If you’re like me, you’ve been using this extra time at home to get creative in the kitchen. I mean, to the point where I feel like our dishes pile is getting out of control. (We don’t have a dishwasher. Please send help.)
And I know I’m not alone because apparently people are even stockpiling yeast to make their own bread now. Life is weird.
Either way, I can’t stop cooking and it’s awesome. I’ve always loved cooking and am slowly learning what works for me and what I like! I eat mostly plant based, but often eat local eggs and have a real love for Miyoko’s vegan butter. I’ve also been trying to get more plant-based protein into my diet. My fiancé, Elliot, walks 10 miles a day as a mail carrier and definitely needs a lot more protein recently. So, when we’re not getting a little salmon or some local meat, I’m trying to incorporate more plant protein wherever I can! And so, this list of recipes was born.
I’ve made a lot of these so far and a few are on my list for later. I recommend the Paprika App to keep recipes from blogs and websites together. It’s been a life saver!
Anyway, here are some fun, mostly plant-based recipes to try while you’re spending a lot more time at home. Enjoy!
Classic Caesar Salad (I used a little nutritional yeast instead of parm and it still worked great!)
Creamy Kale Pasta (I made with the vegan butter I mentioned)
Chipotle Cauliflower + Chickpea Enchiladas (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this recipe. So good)
The Best Pot of Chickpeas (and she isn’t kidding omg)
Maple Bacon Coconut Clusters (the BEST for veggie BLTs)
Coconut Yogurt (very curious about this, but have yet to make it)
– Breads + Baked Goods –
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (This is my new favorite cookie recipe. And it just happens to be vegan. I recommend baking them a little longer than the recipes suggest for crisp, but still super chewy cookies)
If you haven’t noticed, I especially love a blog called Baked Greens Blog. Chelsea is a rock star in the kitchen and has a very similar cooking style and food preferences to me! She loves to eat food that is healthy, but also that doesn’t compromise on taste. Not to mention, she is all about treating yourself. When I knew I was going to be stuck at home a lot, I immediately went over to her blog (where she had just happened to post a collection of recipes) and found loads of inspiration. I highly recommend you give her a follow!
I hope you enjoy getting creative in the kitchen!
PS. I’d love to hear if you try any of these recipes and how they turn out! You can always give me a shout on instagram @_simplysophie