All posts filed under: 30-Minute Meals

Brussels Sprouts Fettuccine

I was never one of those kids who hated Brussels sprouts. I mean, I knew that I should most definitely turn my nose up at them, but the truth is, I never had them as a child. And by the time I tried them as an adult, people had figured out how to cook them in such a way that they were, like, good. Delicious, even. Brussels sprouts are another fall food that makes me feel all cozy, and while I love them roasted, I don’t always have 45 minute’s worth of foresight. The other night, I wanted Brussels sprouts, and I wanted them now, so I sliced them up, pan-fried ’em, and tossed them with pasta and a simple garlic sauce. So easy and delicious. Happy cooking! M Brussels Sprouts Fettuccine Prep time: 5 min |  Cook and serve time: 15 min | Ready in: 20 min Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 servings of fettuccine 2 teaspoon olive oil 3 cups Brussels sprouts 1 cup vegetable broth 2 tablespoons butter 2 to 4 cloves garlic (depending on …

Avocado-Tomato Salad with Creamy Jalapeno Dressing

I am going out of town this weekend for my 20th high school reunion (WHAT?!?), so I’m trying to use up everything in my fridge for meals this week. I pretty much always have avocado and cilantro, and happened to buy some heirloom tomatos on my last grocery run, so thought I’d do a beefed-up summer salad by adding crispy potato slices and tofu to the mix. I also have some leftover cooked quinoa from yet another serving of the Mexican Yum Stack (if you haven’t tried it yet, you must), so I fried that up to add a little more crunch. This is an easy salad for a lazy summer night. Happy cooking! M Avocado-Tomato Salad with Creamy Jalapeno Dressing Prep time: 10 min  |  Cook and serve time: 15 min | Ready in: 25 min Yields: 2 servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup cashew cream (add milk if needed to reach the right consistency) 1/2 jalapeno pepper 1 tablespoon lime juice 8-ounce block extra firm tofu 2 tomatoes 1 medium red potato 1 avocado 1/4 …

Black Bean and Avocado Quesadilla

I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr. I LOVE this cookbook and highly recommend it if you’re looking for delicious, inventive vegan recipes. Her books are actually the reason I started skewing my diet towards vegan…I had no idea it could be this delicious! Anyway, this recipe is super simple and so, so delicious! I’ve paired it with a romaine salad tossed with my Mexican dressing hack: I stir non-dairy milk with chipotle veganaise. It’s a great cheat for when you need an easy, quick dressing—I use it all the time on taco salads. Enjoy! M Black Bean and Avocado Quesadilla Prep time: 10 min |  Cook and serve time: 10 min | Ready in: 20 min Yields: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 14-ounce can black beans 1 red bell pepper 1 avocado 1/2 jalapeno pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup of cilantro 1 lime 2 cups sliced romaine 2 green onions 4 small corn tortillas 2 tablespoons chipotle veganaise + 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 tablespoons crumbled cotija …