Chipotle Pecan Pesto

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Austin lately and definitely not complaining about it. The vegan food scene there is amazing! I would never live there, but having it an hour away is absolutely perfect. A few weeks ago, I went to Bouldin Creek for brunch and had a burger with this wonderful…

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Sweet Tarts Smoothie

I didn’t intend to make Sweet Tarts in the blender this morning, but here we are. Simple, healthy, delicious, quick, and energizing, what more can you ask for in a breakfast? Maybe something warm on a cold morning, but that’s what baked oatmeal is for! RECIPE 2/3 cup of raspberries Half of a blood orange, peeled…

Spicy Korean Hummus

This hummus is so addictive. It’s great with cut veggies, wrapped in a collard green, as a sandwich spread, or on a salad. RECIPE 2 cups of cooked chickpeas 1 tablespoon gochujang 1/2 cup kimchi with the liquid 1/4 teaspoon of cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 cup of aquafaba or broth 2 tablespoons of…

Lemony Chickpea Stew

It’s 2019!!! I hope everyone had a fun, safe holiday season. I love how supportive my family is of my lifestyle, especially around the holidays. My mom’s even cooking oil-free dishes when I’m there! But while I was out of town, I came up with so many ideas that need to transpire. So far, I’ve…

Sorta Cincinnati Sweet Potato Stew

I couldn’t deal with anything sweet potato for a few days, but I finally got over the hump. This recipe is really good. The warm spices pair well with sweet potatoes. RECIPE 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes with the liquid 1 bay leaf 4…

Roasted Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Day 7 of the damn sweet potatoes and I can safely say that I hate them. I miss cooking a variety of foods. I miss popcorn. I hate sweet potatoes. That being said, I am really digging these mashed potatoes. I roasted a head of garlic in the air fryer at 400°F for about 20…

Sweet Potato Tikki

I didn’t really dig Indian food as a child, but there were a few exceptions. Aloo tikki, rajma, chaat, and chana masala along with kajur burfi. Basically potato patties, red beans, no way to describe chaat other than maybe Indian nachos, chickpeas, and cashew fudge. Now I’m hungry! Since I’m doing 10 days of sweet…

Hari Chutney

This is a super easy to prepare chutney that pairs well with aloo tikki, samosas, and pakoras. In India, they even eat chutney sandwiches! Hari means green in hindi so you better believe this chutney utilizes several green ingredients. Omit the jalapeno if you can’t handle heat. RECIPE 1 bunch of washed cilantro 1/4 inch…

Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Dressing

I’m doing it again. That thing where I pick one starch and can only have that for 10 days, aka a Mary’s Mini. Sweet potatoes were so darn cheap, I just had to go with them as my starch. I’ll admit they aren’t my favorite or even something I like. Crazy me is tackling them…

Masala Chai Oatmeal

This isn’t your average oatmeal. This isn’t that Anglocized Oprah Starbucks sugar bomb either. This is warm, spiced oatmeal. Masala means spice mix and masala chai is a spiced tea originating in India. Sometimes I steep a bag of black tea with the oatmeal, but that’s so extra and this tastes great without it. Make…

Oil-free Hush Puppies

Appetizers are my meal of choice. If there is an appetizer sampler on the menu, you better believe I’m all in. There’s just something about crunchy, dipable finger food that gets me every time. And today that’s all I wanted, something crunchy with a dipping sauce. I have been wanting to make queso blanco anyway,…

Queso Blanco

Queso blanco has always been a personal favorite. It’s great with chips, on nachos, chili, enchiladas, as a dip for veggies or appetizers. Smother a burrito or chimichanga with it to take your meal to the next level. I have only listed a small amount of salt as pickled jalapenos are often salty, so start…