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Vegan Spring Time Pasta Salad
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Vegan Spring Time Pasta Salad

Spring time calls for pasta salad!

My husband celebrated his birthday last weekend, the big 48!!  In honor of his birthday we enjoyed a backyard barbecue will a few of his favorites!

On the menu, our favorite vegan burgers (seriously, these are the BEST for grilling!!) on the grill along with some grilled veggies and of course – his favorite Vegan Spring Time Pasta Salad!

Ancient Harvest Quinoa Super-grain Elbow Pasta

Number one thing I love best about this pasta salad – it’s super easy to make! I do like to make it up the day before, I think letting it sit for a day makes it only BETTER.

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Sunday Prep – Mason Jar Quinoa Salads

I am all about the Sunday Food Prep!

Truly I do not know how people can eat out everyday at work.  Maybe I would just rather spend that money on shoes or something better than a Wendy’s Salad, but that’s just me.  Or do you feel the same way?

Want a easy grab and go lunch straight from your own fridge at home?

THIS recipe is for you!  Best part – you add or change out veggies to your liking!  I spend part of my Sunday’s prepping for the week, and not just for ME – I make enough for my husband and daughter (I double the below recipes).

NOTE: I do NOT add salad dressing until ready to serve.  I have found this is KEY to salad prepping and not ending up with a soggy mess of a salad come later in the week!

My go to salad dressing is super easy to whip up and store in the fridge. ->  ->

Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

1/4 cup Honey

1/4 cup Vegan Mayo

1/4 cup Dijon Mustard

1 tbsp White Distilled Vinegar

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

  1. In a mixing bowl add all ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  2. Keep refrigerated in a mason jar tightly sealed.
Chickpea Salad Wraps - A Rainbow of Health!
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Chickpea Salad Wraps – A Rainbow of Health!

With Spring here and the weather warming up it’s time for a cool and refreshing lunch!

Chickpeas have to be one of the most amazing beans around!

Heck, you can make breakfast with them…lunch with them…of course dinner AND dessert!  But healthy for you?  Chickpeas may have more health benefits than you even realize.  Stop it already!!

One cup of cooked chickpeas contains 269 calories, 45 grams of carbohydrate, 15 grams of protein, 13 grams of dietary fiber, 4 grams of fat and 0 grams of cholesterol.

Besides being an excellent vegan and gluten-free source of protein (enter here: “Where do you get your protein from??”) and fiber, chickpeas also contain exceptional levels of iron, vitamin B-6 and magnesium.  Each cup of cooked chickpeas (also known as – garbanzo beans) contains 15 grams of protein.

Buffalo Chickpea Sweet Potato Pizza
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Buffalo Chickpea Sweet Potato Pizza

The taste of buffalo wings and pizza brought together – only healthier and meatless!

A couple of weeks ago I shared my recipe for Vegan BBQ Chickpea Sweet Potato Pizza, and today I want to share that same sweet potato pizza crust BUT add a buffalo twist to the whole thing. You can find my past post for my Sweet Potato Pizza Crust here.

I have talked about my love for sweet potatoes, but what is there NOT to love?!? Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.  Vitamin C is important to help ward off cold and flu viruses, but also that this crucial vitamin plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation. It helps accelerate wound healing, produces collagen which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress!  Again, what’s not to love about this potato?!?

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kale thai salad XO

I adore Valentine’s day, it’s the girly-girly in me that loves it so much.  All the red and pink colors, smell of roses and vegan chocolates…oh yes please!! Normally we don’t venture out with everyone else on Valentine’s day, we prefer to hide out at home with some fresh cooked food and a good bottle of red wine.  However, this year my husband and I made the mistake of not staying with tradition and hit the town Saturday night.  Uber was our friend, all the wine we drank while out was NOT our friend.  Lets just say the only thing I remember about the Uber ride home was praying that I wouldn’t get sick in this dudes car.  Ugh.  Not our best outing!  LOL!  From now on we stick to tradition!

Some how I pulled myself out of bed Sunday morning.  Heck I’m the mom who else is going to cook and prep lunch for the week and do laundry?  Oh the the joy of being an adult.  Time to pull on my big girl pants and get to cooking!