Cauliflower steak

No, it’s not at all like real steak. Yes, you’ll feel fantastic about yourself after you eat this vegan, grain free, gluten free meal. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 2 “steaks” of cauliflower (1 inch thick, cut from the middle of the head) 1/2t paprika 3/4t garlic powder 3/4t salt 3/4t pepper A 400°…

Pasta!

Even if you try not to eat too much pasta, it’s undeniable that pasta is incredible. It’s the perfect vehicle for any and all sauce, even if that sauce is just butter… Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 2 cups flour (I use regular, unbleached AP flour and it’s just fine) 2 eggs 4T water…

Vegan beet and roasted garlic “cheese”

The base of almost every vegan recipe is soaked cashews or soaked dates. This recipe uses soaked cashews. It’s a creamy, garlicky, sweet, and delightful spread that you won’t feel awful about! Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 1 cup cashews, soaked* in water and drained (reserve 1/4 cup of the water to use if…

M&M cookie bars

Just absolutely perfect for the holidays, especially since red and green M&Ms* are sold separately from the other colors. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 1/2 cup (one stick) softened butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 2t vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups flour 1t baking soda 1t salt 1 cup mini…

Beef and broccoli

Just like mom used to make! Just kidding, she’s Polish. This is just like every Asian restaurant currently makes. It takes 15 minutes and is so tasty. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 1 pound ribeye, sliced extremely thinly against the grain* 1/2 of a small yellow onion, thinly sliced 3 scallions sliced on a…

Avocado grapefruit salad

I was introduced to this lettuce-less salad by my friend Laura and have never looked back. It’s the perfect mix of rich avocados, acidic grapefruit, salty Parmesan, crunchy sunflower seeds, spicy jalapeño, and bright cilantro. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 2 ripe avocados, cubed 1 grapefruit, segmented 1/3 cup red onion or shallot, chopped…

Salsa verde

Homemade salsa is quite easy, it just takes some basic tips. That’s why I’m here! Use this as a start and tweak it to your liking. Also this recipe makes a lot of salsa, but it freezes so very well and lasts basically forever. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 10-15 tomatillos, husks removed 2-3…

Pozole

Pozole is classically made with pork, but I had a ton of leftover chicken thighs from Thanksgiving, leading me to believe you can make this hearty stew with any meat that can shred. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 1 white or yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 4 leaves of kale, chopped,…