New Trip Announcement and My Three Favorite Cookbooks!

New Trip Announcement and My Three Favorite Cookbooks!

Hey everyone! Thank you so much to all of you for making the launch of my website so exciting and for leaving such sweet and helpful comments. I’m so excited because I booked a last minute trip to a city I’ve been wanting to visit for a while now: Nashville, Tennessee! I’ve been hearing such great things about it for the last few years so we will be heading there the last weekend of this month to eat and hike and explore and I’ll be taking you guys with me on my stories and in some other ways I’ll be announcing soon.

As I mentioned, I wanted to share more than just photos of food with you guys so I decided to dedicate this post to the 3 cookbooks that I use the most at home including links to purchase each one. Anyone who knows me knows I am a total cookbook whore so choosing these three was tough but these are the ones that I find myself using almost every day. Despite the fact that I post pictures from restaurants, I usually eat at home unless I’m traveling! I love cooking but I also work full-time so these are a mix of quick and easy recipes and more time-consuming ones but a MUST for all is that they reheat well and most importantly fill up my very hungry husband. I plan on eventually including some of my own recipes up here in the near future, but for now here are my favorite cookbooks—


Isa Does It “Amazingly easy, wildly delicious vegan recipes for every day of the week” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz


Favorite Recipes—


Cheddary Broccoli Soup: just make this and don’t ask questions. This soup has been loved by vegheads and anti-vegheads alike! And if you keep frozen broccoli in your freezer like we do for last minute meals, this is a no-brainer

Kale Salad with Butternut Squash and Lentils: besides the butternut squash most of this should already be in your fridge. And this also holds over great for lunch the next few days

Porcini Tofu Burgers: My husband literally begs me to make these all the time, they’re meaty and delicious. I order dried porcinis in bulk online and keep them in my cabinet and everything else we usually have already.

Tofu Mushroom Stroganoff: Comfort food AF

Scrambled Chickpeas: for when we are sick and tired of the same old tofu scramble,love this!

Curried Peanut Sauce Bowl: I’m a total sucker for a spiced peanut sauce. Throw some tofu and kale in there and it’s a simple but perfect meal



Clean Food “ A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source” by Terry Walters


Favorite Recipes—


Bok Choy & Chickpeas with Cashews: simple dish but so refreshing, energizing and delicious

Cucumber, Mango, & Chickpea Salad: everything I crave on hot Miami summer days

Lentil Walnut Pate: slightly reminds me of the chopped chicken liver I grew up eating, great to keep in the fridge to have with crackers when we get home from work and are ravenous

Baked Maple Mustard Tempeh: I’ve made this for many potlucks always with a rave review from both vegans and non, it travels well, reheats well, and is delicious right out of the fridge cold

Lentil Apple Walnut Loaf: Also have made this for many dinners with vegans and non. Whenever I make this I double it because it does take a while to make but it reheats well and is so satisfying!


But My Family Would Never Go Vegan “125 Recipes to win everyone over” by Kristy Turner


Favorite Recipes—


Avocado Ranch Dressing: Love that this uses all dried herbs so I always have everything on hand that I need, I literally put this shit on everything

Jackfruit Crabless Cakes: I’ve made these for many dinners with vegans and non and they are always a hit

Tempeh Nuggets: These are mind-blowing! After spending years eating the frozen “chick’n” nuggets I’ll be making these from now on!

Jackfruit Carnitas Burrito Bowl: This takes a little while to make all the different elements but its so insanely worth it, I double this because it goes so fast

Deviled Potato Salad: This takes me straight back to childhood, a hybrid of deviled eggs and potato salad, so delicious!

Maple-Miso Tempeh Cutlets: savory from the miso, sweet from the maple, and that meaty tempeh texture, this is a perfect stand-in for meat on the dinner table



I hope you all enjoy these books as much as we do, what are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comment section!