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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Crispy Chickpea Flour Green Beans (Vegan/GF)

Here me out: these Chickpea Flour Green Beans are the perfect twist on a delicious, Indian spiced side dish for your next dinner! 10 ingredients and 15 minutes stand in the way between you and plant based perfection. Y'all are going to LOVE! #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #vegan #plantbased #greenbeans

Here me out: these Chickpea Flour Green Beans are the perfect twist on a delicious, Indian spiced side dish for your next dinner! 10 ingredients and 15 minutes stand in the way between you and plant based perfection. Y’all are going to LOVE!

It comes as no secret that we love Indian food here.

I have had my fair share of Indian inspired recipes on this blog, mostly because, as the weather gets colder, I just want to be wrapped up in all the warming spices. Ginger, turmeric (it’s pronounced tur-meric, not too-meric), cardamom, and cumin just give me all the warm and fuzzies inside. Y’all these chickpea flour coated green beans will definitely give you something to smile about.

At least I hope!

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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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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

This post is sponsored by Yogi Tea.

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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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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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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Chickpea Coconut Tomato Soup

This creamy Chickpea Coconut Tomato Soup is a delicious bowl of your childhood favorite tomato soup, with a bit of a twist. Tomatoes, coconut milk, and chickpeas are blended together to create the most creamy bowl that’s perfect for lunches or even for dinner. All it needs is some grilled cheese!

What are your favorite comfort foods?

Nothing brings me back to childhood quite like a bowl of tomato soup and some grilled cheese. I always beg my mom to crush up goldfish crackers on top because you always gotta add texture. Oh heck yes!

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