Dairy Free Zucchini “Ravioli” with Tofu Ricotta

If you are overwhelmed with all the zucchini, now look no further than these dairy free zucchini "ravioli." Zucchini "noodles" wrapped around a tofu ricotta filling and baked with tomato sauce make for a quick, delicious, and lighter dinner perfect for those who are dairy and gluten free. Have at it y'all! #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #ravioli #plantbased

If you are overwhelmed with all the zucchini, now look no further than these dairy free zucchini “ravioli.” Zucchini “noodles” wrapped around a tofu ricotta filling and baked with tomato sauce make for a quick, delicious, and lighter dinner perfect for those who are dairy and gluten free. Have at it y’all!

Part of my favorite tasks as a food blogger is making a lighter take on some of my favorite childhood classics. Now, don’t get me wrong: I love a ravioli as much as the next person. However, when y’all asked me on Instagram to make a gluten free/dairy free take on this cheesy classic, I was ready for the challenge.

So let’s have at it!

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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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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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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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Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto Hummus

Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto Hummus might be a side dish, an appetizer, or an entree, but it is definitely a home run if you ask me! Once you try hummus on pasta (especially this hummus!) you might not go back!

Quite honestly, now that we are in the throws of December, I am looking for all the cold weather goodness that I can cozy up to a fire to. Well, not exactly if I am honest. More like I’m streaming a yule log on a television set!

Yeah, that is probably more like 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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Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Today, I am rambling all about pad thai in an attempt to turn your week around!

I promise ya, this will be your new go-to weekend meal prep extravaganza. Because nothing says I love you quite like anything slathered in peanut sauce. I’ve made peanut sauce before but, y’all, you ain’t never had peanut sauce like this before.

It’s proven your week will be made better with some peanut sauce. Trust me.

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Cauliflower Tikka Masala

Say hello to takeout 2.0

If I’m being honest, I kind of feel like I’m living in 2017 with this cauliflower recipe. I used to love love LOVE cauliflower and ate it quite a bit back then. Then I took a major cauliflower hiatus, unintentional of course, and I basically… forgot about it.

Well and, as they say, the b**** is back!

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Naan Breakfast Flatbread with Smoked Salmon

I’m all for doing meals the easy way! Who is with me?

I mean, in some ways, having elaborate meals can be quite rewarding. The time and patience to create something truly delicious is a fun time in its own right. I love making things like ice cream, slow cooking stews, and chili where time and patience are vastly rewarded. But sometimes, we need things quick and easy. And nothing screams convenience like naan flatbread.

Say what? Yes, you’ve heard that right!

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