Loaded Vegan Nachos with Black Beans and Spicy Chickpeas

This post is sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulses Canada. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this space possible! The ultimate vegan nachos, loaded with black beans, spicy chickpeas, and all your favorite toppings! These are a winner for your next party, potluck, or family dinner.

I’ve loved all kinds of nachos since I can remember. I distinctly remember some of the places with the best nachos on vacations, weekend dinners, and grabbing fast food lunches (Qdoba nachos take the cake for dairy nachos there). There is just something about digging into a big plate full of all my favorite foods, piled high into a mountain of crispy, crunchy, cheesy goodness. I mean, who doesn’t love a plate piled high with salty tortilla chips, cheese, salsa and, if you’re lucky, guac AND lots of salsa? Turns out that those big piles of dairy nachos don’t always love me back, but I never have to give up my nacho addiction, because I’ve found the perfect vegan nachos right here! (more…)

Black Eyed Pea and Kale Tacos with Avocado Jalapeno Sauce

These black eyed pea and kale tacos are the perfect vegan dinner! Topped with a super easy avocado jalapeno sauce that comes together in a snap.

This post is sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada. Thank you for supporting the brands who make this space possible!

How are you holding up through this cold and flu season? It seems like everyone is coming down with one form or another of a cold, the wicked flu going around, or something in between. My poor husband came down with a bout of it and I have been trying to avoid catching anything and everything for the last couple of weeks. My solution? A ginger shot from Whole Foods (tastes gross, feels like it worked!) and lots of veggie/bean heavy meals like these black-eyed pea and kale tacos! (more…)

Spicy Vegan Carrot Potato Soup

A super easy and creamy spicy vegan carrot potato soup! Packed full of veggies and comes together in under 30 minutes. Gluten and soy free.

Even though we are leading up to peak pie season soon (hello my favorite eating holiday!), I wanted to squeeze in one savory recipe before Thanksgiving is here! This was a pretty throw together, off the cuff vegan carrot potato soup recipe, but I knew I had to share it. I’m actually not that great at throwing together savory or dinner recipes, it seems like I can never get it quite right. With brownies or cookies, (more…)

Sweet Potato Salad with Mustard Balsamic Dressing

A sweet and savory sweet potato salad with pecans and dried cranberries, perfect for summer cookouts and parties! Made with a sweet balsamic vinaigrette and tart cranberries.

I know, sweet potato salad in May? But hear me out! On my recent visit to my grandparent’s house last month, my grandma enlisted me to help her in making a side for lunch one day. Putting our cooking minds together, we ended up coming up with a cold sweet potato salad, using up some frozen sweet potatoes she had and whipping up a dressing from an old cookbook that would (more…)

Cumin Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Vegan Parsnip Puree

A creamy vegan parsnip puree topped with crunchy roasted chickpeas and cumin roasted carrots, dinner is served!

Cumin Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Vegan Parsnip Puree- A creamy vegan parsnip puree topped with crunchy roasted chickpeas and cumin roasted carrots, dinner is served!

Disheartened. That’s how I’ve been feeling the last few days with all that’s going on in the world and I haven’t quite been able to articulate it. While my husband and I were sitting side by side on the couch, scrolling through article after article about the recent travel ban that was put into place, I kept wavering (more…)

Winter Quinoa Citrus Salad with Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing

A sweet and bright citrus salad, perfect for the winter time with a creamy lemon tahini dressing!

Winter Quinoa Citrus Salad with Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing- A sweet and bright citrus salad, perfect for the winter time with a creamy lemon tahini dressing!

Happy weekend! I’m popping in quickly today to share a winter citrus quinoa salad that has been a staple for me the past few weeks. In an effort to keep with my intentions for the year, I wanted to find a salad that is filling, easy to throw together and hearty enough that I won’t be hangrily tearing through the cupboards for a snack in an hour. Mixing in a handful of pre-cooked quinoa and drizzling over a creamy lemon tahini dressing that even a tahini hater like me can love all seem to do the trick. (more…)