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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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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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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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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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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“Sour Cream” and Onion Smashed Potatoes

This side dish has me WEAK. Sour Cream and Onion Smashed Potatoes are the side dish you never knew you needed!

If my six year old self could see me now, she would be so darn happy to see that I have made my favorite food, sour cream and onion potato chips, into a dinner that our mother would be proud of. Imagine that: eating chips for dinner and having society accept you for it.

Have I said too much?

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Elote Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

We have having a major corn moment and I am in total love.

I used to shy away from corn, mostly because my only exposure to it was the frozen stuff my aunt would serve her kids at daycare. It was way too sweet, way too starchy, and had zero flavor. There are some veggies that I am totally for eating frozen, but corn just is not it. But, now that it’s summer and we have full exposure to the stuff on the cob, I am absolutely in LOVE with adding corn to absolutely everything in a way I never desired before.

Sorry if I’m getting too corny for ya.

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Shakshuka Panzanella Salad with Marinated Tomatoes

With summer tomatoes in full swing, this Shakshuka Panzanella Salad gives a fresh take on one of your favorite stew-ish delicious salads. Fresh tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and bread combined with herbs give you one heck of a fresh summer salad. Top with a poached, soft boiled, or fried egg for the perfect summer lunch or dinner!

Because if there was any day to make a salad that does not seem like a salad, it is today.

We love salads up in here, but, sometimes, you want that salad that is pretending to be something it should be. And a bread salad aka a panzanella definitely fits what we need for quick work week lunches and dins.

It’s a party up in here for sure!

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