Glamping: Vegan Bean Burritos with Chipotle Peppers. Ready in about 5 minutes, Easy to prepare, Packed with Protein

Glamping: Bean Burritos with Chipotle Peppers

Glamping: Vegan Bean Burritos with Chipotle Peppers. Ready in about 5 minutes, Easy to prepare, Packed with Protein

Bean Burritos with Chipotle Peppers

“Glamping”– or, Glamour Camping– is the perfect way to enjoy time ‘with nature,’ while still feeling happy and full at the end of the day.  This series of “Glamping” recipes will focus on cooking outdoors, with recipes as exciting and fulfilling as your camping trip.  

Hello campers, hikers, and adventurers!  If you’re planning on cooking outdoors soon, and want to catch up on any of the ‘Glamping’ recipes from my trip Out West, click here!  This past summer, when I wasn’t hiking into canyons and sleeping under the stars, I was eating.  We cooked most of our own food along our route, but I found out something about campground cooking– it’s HOT.  Standing over a campfire or camp-stove to prepare a meal was just fine in the mountains of Yellowstone, but when we got to the desert in Utah, I was over it.  I wanted something fast, with minimal heat exposure, so that I could go dive into a pool.  The solution to my dinner dilemma?  Burritos.  These Bean Burritos with Chipotle Peppers are flavorful, protein-packed, and are ready start-to-finish in about 10 minutes.  Best of all, only a few minutes are spent standing over the heat.
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Rosemary Fig Pizza

Rosemary Fig Pizza

Rosemary Fig Pizza- Thin Crust Gourmet Pizza with Gorgonzola Cheese, Fig Jam, and Fresh Rosemary

It’s time for pizza!  Everybody loves pizza– even if someone says they don’t, there is probably at least one kind of pizza they would, in fact, love.  Pizza means choices, and not just for toppings.  Some love the goopy, deep-dish Chicago-style pizza.  Others prefer huge, thin slices of hand-tossed New York-esque pizza.  There’s also the traditional Italian Margherita pizza, and a newer favorite– the gourmet pizza.  These tasty slices are usually on a thin crust, and have flavorful, non-traditional toppings.  One of my favorite gourmet pies is this Rosemary Fig Pizza.

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Chocolate Mint Julep

Chocolate Mint Julep

Chocolate Mint Julep- the Perfect Derby Day Drink!

Do you know what Saturday is?  Why, it’s Kentucky Derby Day, of course!  It’s time for the fellas to put on their linen suits and pastel shirts, and ladies, get out your sun-dresses and big hats.  If you’re one of the select few lazing away your day at Churchill Downs while you wait for the horses to whiz by, you’ll probably be paying someone else for your mint juleps and Derby pie.  If, however, you’ll be watching the race from home, or at a Derby party, you might need to make that julep yourself!  This recipe for Chocolate Mint Julep will be the perfect addition to your Derby Day.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps

Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps

Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps - Easy, Vegan, + Fast

If you, like me, are welcoming spring with open arms, and have abandoned steaming bowls of soup and other winter-esque foods until cold weather returns, you may find yourself scrambling to remember how to cook lighter and fresher meals.  In between swapping out heavy sweaters and boots for rain coats and t-shirts, you, like me, may end up at the market, staring at all the fresh spring produce.  It’s possible you’ll fill your grocery bags with all the fresh vegetables you can find, and then find yourself staring at piles of asparagus, avocados, bell peppers, and tomatoes, unsure how to proceed.  Yes, you could make a salad– salads are delicious– but salad every single day could be boring.  Plus, it’s still chilly at night, and a little warmth would be nice.  Try making these Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps.  They’re filled with roasted, flavorful cauliflower, and piled up with whatever fresh veggies you want.

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Quinoa Bean Burger

Quinoa Bean Burgers

Vegan Quinoa Bean Burgers- 9 ingredients, 25 minutes

Have you tried making your own veggie burgers?  Veggie burgers and bean burgers are fairly easy to find pre-made, so you might have written off making your own.  That said, the pre-made frozen patties can range anywhere from ‘highly tasty and fairly nutritious’ to ‘bland hockey-puck-like-disks that require cheese and toppings to mask the flavor (or lack there-of).’  Plus, anyone who eats pre-made veggie burgers on a normal basis can probably relate to the struggle of trying to pry apart the little frozen disk-like patties that have, inevitably, become fused together in the package.  (If, dear reader, you happen to work for a veggie burger mogul, please recommend separating the patties in the packaging.  Please.)  Instead of buying your burgers pre-made, try making them yourself!  These Quinoa Bean Burgers are incredibly easy, quick, and delicious.  Best of all, they only have 9 ingredients!

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Chickpea Sloppy Joe

Chickpea Sloppy Joe

Chickpea Sloppy Joe: A Vegan Version of a Classic. Ready in 15 minutes

Oh, the Sloppy Joe.  This messy, tomato sauce and beef sandwich was a school lunch favorite, and honestly, that alone should probably convince me to never touch it again.  I do, however, remember it fondly, and was thrilled when I saw a vegetarian chickpea version on the menu at a local cafe.  As delicious as their sandwich was, it didn’t taste like a Sloppy Joe– the sauce was different.  To make a more accurate vegetarian Sloppy Joe, you could, of course, just go buy a can of Manwich and add chickpeas.  Yes, you could do that.  However, if you’re trying to avoid the dreaded High Fructose Corn Syrup, as well as pre-made food with hard-to-pronounce ingredients, you might prefer to make your own sauce.  This vegan Chickpea Sloppy Joe is delicious, simple, and takes about 15 minutes start to finish.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Game Day: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. 30 Minutes, 6 Ingredients

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Did you know there’s a football game on Sunday? Apparently, it’s kind of a big deal. For those of us who may, or may not, be a little bit clueless on the football front- the Super Bowl is Sunday. This, of course, means that you just might find yourself at someone’s Super Bowl party. Whether you’re watching the game, or simply waiting for commercials and the half time show, you’ll probably be eating. Unfortunately, game day food isn’t known for being nutritious. With everyone chowing down on hot dogs, football shaped cookies, and burgers, it might be difficult to find healthy food choices. The solution? Bring something nutritious yourself, and then you can be sure there will be at least one non-greasy, non-fried, non-sugary food choice available. These Game Day Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are the solution to your football food problems.

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