High Protein TVP Tacos (Vegan)

Textured vegetable protein is an underrated ingredient. If you’ve never heard of it before, TVP is dehydrated soy protein that has a texture exactly like ground beef when rehydrated. Some vegans argue that it is overly processed, or that soy is bad for you, but TVP is actually a very healthy food. Just because a…

Vegan Avocado Quesadillas With Black Beans and Vegetables

When I was in fifth grade, my family took a cross country road trip. We traveled all the way from Ohio to California and back in the span of 18 days, all in our little Prius (I don’t recommend it). We drove anywhere from 3-18 hours each day, which, as you can imagine, drove my…

15 Minute Vegan Breakfast Tacos

Living in Ohio during the winter can get pretty gloomy. The complete lack of sunshine for months on end really starts to get to you after a while! Because of this, it’s really best for us Ohioans to plan a trip somewhere warm during the winter, just to keep us from going completely insane. This…

Creamy Coconut Curry With Chickpeas and Vegetables (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

Curry: it can mean so many different things. When I was growing up, curry always meant Japanese-style curry, since my mother is Japanese. Japanese curry is sweet, with potatoes and vegetables, and always served with short grain white rice. However, as I grew older, I discovered Indian curries, which often include lentils or chickpeas, and…

Teriyaki Tempeh and Vegetable Stir Fry

Picture this: it’s a weeknight, you’re desperately hungry, and you don’t want to cook. The easy solution, of course, is to pick up the phone and order takeout. I’m certain this is a scenario that you’re all familiar with, and I’d be willing to bet that 9 times out of 10, it ends with you…

Ultimate Vegan Mac and Cheese

If you’ve ever searched the internet for vegan mac and cheese, then you probably know that there’s tons of recipes out there. I’m guessing you’ve also noticed that they’re all extremely similar. They usually include cashews, some sort of orange vegetable (like carrots or sweet potatoes), and nutritional yeast. All these ingredients are blended up…

Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Chili (Instant Pot)

Lately, with the cooler weather, all I’ve wanted to do is cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a blanket, a good book, and a mug of my pumpkin spice hot cocoa. The chilly temperature is giving me all the cozy feels! Of course, another thing I’ve been doing now that it’s fall is…

Tofu and Summer Squash Stir Fry

As we get closer to October, it’s that time of year when we have to say goodbye to summer. Although I do love fall – especially with the leaves changing color and everything smelling like pumpkin spice – it’s always hard to accept that summer is really over. I’m definitely going to miss the lazy…

Spaghetti With Fresh Basil and Sun-dried Tomatoes (Vegan)

Tomorrow will be my first day as a junior in high school. The back-to-school season is always bittersweet, as I’m sad to see summer go, but excited for fall and everything that it brings. The pumpkins, the colorful leaves, the Halloween decorations… it’s all so fun! The cooler weather is also a refreshing change from…

Barbecue Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches With Mayo-Free Coleslaw

August is here, which means summer is officially more than halfway over. But don’t be sad, because there’s still a whole month left for the fun to continue! I don’t know about you, but I’ll be soaking up every last bit of sunshine before going back to school. I plan on attending as many pool…