Southwest Avocado Zucchini Noodles (Vegan)

Hello there!  It's been a while.  I knew when I started this blog that I was going to be starting school again soon and that I probably wouldn't have a lot of time to play around with recipes and blog about it, and I was right. But I'm on winter break and I got a … Continue reading Southwest Avocado Zucchini Noodles (Vegan)


Vegan Chili

We have finally had a few chilly days so of course it's time to make chili!  I have tried many different vegan chili recipes and I've combined all the things I have liked and came up with my own concoction.  And it's delicious!  We don't do things too spicy here, much to my husband's dismay, … Continue reading Vegan Chili

King Ranch Chicken (Vegan)

  Don't let the title fool you, there's no real chicken in this.  I've had this recipe for many years, it's been one of our favorites, and I've adapted it to make it vegan.  The original recipe came from Food Network and you can find it here. It's  been a while since I've been able … Continue reading King Ranch Chicken (Vegan)

Mujadara (Vegan)

Okay so I had to take a break from Debbie's Food Smarts because there simply hasn't been time for hobbies here lately.  I live in the Greater Houston Area and on Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey began dumping water on us and flooded my community and many other areas around Houston.  There's been a lot of … Continue reading Mujadara (Vegan)

Orange and Spinach Pasta Salad (Vegan)

I wasn't planning on blogging about this recipe when I first decided to make it, but this is such a delicious and refreshing summer pasta salad!  I don't have all the steps quite so extensively documented, but it's really so easy that you don't need them.  To make it vegan, just be sure to check the ingredients … Continue reading Orange and Spinach Pasta Salad (Vegan)

Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice (Vegan and sugar-free)

I'm really excited about this recipe!  I've only recently discovered cauliflower "rice" when I was looking at someone else's blog earlier this summer about doing a 30-day sugar detox. And I am supposed to be watching my starchy carb intake, like not have so much, so this was a great alternative.  I made it following … Continue reading Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice (Vegan and sugar-free)

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh yum!  Who doesn't like a homemade chocolate chip cookie?  I know very few who would pass this up!  Okay so this is not an original recipe.  I love to cook and I really love to bake, but have not made the attempt to try and come up with an original cookie recipe as of yet, mainly because … Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Granola Bars

This is my all-time favorite granola bar recipe!  I got it from a dear friend many years ago and we recently looked for it's origin and couldn't find it, so I'm just going to give her credit (thanks Karen!) for this delicious granola bar recipe!  It wasn't originally vegan but I've modified it in lieu … Continue reading Vegan Granola Bars

Vegan Egg Substitutes

I have recently been playing around with some different vegan egg substitutes and wanted to share.  In a previous post I talked about these: I have found that these two work well with baking (except when I try and replace the egg in a homemade bread recipe) cakes, cookies, etc.  You mix these with water and add to … Continue reading Vegan Egg Substitutes

Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

I am so glad that my husband likes to cook! We really like to cook Sunday breakfast in our house...and over the past year (since my daughter has been a vegan) it's been more of a challenge finding good "breakfast" food but it's actually never tasted better!  I used to be satisfied with just some scrambled eggs, … Continue reading Vegan Biscuits and Gravy