Thursday, March 16, 2017
I'll start this post by saying that I don't even like pico de gallo because I can't stand onions, so the raving review I got for this recipe was from my other half. I threw this together without a recipe, but I'll tell you how I made it! An alteration to traditional pico was the addition of garlic - we're garlic fiends around here, so it goes in everything.
Super Easy Pico de Gallo
Yields approximately two cups
12-15 cherry tomatoes, diced
small onion, diced
half a jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
juice of one small lime
half a handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Mix it all together and let it sit for at least an hour so the flavors can marinate. You're done!
I'd never made this before and this is one of those recipes that can be tweaked and ingredients can be added or taken away to your taste. It was easy to make and prep time was only about ten minutes. Try it sometime!
Sunday, December 06, 2015
A few nights ago I made cabinet tacos. Super easy. Grab stuff from your cabinet, prepare it and then my favorite part: MAKE TACOS AND STUFF YOUR FACE! I pick up most of my taco supplies when I have Cartwheel deals and coupons. It's a quick and cheap dinner that's almost always on hand if you pick up things when you pass them.
Gardein Beefless Ground cooked in a pan with chili & garlic powder (25% off deal on Cartwheel!)
refried beans (25% off deal on Cartwheel!)
Tofutti sour cream (leftover from making party dip!)
Badia chipotle sauce
The best part? Leftovers! I'm a huge fan of leftovers. Sometimes I prefer them. Well, with tacos, the leftovers are so easy to take to work the next day: taco bowls!
Omit the tortilla, throw your leftover ingredients in a bowl, top it with sauce, and TA DA! Lunch.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
This is a sponsored post - I was provided snacks from Way Better Snacks in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own and honest.
Sometimes I get the urge to just eat chips and dip. Anyone else? Or are my mother and I the only major chip-o-holics? Here are two great party (or Netflix marathon day) dips that you can whip up in five minutes or less - and the best part? They pair perfectly with the chips from Way Better Snacks!
Way Better Snacks has some pretty awesome (and tasty!) snacks - I love the Black Bean chips! All of their products are certified gluten free, non-GMO Project verified, 100% wholegrain, and kosher! Of the four types of chips they sent me, they're all vegan as well. Another good thing about Way Better? Every product's seeds, beans, and grains comes from sprouting! Sprouting naturally unlocks the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. I tend to study labels and they have some pretty good lookin' ones if you ask me.
The first recipe is for an easy creamy dill dip. Not only does this go well with the Simply Spicy Sriracha chips, you can use these for vegetables.
Creamy Dill Dip
1 cup vegan cream cheese (I used Tofutti!)
1 cup vegan mayo (Like Just Mayo!)
1 1/2 tablespoon dried dill weed
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
Mix together all ingredients. Let refrigerate 4-5 hours. Honestly, this recipe is so quick to make that I just mix it up the night before a party and pop it in the fridge overnight so the flavors can really blend.
Want an even easier recipe? This next one is only two ingredients.
Creamy Black Bean Salsa Dip
Black Bean Salsa (Jake & Amos is delicious.)
Vegan cream cheese (Tofutti, again!)
Easy peasy. Just mix equal parts! This isn't even a recipe, but hey, someone might not have thought of it! To make mixing a bit easier, I popped the cream cheese in the microwave for thirty seconds. If you want a bit more kick, you can use a spicier salsa or throw in some crushed red pepper flakes or hot sauce.
Creamy dips not your thing? Pair some Way Better Snacks chips with just salsa! That takes less than five minutes.
This plate is all me. I sat down, watched some Doctor Who, and happily munched away.
Even Charlie likes them. And don't worry, the pups got to taste test, too.
So the next time you're stressing about the dreaded unhealthy chip aisle, don't! Just grab some Way Better Snacks and know you're eating something good.
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Check out some of the recipes I've found around the internet - just click the picture for more information!
If you can't tell, I'm a pasta lover. This roasted red pepper pasta from Minimalist Baker sounds amazing. (And it's gluten free!)
It's still cold here, so here's a recipe for chili!
It's still cold here, so here's a recipe for chili!
- The science of salad. I love this article!
- How to add more vegetables to your diet when you live with someone. (And only want to cook one meal!)
- The 21 best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in America.
- While these are Christmas recipes, this is a great list of vegan potluck dishes!
- Asparagus salad with roasted chickpeas. Drooling.
- 17 cooking hacks every vegan should know.
- Brussel sprouts and potatoes in tomato gravy.
- Organic, no-bake energy balls - swap out the honey and they sound perfect!
Monday, June 30, 2014
Four words: SPROUTED. HUMMUS. CUCUMBER. CUPS.
This recipe for vegan and gluten free mac & cheese looks amazing.
I absolutely adore cookie dough. Here are some vegan cookie dough bars!
I'm drooling. Chocolate pie.
I'm not usually a big fan of trail mix, but this sour cream and onion version sounds great.
Cauliflower Alfredo lasagna!
- This recipe for peach cobbler looks delicious.
- The best and easiest vegan and gluten-free pita bread.
- Just nix the ricotta, and this recipe sounds delicious!