30-minute meals

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

My dad picked up a bunch of zucchini the other day so I immediately knew I had to brainstorm some recipes to use them up. The first that came to mind? A moist & fluffy chocolate zucchini bread! I love all things bread…and don’t even get me started with chocolate. So this combo was meant to be. 

A super fluffy and moist zucchini rich bread embedded with chunks of gooey chocolate. It is secretly healthy and is perfect for a morning snack!

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Creamy Garlic Pasta with Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Tomatoes

I am not a huge fan of tomatoes, but if you give me some fresh from the market bursting with flavor and juices then I will eat them any day. As soon as you throw them in a creamy pasta I am all over them. 

Pasta shells tossed in a creamy garlic white sauce paired with blistered, roasted cherry tomatoes and charred roasted Brussel sprouts. With fresh garlic and zesty lemon notes….

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Vegan Butter “Chicken” with Tofu

There isn’t a day that goes by where I am not craving Indian food. From rich curries, buttery naan, and of course the infamous butter chicken dish. It is incredibly creamy and so flavorful from the delicious spices of garam masala. 

Of course, I had to make it vegan so that is where the tofu comes in. Tofu acts as a sponge and it does an amazing job at absorbing all the flavors of the tomato-based sauce and cashew cream. …

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Vegan Mac n’ Cheese

If you haven’t already checked out my Mac n’ Cheese Broccoli Bake then you’re missing out. This recipe is the same cheese sauce I used in that post…but I think a basic Mac n’ Cheese deserves its own post. It is just that good! 

A gooey and ultra creamy cashew-based vegan cheese sauce with a hint of smokiness. The perfect 30-minute meal for a weeknight that will stun your family members and yourself. Can never go wrong with a bowl of mac n’ cheese. …

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Chewy Quinoa Tahini Energy Bars

I am a major snacker…and sometimes that can be unhealthy depending on what I choose to snack on. That is why I always try to have some type of homemade energy bars or bites stored in my freezer. 

Let me tell you. These energy bars are addicting! A chewy and sweet bar embedded with a variety of seeds, such as pumpkin seeds, black and white sesame seeds, and chia seeds. Also some puffed quinoa and sweetness from dates and maple syrup. The secret ingredient that makes it taste 10x better? Tahini! It may sound disgusting, but trust me on this. It will make your world go round. …

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Vegan Egyptian Eggplant Moussaka

I wasn’t always the biggest fan of eggplant until I went to an Egyptian restaurant recently. First of all, the food was amazing and second of all, I am now an eggplant fan because of them. They had an amazing eggplant dish consisting of a sweet tomato sauce, roasted eggplant, and veggies. It was amazing.

Of course, I had to recreate it at home and there are no complaints…I would dive straight into this dish anytime. Layered with flavorful sweet tomato sauce, roasted eggplant, hearty mushroom and veggie saute and topped with a creamy yogurt-based sauce. 

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Curried Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

I don’t know why I haven’t posted this recipe already, because it has got to be one of my favorites. I created this chili about a year ago and I have not stopped making it. It has been a hit with all my friends and family. 

Easy meals like this are always so comforting and it makes it even better when it is packed with nutritious vegetables, carbs, protein, and healthy fats! All you could ever need in a meal. The choice of spices elevates it from any old chili. And the variety of carbs makes you feel satisfied after eating a huge bowl!…

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Easy Meat-free Meatballs

Ever crave spaghetti, but really miss enjoying the meatballs? Well, you would if you’re like me who is vegan and doesn’t eat meat. However, you do not need to miss out on food like that when there is an abundance of substitutes out there. 

At first, I wanted to make a traditional vegan meatball with black beans and a grain, but I truly wanted it to taste like how I remembered it a few years ago.

You can easily find vegan ground beef at the supermarket. Spruce it up a bit with some fresh herbs and a binder and you got yourself meatballs that take you back before your meat-free days. 

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Fluffy Strawberries n’ Cream Pancakes

When I was little I was obsessed with strawberry shortcake…and I still am. It is not a typical breakfast food, but when you makeshift it into a stack of pancakes, well I am all over it. 

These uber fluffy buttermilk pancakes are topped with a rich & creamy vanilla bean cream & sweet roasted strawberries. It definitely is a treat, but so worth it!

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Sweet & Sour Tofu Fried Rice

Tofu often gets a bad rep in the vegan community. Bland, flavorless, and has a mouthfeel of a sponge. However, if you get the cook right and season it correctly it will taste amazing…like addicting amazing! 

This tofu is crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. Tossed in a sticky & thick sweet & sour glaze served over a slightly toasted veggie fried rice. This recipe is beyond simple and can easily be stored in your fridge to enjoy any time of the week. …

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