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

Monday Motivation

Time to start a new week! What have you changed or added to your daily routine that has made you feel successful? Is there something you have wanted to change or improve about your life? Real change involves consistency and diligence. It requires commitment on a daily basis. Just some food for thought and a … Continue reading Monday Motivation

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