One of my favorite things to enjoy during the cooler months is root vegetables! They are good for you, and really delicious! I think they taste the best when roasted, because it brings out all of their sweet flavor. They make the perfect side dish, and would even be great for Thanksgiving dinner!
I love lasagna, it is classic comfort food and the type of thing I am craving this time of the year. But it is a bit more work to make with other pastas with the layering and all, and having to carefully cook the sheets of noodles. So, I make lasagna casserole instead! It still has all of the delicious things I love about lasagna, but is less work to make. This version is vegan and gluten free as well, but it tastes just as comforting and delicious as classic lasagna!
Fall is here and winter is coming. It is time for a delicious warm dish to get you through the cold weather. This chicken dish has a delightful spice blend that includes cumin, ginger and cinnamon that no doubt you will enjoy. You can serve it with almost anything: cauliflower rice, jasmine rice or potatoes to name a few.
A chilly Saturday morning deserves something comforting and delicious for breakfast. This pumpkin french toast casserole is easy to make, and so good! Traditional french toast contains eggs and dairy but this one is completely plant based! The next time you have some leftover canned pumpkin on hand, give this a try!
It is the time of the year when I crave warming comfort food in the form of a creamy soup. Creamy soups don’t have to be unhealthy. I swap the usual cream out for coconut milk in mine, and use a cornstarch slurry instead of a butter roux to thicken them. They taste just as rich and delicious, but you still feel good after enjoying them. This one features one of my favorite fall things, butternut squash, along with flavorful leeks and white beans for protein. It is a full balanced comfort food meal all in one bowl!
I really enjoyed goulash growing up, so I decided to create a healthier plant based version. I make this often, because it is so hearty and delicious but also healthy thanks to the protein and fiber in the lentils. I like to use gluten free pasta made of chickpeas as well, so that adds fiber and protein too!
I am craving hearty dishes this time of the year but I still want them to he healthy for me, so I like to make things like these stuffed sweet potatoes! This time I stuffed them with a spicy chickpea curry that reminds me of one that I like to order at a local Indian restaurant, it is so good! This dish contains fiber, protein and is all veggies so you can feel good about eating it!
Enchiladas are the perfect warming comfort food for when the weather cools off! These ones happen to be vegan, and they are healthier than most thanks to the butternut squash and black beans in the filling and the whole grain tortillas used instead of bleached ones. These are packed with protein and fiber but it still has the gooey cheese and delicious flavor of regular enchiladas despite being plant based!
Chili is one of my favorite things this time of the year! It is hearty, easy to make and I just make a batch and get several meals out of it! This Sweet Potato Lentil Chili is flavorful and delicious plus really healthy! It is packed with fiber and protein thanks to the sweet potatoes and lentils so you can feel good about eating it!
These muffins are the perfect weekend baking project! They are easy to make, healthier than traditional muffins, and really delicious, especially warm from the oven! If you would like to make them gluten free, just use Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Flour in place of the whole wheat pastry flour!