dinner, recipes, rice, under 30 minutes

Sweet and Spicy Red Curry Un-Fried Rice

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Faster than ordering takout!

The last time I went out for fried rice, it was a terrible experience. I was about 5 months pregnant with my 3rd child. I was exhausted, nauseated, and just plain grumpy. My poor husband was trying to take me out on a date and get my mind off of my misery. When the dish came, it was so greasy and salty! On top of that, the rice was overcooked (read: HARD) and it was more egg than rice or veggies. Needless to say, it did not help my pregnant tummy at all. I have not ordered fried rice at a restaurant since. 3 plus years, people! Sure, I have made it at home here and there, but it’s just not the same. Continue reading “Sweet and Spicy Red Curry Un-Fried Rice”

dinner, lunch, potatoes, recipes, under 30 minutes

BBQ Ranch Chickpea Wraps

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My husband loves BBQ Ranch Chicken Wraps. Almost every time we go out to American style casual restaurants, this is what he orders. While he hasn’t indulged in this craving since transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet, his love for the flavor hasn’t disappeared. As a treat for him one night, I made BBQ chickpeas and he loved them. The hearty texture of the chickpeas and the tangy BBQ sauce totally hit the spot. We’ve added them to rice bowls, salads, and pizzas ever since. And it was good. Continue reading “BBQ Ranch Chickpea Wraps”

dinner, potatoes, recipes

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Often times on the Internet I come across fusion food. Mexican Stuffed Pasta Shells, Tandoori Chicken Pizza, Thai Shrimp Tacos… While fusion food is always fun and interesting, it is almost always laden with meat, dairy, or oil. Since we eat a plant-based diet, I often like to play around with ways to “veganize” recipes that I find. I had recently come across a recipe for Taco Stuffed Potatoes, but yet again, it was covered in a thick layer of cheese, full of ground beef, and all the vegetables were drenched in oil. Up for the challenge, I put it on my Weekly Meal Plan anyway and figured that as I cooked it would all come together. Continue reading “Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes”