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June 2016

GO-TO GRANOLA

June 27, 2016

This is seriously our go-to granola. Crunchy, salty, sweet, it is so good with yogurt, on top of smoothies, or do as B does and grab it by the handful.

There was a stretch of time when we would always have this on deck. “On deck” basically means meal-prepped. We say this a lot. I don’t know how it started but whenever we make something really good, I mean really good, we say “we should always have this on deck.” This recipe couldn’t be simpler and it is so much healthier than anything you can find in the grocery store. And did I mention cheaper?! All you need to do is combine the ingredients in a bowl, dump onto a sheet pan, and bake until golden brown and you have breakfast made all week. Done. Continue Reading

SMOKEY TOFU SANDWICH

June 24, 2016

Sometimes you just want a tofu sandwich…am I right?! This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite cookbooks right now, Thug Kitchen. It’s an exclusively vegan cookbook and has been my go-to resource for meatless Monday’s. I now cook frequently with foods I once avoided like tofu, tempeh, and chickpeas.

Their recipes are super simple and good for you, not to mention the authors are incredibly funny and inspire you to make better meal choices by simply cooking for yourself. The author’s motto, “eat like you give a f*ck”, aggressive, but I can get down with that. Start caring about what you put into your body and watch it change. I marinated the tofu in a savory, smokey sauce and pan-fried the slices in coconut oil until crispy, added a bunch of fresh toppings + B’s special sauce and the best tofu sandwich was born! Continue Reading

EASY TOFU STIR-FRY

June 19, 2016

400b-219d-7a9f-25ddb607-9cff-f26b-be15It wasn’t until recently Brian and I started eating tofu. I’m not against it, we just never bought it because quite frankly, neither of us knew how to cook with it. We eat meat often but try to avoid it at least once a week to promote sustainability. Hello, meatless Mondays! This recipe is easy, comes together quickly and is so yummy and filling. Now we pick up tofu every week. Continue Reading

MEXICAN STREET CORN SUCCOTASH

June 19, 2016

DSC_0695If it wasn’t for Brian, I would never cook like this. I used to never veer from a recipe, never mind cook without one. B never uses a recipe, unless I ask him to make something specific from my collection of cookbooks or something that I’m craving. He just looks in the fridge and makes something amazing with what we have. Not to mention the kid legit watched Food Network since he was like 5. Lmao. Future Chopped Champion for sure. For a weeknight meal he made a delicious corn and onion salad out of a bag of frozen corn and spices we had in the pantry. It was so simple but so good, I made him write it down in my notebook.

Corn + Onion Succotash-ish, because he wasn’t exactly sure if it was succotash. Haha. So I googled it, naturally… Continue Reading

PLANTAIN CHIPS

June 11, 2016

IMG_0887Real life…I’m addicted to plantain chips.

When Brian and I go on our weekly (ok let’s be honest, biweekly) Trader Joe’s trips we grab at least 3 bags of these beauties. They are the perfect crunchy, salty snack that are dangerously addicting. To be completely honest, I banned myself from buying them for some time because I legit. could not. control myself. Continue Reading