Easy Vegan Pasta & Chickpeas

🇮🇹Italians call this meal Pasta e Ceci (Che-chee). This rustic dish has its origins in Arabia and Sicily but is a staple meal all throughout Italy. It is a weeknight favorite around here. Prep time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 chopped onion 1 chopped pepper 1/4 good olive oil 2 cans chickpeas (rinsed and drained) 2 … Continue reading Easy Vegan Pasta & Chickpeas

Easy Vegan Chili

Ingredients 2 cans black beans 1 can pinto beans 1 can kidney beans (red or white) 2 cups frozen corn 1 medium onion chopped 2 medium peppers chopped 2 cloves garlic chopped 1 cup tomato passata (strained tomato in a jar) but you can also use 2 cups diced tomatoes 2 cups vegetable broth 1 … Continue reading Easy Vegan Chili

Easy Eggplant Parmigiana

Summertime brings ripe eggplant perfect for this traditional Italian dish. It's a bit of a process but worth the effort! Ingredients 4-5 small eggplants or 2 larger ones 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 4-5 cups Mozzarella cheese (grated) 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated) 4-5 cups tomato sauce 1/4 cooking cream Instructions … Continue reading Easy Eggplant Parmigiana

Summer Crisp Quinoa Bean Salad

Ingredients 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa Vegetable broth (to cook quinoa in) 1 can mixed beans 1 red pepper (chopped) 2 stalks celery (chopped) 1 medium cucumber or zucchini or both 1 scallion or more (to your taste) 3-4 tablespoons of good olive oil (or more, I like a lot of it) 1 Tbsp … Continue reading Summer Crisp Quinoa Bean Salad

Healthy Morning Smoothie Recipe

Let's get right to it! INGREDIENTS FOR 2 SMOOTHIES 2 Tbsp Milled Flaxseed 2 Bananas 1 cup OJ 1 1/2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt (0%) Approximately 1/2 cup each of your favorite frozen fruit (I like this blend of 3 but obviously pick your favs) 1/2 cup frozen avocado Blend it all up adding a … Continue reading Healthy Morning Smoothie Recipe