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Homemade Burrito Bowls

Homemade Burrito Bowl Just like CHIPOTLE! #vegan

After my recent visit to Colorado to buy a house for our upcoming PCS move, I became reacquainted with my deep love for Chipotle.

I swear, I must have driven past 3 different Chipotle’s! All in the same city. I could hardly believe it. Back when I lived in Upstate NY, I used to have to drive 25 minutes to get to a Chipotle.

Homemade Burrito Bowl Just like CHIPOTLE! #vegan

Needless to say, I made a few stops at the healthy Mexican food chain during my trip… and I totally plan on it being one of the places we frequent while we are living without our stuff for the first few weeks (it will take up to two months to get our stuff from Germany…bummer, right?)

My favorite thing to order is their bowls. Ohhhhhh, yummy, yummy, yummy!

I layer mine with all the great vegan fixings: brown rice, black beans, sofritas (spiced tofu mixture), lettuce, salsa, corn salsa, and guacamole! Despite the extra cost ;) Gotta have that guac’. It’s just the PERFECT hearty vegan meal. I’ve never been one for measly green salads.

Homemade Burrito Bowl Just like CHIPOTLE! #vegan

And despite the many components, it is actually something you can make at home! With a little planning ahead of course… otherwise you’ll be scrambling to make all the different recipes the night of. Not fun.

I created my own black bean recipe out of a few that I found online. Soooooo delicious! And it doesn’t have to be used for just burrito bowls, you can serve it plain on rice or quinoa, or in a taco or burrito.

I also made a chipotle tahini dressing. Just for fun. Oh and to use up the tahini before we move.

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Peanut Butter-Brownie Chocolate Chip Stackers

Peanut Butter-Brownie Stackers- made from oat flour and natural sugar! #vegan

I recently decided it would probably be a good idea if I took my two favorite desserts and smooshed them together. I was totally right. GREAT idea. I love cookies. I love brownies. So why not make a stacked cookie-brownie... Read More

Vegan Mac and Cheese

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese- ALL NATURAL- made without soy, nutritional yeast, cashews, and margarine!

My poor mind is a jumble of chaos lately. I just got back from a trip to Colorado from Germany a few days ago. We are PCSing there with the Army in about a month so I went over BY... Read More

Vegan Banana Bread

Coconut Oil Banana Bread- vegan and 100% naturally sweetened! #vegan

I looooooooooove baked banana goodies.... they are always so moist! And the flavor combinations for banana can be such fun- banana & peanut butter, banana & chocolate, banana & maple, banana & honey, banana & almond butter, banana & coconut,... Read More

Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic Broccoli Alfredo

Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic Broccoli Alfredo- no cashews or nutritional yeast

Before our diet change, Dave hated creamy things. Especially creamy sauces, anything involving mayonnaise, as well as melted cheese. So in some ways, eating vegan works out well for him. ME, on the other hand... I looooooove creamy things. I... Read More

My Lunch Smoothie

My Lunch Smoothie- A CHOCOLATE smoothie packed full of your days full serving of fruits & vegetables!!

If you've visited my site before you may have ran into my complete and utter smoothie addiction. Especially GREEN smoothies. I can't go a single morning without them. I literally crave them as fuel for my mornings. Hands down my... Read More

Coconut Oil Blueberry Buckle

Coconut Oil Blueberry Buckle- Super MOIST and naturally sweetened!

So today I have a mega YUMMY Blueberry Buckle recipe to share with you! Along with a few notes on my recent yoga discoveries. Let's start with yoga first shall we? Well, I've been doing yoga now for about a year... Read More

Simple Massaman Vegetable Curry With Tofu

Simple Massaman Vegetable Curry with Tofu |

I've got great news on the progress front with our diet! 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... Read More

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

How to make Kale salad taste GOOD!

Since moving back to Germany, my diet has been kind of on the fritz. For about 3 weeks I was left blender-less. A pretty big deal for me, considering I have a smoothie for breakfast and lunch everyday. So in... Read More

Secret SPINACH Double Chocolate Muffins

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

One of my very first recipes on my blog, as well as one of my most popular, has been my Popeye Muffins. A green muffin that gets it's beautiful, bright color from an entire bag of SPINACH! But guess what?... Read More

Lentil-Nut Loaf

Lentil Nut Loaf- Egg and Soy Free! #vegan

Don't know if any of you have noticed but I've let the blog lapse quite a bit with postings lately... haha. Going on over two weeks since my last. Jeez! But I've got a really good excuse! I've been living... Read More