Vegan Gambian Peanut Chickpea Stew (Domoda) with Instant Pot Instructions

As the weather gets cooler (maybe not for a long time), all I keep thinking about is this Vegan Gambian Peanut Chickpea Stew. Based on a groundnut stew called Domoda, it is the perfect quick, plant-based weeknight meal especially for those fall chilly nights. Plus, the leftovers get better as they sit. We love that #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #soup #africanfood #plantbased #vegan

As the weather gets cooler (maybe not for a long time), all I keep thinking about is this Vegan Gambian Peanut Chickpea Stew. Based on a groundnut stew called Domoda from Gambia, it is the perfect quick, plant-based weeknight meal especially for those fall chilly nights. Plus, the leftovers get better as they sit. We love that

Originally posted in January 2017. Updated with cultural context + photos

If you have been following me on Instagram or reading my recipes, I think y’all recognize that I LOVE me a good stew. Even in the summer, when everyone else just wants salad or some grilled chicken, I say bring on those roasty toasty kind of meals. Those meals that taste good sitting in fridge for a couple of days, the spices all mulling about for and playing off of each other. Those meals where you enjoy them more sitting in your leggings crossed legged on the couch with your fav blanket. Oh yeah.

It gets me tickled just THINKING about it.

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Vegan Caprese Pasta Salad

A dairy free take on your favorite summer salad, this Vegan Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect minimal cook meal for these hot summer nights! Fresh tomatoes, basil, and vegan mozzarella tossed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, it is the flipping best combo have for a main meal or on the side of your BBQ. #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #caprese #pastasalad

A dairy free take on your favorite summer salad. This Vegan Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect minimal cook meal for these hot summer nights! Fresh tomatoes, basil, and vegan mozzarella tossed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil combined together in this easy dish. It is the flipping best combo have for a main meal or on the side of your BBQ.

Are you craving fresh, easy dinnertime recipes this summer? Me, too. This Caprese pasta salad recipe is just the ticket! This recipe has been one of my favorites for the past few weeks, but it is so delicious I cannot even handle it.

This pasta recipe really straddles the line between “pasta dish” and “pasta salad,” since it’s great whether you serve the noodles warm or cold. And y’all know I love a good pasta dish! It’s made simply with pasta, lots of cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil and olive oil.

Oh ya know I’m excited

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Everything Bagel White Bean Dip

Everything Bagel White Bean Dip is the best little twist on your favorite bean based dip! Creamy white beans blended with sesame oil and plenty of spices, it is the best little appetizer for your next party! #thecuttingveg #eatrealgood #hummus #everythingbagel

Everything Bagel White Bean Dip is the best little twist on your favorite bean based dip! Creamy white beans blended with sesame oil and plenty of spices, it is the best little appetizer for your next party!

I mean, y’all know I love a dip. Especially a bean based or hummus dip. I am one of those freaks who will actually eat a bowl of dip for lunch and call it a day. But combining my favorite type of bagel with my favorite dip of all time?

Oh yes. We are doing that.

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Marinated White Bean Greek Salad

Marinated White Bean Greek Salad is the perfect no cook lunch or side dish that you need for your summertime. So good especially when you do not want to turn on your oven. #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #nocook

Marinated White Bean Greek Salad is the perfect no cook lunch or side dish that you need for your summertime. So good especially when you do not want to turn on your oven.

Hello y’all! I have a new obsession, which is shocking I know.

I’m back again with another one of my stupidly simple recipes – one I’ve been enjoying as we finished up the last few weeks of studying for the prelim intensity. To be honest, I have been cooking so many crazy things lately in the kitchen – and LOTS of them all at once- just because I haven’t been there in so long. However, it’s been so nice to enjoy some of these reeeeeeally easy meals for lunches or mid-afternoon snacks.

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Rose and Hibiscus Tea Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is one of my favorite summer breakfasts and this rose and hibiscus tea chia pudding hits the spot! Delicate floral notes simmered into creamy nondairy milk, this chia pudding is the perfect breakfast with all of your favorite fruits. #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #healthybreakfast

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Chia pudding is one of my favorite summer breakfasts and this Rose and Hibiscus Tea Chia Pudding hits the spot! Delicate floral notes simmered into creamy nondairy milk, this chia pudding is the perfect breakfast with all of your favorite fruits.

It is hot outside! So let’s uncook everything, shall we?

It just hit 100 degrees here in Philly. The LAST thing I want to eat when it is this hot out is something warm, especially for breakfast. However, this tea infused chia pudding is the one thing I will turn my stove on for because it is just that GOOD.

Don’t worry. It’s only for five minutes.

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Recipes for the Fourth of July

It’s the Fourth of July which means grilling season. And no turn on the oven season. Which honestly is my favorite season!

I’ve got a roundup of some of my favorite recipes for grilling and chilling this weekend (or let’s be real… any weekend this summer!). These are the perfect meal whether you are flying it solo or cooking for a crowd. Some of them are also good to bring to your friends (just remember to socially distant!).

Just don’t get too intense with the fireworks.

Grilled Romaine with Crispy Chickpeas and Tahini Ranch

Recipes for the Fourth of July to get your BBQ started #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #fourthofjuly

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Green Tea Rice (Ochazuke)

A hack that will make your stale rice come back to life: Ochazuke or green tea rice. A traditional Japanese dish, it is so easy to prepare (we're talking less than 5 minutes, but comes packed full of flavor! #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #leftovers #rice

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Honestly, leftover rice is one of those foods that I am just always at a loss. I love rice and it never tastes quite the same after a few days in the fridge. But almost on accident, I have found a little hack that will make your rice come back to life: Ochazuke or green tea rice. It is so easy to prepare (we’re talking less than 5 minutes, but comes packed full of flavor!

Time to give those leftovers an upgrade!

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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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