Italian Pasta Salad ♥ with Garlicky Tomatoes & Collard Greens

Today's simple pasta salad made from scratch, a tasty mix of orzo tossed first with sautéed tomato and garlic (whose juices form a seductive tomato-y dressing) and then cooked greens (like collards, chard, kale and more). Serve it warm as a main dish (oh my ...) or refrigerate for a side salad served cold or at room temperature. Once again, simplicity yields something sumptuous. Real Food, Quick & Casual. No Mayo, No Meat, No Cheese. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep, Keeps for Days. Easy to Scale Up for a Crowd. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real .

Reuben Casserole ♥ Recipe

Here's an easy main dish casserole for St. Patrick's Day – or afterward to use up leftover corned beef. For all my fellow grilled reuben lovers, this is our favorite drippy, melty sandwich except in casserole form with just five ingredients: corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, a little onion and the all-important thousand island dressing. (The one thing you won't miss? There's no bread!) No time to cook? No problem, there's no "cooking" required here, just assemble and bake in the oven for hearty, satisfying comfort food. Real Food, Fast & Casual. A Tasty Weeknight Dinner Casserole (aka "Hot Dish" in My Home State of Minnesota). Budget Friendly & Supper Substantial. Little Effort, Big Taste. High Protein. Low Carb.

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon & Garlic ♥

Until now, I just couldn't get roasting broccoli right. Turns out, it's as simple as can be, just roast the broccoli (careful knife work makes a difference but it's just the usual way of roasting fresh vegetables) but then, this is the trick, splash the broccoli with lemon juice. It makes all the difference . Real Food, Fast & Casual. Just Broccoli + Pantry Staples. Budget Friendly. Easy Meal Prep. Low Carb. Low Fat. Surprisingly High in Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly. Rave Reviews.

Trader Joe’s Melodious Blend ♥ Product Review

Which frozen vegetables from Trader Joe's taste good? are worth eating? and worth the money? Let's look at a product from the freezer section called ... um ... Melodious Blend, which is a weird name but at least it's shorter than what it is, Green Garbanzo Beans, Red & Green Lentils with a Touch of Tomatoes and Olive Oil. Easy Microwave Lentil Side Dish from Trader Joe's. Low Fat. Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly (Blue & Purple Plans). Naturally Gluten Free. This Is NOT a Sponsored Review, it's just me, Alanna and your long-time veggie evangelist , sharing a Trader Joe's vegetable product that I think my fellow vegetable lovers might also find useful!

Jubilee Greens ♥

How to Sauté Leafy Greens Like Spinach, Chard, Kale & More How to quickly cook greens in a skillet with a little onion and a few pantry ingredients (just vinegar plus maple syrup or another sweetener) that are so good, you just might long for more week-in, week-out. I'm here to say, this is a technique to build into your memory bank and culinary repertoire. A panful of just-cooked greens is definitely cause for celebration! Real Food, Fast & Casual. Just Greens Plus a Handful of Pantry Ingredients! Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Carb. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.

Quick Corn Soup with Coconut Milk ♥

Wow, what a soup, just frozen corn and chopped pepper warmed in coconut milk with Thai-style spices reminiscent of the luscious tom kha gai soup, especially when adding cooked chicken. This soup is super-fast to make and super-adaptable. If it sounds like I'm gushing over all this soup, well, I am! It's been in the archives forever but I started making it again last year and can't quit! Real Food, Fast & Flexible. Supper Substantial. Budget Friendly. Little Effort, Big Taste. Easy Weeknight Supper. One-Pot Meal. Great for Meal Prep. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Lentil, Pepper & Spinach Supper ♥ with Crispy Tofu & Indian Spices

The next time you want to "lighten up" calories but "brighten up" flavor? Choose this vegan one-pot skillet supper, easy to make with pantry ingredients, especially since it's so adaptable. The lentils cook quickly atop the stove, great on their own but for an extra boost, top the lentils with tiny cubes of tofu crisp-cooked in Indian spices. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Filling & Satisfying. Great for Meal Prep & Meatless Monday. Very Adaptable. Easy Weeknight Supper. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.