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Green Beans with Mushrooms & Onions

green beansGreen Beans with Cremini Mushrooms and Italian Pearl Onion


Green beans are in season right now.  They are great on their own but this dish ramps up the flavor.  These caramelized little onions really give this dish a nice flavor. Read more

Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

sweet potatoesThese are awesome as a side dish, appetizer or for snacking.  They are good hot, cold or room temperature.   This is a nice, healthy low calorie snack.  And they are heart healthy because they are prepared with no oil. Read more

Caulifower Tabouli Salad ~ RAW


I have been going crazy since doing this raw food challenge! (A good kind of crazy, don’t worry!) Using a food processor makes recipes so much easier. Although I am lucky enough to be able to borrow my parent’s processor, when the time comes to give it back I will definitely be purchasing my own.

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Carrot & Cabbage Soup



This delicious orange soup was inspired by the veggies that were about to go bad in my fridge. I had a big bag of carrots (that I was lucky enough to come across for a really good price!) and a container full of chopped cabbage that needed to be made into something.. anything!

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Raw Cream of Spinach Soup




I’m back from my road trip! It has been difficult for me to transition back into my daily lifestyle since coming home. I need to get back into my regular eating habits and catch the gym bug again! Speaking of catching a bug, after coming home I caught what I think was the flu! Sorry for the lack of posts because of it!

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Quinoa Walnut Mushroom Stuffing


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Thanksgiving is in two days! I am posting my third Thanksgiving recipe just in time! I received a lot of requests for a gluten-free stuffing. Usually you see stuffing made with bread but I figured it would be too hard for people to find gluten-free and vegan bread. After all, this is Simply Vegan.. gotta keep things simple!

This recipe uses no bread but don’t worry.. it is packed with flavor! Plus quinoa is loaded with nutrients and protein. Why not add some nutrition to your Thanksgiving dishes 😉 ?

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Green Bean Casserole


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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week! Time flew by so fast! Not to mention I’ve noticed that people are already putting up Christmas decorations.. I was thinking it is a little too early for that but honestly, the longer I can be in the Christmas spirit the better!

So as I promised, here is my second Thanksgiving recipe. A vegan, gluten-free, fried-free Green Bean Casserole! Not going to lie.. I sat down and ate this whole thing in one sitting. *Blushes* You may want to double this recipe and make two. It is that good!

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Cauliflower Tahini Salad & Thanksgiving Recipes Announced!




In response to my last Instagram post about Thanksgiving recipe requests, I have chosen three recipes to veganize! Those delicious three are:

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Cinnamon Butternut Squash Fries


Sorry for the lack of posts, school has been difficult! I can’t wait for winter break to finally come. I have the best trip planned out and I can’t wait! I’ll be announcing it soon because I am hoping to meet some fellow vegans along the way! For now though, I will try to enjoy this lovely Autumn weather in between my exams and studying 🙂




A great fall vegetable that is coming into season is Butternut Squash! This is an extremely versatile vegetable that I love cooking with. You can make soup, roast it, stuff it, or.. make them into fries!


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Roasted Broccoli in a Mushroom Cream Sauce




Hands down, my favorite vegetable is broccoli! There is so much you can do with it and it is so easy to make. I had never tried broccoli in a cream sauce before, which is surprising since any type of veggie tastes great in a nice creamy sauce. I knew I quickly had to come up with a sauce like that for my favorite veggie.


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