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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15 minutes or less · Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegetarian

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes

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I grew up eating Sloppy Joes. Actually, my middle name happens to be Jo, so I used to joke and call them Sloppy Mandy Jos.

Teehee.

Well, I thought it was funny, but you’re entitled to your own opinion. 🙂

When I became a vegetarian, my ground beef Sloppy Joe eating days became nonexistent (obviously), but that didn’t stop me from searching for the perfect meatless version. And guess what?  I found it.

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Things I'm Lovin'

5 Simple Things I’m Lovin’ Lately.

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Things I’m Lovin’ Lately post, and with all the total eclipse love I’m feeling today, I thought it would be the perfect time.

Speaking of….did anyone get to see the eclipse?  We didn’t. Why? Because it didn’t hit totality in Florida, and because we were too lame and cheap to go get glasses.

It was rather humorous watching Bryan attempt to view it while he kept yelling at me and the dogs, “DON’T LOOK AT IT!” 

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Crock Pot · Popular · Sea Turtles · Vegetarian

Crock Pot Quinoa & Veggie Chili with Potatoes.

I grew up eating crockpot chili. I also grew up eating lots of potatoes – in case you forgot, I’m from Idaho (insert potato joke here…). For this recipe I decided to combine the two.  Sure, it’s 95 degrees outside, but it’s never to hot for chili IMO.

I have a few chili recipes on the blog already, but this one might be my new favorite.  I see new recipes as constant works in progress – I’m always tweaking the flavor each time I make them, whether it be by adding different spices or different ingredients.  Isn’t that what makes cooking fun?! I think so.

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Animals · Appetizers · Popular · Quick Meals · Recipes · Sea Turtles · Vegetarian

Baked Eggplant Parmesan, without the Parmesan 

I’m sure a lot of you are going to see the word eggplant and immediately stop reading this post…but wait! Before you go, hear me out. Eggplant isn’t my favorite vegetable either, it’s spongy and bland. But when you prepare it the proper way – like with loads of cheese, bread crumbs and marinara sauce – it can be rather tasty!

Poor little eggplant, just needs a little T.L.C…

Don’t we all?!

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