Meatless Monday: Memorial Day BBQ Edition

Hey my friends!

Happy Memorial day to you…So those of you that don’t eat meat, it can sometimes get difficult to find something to eat when you go to a BBQ.

You usually find yourself eating salad and fruit. Well I’m here to show you 4 simple foods you can eat.

Classic Cheeseburger 🍔

You can have your plant-based burger with vegan cheese (my favorite is the violife cheddar). Add your favorite condiments and enjoy. Believe me it taste just like the beef burgers everyone else is eating.

Hot dog 🌭

You can grill your plant-based hot dog, add your favorite condiments.

Grilled corn on the cob🌽

Instead of basting your corn with regular butter, use this plant-based butter with almond oil. And to make it more like a Mexican street style corn, add vegan parmesan cheese.

And lastly, but in my opinion necessary at any BBQ…

Potato salad

I believe a great classic potato salad must have boiled eggs in it and my mom hands down makes the best 👌🏽.

With that being said, an alternative for vegans is to add hot dog relish to your potato salad. It might sound weird at first, but it adds a delicious kick to the potato salad. I like to use red potatoes to make the salad. And I top it all off by mixing with vegan mayonnaise (the best is Hellmann’s).

So who said you can’t eat good at a BBQ? These are just a few basic and simple recipes you can use. There are so many options for a person that is either vegan, vegetarian or just trying to cut down on their meat consumption.

I hope you enjoy your Memorial day!As always, until next time…

Stay safe 💋

Meatless Mondays: Spicy Breakfast Bowl featuring Gardein 🍲

Hey my friends!

So I’ve teamed up with Gardein to share with you this amazing breakfast bowl I created using Gardein’s spicy breakfast sausage patties. This is by far one of my most favorite breakfast meals I’ve been making for months …of course when I’m not doing the intermittent fasting!

It is quite a simple, yet tasty recipe and here are the ingredients you need for 1 serving:

  • 1 Gardein spicy breakfast sausage patty
  • 1 1/2 cups of baby spinach
  • 1 cup firm tofu ( 12 tbsp of egg white if not vegan)
  • Olive oil butter
  • Jalepeno
First thing you want to do is heat frying pan with a dab of olive oil butter.  Once heated, add the sausage patty into the frying pan. Chop the baby spinach and jalepeno into small pieces and set to the side.  You also want to cut the tofu into small pieces, as the goal is to make it look like scrambled eggs whites.

Before the sausage is fully heated, chop the patty into small pieces and add the chopped spinach and jalepeno into the frying pan.  Once the spinach gets wilted, add the tofu and stir all the ingredients together (for those who prefer to use egg whites, add 12 tbsp of egg white liquid).  You don’t need to add any seasoning to this dish, as the Gardein sausage patty is already spicy and well seasoned.  Once completed stirred, pour into the bowl and enjoy.


I hope you enjoy this breakfast bowl as much as I do.  And don’t forget to purchase your Gardein breakfast sausage patties.  And if you don’t like spicy, they do have the original option.

As always, talk to you soon my friends.  Please stay home and stay safe 💋

Meatless Mondays: Stuffed Shells

Happy 2020 my friends!

I bring to you my first vegan recipe of the year after taking a much needed break after blogmas…

I used to purchase this vegan ricotta called Tofutti and for some reason my local supermarket stopped selling it. It’s been 2 years since I’ve seen that ricotta.  So the other day I went to a newly built supermarket in a neighboring town.  Low and behold what did I see…Tofutti. Needless to say, I was one happy camper.  You would have thought I won the lottery.  I picked up every container they had.

Stuffed ShellsInstead of making the typical lasagna dish, I wanted something not as heavy, but with the same flavor.  What else is better than stuffed shells with ground beef-less sauce and here’s all you need:

  • Pasta shells
  • Pasta sauce
  • Ground beef-less meat
  • Tofutti ricotta
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Seasoning
  • Extra virgin olive oil

First thing you want to do is boil the water.  I like to add my seasoning abd olive oil to the water.  Once it comes to a boil, add the pasta.  While the pasta is cooking, you want to prepare the sauce.  Add a teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet, then add the beef-less ground with 1/4 cup of water and seasoning.  Add the pasta sauce to the beef-less ground and mix.
Preheat your oven to 375. 
You want to chop up the spinach because you’re going to add it to your mixture.Now it’s time to start assembling…
Add the ricotta to the pasta shella and some of the ground beef-less sauce.  Once you compete that, pour the remaining sauce over the pasta.Cover the dish with foil and put in the oven for 35 minutes.I hope you enjoy 😋.  Let me know if you try this recipe and what you thought about it.


Until next time, night night 💋