Weekly Menu: Colorful Abundance

standard June 13, 2016 Leave a response

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Minimalist Baker is one of my all time favorite blogs, especially for approachable, tasty, plant-based recipes for a crowd. I tend to attempt brand new recipes whenever I have a houseful of company coming over, and Dana’s recipes are always guaranteed to turn out perfect and are a hit with our guests. I just got my hands on the new Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking before our May adventures and have been making everything out of it that I can since returning home. This week’s CSA box fit perfectly with recipes still on my to-make list, so in a throwback to the old days of cooking through cookbooks on the blog, this week is all about the simple and delicious recipes from this beautiful book.

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CSA Ingredients

  • Peaches
  • Mushrooms
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Corn
  • Green tomatoes


All 101 recipes in this book are brand new, so make sure to grab a copy to get the recipes!

  1. Zucchini Walnut Muffins
  2.  The House Salad
  3. Garlic Scalloped Potatoes
  4. Super Thick Three Bean Chili
  5. Squash, Kale, and Quinoa Bake


  • Bake muffins.
  • Make salad dressing.
  • Marinate and bake a batch of tofu or tempeh.
  • Prep potatoes and veggies for quinoa bake and chili



  • Monday: House salad and veggie burgers
  • Tuesday: Garlic scalloped potatoes with baked tofu
  • Wednesday: Super thick three bean chili
  • Thursday: Squash, kale, and quinoa bake
  • Friday: Leftover salad, potatoes, and tofu

Lunches: Working on a blueberry basil salad recipe this week. Plus leftovers to keep things easy.

Breakfasts: Blueberry yogurt smoothies and zucchini walnut muffins.

Have a delicious, colorful, and sunny week! 

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Weekly Menu: Memorial Day Favorites

standard May 30, 2016 Leave a response

The official start to summertime is here! If you’re looking for a last-minute dish for the neighborhood block party or pool potluck, here are a few of my go-to favorites that will be made over and over this summer.



  1. Green Bean and Quinoa Salad
  2. Roasted Vegetable Salad with Herb Vinaigrette
  3. Sweet Pea Pasta Salad



  1. Roasted Summer Veggie Gratin
  2. Summer Tacos with Cucumber Salsa
  3. Southwest Lentil Burgers
  4. Triple Persimmon Nachos



  1. Cherry Lime Recovery Frosty
  2. Peach Ginger Sangria
  3. Watermelon Mojito Smoothie

Have a delicious and relaxing holiday!

Weekly Menu: European Edition

standard May 16, 2016 Leave a response

It has been almost an entire year since I’ve been in an airport. And while this last year of transition has been much needed, I am actually excited for an upcoming season of traveling. First up, a European adventure! During my planning and research, I was surprised at how accessible veggie friendly foods is in the UK and France. Here are some highly rated spots I plan on checking out this month.

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  • Cornucopia // Quick service, good prices, loads of veggies. Perfect for a filling lunch after a morning full of sightseeing.
  • The Farm // Something for everyone with a la carte and fixed menus across multiple locations.
  • Umi Falafel // Fun, easy picnic fare.



  • The Modern Pantry // Fresh, unique, veggie-rich dishes and a fun atmosphere.
  • Mildreds // Bright, fresh brunch and lunch plates.
  • Sagar // Traditional Indian fare.

I am looking forward to a delicious week of adventuring and eating my way through Europe!