Meatless Monday (the Tuesday edition) – Mexican Crockpot Casserole

Mexican Crockpot Casserole (Please excuse the horrible pictures) Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked brown rice 1 cup vegetable broth 2 cups water 8-oz can tomato sauce 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp coriander (Mexican oregano) 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 Tbsp cumin 1 Tbsp chipotle chili in adobo, diced well 1 tsp … Continue reading Meatless Monday (the Tuesday edition) – Mexican Crockpot Casserole

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Menu Planning Monday has Moved to Friday

Because I do my batch cooking over the weekend, I've changed grocery day from Monday to Friday. It's already saved quite a bit of money from wasted produce.  Nothing is worse than grabbing cilantro or scallions for a recipe, only to discover they've gone bad :( Here's what I've got planned for the next several … Continue reading Menu Planning Monday has Moved to Friday

Meatless (Meal Planning) Monday

This week's recipes are from Happy Herbivore and Forks over Knives, with my own modifications, of course. I'm still up a few pounds and still (sometimes uncomfortably) bloated, but I do feel like I'm on the mend, finally. I was even able to run for just under an hour yesterday with no tummy issues! I'm … Continue reading Meatless (Meal Planning) Monday

Spicy Baked Falafel Burgers

As promised, I'm skipping Wordless Wednesday this week so I can share this yummy recipe :) Note: These picture are terrible. Please don't let them deter you from trying this recipe. They came out fantastic! Spicy Baked Falafel "Burgers" Ingredients: 2 Tbsp minced garlic 1 Tbsp Tahini 2 (15oz) cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed … Continue reading Spicy Baked Falafel Burgers

Vegan Taco Bake

Trust me, this tastes much better than it looks :) Vegan Taco Bake  1 large red onion, chopped 1 bunch (about 6) scallions, chopped (remove bulb, use both white and green parts) 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 package Lightlife Smart Ground (Mexican-style) 1 … Continue reading Vegan Taco Bake

New Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole, and I made my Running Goal!

Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to share that I made my running goal for the month! 100.56 miles to be exact. I ran twice yesterday so I wouldn't have such a long run today. Breaking the 13.1 miles apart like that definitely helped! I ran 3.7 miles at lunch yesterday (in the … Continue reading New Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole, and I made my Running Goal!

Meatless Monday (the Tuesday edition) – Vegan Veggie Mac -n- Cheese

Happy Meatless Monday Tuesday! My Mac -n- Cheese is adapted from this recipe by Isa Chandra. Had I known it was going to taste so good I would have taken pictures of the process, instead of just the final product. I admit I was skeptical, but Wow! It's really, really yummy! Ingredients: 12oz pasta of your … Continue reading Meatless Monday (the Tuesday edition) – Vegan Veggie Mac -n- Cheese

mEatless Monday – Hot Cocoa Cookies (Vegan)

I named these Hot Cocoa cookies because that's what they smelled like coming out of the oven. And they taste like it too :) Enjoy! Hot Cocoa Cookies  Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup almond flour 2/3 cup (unsweetened) cocoa powder 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1.5 tsp baking … Continue reading mEatless Monday – Hot Cocoa Cookies (Vegan)

Meatless Monday – Fiesta Corn (and a C25k update!)

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I took it easy on Saturday-  caught up on my DVR'd shows from the week, and then spent a few hours in the kitchen, making a couple of my regular recipes (Black Bean and Sriracha Pasta, and BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers), and testing out a couple new … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Fiesta Corn (and a C25k update!)