Grocery Store Tour Series for Vegans: Target

Yes. That Target. The same one with the fancy designer clothes and home goods and the super fun dollar section. And although not every Target has the real grocery department, granting it the title of PFresh Target, we do have two close to me that have that distinction.  Of course, one can’t possibly do theirContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour Series for Vegans: Target”

Vegan Chickpea “Chicken” Salad

Oh, behold the versatility of the chickpea! Where would vegans be without them? Of course they turn into delicious hummus, but you can also mash them to become a nice substitute for chicken. Much like the recipes I’ve shared for Vegan Tuna Salad and my Buffalo Chickpea Salad, this one is the same method, justContinue reading “Vegan Chickpea “Chicken” Salad”

Vegan Spanish Rice

The other day I had a craving for this most delicious side dish at Mexican restaurants. Unfortunately, most restaurants make this with chicken broth, and I really wanted to create a vegan version. I also wanted to add some substance to this dish, so adding more texture with diced onions and tomatoes was purposeful. TheContinue reading “Vegan Spanish Rice”

Vegan Tuna Salad

With the prevalence of vegan meat substitutes emerging on the market right now, it’s easy to shift a plant-based diet to these convenient, highly processed protein sources. But more and more frequently, I find myself wanting to cut back on these, and go back to consuming more recognizable ingredients. Sure, I won’t completely give upContinue reading “Vegan Tuna Salad”

Vegan Freezer Staples

A couple of weeks ago, I shared about my favorite vegan pantry staples. These are the items that are shelf stable and readily available to serve as vital components for a quick vegan meal. The other place in the kitchen capable of storing food for longer periods of time is, of course, the freezer! AsContinue reading “Vegan Freezer Staples”

Vegan Pantry Staples

Take a peek into my pantry! If you’re newly vegan, it’s helpful to know what shelf stable items to keep in stock. My family is not vegan, so it’s often something I throw together from the pantry that becomes my dinner in a pinch. So what do I keep there? Grains. Oats (quick cooking, usually)Continue reading “Vegan Pantry Staples”

5 Minute Breakfast!

Do you ever get into breakfast ruts? I love a savory breakfast, but it’s not always easy to make a quick tofu scramble before work or a run. But sweet breakfasts are much simpler. Whole grains are typically the base of any vegan diet, and oatmeal is a favorite. I cycle through overnight oat phases,Continue reading “5 Minute Breakfast!”

Farro. What’s that?

Farro Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Farro has quickly become one of my favorite whole grains. It has a chewy texture and nutty flavor that lends itself well to all kinds of dishes, but I especially love it as a base for salads, making an excellent backdrop for all kinds of veggies. The variety most oftenContinue reading “Farro. What’s that?”

Want to go vegan this year?

Are you thinking about changing your diet to plant based for the new year? Although I call myself vegan, I really prefer “plant based” as a title. I think there are a lot of negative feelings that come with that “vegan” title. Yet every time I go out to eat, I tell our server thatContinue reading “Want to go vegan this year?”

Vegan Chili

As summer comes to an end, despite the multiple resurgences here in Virginia, we are finally beginning to feel the temperatures drop! It’s perfect chili weather. This is a recipe I have perfected over the years, and one I was using long before I became vegan. I’ve brought it to many a pot luck, andContinue reading “Vegan Chili”