Beans Hack!

Easy Instant Pot Rice and Beans Hack!

This Instant Pot rice and beans hack is easy to make and really gives you a wonderfully healthy meal that has a “set it and forget it” type of feel. When they are done after just 22 minutes with a natural release, the beans are a perfect consistency. If...
Vegan Banana Split!

Vegan Banana Split!

Desserts can be tough on a plant-based diet, but we’ve got you covered. No more going to restaurants and asking if there are any dairy-free options, only to be left sad and disappointed while the rest of your friends satisfy their sweet tooth. This banana split...
French Stuffed Tomatoes

French Stuffed Tomatoes

French Stuffed Tomatoes   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Author: Kristin Mataluni Recipe type: Dinner Phase: 3 Serves: 5 servings Ingredients 4 c. Cooked White Rice 5 Large, Fresh Tomatoes 1 - 15oz can of Navy Beans -...
Frozen Fun Fruit Skewers Dessert

Frozen Fun Fruit Skewers Dessert

As the summer months creep in, parents like me look for sweet, cool treats to bring the kids in the backyard after they are playing in the hot sun. There are lots of store-bought popsicles, but I like to know what the ingredients are…in fact I like to SEE THEM!...
Warm Blueberry Banana Bread (Vegan)

Warm Blueberry Banana Bread (Vegan)

Usually, when I create a recipe, I give it a try and make sure it’s just right and then I feed it to my family. It only takes one try and it usually works! This time, though, I had to try it twice. Once with the pizza dough mix as it calls for and then once with...
Chilled Strawberry Basil Summer Salad

Chilled Strawberry Basil Summer Salad

It seems so simple, but just like pairing a nice wine with dinner, the right combination goes a long way for our taste buds. In this very simple recipe, strawberry and basil compliment each other nicely to provide a solid dose of vitamin c from the strawberries and...
Quick and Healthy Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Quick and Healthy Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Quick and Healthy Pumpkin Coconut Soup   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 15 mins   Author: Kristin Mataluni Recipe type: Dinner Phase: 3 Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 can Pumpkin Puree 2 cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk ½ cup Plain Shredded...
Instant Pot Lima Bean Coconut Soup

Instant Pot Lima Bean Coconut Soup

I love lima beans, but the way they make them in greek restaurants always disagrees with my digestion. There’s always too much oil, or they cause heartburn… besides – my kid won’t touch them with a bargepole.  Here I was at home one afternoon,...
Delicious Vegan Eggplant Rueben

Delicious Vegan Eggplant Rueben

  Delicious Vegan Eggplant Rueben   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Kristin Mataluni Recipe type: Dinner Serves: 1 sandwich Ingredients Two slices of vegan, whole grain bread One Eggplant Salt & Pepper Prepared...
No Bake, No Sugar, Cashew Creamies!

No Bake, No Sugar, Cashew Creamies!

I love desserts. In fact, I love them so much that I was obsessed with them. Every night after my meal, I would want something sweet, so I turned to a sugary treat. It was still vegan, but it wasn’t doing anything good for me. Since my transition to a fully...
Orange Mango Bliss Smoothie

Orange Mango Bliss Smoothie

This simple smoothie serves as an excellent start to your day. It is packed with vitamin C and many other micronutrients that will get your system going and also give you a great burst of energy. Make sure you use a really strong blender. As you know, we LOVE the...
Shepherd’s Pizza Pie – Vegan

Shepherd’s Pizza Pie – Vegan

Want the convenience of eating pizza matched with the warm, wholesome goodness that is Shepherd’s Pie? Look no further! Now, using a meat substitute is not a regular thing in our house, but when it’s St. Paddy’s Day, we like to make an exception. TVP...
Mint Chocolate Shamrock Pops – Vegan

Mint Chocolate Shamrock Pops – Vegan

Greens are one of the hardest things to convince your little ones to eat, so as a busy parent, it’s always easier if you can mysteriously work them into recipes here and there. We use 1/4 cup of spinach in this magical recipe to help give your yummy pops a green...
Instant Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potatoes

Instant Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes the best recipes are the ones that are super simple. This recipe will remind you of Christmas or the holidays anytime you make it as when you perform the quick release on your Instant Pot®, the whole house smells like cinnamon and nutmeg. The apples...
Rich Chocolate Avocado Jell-No Pudding (Vegan)

Rich Chocolate Avocado Jell-No Pudding (Vegan)

Most adults are familiar with the chocolate pudding pack they often found in their lunchbox when they went to elementary school. These packs are still around today, conveniently pre-made and ready to grab and go. However, it turns out that these treats are not very...
No-Brainer, 4-Minute, Vegan Black Bean Burger

No-Brainer, 4-Minute, Vegan Black Bean Burger

Four minutes! That is all the time it takes to make this incredible whole food, plant-based compliant black bean burger. With the right brands, anything is possible. That’s why you will see Heidi Ho Cheese (made from cashews) and also the Engine 2 brand (found...
Cranberry Apple Carrot Dog

Cranberry Apple Carrot Dog

As you can imagine, I like vegan and plant-based Facebook groups. In fact, I am in several and love the friendly conversation and unique ideas on how to keep recipes interesting. One day, I was in one of my groups and someone posted that they were craving a vegan hot...
Bodacious Berry Smoothie Bowl

Bodacious Berry Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast usually starts with a smoothie for me, but I was looking for something slightly different. In some of my travels, I noticed that Jamba Juices in the airport were serving what they were calling “smoothie bowls” and it had me intrigued. I loved the...
Irish Creamed Spinach (Vegan)

Irish Creamed Spinach (Vegan)

We already know that spinach is good for us. Full of vitamins and minerals, this green addition to our smoothies and wraps fits right in! When fresh, spinach has a light taste that doesn’t interfere with other flavors in our tasty drinks and sandwiches. In this...
Mouthwatering Strawberry Tart (Vegan)

Mouthwatering Strawberry Tart (Vegan)

Everyone needs a little treat every now and then, so that’s why I have put together this wonderfully sweet treat just for you. If it’s strawberry season for you, you must get out and grab a ton of them. Two containers from the store should do it for this...
Smooth Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

Smooth Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

This soup only has a few ingredients, but the combination of tastes makes the soup sing to everyone in the house. I highly recommend you invest in a good sweet potato for this one. They have a few specialty sweet potatoes out there, especially in our favorite grocery...
Homemade Vegan Minestrone Soup

Homemade Vegan Minestrone Soup

The ingredients truly make the dish. I know that sounds obvious, but the right combination of ingredients can mean all the difference in the world when making a soup. This vegan minestrone soup is light, yet satisfying. The combination of flavors blend wonderfully and...
Red Curry Beans and Brown Rice

Red Curry Beans and Brown Rice

*This post is sponsored by Health IQ! Visit them today at Health IQ.com to see your IQ and save money on life insurance for you and your health conscious family! As you know, I love making recipes that are quick and easy. This recipe is one of those “set it and...
Vegan Marshmallow Maple Stuffed Sweet Potato

Vegan Marshmallow Maple Stuffed Sweet Potato

*This post is sponsored by Health IQ! Visit them today at Health IQ.com to see your IQ and save money on life insurance for you and your health conscious family! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things. For so long before our family was vegan, I looked forward to...
Slow As Molasses Banana Bread (Vegan)

Slow As Molasses Banana Bread (Vegan)

Banana bread is my family’s favorite. When it comes out of the oven it’s warm and soft and delicious, but many of the recipes that I have found tastes a lot like whole wheat flour and less like banana. I want it to be sweet and satisfying when I bite into...
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

I simply cannot believe how good these cookies tasted. These are on the top of my list right now for plant-based cookies. I can never quite get the consistency right with my usual oatmeal cookie recipe, but I finally got it right with this one Crunchy on the bottom,...
Chocolate Pumpkin Popsicles – Vegan

Chocolate Pumpkin Popsicles – Vegan

Last year, instead of traditional pumpkin pie, I made pumpkin pie popsicles! This year I found a great chocolate pumpkin pop recipe as a starting point and adjusted to my own taste. The original recipe was found on the Super Healthy Kids website, but I adjusted mine...
Savory Stuffed Mushrooms – Vegan

Savory Stuffed Mushrooms – Vegan

*This post is sponsored by Health IQ! Visit them today at Health IQ.com to see your IQ and save money on life insurance for you and your health conscious family! Total Prep Time: 40 minutes There are a lot of pre-packaged stuffing bags out there…especially with...
Stir Fried Red Onion & Garlic Green Beans

Stir Fried Red Onion & Garlic Green Beans

*This post is sponsored by Health IQ! Visit them today at Health IQ.com to see your IQ and save money on life insurance for you and your health conscious family! **This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and contains no added sugar Nothing makes an incredible meal better...
Green Kiwi-Grape Popsicles

Green Kiwi-Grape Popsicles

Sometimes when I have some delicious fruit left over from my weekly grocery trip, I like to get creative with how to finish it off so it doesn’t go to waste. It’s easy to throw together a fruit plate or something easy, but being a popsicle girl, I decided...
Simple Vegan Brown Rice Dressing

Simple Vegan Brown Rice Dressing

As the winter months approach, having a nice, warm meal sounds better and better each night. Soups and sauces really sing during the cold months at the end of the year and this special recipe is a hit with my busy family. My favorite thing about this recipe is that...
Vegan Chocolate Chip Hurricane Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Hurricane Cookies

There is a storm coming! A storm of deliciousness! Before the hurricane hit our hometown, my family and I “hunkered down” with some amazing cookies. They are peanut-buttery, sweet, chocolatey, and totally flour-free! They are a treat of course, so...
Breakfast Veggie Tofu Scramble

Breakfast Veggie Tofu Scramble

When I was a kid, having egg with my breakfast was something that was normal. Eggs and breakfast just went together. Now that I am eating a plant-based diet, I have found some ways that, in my opinion, are much more healthy, but still remind me of the joy I had when I...
Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo

This sauce is always present in Mexican cuisine. You know it well! Like green sauce, it is very easy to make and quick to prepare. You can eat this pico de gallo with just a plain tortilla, on top of toast with some fresh avocado, in soups or salads. Red tomatoes are...
Crazy Craisin Biscotti

Crazy Craisin Biscotti

As many of you know, I often look to my plant-based friends for recipes. Their recipes inspire me. I then try to add my own special twist to them, but I always give credit where credit is due. For this one, I added craisins to the mix and it made for a wonderfully...