Mediterranean Kale Wheat Berry Salad

If you love tabbouleh, you’ll love this salad! In some ways, it is very similar—tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice, and olive oil are all involved. In other ways, it’s a departure—no parsley, loads of oregano, wheat berries, kale and capers. Add some additional spices, and we’re on our way to flavor heaven. This is heavily influenced…

Vegan Broccoli Pasta Salad with Fresh Italian Herb Dressing

When I was a kid, my mom would let me pick a pasta salad from the deli counter at our local grocer every week.  I always looked forward to it, and I almost always picked the same pasta salad.  It had broccoli, sliced black olives, and a tangy vinaigrette.  While I was coming up with…

Slow Cooker Lemon-Thyme Soy Curls

Very easy to make, and super flavorful.  This recipes makes delicious soy curls that can be incorporated into a grain bowl, a pasta dish, or within a salad.  Personally, I like to make a whole grain bowl with it–barley, roasted cauliflower with lemon tahini sauce, olives, and topped it with some za’atar.  If you are gluten…

Edamame Kale Slaw with Orange Sesame Dressing

Edamame, kale, green cabbage, carrots, sliced almonds, and a sweet, sour, umami dressing.  It makes a delicious, refreshing slaw!  Everyday, I try to make sure that I get a good mix of plant protein, carbohydrates, and fats.  Tonight, I made a meal that was heavy on carbohydrates and lacking in any obvious plant based protein, so…

Vegan Baconed Chickpea Salad with Ranch Dressing

There’s an apron I’ve been eyeing for the past 4 months.  I saw it in a magazine, and thought, “Wow, that apron is really awesome!  If I could justify spending that much money on a piece of cloth to hang around my neck, I would buy it today.”  To be fair, it is a very…

Cucumber Cantaloupe Salad

Light and refreshing, this salad is the definition of summer.  Fresh cantaloupe, crisp cucumber, mint, lemon, and rich macadamia nuts.  Perfect as a cookout side or lazy, hot evenings when cooking is the last thing you want to do!  The best parts… the way mint works with cantaloupe, the refreshing cucumber mingling with lemon and salt,…