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 💋

Blogmas #16: Meatless Monday… Sweet Potato Cornbread Muffin

Hey my friends!

So the other day I had leftover mashed sweet potatoes. I am not a person that really enjoys eating leftovers. Don’t know why, I guess I’m just weird.

Anyhow, I wanted to do something fun with the sweet potatoes, so I thought about turning it into muffins. I then thought about how I can make sweet potatoes into muffin due to its consistency. So I them thought of making sweet potato cornbread muffins…vegan style.

Here’s what you need for mashed sweet potato:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp Plant based butter (loving the country crock plant based)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Here’s what you need for cornbread:

  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Plant based butter melted

Boil the sweet potatoes after you peel and cut into quarters. Once cooked and after draining the water, mash the potatoes, add the milk, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whip until you get a fluffy consistency. Set aside. ..

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a separate bowl, add all the dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt) and mix. Begin adding in the almond milk and melted butter. Mix well. Once you have completed mixing, begin adding in the mashed sweet potato. Mix well.

Add mixture to the muffin pan (make sure the pan is sprayed with coconut oil spray or use cupcake liners). Put the pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

These muffins are great as a side dish to your Christmas dinner or perfect for Christmas brunch 😋.

Vegan Monday…Takeout Anyone??? 😋

Hey my friends!

So who doesn’t love to indulge in chinese takeout every once in awhile? I know many of you enjoy eating fried rice, whether chicken or shrimp. I unfortunately never had fried rice because I despise eating rice. Yes I said it… I despise rice 😖.

My brother’s favorite chinese takeout dish is chicken fried rice. With that in mind, I decided to make a vegan version that is also healthy and more importantly, something that I could actually eat.

So my version of chicken fried rice is the chik’n fried couscous.

Continue reading “Vegan Monday…Takeout Anyone??? 😋”

7 Healthy Foods for Great Health and Fertility!

thV0BPK6TK.jpg Hey friends!

If you have been following me from the beginning, you know that I have been honest about my extremely bad fibroid and endometriosis issues.  Unfortunately for most, these issues can lead to fertility issues.  Ugh…

As I’ve also talked about, I’ve changed the way I eat.  Don’t get me wrong, every once in awhile I do indulge in a few sweet treats.  I am trying to cut that out completely as well.  Who am I kidding…I only plan on cutting it out for the next month because I plan to indulge for Thanksgiving on a piece of sweet potato pie and a few Christmas treats.  Anyway enough about that, I want to share some of the foods I have incorporated in my journey to a healthy fertility. Continue reading “7 Healthy Foods for Great Health and Fertility!”