Savory Oats with Brie

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• 2 tsp olive oil • 1 shallot, chopped • 2 C cherry tomatoes, halved twice • 1/2 tsp salt • 2 C old-fashioned rolled oats • 1 clove garlic, minced • 5.5 oz. small Brie, cut into cubes • 1/4 C fresh basil leaves torn • 1 Tbsp toasted pine nuts 1. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. …

Chick Pea Salad

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This Chick Pea salad is quick and easy to make, and most of the ingredients are things you might already have on hand. You’ll notice that the recipe calls for both the tomato and parsley to be chopped, and the garlic to be minced. You’ll also see recipes that call for something (like a potato) to be diced. So what’s …

Zucchini with Chick Peas

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• 2 tsp olive oil • 2 small zucchini • 1 14.75 oz. can diced tomatoes • 1 14.75 oz. can chick peas • 1/2 C chopped onion • 1/2 tsp dried thyme • 1/2 tsp dried basil • Garlic salt and pepper to taste 1. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. • You can try using diced …

Meat[less] Loaf

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• 2 eggs • 3/4 C milk • 1/2 C dry bread crumbs • 1/2 tsp onion powder • 2 tsp dried parsley • 1 tsp salt • 1 roll Gimme Lean veggie beef • 1 roll Gimme Lean veggie sausage • 1/4 C catsup • 2 Tbl brown sugar • 1 tsp dried mustard 1. Preheat oven to 350. …

Sweet Cornbread

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Beware the mix! I really like sweet cornbread (as opposed to a more savory cornbread), and used to buy Jiffy cornbread mix. It was quick, easy, and had a great texture and taste. But, as it turned out, it wasn’t vegetarian. 1. Preheat oven to 400, and lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish. • If you don’t like sweet …

Crockpot Black Bean Soup

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There’s a lot of bad press out there concerned canned food. High in sodium, cans lined with BPA, not as nutritious as fresh or frozen. So I did some digging to see what I could find. Turns out that canned food may not be so evil after all. That said, it’s still a good idea to look for BPA-free cans, …

Badass Baked Potatoes

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First, potatoes are amazing. Check them out. Seriously, I love them. They’re versatile, easy to cook, and delicious. If you leave the skin on, resist the temptation to fry them in oil, and top with healthy goodies, they also make a really quick, easy, and healthy vegetarian dinner. If you want to go vegan – just leave off the cheese. …

Butternut Quinoa Cran-Slam

Butternut Quinoa Cran-Slam

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Butternut Quinoa Cran-Slam: What I’ve Learned So Far As a vegetarian, people seem really concerned if I’m getting enough protein – or some other vitamin, mineral, or essential element. But generally, people focus on protein. Guess what? You don’t need as much protein as you might think, and getting what you need is easy – even with a vegan diet …