Vegan Peanut Buddha Bowl

Peanut Buddha Bowl

I could bathe in peanut sauce. Anyone else?

Lots of bowls over here lately because they are easy to pull together when I have rice and veggies prepped from the weekend.

This recipe may seem intimidating with a lot of steps, but once you have all the ingredients, it is so easy to assemble. It was easy for me because I usually have steamed rice or a grain in the fridge readily available (some of you may do this, too!) Once the tempeh and chickpeas are roasted, everything else is pretty simple to pull together.

And to be honest, do what you will with these guidelines, but add whatever grain or veggies you have on hand! Hey, if you have tofu, bake that instead. The star of this dish is the peanut sauce, so throw together anything else you’d like with that. I think sweet potato or red pepper would also be a great addition!

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What I Eat As A Breastfeeding Vegan Mom

What I Eat As A Vegan Breastfeeding Mom

Just another round-up of what I’ve been eating lately. I am on a hot sauce kick, and you can definitely tell from the below. Trying to eat healthier, but it has been a bit of a struggle over here. Getting back on track is so hard! Anyone else feel me?

As always, follow along on Instagram for more plant-based food inspiration. xx

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Lazy Vegan Meal Ideas

What Lazy Vegans Eat: 90 Meal Ideas

One of the most common misconceptions about eating plant-based/vegan is that it takes forever to prepare a good meal. Or that it’s all about frozen meals/entrees. While frozen vegan food is awesome (Amy’s non-dairy mac and cheese is life), it’s not healthy to rely on packaged vegan food all the time. There’s plenty of lazy vegan meals that can be made at home with simple ingredients (and cheap)! Here’s a large compilation of (90+!) vegan meal and snack ideas that take little to no time to prepare.

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How to Make a Vegan Buddha Bowl

How to Make a Vegan Buddha Bowl

I feel like buddha bowls have been my thing lately. Probably because it is painfully easy to just throw a bunch of ingredients together that I already have pre-cooked in my fridge. Quick and easy is how we do things these days in our house. That is the beauty of a buddha bowl, really. It’s also my favorite type of bowl to make when I have a bunch of leftover veggies that are on the cusp of going bad. Anything goes. It’s fast, filling, and nutritious because it consists of a couple different elements. It’s also a cool way to get creative in the kitchen. You can make a really instagram-worthy bowl – lol.

If you are wondering what the heck a buddha bowl even is, then keep reading. I’m breaking down how to make a vegan buddha bowl in this post with a variety of ideas, plus including the recipe to this one pictured above (a maple tahini buddha bowl!)

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What I Eat As A Breastfeeding Vegan Mom

Cheap + Easy Vegan: Spicy Lentil + Rice Salad

As a part of the new year, I wanted to start a new series based on some of the cheap and easy meals I’m preparing over here. As a new mom, you bet your ass I’ve been making super quick meals to get through the day. And not only do they have to be fast, but filling because I am nursing and I am definitely burning through energy to keep up with the demand (Willow is actually the very hungry caterpillar). But as much as I have to eat to keep up, I also have been feeling pretty sluggish with my diet, so I am definitely trying to eat more salads that pack on the protein. Both Joe and I are trying to eat better to get back into shape.

ALSO, I know that a lot of people have concerns when it comes to eating vegan or more plant-based. I think the top concerns and excuses that I usually get are “I don’t have time” or “It seems expensive.” But to be honest, 95% of what I eat will take me less than 20 minutes to prepare. I want to make it my mission to show you that these statements don’t have to be true. I believe that a lot of what I post proves both wrong. But as the new year has begun, now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your diet and give plants a shot. Less/no meat is cheap and easy, trust me. Tack on the fact that a lot of people resolute to be healthier, I thought this cheap and easy salad was the best recipe to kick this series off. I hope you appreciate it’s simplicity.

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What I Eat As A Vegan Breastfeeding Mom

What I Eat As A Vegan Breastfeeding Mom

The month of December, man. I’ve eaten more cookies than I care to admit, but, ’tis the season. Aside from lots of sweets, here’s some of what else I’ve been eating.

As always, follow along on Instagram for more plant-based food inspiration. xx

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Golden Vegetable + Chickpea Soup

Golden Vegetable + Chickpea Soup

Soup recipes are basically all you may be getting lately, haha! This is honestly all I eat this time of year and paired with an infant, even more so. Tossing a bunch of veggies into a pan to simmer all day is so much easier than preparing anything else. I usually do this first thing in the morning during her first nap of the day, then lunch is ready in no time. I also make soup in large batches for leftovers – and I freeze sometimes, too.

This is honestly just a glorified vegetable soup, with its title of “golden” coming from the addition of turmeric. Really great color.

Whether you are a busy mom like me or are just busy in general, here’s an easy and healthy soup to add to your arsenal of recipes.
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Vegan Coconut Lentil Stew

Coconut Lentil Stew

Hi friends!

I hope everyone is staying cozy this month. Cozy meals are happening on this end, battling the cold and getting ready for the holidays. This time of year is my favorite – and it is even better with little Willow. She makes everything better!

And by now, I’m sure you know that I’m all about soup in the fall and winter. I think that’s pretty much all I make and eat these days. This soup came about because I wasn’t sure what to do with my leftover lentils, and I’m really happy about it. Gorgeous golden color. Hearty vegetables. Warm spices. Creamy coconut. It’s tastes like winter. I hope you enjoy it.
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What I Eat As A Vegan Breastfeeding Mom

What I Eat As A Vegan Breastfeeding Mom

Over two months as a breastfeeding mama and there has been no shortage of good food over here. I am definitely hungrier than usual, but have been trying to eat as well as I can. Being home does make this tough… especially when it’s too easy to make a vegan mug cake. I find myself gravitating towards a lot of carbs, too. I think this is mostly because making pasta is quick and easy when I am so busy during the day taking care of Willow. But I’m not perfect. I’ve also been trying to make more salads and greens. Balance is a good thing, yeah? Anyways. You’re here for the food inspiration and ideas.

As always, follow along on Instagram for more plant-based food inspiration. xx

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Vegan Coconut Harvest Bisque

Coconut Harvest Bisque

Hi friends! I’ve been eating all things warm and cozy – basically anything that tastes like fall. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to share a recipe that would make a great addition to your table. Full of sweet potatoes, carrots, and pumpkin, you’ll most likely have all the ingredients readily available. Coconut milk makes it creamy and a dash of cinnamon gives it the warmth you may be looking for. I hope you’ll give it a try!

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