Penne Pesto Pasta with Harissa Chickpeas

There's something so earthy and delicious about an herbaceous pesto. As I was looking in the fridge and cupboards yesterday to figure out what to make for dinner, I saw that I had all the ingredients for a pesto. However, I didn't just want pesto and pasta. I wanted to amp it up a little so I cooked up some chickpeas in harissa sauce. I also had some radish sprouts hanging out in the fridge that I put on top as a garnish/topping. This meal tastes of springtime!

Mushroom Orzo with Coconut Harissa Sauce

Mushroom Orzo is a meal that I make often, I am constantly tweaking and altering the recipe for this. Last night I made it and it came out beautifully. Normally I make a coconut curry sauce, but I was out of the curry paste I typically use. I used harissa instead, oh man did it turn out just as good if not better.

Sweet and Sour Stir-Fry

When I think of sweet and sour sauce, I'm transported back in time to being a kid and going out to eat with the family. We'd go to a Chinese restaurant and get a number of delicious dishes, along with wonton soup and egg rolls. I really enjoy taking dishes that I loved as a kid and veganizing them.

Walnut Meat Tacos

Tacos are a delicious way to blend wonderful textures and flavors together. I'd say about four or five years ago I discovered walnut meat and it is an amazing meat substitute! I use it in place of everything you would use a meat style crumble for, spaghetti sauce, sloppy joes, chili and most importantly tacos!

Beyond Sausage Pita

I've started creating videos of myself making meals here and there. The other day I made what I refer to as one of my lazy dinners. If you're interested in a glimpse of what I do in the kitchen, here is your window via video. In this video I made a Beyond Sausage Pita with a cucumber garlic aioli everything is vegan, gluten free and delicious!

Bloody Mary Pasta

The other day I was watching an episode of Chopped and one of the ingredients that the chefs had to use from their baskets was a bloody mary. If you've never seen the show before, it's where four chefs compete in a cooking competition and they have to use ingredients presented to them in baskets.

Olive Bruschetta Pesto Pasta

Sometimes I dream of pasta, there's something about a plate or bowl full of noodles whether they are simply dressed or dressed to kill that satisfies the soul. I had bruschetta and olives on the brain and decided that I would combine those flavors and make an olive pesto and bruschetta style pasta. Olive Bruschetta... Continue Reading →

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I love all the spicy things. When I have friends that go out of town and they ask me if they can get me something, I ask for hot sauce. I have a whole shelf dedicated to it. I was craving tacos the other day and I wanted... Continue Reading →

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