Recipe: Vegan Zucchini Roll Ups

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If you know me, you know that I love pasta, but sometimes I want something a little lighter with drastically less carbs. Spiralized carrot or zucchini is certainly on trend, but for whatever reason I simply want my noodles to taste like noodles. I can’t help it! Not to worry – there are many other healthy pasta alternatives, and my new favorite is a hearty helping of vegan zucchini roll ups.

This recipe includes all the flavor you seek in an Italian dinner, but no heavy pasta. You simply use finely sliced zucchini, sort of like a lasagna strip. The dish also includes my new favorite nut cheese which uses a mixture of pepitas, tofu, and Daiya mozzerella. It’s so, so good, and it’s much better for you than traditional ricotta cheese. Aside from the rich flavor, the best part of this recipe is that it has a quick cook time, and the “rolling” is actually quite fun.

I think this would be the perfect dish to make with your loved ones help! Please give it a try and let me know what you think!

Cheers and happy cooking!

Jocelyn

* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own!

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Recipe: Broccoli (Vegan) Cheddar Potato Skins

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How’d you spend your weekend? Eating junk food, watching the game, or at least, watching Lady Gaga and Beyonce? I actually love football, but I wasn’t terribly invested in either team. I’m a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. That said, I love any excuse to yell at the TV and eat some tasty vegan comfort food.

This year my partner decided to try his hand at vegan potato skins. Veganizing your basic potato skin is pretty simple. Instead of real cheese, use your favorite non-dairy alternative, such as Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds. Instead of real sour cream, use something like Tofutti Sour Supreme Cream. It’s as easy as that! Continue reading “Recipe: Broccoli (Vegan) Cheddar Potato Skins”

Recipe: Tofu Spring Rolls

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Who doesn’t love a good appetizer? Some of my favorite appetizers come from asian restaurants – pakoras, fried tofu, summer rolls, and spring rolls! This weekend I realized that I had never actually made spring rolls, so I decided to give them a try.
I’ll be honest – I didn’t make the most attractive looking spring rolls, but they tasted great! I also found the entire process quite enjoyable. Rolling spring rolls is kind of fun!

This is the perfect quick and easy appetizer to bring along to your next potluck or social event. Please give this recipe and let me know what you think!

Cheers!

Jocelyn

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Restaurant Review: B52 Cafe in Pittsburgh

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While I have been in Cleveland for almost seven years, I spent most of my life a short trip
from Pittsburgh, PA. My family is still in the area, and I am an avid Steelers fan. When the Steelers made it into the playoffs, I knew I would be making the trek back home to watch the game(s). What better excuse to spend a few days in the city and try out some new coffee shops and restaurants?

B52 just opened in the up and coming Lawrenceville neighborhood. B52 is an abbreviation for the cafe’s location which is the corner of Butler and 52nd Streets. This is the second venture of Allegro Hearth Bakery creator, Omar Abuhejleh, and I think he’s onto something very special.  Continue reading “Restaurant Review: B52 Cafe in Pittsburgh”

Thanksgiving Savings

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If you’re hosting your family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday, I bet this weekend is full of two things – menu planning and grocery shopping! I just finished my list and plan to get to the grocery store soon myself. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Savings”