Last night for dinner, I wanted to make some pasta and “meat”balls. Obviously I don’t eat meat, so I needed to come up with something that could be a great substitute. I always wanted this ball to be something my meat eating husband could enjoy. He’s really great about trying things I make, so I… Continue reading Mushroom + Black-bean Vegan “Meat”balls
More oatmeal, I know! I’ve been on an oatmeal kick lately. This oatmeal is gluten-free, vegan and packed of flavor and nutrients. The oatmeal itself is made from quinoa and hemp seeds. Both, have protein which is something I’m always trying to integrate into every meal. Many people have this vision that vegans don’t eat… Continue reading Cinnamon Banana Quinoa-Hemp Oatmeal
Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost a month away?! It’s my favorite holiday!! This year, I’ll be hosting my first ever vegan Thanksgiving! I’m so excited! I have some recipes I’ve made over the years that are already vegan, but there are some new ones I need to experiment with. I’m starting now, in hope… Continue reading Vegan + GF Cranberry Sauce
If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen my tutorial today for this recipe! If you’re not following me, my username is @thecompassionateoven I post all of my photos there! I also am starting to post some how-to videos on Instagram Stories so you can see me in action as I… Continue reading Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad
Okay so this salad may be more of a fall specialty with the cinnamon maple chickpeas and butternut squash, but it can be enjoyed any time. This is so delicious! Along with the chickpeas, there is avocado, pomegranate seeds, spinach leaves, apple and roasted butternut squash. I mean, this is already making me wish for cooler… Continue reading Roasted Maple Chickpea Salad – Vegan & Gluten Free!
This salad is so colorful and beautiful, it was almost too pretty to eat. Almost! This salad has spinach leaves, mango, blueberries, avocado, pomegranate and roasted chickpeas. A great combination of fresh fruit and protein. It’s the perfect salad for a hot summer day! I didn’t take any photos prepping this, as I literally threw… Continue reading Blueberry Mango Chickpea Salad
I worked out for two hours outside in the humidity. I went for an hour hike, then had an hour long outdoor yoga class. It’s been pretty hot here, so I worked up quite a sweat, and an appetite! I needed some fuel, so I wanted a nice big, filling salad for lunch. This salad… Continue reading Fresh Veggie Chickpea Salad