National Meatball Day: Spaghetti and Meatless Balls 🍝

Hey my Friends!

Happy National Meatball Day! Yes, it’s an actual day. I don’t know about you, but for those of you that are like me and used to eat red meat back in the day, we sometimes miss eating certain dishes. One of the dishes I miss is spaghetti and meatballs. But nowadays being a plant-based or non red meat eater does not mean you cannot eat some of your favorite meals.

So in honor of National Meatball Day, I wanted to share my quick spaghetti and meatless balls recipe. Continue reading “National Meatball Day: Spaghetti and Meatless Balls 🍝”

Happy International Women’s Day: Women Chefs 👩🏽‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳

I just wanted to take a moment to praise the women chef tv personalities that inspired many of us to share our recipes on social media.

And Happy International Women’s Day to the best chef that I know…my Caribbean mommy (picture not shown) 💋

Meatless Mondays: Easy Chik’n Tika Masala recipe 🍽

Hey my friends 👋🏼

Today I was craving Indian food, but one problem I have with eating certain foods is that I don’t eat rice. One dish I do enjoy eating is tika masala, but I always eat it with naan and it’s always the vegetable version.

So I decided that I would change up the recipe a bit for my taste palette. And let me tell you…

This dish turned out so good 😋

Here is what you need:

  • 1 block of firm tofu cut into strips or chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup of couscous
  • 1 cup of kale chopped
  • A dash of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bottle of tika masala sauce (make sure it’s the vegan version)
  • Paratha (optional)

Set the oven to 400 degrees. Add the tofu pieces in a glass dish.

Add the tika masala sauce to the tofu. Mix the tofu and sauce, them cover with foil.

Set the timer for 15 minutes.

Now let’s move onto the couscous. Add 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 tsp of olive oil, 1 cup of finely chopped kale and a dash of crushed red pepper to the pot and bring to a boil. Now add a cup of couscous and stir it into the kale. Turn the heat off and cover the pot. After 5 minutes, use a fork a fluff the couscous.

Now it’s time to go back to the tika masala…

After 15 minutes, remove from the oven

Now this is optional, but in my opinion very necessary to complete the meal. Put a little pat of vegan butter (I like to use country crock almond butter) in a frying pan. Heat a piece of paratha for 2 minutes on each side. Cut into 4 pieces.

Now let’s assemble our plate.

Enjoy 😋

Let me know if you tried this recipe and what you thought about it.

Until next time, stay safe my friends 💋