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)

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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)

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 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

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Ah, this is my comfort food.  Shepherd's Pie.  I can't remember where I got my first recipe, it's been probably more than 20 years, but I've altered it so much that it doesn't really matter.  And I have so many variations I probably never make it exactly the same way twice.  This last time was … Continue reading Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan Breakfast Hash

One thing I have had a hard time with is coming up with a delicious hot breakfast that doesn't require a lot of time, that isn't eggs or pancakes or waffles.  I can make vegan pancakes and waffles just fine, but I'm also trying to cut back on sugar so I don't want to eat too much … Continue reading Vegan Breakfast Hash

Vegan Zoodle Fusion (Zoodle bowl w/ Asian Dressing and Quinoa)

First of all I just want to say that I am very new to this food blogging/recipe sharing business but I am looking forward to sharing this journey with you.  I know my presentation is lacking and needs work but for starters I am more concerned with what's on the plate than the plate itself.  I'm sure over … Continue reading Vegan Zoodle Fusion (Zoodle bowl w/ Asian Dressing and Quinoa)

Vegan Chickpea Burritos & BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos

I love chickpeas!  I've only really recently discovered them in the past 3 years.  Oh I tried one of those cookie recipes with chickpeas in it a long time ago.  Yeah, never tried that one again.  I don't think I will ever go back to making just plain ol' tacos with just some plain ground meat and … Continue reading Vegan Chickpea Burritos & BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos

Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

*Recipes below have been edited since original post. I have a delicious chocolate cake recipe that I have been using for more than 25 years! It's always been my go-to homemade chocolate cake. It's not an original, it's from an old Hershey's cookbook from 1988, but I googled it and it's still out there on the Hershey's website.  … Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe