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Simple Massaman Vegetable Curry With Tofu

I’ve got great news on the progress front with our diet!

Simple Massaman Vegetable Curry with Tofu | TheGreenForks.com

Dave has officially declared that he LIKES Indian and Thai food!!!! This is a HUGE break through for him and it is going to make things soooooo much easier on me making dinner now, haha. Indian and Thai recipes make some of the easiest and most delicious vegan food. And I swear they make up almost 75% of vegan recipes I come across.

Simple Massaman Vegetable Curry with Tofu | TheGreenForks.com

Now, to understand why this is such a massive breakthrough for him, you’ve got to understand where my husband started from… He HATED anything ‘stir-fry‘ or ‘casserole-like’ where all the food was mixed together and especially if a sauce was added to the party. He wanted his peas to be plain and his mashed potatoes to be simple and his steak to be well-seasoned. And each of these things sat nicely in their own corners of the plate. If they touched it was still cool. But! If I took that steak and cut it into chunks, mixed it with his peas in a sauce, and topped it with the mashed potatoes, say something like a shepherd’s pie? NO WAY. He was out. I’d have to make a separate meal for him. So you can see now why I am rejoicing about his finally crossing over to enjoy a variety of ethnic foods… which just happen to be my personal favorite :D

Simple Massaman Vegetable Curry with Tofu | TheGreenForks.com

This Massaman Curry was actually deemed worthy enough to be placed on the regular rotation for dinner. He enjoyed it that much. Another surprise since it is peanut butter based and that is SO not him. But he loved it! [click to continue…]

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

How to make Kale salad taste GOOD!

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Secret SPINACH Double Chocolate Muffins

Secret SPINACH Double Chocolate Muffins- uses an entire bag of spinach and you can't taste it! #vegan

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Lentil Nut Loaf- Egg and Soy Free! #vegan

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Kid-Friendly Chocolate Energy Balls

Kid-Friendly Chocolate Energy Bites | Naturally Sweetened, Vegan, and Gluten Free

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Vegetable Pineapple Fried Rice

Vegetable Pineapple Fried Rice- a lightened up version of an Asian favorite! #vegan

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Fudgy Vegan Avocado Brownies

Ultra Fudgy Vegan Avocado Brownies | Naturally Sweetened

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Citrus-Tahini Millet Bowl

Sweet Potato Millet Salad with Citrus Tahini Dressing | thegreenforks.com #vegan

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Thick & Rich Vegan Hot Cocoa- 2 Ways

Rich & Thick Vegan Hot Cocoa- 2 ways!

I know that Christmas is officially over and all, but seeing how it is still very cold out... I didn't think it would be completely inappropriate to post a couple great recipes for homemade Vegan Hot Chocolate, right?? I really wanted... Read More

Pumpkin Truffles

Pumpkin Truffles- made with pumpkin purée, coconut oil, almond butter, and maple syrup!

Here is a nice healthy treat for you this Holiday season. Who doesn't want that, right?? This is the type of dessert you can have and truly not feel guilty about. They are made with 3 of my favorite healthy... Read More

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies- made with oat flour, almond butter, and coconut oil! #vegan

These. Were. Ah. Mazing. Ohhhhhhh, my goodness. I LOVE chocolate and Peppermint!! Truly one of my favorite flavor combinations. That and chocolate-coffee. Really, you can't go wrong with chocolate anything.... And putting together a delicious cookie that is made from... Read More