Recipes

Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

This. Recipe. Is. Bomb. Let's be honest, I love anything that is cheesy, but this recipe really is delicious. It's the perfect, healthier alternative to traditional broccoli and cheese casserole. This recipe calls for  brown rice, broccoli, and one batch of my very versatile Plant Based Cheese Sauce. Lots of checks on Dr. Gregor's Daily Dozen!… Continue reading Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Recipes

Plant Based Cheese Sauce

I love finding someone else's recipe and trying it out. The process of trying to figure out another chef's creation and customizing the recipe to my preferences (something I hope you do when you try out my recipes) is fun for me. That's exactly what I did when I tested Lauren Toyota's Nacho Cheese Sauce from… Continue reading Plant Based Cheese Sauce

Recipes

Buffalo Tofu Sandwiches

I have been obsessed with buffalo tofu lately. It's been such a long time since I've had buffalo wings. I always loved the buffalo flavor, so it's nice to have a meaty, yet vegetarian substitute for buffalo chicken wings. This recipe is extremely simple and can be adapted to make patties (as shown below) or… Continue reading Buffalo Tofu Sandwiches

Dessert, Recipes

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

No, really. This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. I've hesitated to share this recipe. Not because it hasn't been thoroughly tested or because they aren't truly the best chocolate chip cookies. I've hesitated because I'm sort of known in my circle of family and friends for these cookies. I make them for most… Continue reading The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Transitions, Veganism

5 Reasons a Plant Based Diet is the Most Nutritious Diet

I think that as a society, we are quite aware of the health problems in westernized countries. We are suffering from diseases of indulgence. Diseases that were once only found in the wealthiest people of society. Look around your circle of friends and family, and I bet you know at least one person suffering with… Continue reading 5 Reasons a Plant Based Diet is the Most Nutritious Diet

Transitions, Veganism

Top 5 Tips to Slowly Transition to Veganism

As I've shared more of my story, I'm approached by people who are interested in trying some new recipes and experimenting with a more plant-based diet. When I share recommendations based on my own research and experiences, the same thing always comes up: There's no way I can be fully vegan. Truth is, you can,… Continue reading Top 5 Tips to Slowly Transition to Veganism

Recipes, Veganism

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

I love a good veggie burger. Anytime Kyle and I go out to dinner, that's the first thing I look for on a menu. Now that we live in a new town, it's like a game trying to find the best veggie burgers. The problem is, very few of the restaurants (only 2 so far)… Continue reading Black Bean and Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Fitness, Recipes

Baked Oatmeal Varieties

A few weeks back I posted this recipe for Baked Berry Oatmeal. I am mildly obsessed with this baked oatmeal and have made it every Sunday for the last four weeks. No joke. It's that good. This oatmeal is the perfect make-ahead breakfast. I bake one batch on Sunday and that's enough to get me… Continue reading Baked Oatmeal Varieties

Recipes

Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup

One of my favorite things to order at Panera before going vegan was their broccoli and cheese soup in a bread bowl. What wasn't to love about it? The soup was creamy and hearty and that bread bowl was fantastic. It's definitely a meal that I've missed since eliminating dairy from my diet. This recipe… Continue reading Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Recipes, Transitions, Veganism

Meal Preparation- Setting Yourself up for success

It's no secret that I love to cook. There's just something about taking ingredients and combining them in ways that make delicious meals that soothes my soul. It's therapeutic for me and it's also the way I show those that I cook for that I care. What can I say? I'm Italian. Feeding people is… Continue reading Meal Preparation- Setting Yourself up for success