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Vegan Apple Walnut Salad with Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette (Gluten Free)

This vegan apple walnut salad is a great lunch or dinner salad or main dish. Full of plant protein, healthy fats, and fresh crisp veggies!  This is a great salad any time of the year, and requires no cooking.  Have a healthy salad (packed with protein) on the table in under 10 minutes. I love […]

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Vegan Avocado Toast Options, 3 Delicious Ways! (Vegan, Gluten Free)

These delicious vegan avocado toast options are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 3 different recipes: spicy garlic, tomato basil, and everything bagel! Naturally vegan, and can be made gluten free by using GF bread. There are very few breakfasts I love more than avo toast. It is healthy, delicious, satisfying, and super versatile. Avocado […]

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Vegan Instant Pot Mexican Rice Recipe (Gluten Free)

This Instant Pot Mexican Rice recipe is a quick and healthy way to spice up your Taco Tuesday with a healthy and simple side dish.  This is great to meal prep or make ahead for a quick side later. Serve with tacos, burritos, or beans. This Instant Pot Mexican Rice Is: Lightly spiced Loaded with […]

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Citrus Sangria with White Wine, Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

This citrus sangria with white wine is loaded with lemons, limes, and oranges. A bright, fruity drink that is perfect for summer.  Great to make one batch, or several for a party, BBQ, or cookout! I have been loving cocktails this summer, especially on Fridays when I have a half day at work. I’ve made […]

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Cold Asian Noodle Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

This cold Asian noodle salad is loaded with vegetables and noodles in a bright and tangy dressing. A great make ahead lunch, refreshing and crunchy. This is the perfect summer lunch for when it is too hot to turn the oven on!  This salad is loaded with delicious and healthy vegetables, and is naturally vegan […]

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M&M Cookie Bars (Pantry Staple, Vegan & Gluten Free Options)

These M&M Cookie Bars are a sweet treat made with pantry staple ingredients! Warm and gooey, these bars are fun to make AND to eat. I’ve been having fun making pantry staple treats, which use ingredients that I already have on hand. These M&M Cookie Bars were a super delicious treat and took very little time to […]

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French Lentil Salad with Cider Vinaigrette (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This vibrant and healthy French Lentil Salad is a great summer lunch or dinner, and is loaded with fresh garden tomatoes, cucumbers, and herbs.  Nothing like a vibrant bold salad to let that summer produce shine! I love a hearty no-cook meal in the summer, and this salad is great to put together if you […]

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Classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail, The Perfect Summer Drink

My classic gin gimlet cocktail is perfect for entertaining, parties, or summer BBQs. Easy to make a big batch for a party, or just one for a Friday night. Woo hoooo, its cocktail time! The gin gimlet is my GO-TO drink in the summers.  I serve it every party we have, its my  signature.  Gimlets […]

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Vegan Mango Slaw (For Tacos, Gluten Free, No Dairy)

This vegan mango slaw for tacos is sweet, crunchy, and bright! Also great on nachos, BBQ sandwiches, or just eaten plain. Summer is in full swing over here on our homestead, and we are using tons of fresh summer produce in all our meals. This sweet mango slaw for tacos is delicious way to use […]

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The Creamiest Vegan Alfredo Sauce (Nut Free, Gluten Free)

The creamiest vegan alfredo sauce is nut free, gluten free, and so secretly healthy. Low calorie and made from roasted vegetables and spices! A pasta that is velvety, creamy, dripping with sauce, AND healthy?!  Yep, this vegan alfredo sauce right here is all of those things and more!  No cashews, no dairy, and no cheese […]

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Vegan Loaded Nachos (Gluten Free, Pantry Staple, High Protein)

Fiesta forever with these vegan loaded nachos, surprisingly healthy and packed with veggies, plant protein, and delicious toppings! Fully loaded nachos… but make ’em healthy!  These vegan nachos have tons of veggies and plant protein for a fun and filling dinner. Bring restaurant vibes home to your casa, with these simple and mouth-watering nachos. Ready […]

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Sweet Deli Macaroni Salad Recipe (Vegetarian, GF, Vegan Option)

This sweet deli macaroni salad recipe is a creamy delicious side dish to serve at a BBQ, cookout, or potluck. Classic deli-style flavor! The Midwesterner in me looooves macaroni salad! I’ve made tons of versions of it, but this is probably my favorite yet!  It tastes exactly like the kind you’d get from the grocery […]