15 minutes or less · Comfort Food · Dairy Free · Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Simple Peanut Butter Curry Chickpeas.

Hi y’all! I’m back again. And I have a super simple recipe for you to try this holiday weekend.  It’s Labor Day and last time I checked, it’s a holiday to celebrate hard working people, so who really wants to work hard on Labor Day?

You. Are. Welcome.

Today’s recipe for vegan Peanut Butter Curry Chickpeas over fluffy white rice is super simple, with just six main ingredients. I served them over top white rice for a simple and satisfying (not to mention, protein packed!) lunch or dinner. I know it sounds crazy to combine peanut butter with chickpeas, but I promise you, you will not be disappointed! Even Bryan loved them – I always count recipes as a win when Bryan goes back for seconds.

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15 minutes or less · Animals · beverage · Breakfast Foods · Dairy Free · Quick Meals · Recipes · Smoothies · Vegan · Vegetarian

Raspberry & Almond Butter Smoothie.

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Can a breakfast smoothie keep you full until lunch? Yes, a smoothie can be filling as well as wholesome, and this Raspberry Almond Butter Smoothie proves it.

Toast with any kind of nut butter and jam is one of my favorite go-to breakfast options, but sometimes I want something new.  What better way to change things up than by throwing the tart and creamy combination into a blender?  Throw in some healthy add-ins and you have yourself a powerful and healthy breakfast.

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15 minutes or less · Breakfast Foods · Comfort Food · Dairy Free · Dogs · Photos · Popular · Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Orange-Spice Pumpkin Waffles. Vegan. Gluten-Free.

Yesterday I made Homemade Pumpkin and Oatmeal Dog Treats for the pups…

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Don’t they look excited?  They loved them! 

The recipe I used made a huge batch of treats and I didn’t want to make that many because I have little pups, so I only made half, leaving me with a lot of leftover pumpkin.

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Animals · Comfort Food · Dairy Free · Popular · Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Warm Quinoa & Chickpea Salad.

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Even though it’s almost always summer in south Florida, sometimes I crave big bowls of warm comfort food.  And lately I’ve been feeling super fatigued – a few nights ago, Bryan said to me, “Mandy, you need to stop working so much.” And today when he left for work he said, “please do something fun today.” 

He’s right (shhhhhhh don’t tell him I said that).

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Animals · Comfort Food · Dairy Free · Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Sea Turtles & My New Favorite (Simple) Way to Make Rice

I am exhausted. But in a good way.

A good exhausted if you will…

I briefly mentioned that I recently started monitoring sea turtle nests – I walk the beach and record sea turtle crawls and nests for a sea turtle monitoring program. I’ve only been doing it for a few weeks now and I’m already loving every second of it…

Minus getting up at 5am. Okay, 5:09 am if you count my snooze button.  Once I’m awake and on the beach, reality sets in and the 5am wake up call quickly vanishes.

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