Vegan Creamy Cashew Pasta

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This is honestly one of my favorite meals. When I lived at home, this recipe found itself on our list of staple meals every week. It was quick, healthy, filling, and oh so delicious. And best of all it was one meal that everyone could enjoy despite being gluten free and vegan.

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset This recipe stemmed from a recipe that my grandmother used to make for us on special occasions. It was my absolute favorite. Unfortunately there came a day when it disappeared from my life. The recipe was filled with dairy and when I developed my food allergy, I had to kiss it goodbye for my own wellbeing. Continue reading

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Banana Bread

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Banana bread, the sweet delicious bread that effectively uses up overripe bananas that nobody wants to eat. I can’t remember a time in my life when banana bread didn’t exist. Even after I found out I had a food allergy, I still found a way to enjoy it.

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The recipe that I’ve modified is an old family favorite. My mom has been using this recipe since I can remember and when my dad and I developed food allergies we just modified it to fit our needs. This cookbook is so old and honestly this is the only recipe we use out of it but it makes the best banana bread. I laugh because it falls open to this page every time and you can tell its been well used by all the stains…I think those came from when I was learning to bake. Continue reading

The World’s Best Oatmeal

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I’ve always been a fan of oatmeal, but college has made me obsessed with it. I think a lot of people don’t like oatmeal because they think of it as plain boring mush. At least that is how my boyfriend thought of it before I introduced him to the way I made oatmeal. It is so good that there have been days when I have had it for two meals. It is simple, healthy, and pretty cheap…the perfect college student meal!

I calculated it out and for me its averages out to $2.50 for a bowl of oatmeal. Not too bad for a quick and healthy meal!

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Cornbread

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My very first blog post here was a baking recipe. Baking is something that I have always loved to do and I feel like I’ve neglected my love for it since I’ve been away at college. It is definitely hard to bake when I am away at college, I have access to a kitchen but it is not the same as at home. It is usually quite dirty and you have to bring all your own tools, so I have saved baking as something to do at home or until I move out into an apartment. I made this recipe while I was home for christmas and like most things I bake, it was eaten pretty quickly.  Continue reading

Healthy Snacks On the Go

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Snacks were not an essential part of my day up until I moved to college. Now snacks are a quick easy way to get nutrition in throughout the day. Snacks are also an essential part to road trips. Whatever your reason is for eating snacks, it is important to reach for the right things. Instead of chips and candy, choose something that will help give you more long lasting energy. Nobody likes a sugar crash.

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Vegan Apple Turnovers

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In honor of Pi day, which happened last Monday, I made little pies this week. (more commonly known as turnovers) I’ve never been a fan of pie, between my food allergy and being generally uninterested, I’ve avoided it. I missed out on lots of Pi days and thanksgiving treats, but I’ve always been fine with it. I was prepared to not make pie, until I found out my boyfriend loves pie. So this week, thanks to Pi day for inspiration, I made little pies for him. I will admit, they were quite tasty. So whether you are into pie or not, you should give these turnovers a try, they are definitely worth it. Continue reading

Gluten-Free Vegan One Pot Pasta

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I made this dish on a relaxed Saturday evening, but it would make a great weeknight meal. Its quick, easy and requires minimal attention while cooking. I ended up pairing this dish with roasted balsamic carrots, because I had an excess of carrots that needed to be used, but a salad would also be great with it.

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