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VEGAN SAUSAGE + PEPPERS . This is a classic turned vegan and healthy!!! I actual…

VEGAN SAUSAGE + PEPPERS
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This is a classic turned vegan and healthy!!! I actually love sausage do being vegetarian / vegan can be hard … but this vegan sausage makes it so easy! It actually tastes just like sausage and browns amazingly. To add sweetness to this dish I added a few tablespoons of my date paste. The instructions to make date paste will be on my story. If you do not have dates you can use maple syrup or if you do not want any sweetness you can just use sriracha! If you want to make this the recipe will be below!
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Recipe:
-1 pepper
-1 vegan sausage (from Trader Joe’s)
-1 tbsp tomato paste
-1/2 yellow onion
-2 tbsp date paste
-red pepper flakes
-salt + pepper
-drizzle of sriracha
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Pesto on pasta on pesto on more pasta … pesto pasta! . Lately I have not been…

Pesto on pasta on pesto on more pasta … pesto pasta!
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Lately I have not been cooking a lot, which shocked me as I thought that being home would make me cook more, but I guess not! I think that it’s more the school work I have that has been shifting my priority from cooking fun meals to studying … meh. BUT don’t worry! There are still so many fast and easy recipes that you can make if you are in the same situation. These recipes are not vegan (Ik I’m sorry) but they are vegetarian and relatively healthy! Scroll down for full recipe.

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Lentil spaghetti with pesto:
-lentil pasta
-Kirkland / any brand pesto (vegan cashew pesto from Trader Joe’s is great)
-arugula
-nutritional yeast or shredded Parmesan
-salt + pepper
-red pepper flakes
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Zucchini pasta:
Same ingredients but substitute the arugula with roasted tomatoes!
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KALE + BEAN SALAD w/ AVO!! . This salad is a combination of what I had in my fr…

KALE + BEAN SALAD w/ AVO!!
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This salad is a combination of what I had in my fridge, which was minimal. All that is required for this recipe is kale, grape tomatoes, any bean (I used brown pinto beans), avocado, red onion, a grain (quinua, farro, rice…), and cucumber. For a dressing I just used olive oil, red wine vinegar, and a touch of balsamic. Enjoy!!
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Healthy leftover thanksgiving meal . Here is a recipe that I made a couple week…

Healthy leftover thanksgiving meal
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Here is a recipe that I made a couple weeks ago actually but can easily be made with thanksgiving leftovers!! In this recipe there is sweet potato, string beans, yellow onion, tofu, and a yummy honey balsamic glaze! See the recipe below!
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Recipe:
-sweet potato
-string beans
-yellow onion
-tofu
-black pepper
-almonds
-balsamic
-honey
-salt
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Instructions:
-make honey balsamic glaze (3/4 balsamic, 1/4 honey)
-toss tofu in corn starch, nutritional yeast, and honey balsamic mixture and cook in oven for about 30 mins rotating frequently
-drizzle string beans and sweet potatoes with honey balsamic mixture and roast for 30 mins or so until cooked
-sauté onion in pan with a little bit of honey balsamic mixture
-add all cooked ingredients to a bowl and top with chopped almonds and a drizzle of honey balsamic OR leftover gravy 🙂
Enjoy!
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“SOY CURLS AND BRUSSELS” . I don’t know about you, but I never heard of soy cur…

“SOY CURLS AND BRUSSELS”
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I don’t know about you, but I never heard of soy curls until recently and when I did I decided to purchase them on amazon right away! I will admit they sat in my pantry for about 2 months because I had no idea what to do with them, but recently I decided to open them up and give them a try and they are amazing! They are basically just soy protein shaped into chicken like pieces. All you do is soak them in water then either sauté them in a pan with oil or roast them in the airfryer like I did. Anyways, if you are interested in the recipe please scroll below:)
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Reciped:
-Brussels
-soy curls
-sriracha
-broccoli (I used frozen)
-tamari
-salt and pepper
-sesame oil
-everything but the bagel seasoning
-cauliflower rice ( I didn’t have it, but it would be so good with this!)
*i just mixed everything together and roasted them in the airfryer for about 15 mins at 350! You can roast in the oven as well, but I recommend pan frying the soy curls if you don’t have an airfryer.
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“SAUTÉED KALE AND VEG” . . Super yummy and very nourishing bowl filled with my …

“SAUTÉED KALE AND VEG”
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Super yummy and very nourishing bowl filled with my favorite veggies. I just threw all the Ingredients in a pot with some vegetable broth and let the flavors really immerse themselves. I recommend adding the kale about 2 mins before veg combo is done so it does not loose all of its freshness (you can also use frozen spinach or kale though). I cooked the “soup” for about 30 minutes on medium / high heat stirring it every few minutes so it didn’t stick to the pot. If you are interested in the recipe scroll below.

Base:
-kale
-cauliflower
-ginger (1 tbsp minced)
-garlic (1 clove finely chopped)
-vegetable broth (2 cups)
-carrots
-cranberries
-quinua
-sweet onion
Toppings: lemon zest and while wheat baguette from @wholefoods with roasted heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, and salt.
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PUMKIN SPICED GRANOLA • • Super easy granola made in 10 minutes!!! Wooohooo! Re…

PUMKIN SPICED GRANOLA


Super easy granola made in 10 minutes!!! Wooohooo! Recipe is below. Inspired by @saoirseher3 recipe is below:)


Recipe:
-rolled oats (2 cups)
-pumpkin seeds (3 tbsp)
-coconut strips (1 big handful)
-pumpkin pie spice (2 tbsp)
-coconut oil (2-3 tbsp)
-honey (2-3 tbsp)
-cinnamon (2 tbsp)
-salt (sprinkled)

Put in airfryer for 5-10 mins or oven at 350 for around 30 mins (make sure to mix halfway through)

FEEL THE LOVE POTATO SALAD . . Believe it or not there’s absolutely 0 editing …

FEEL THE LOVE POTATO SALAD
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Believe it or not there’s absolutely 0 editing done to these pictures, this dish was just THAT vibrant and delicious. I never usually eat potato salad because it’s loaded with fatty items such as mayo and it really does not have that much flavor to me so I decided to revamp this classic dish and make it a little more fun, healthy, and vegan, which to me = more enjoyable. I ate this over some arugula for lunch and it was simply amazing. You can also just eat it as is, but the arugula gave it an extra crunch and made it more into a meal. Make sure to give this one a try, you will not regret it! see the recipe below:
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Recipe (for 2 – 3 servings)
-15 small yellow potatoes
-3 tbsp fennel chopped
-3 tbsp red onion finely chopped
-3 tbsp green onion chopped
-1/2 cup cauliflower
-1/2 can chickpeas
-1/4 cup hummus
-10 cranberries
-handful of rosemary
-2 tbsp Trader Joe’s “herbs de Provence” seasoning
-salt and pepper
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Instructions:
-chop potatoes in half and mix with olive oil, 1/2 required fennel and rosemary, and salt and pepper
-roast in airfryer or oven until soft
-put potatoes into a bowl
-add red onion, green onion, hummus, cranberries, remaining fennel and rosemary, Trader Joe’s “herbs de Provence” seasoning and more salt +pepper
-mix together and put over arugula or just eat plain! So good and delicious:)
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BEAUTIFULLY HEALTHY BANANA BREAD • So easy so healthy so yummy! This banana brea…

BEAUTIFULLY HEALTHY BANANA BREAD

So easy so healthy so yummy! This banana bread was inspired by the crisp cool fall weather that makes you want to cozy up on the couch and nibble on some warm banana bread. Knowing myself though, I like to nibble on more than just one piece of banana bread so I decided to make it healthy so I could have as many pieces as I Iiked:)) I went off of a recipe that I found on Pinterest, but I didn’t have most of the ingredients so I kind of just winged it and honestly I was presently surprised how fricken AMAZING it came out. Try it out and let me know what you think!



Ingredients:
-3 ripe bananas
-1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
-1 cup rolled oats
-6 tbsp aquafaba (chickpea juice, equivalent to 2 eggs)
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup maple syrup
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tbsp salt
-3 tbsp cinnamon
-1/2 cup dark chocolate chocolate chips (optional)
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Instructions:
1. Blend aquafaba until white peaks form
2. Add all ingredients to the bowl and blend
3. Place in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes depending on the size of your pan
… and WALA! You’re done!

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A BANANAFULL MORNING :) . . There’s nothing much better than some warm banana br…

A BANANAFULL MORNING 🙂 .
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There’s nothing much better than some warm banana bread and banana and almond butter toast to start off the morning. The banana bread recipe was a total experiment and it ended up turning out AMAZING while also being super healthy!! I am going to make y’all wait until tomorrow for the recipe hehe. Below is my super simple recipe for my date almond butter and banana toast!
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Recipe:
-3 dates
-4 tbsp almond butter
-1 banana
-cinnamon
-2 slices of Ezekiel bread
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Directions; :
Heat up dates in 3 tbsp water in the microwave and then add the almond butter to the dates + water and mix until a liquid consistency and then spread onto your toast, add bananas, and top with cinnamon!