Winter Tabbouleh with Za’atar Vinaigrette
Tabbouleh, meet winter. In this version, I’m using a base of shredded kale, bulgur and parsley and trading the usual suspects (tomatoes, cuke, green onion) for brinier, punchier ingredients like kalamata olives and pimentos to stand up against the hearty greens. If you don’t have za’atar seasoning I offer swap suggestions in the notes below.
Eggplant Caponata with Roasted Garlic Hummus
Often featured as an appetizer, serving caponata atop store-bought hummus is an easy way to add protein and turn this hearty vegetable dish into a vegan entrée. The caponata can be prepped up to 3 days in advance and served warm, at room temperature or as a chilled, cooked salad. Be sure to serve this […]
Butternut Squash Quinoa Bowls with Maple-Tahini Dressing
Warmly spiced roasted butternut squash is the star of the show in these fall-inspired grain bowls. Garam Masala seasoning is an Indian spice blend that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of winter squash (find it near the other dried herbs and spices). To cut down on prep time, look for pre-cut butternut squash in the […]
Trader Joe’s Recipe: Cruciferous Crunch Power Salad
I never leave TJ’s without a few bags of Cruciferous Crunch in tow. It’s a balanced mix of, you guessed it, cruciferous greens like shaved Brussels sprouts, chopped kale and cabbage, and pairs perfectly with crunchy chickpeas, all the seeds and lemony tahini dressing. Once you start with this one, you can’t stop.
Quick Red Lentil Coconut Curry (Stove and InstantPot)
Tender and creamy in under 15 minutes, red lentils are the ultimate weeknight legume. I love them in any type of curry, especially paired with coconut milk. Aside from chopping cilantro, this recipe requires zero prep. Using red curry paste saves you the hassle of measuring out multiple spices and chopping garlic and ginger.
Golden Cauliflower Bowls w/ Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette
Cauliflower and chickpeas are seasoned and roasted with warm spices and lemon zest in these meal-prep-friendly high-protein vegan dinner (or lunch!) bowls. Served with fresh baby spinach, quinoa, and a bright lemon parsley vinaigrette, you’ve never met a more satisfying or crave-worthy plant-based bowl.
Perfectly Cooked Quinoa for Meal Prep
Smokey Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
I am quick to rely on canned black beans for weeknight chili, veggie burgers, and our favorite huevos racheros hack, but thanks to the slow cooker I can also bust out a super flavorful, nearly foolproof, zero-prep-required smokey black bean soup using a pound of dried black beans, stock or water, and a handful of […]
Creamy Chickpea Salad
Give chicken (or tuna or egg) a run for its money with this vegan spin on classic creamy chicken salad. This recipe is a pinch hitter for last minute dinners when you’re running low on proteins, but delicious in it’s own plant-based right. It’s also perfect for meal-prep lunches. Pack it up with crackers and […]
15-Minute Lentil Taco “Meat”
There are a lot of food impersonators out there – sweet potato as toast, coconut as bacon, carrots as smoked salmon. While I can’t say the majority of them appeal to me (toast is toast), there are a few I’ll endorse. Like lentil taco “meat”, not because we don’t go for beef, but because we […]
Pantry Recipe: Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers
A sweet potato, can of black beans, oats and a handful of basic spices become the simplest midweek veg burger you’ve ever made. These Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers were birthed out of a moment of dinner desperation and saved us from back-t0-back nights of PB&J for dinner. Serve with or without buns, topped with […]
Nourishing Lentil and Greens Soup with Turmeric
Write this one in on those weeks when everyone could use a little antioxidant, anti-inflammatory pick me up. Prep the vegetables up to 4 days in advance and this comes together in about 45 minutes on a weeknight. Or make it ahead on Sunday and eat for days.