Dairy Free Palak Paneer

Dairy free palak paneer that tastes better than your typical Indian takeout? Sign me up! Marinated tofu replaces paneer cheese in this healthy 30 min meal. #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #vegan #indian #palakpaneer

Indian food has always been my favorite and this dairy free palak paneer might be my favorite dish yet! Marinated tofu cubes become an easy substitute for paneer and are submerged in a delicious spinach and coconut sauce. Say hello to your favorite new weeknight meal that will put takeout to shame!

Who said the healthiest recipes had to be salad? Seriously?

Because, you guys, we are heading into the home stretch of winter! And I know you are struggling to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions that you cannot bear to have another plate of cold vegetables. Let’s be real, the saddest thing to be ever said about a meal is it is another plate of cold vegetables.

Except I am a total freak and love me a good crudite platter. No? Whatever, more cold veggies for me!

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Vegan Queso Dip (Nut/Dairy Free)

It's summertime and I'm ready to eat my weight in Vegan Queso Dip! Dairy and nut free, it comes together in 15 minutes and is the perfect addition to your summer party. Get on it! #thecuttingveg #summerparty #eatrealfood #queso #whatveganseat

It’s summertime and I’m ready to eat my weight in Vegan Queso Dip! Dairy and nut free, it comes together in 15 minutes and is the perfect addition to your summer party. Get on it!

It’s here! A queso for the ages.

To be honest, I never really LOVED queso, mostly because in college, I felt so gross after eating it. I mean, jarred cheese always sounds good in theory until you eat the entire jar yourself. Lactose intolerance for ya! However, after making this Vegan Queso Dip, I promise to convert even the queso skeptics into LOVERS.

Because The Cutting Veg is for queso lovers.

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Tamago Egg Sushi Rice Bowls with Avocado

Simple food means Tamago Egg Sushi Rice Bowls for lunch or dinner! Pair them with cubed avocado for a delicious and quick meal. #thecuttingveg #sushi #breakfast #healthybreakfast #yolkporn

Simple food means Tamago Egg Sushi Rice Bowls for breakfast or lunch! Pair them with cubed avocado for a delicious and quick meal.

Especially at this point in the quarantine, I am looking for simpler meals. At first, I went all out with some extravagant dinners (and sometimes I still do). But some weeks ago, I discovered that all I want to eat are eggs and rice which might be the most satisfying combo ever. As a kid, I loved tamago, which is an egg sushi. I thought, why not deconstruct it and make some tamago egg sushi rice bowls? And y’all, these babies are freaking DELISH.

So let’s get started shall we?

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Creamy Cabbage and Bowtie Pantry Pasta

I always love a pantry pasta and this Cabbage and Bowtie Pantry Pasta is one of my childhood favorites. Made with mostly pantry ingredients, it comes together in no time and tastes beyond delicious. It is vegan and GF friendly too!

This whole quarantine life and “avoiding the grocery store” has been so difficult for me. True story.

But what I will say is I am making it work. It’s forcing me to get creative with the stockpile of ingredients that I have on hand. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait for the day when I can go back to my spur of the moment grocery store trips. But in an effort to see things in a positive way, I’m loving my new use what you got motto.

Case in point? This pasta… yes

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Best Curried Tofu Scramble

Tofu scramble gets a bad rap, but the best Curried Tofu Scramble is the way to make tofu scramble sound so darn delicious. Tofu is dusted in curry and cumin and crisped up in a cast iron pan. It is the perfect breakfast or lunch for a busy weekday or for weekend brunch!

Tofu scramble used to intimidate me… I know that sounds absolutely ridiculous but hear me out. Tofu is one of those ingredients that I love, but I feel a lot of people are skeptical of the bland taste and funny texture. Therefore, it is up to me to try and convince you that you can make tofu taste delicious. And y’all, this Curried Tofu Scramble might take the cake. It is full of both flavor and crispy bits.

Who doesn’t like crispy goodness?

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BBQ Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Keeping things comforting, but healthy with these BBQ Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Chickpeas are roasted until crispy and tossed in BBQ sauce. Plus, anything you put inside a sweet potato gets a yes from my dawg!

People ask me all the time what my favorite comfort foods are. The answer I give more often than not is potatoes in all of their forms. When I was a kid, comfort was going through the Wendy’s drive through to get a baked potato with broccoli and cheese. I never like burgers or meat as a kid, and this, to me, was heaven. Now, in these difficult times more than ever, I am leaning on some of my favorite comfort foods. And nothing says comfort like stuffing a sweet potato with all sorts of goodies.

Or maybe that is just me!

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Toasted Moroccan Quinoa Salad

You will feel like it is spring time with this Toasted Moroccan Quinoa Salad. Quinoa. Quinoa cooked with spices and done in 30 minutes. It makes for the perfect lunch, whether you eat it at home or take it to go! #thecuttingveg#eatrealfood#quinoa #mealprep

You will feel like it is spring time with this Toasted Moroccan Quinoa Salad. Quinoa. Quinoa cooked with spices and done in 30 minutes. It makes for the perfect plant-based lunch, whether you eat it at home or take it to go!

It’s spring! Kind of. Which means it is time for salad season!

Here’s the thing, you guys know I do not do boring salads. Like if I’m going to tell you about a salad, you’d better believe it’s going to be GOOD. Especially if it’s a quinoa salad. I refuse to perpetuate a stereotype when it comes to the health food everyone love to HATE.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Miso Truffles

The best and easiest dessert with a bit of a twist, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Miso Truffles will be the star of your snack or dessert spread. It sounds a little strange to add miso, but trust me on this one. Five ingredients and thirty minutes separate you from sweet nirvana.

If you know me, you know I am a sucker for a chocolate/peanut butter combo. You might also know that I love a savory moment and adding secret ingredients to things. Well, now I can honestly say that these babies are no longer a secret!

And trust me, you will not want to keep them a secret either!

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Italian Chickpea Chopped Salad

Getting ready for salad season a little early with this Italian Chickpea Chopped Salad. Chickpeas marinated in a simple vinaigrette take this salad to a whole other level. Serve alongside your favorite Italian dishes or have it straight up for lunch. Simply bomb.com!

By now I think you all know how I feel about salad. Here is the thing: I despise a boring salad (i.e lettuce and very little else). But I LOVE a GOOD salad (i.e one with greens…carbs and cheese). And if it’s a salad where the dressing is truly the star, then you know I am all about it.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Shawarma Chickpeas

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Shawarma Chickpeas are the coziest little meal for those chilly nights. Crispy chickpeas tossed in warming spices are stuffed inside roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with a lemon tahini sauce. #thecuttingveg #sweetpotatoes #roastedchickpeas #vegandinner

In the mood for more color? These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Shawarma Chickpeas are the coziest little meal for those chilly nights. Crispy chickpeas tossed in warming spices are stuffed inside roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with a lemon tahini sauce. It is the perfect light dinner that makes you feel all the fuzzies inside!

Well… it is that time of year

I’ve hit that stage of the winter season when I begin to crave color, freshness, and exciting flavors. Well, in addition to more cozy recipes, of course.

If I am being honest, are you really surprised with this?

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