The Easiest Vegan Tofu Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

Banh mi chay sandwich with tofu - easy vegan recipe

Today’s vegan tofu banh mi sandwich recipe is brought to you courtesy of my passion to simplify things every chance I get 🙂 Because of that, I’ll admit that this is not THE MOST authentic banh mi you’ll ever try, but it’s definitely one of the most delicious and easy vegan banh mi-style sandwiches you’ll ever make at home! I’ve made this vegan tofu banh mi recipe more times than … Read the rest of the post

Easy Vegan Recipe: Veggie-Loaded Balsamic Pasta

Easy vegan recipe - Balsamic Pasta with vegetables and vegan sausage

I’ve been wanting to share more recipes here on the blog, but lately I’ve been struggling to find time (and often inspiration) for developing new recipes. When you’ve got an active 7 month-old baby on your hands, you often resort to quick, tried-and-true recipes when making dinner. I was recently making one of our favorite pastas – today’s vegan Balsamic Pasta – and I wondered why I haven’t shared this … Read the rest of the post

Summertime Cookout Special: Vegan Hot Dogs with Currywurst Ketchup Sauce

Ever since I moved to the United States eleven years ago, I’ve been fascinated by the ways of celebrating various national holidays around here. The 4th of July, like other summer holidays, are particularly appealing because of their laid-back vibe of family gatherings, cookouts, watching fireworks, etc. Rob and I usually spend this day together, and while there’s no need to cook up a storm just for the two of … Read the rest of the post

New Recipe: Barbecue Portobello Sandwich with Roasted Rosemary Fries

I think we all can agree that sometimes it’s nice to dig our teeth into a good burger, especially if it’s served with a side of delicious, crispy French fries. Thankfully, being vegan doesn’t mean forever depriving yourself of this simple pleasure: there are more vegan burger recipes on the internet than my fingers could ever count (I’ve shared my recipes for Black Bean Tempeh and Sweet Potato Chickpea burgers here … Read the rest of the post

5 Easy Vegan Office Lunch Ideas for Healthy Plant-Based Meals at Work

5 Easy Vegan Office Lunch Ideas

Today I’d like to share with you 5 of my favorite solutions for the permanent dilemma that I assume most vegans with full-time jobs have – what to eat at work for lunch? Going out to eat during a work day is not always an option, plus what should we do if we don’t have any leftovers from the night before to take to the office? These vegan/plant-based lunch ideas … Read the rest of the post

Tamarind and Kabocha Squash Soup Recipe

Labor Day has passed, and you know what that means – fall recipes are beginning to pop up all over the blogosphere! Today I’d like to share with you the recipe for Tamarind and Kabocha Squash Soup that I recently came up with – but before you say to yourself, ‘Those ingredients sound way too fancy!’, bear with me for a minute: I’ve got some suggestions for easy substitutions down below. … Read the rest of the post

Quick Recipe: Chili Taco Salad with a Creamy Chipotle Dressing

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind over here! Since I started my new job, there hasn’t been enough hours in a day, it seems, to do everything I need to do. I used to be able to put a nice, freshly cooked meal on the table every night, but now I’m scrambling to find time even to sit down on our couch for five minutes! The whole time management … Read the rest of the post

The Quirks of Whidbey Island: Our Weekend Adventures, Plus The Traffic Light Lentil Stew Recipe

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since we moved to the Washington state! Almost every day we get a chance to see how different the Pacific Northwest is from our previous home in the Southeastern US (Alabama, to be exact), and to be honest, we love it so far! From the overall laid-back, almost hippie vibe of Whidbey Island, our current dwelling, to the breathtaking views that open up every … Read the rest of the post

Homemade is Better! 10 Delicious Ideas for Homemade Versions of Everyday Vegan Kitchen Staples

I’ve never been a fan of cutting corners. In fact, ‘taking the road less traveled’ has long been the story of my life… Okay, explaining this would require a different blog post – or a whole different blog – so today I’m just focusing on how (and why) this applies in the kitchen. The biggest reason for cooking at home a lot for me is the fact that it’s healthier. … Read the rest of the post

5 Easy Plant-Based Dinner Recipes I’ve Been Making while Waiting for My Kitchen Supplies to Travel across the Country.

As much as I’d like to think about myself as not very attached to the conveniences of modern day life, every now and then life proves to me the opposite. Upon realizing this, I often feel very embarrassed that a minute ago I might have been crying like a little girl over something that wasn’t worth it at all. You probably know from my previous posts that my husband Rob … Read the rest of the post