Food Inspo

Here I share some recipes by other’s that I’ve enjoyed or some of my own meal ideas for when you just need a little inspiration to get your own ideas flowing. This collection ranges from a little more involved to as simple as throwing a few things into a blender. When I was first learning to cook (as recent as 2013!), I needed to follow a recipe to the T, the thought of trying to imitate something solely from a photo was – well, it just wasn’t going to happen. But if you’re comfortable in the kitchen, these will not be that challenging but if you’re new and still finding your way, trust me, you *can* wing it and come up with something completely delicious with just the help of a few quality ingredients, your taste buds, and a little inspiration.

File this under things I never thought I’d say before I was vegan: but you don’t know what you’re missing until you’ve had a carrot dog. Marinated and grilled carrots mimic the taste and texture without the mystery meat and cancer causing ingredients of regular hot dogs. There are many commercially made vegan-friendly hot dogs on […]

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A delicious burger night can come together in a pinch with Gardein products like their veggie burger. You can also use their black bean burger or their meatless beef patty. Top it with avocado and sriracha mayo as shown here and serve on a sesame seed bun with a side of grilled smoked paprika potatoes. […]

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Sunday’s family breakfast sundaes – chocolate nicecream with whipped topping, chocolate sauce, salted caramel sauce, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, and a cherry on top. Everything was made from nothing but fruit and nuts, and refined sugar-free. A touch of maple syrup in the chocolate sauce is as nefarious as it got and no animals were […]

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It was a dreadfully rainy day so I thought that called for stone fruit galettes. Peach and cherry almond that obviously won’t last long. I followed the recipe on Food 52 for the crust but substituted Earth Balance vegan butter sticks, I used 2 sticks with 2 ½ cups of flour. Once the crust was prepared […]

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One of my favorite sandwiches, a (t)BLT club. Tempeh Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato with vegan mayo on toast. Tempeh bacon has zero cholesterol and just a couple grams of fat unlike animal flesh bacon. I posted a list of my favorite vegan convenient foods and staples, like this tempeh bacon from the Tofurky company, These […]

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