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Meatless Mexican Enchilada Casserole

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Well, I don’t know about everyone else… But I’m starting to feel like winter is NEVERRRR going to be over! We are experiencing teases of spring one day and arctic blasts the next. If you’re like me and you need some comfort food to spice you up on those below zero days, try this recipe! You can make this as a casserole, use it as a dip with chips, or you can roll it up as traditional enchiladas… whichever you prefer. I may or may not have eaten mine straight out of the dish… ūüėČ MMM MMM Delish!!

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa
1 can (10-ounce) enchilada sauce
1 can (4.5 ounce) chopped green chilies, drained
1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 cup shredded Daiya (vegan) or regular cheddar cheese, divided
3/4 cup shredded Diaya (vegan) or regular mozzarella cheese, divided
1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
1 Roma tomato, diced
Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Lightly oil an 8×8 or 2 quart baking dish or coat with nonstick spray
In a large bowl, combine quinoa, enchilada sauce, green chilies, corn, black beans, cilantro, cumin and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
Spread quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Top with remaining cheeses.
Place in oven and bake until bubbly and cheeses have melted. (About 15 minutes)
Serve immediately, garnished with avocado and tomato, if desired.

Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers & Zucchini Fries

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Stuffed peppers seems to be a recipe that tends to get passed down from generation to generation. If you’re an odd ball like me, no one in your family ever made the dish and you need a simple starter recipe. Here’s a mouth-watering stuffed pepper¬†recipe that contains absolutely zero animal products and will leave you full and satisfied! It takes a little bit longer than most of the recipes I share with you, but trust me when I say it is worth it!! Read more

Zesty Chick’nless Parmesan

imageDoes anyone have a case of the “Mondays”? Want a quick and easy way to liven up¬†the dinner table this Meatless Monday? You’re in for a treat! I’m officially sharing with you my signature Chick’nless Parmesan dish, my absolute favorite of my cruelty free recipes and my personal “go-to” when I need something¬†quick, easy and delicious to prepare for dinner guests. If you’re looking for a healthy¬†dish free of animal products that tastes like the “real” thing, this one’s for you. Read more

Baked Portobello Parmesan / Burger

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We’ve heard of Portobello mushroom burgers, and we’ve heard of Eggplant Parmesan… but¬†have you ever heard of Portobello Parmesan? Furthermore, what about putting in on a burger? This is where experimentation lands you. After scouring my pantry and refrigerator one night and only finding a hodgepodge of ingredients, I knew I would have to¬†get creative. This deliciously light recipe is perfect for Summer. You can make the Portobello Parmesan alone, or stick it on a burger and pair it with fries like I did. Read on for the recipe. Read more

Gardein Masters the Meatless Market

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The most common and probably the most frustrating question I am asked when I tell people that I’m a vegan is, “Don’t you get tired of eating salads?” OHHH EMMM GEEE, PEOPLE!! I don’t even LIKE salad! Trust me when I say I do not starve, eat dainty, or feel deprived in any way. In fact, thanks to products like Gardein, I don’t even miss meat. These meat substitute options are quick, delicious, and¬†most of them only take about 8 minutes to make!¬†Continue reading for a¬†few of my favorite Gardein meals to put on the table this “Meatless Monday”!! ūüôā Read more