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Fill Your Belly

Hearty and (mostly) healthy recipes for a happy belly.

If you read the About Me page you know that I like food and aim for a “mainly vegan” plant-based diet. One of my quests is to fill our family’s recipe list with an abundance of satisfying vegan and vegetarian meals that do not rely on pasta or processed meat substitutes. It has been a fun challenge to find and develop a variety of hearty plant-based meals for my family to enjoy. But I’m not exclusively plant-based and I try not to vilify or exclude any foods, instead opting for an “everything in moderation” approach (although there are a few food items that I really, really don’t think we should consume and we definitely don’t have in the house—soda, I’m looking at you). Balance and moderation are so much more satisfying than a restrictive diet that excludes specific ingredients or whole food groups. Our weekly meal plan usually includes chicken, maybe fish, and every few weeks might include red meat.

Preparing food can be stressful and there is so much judgment about what we should and shouldn’t be eating. My goal is to find and create a lot of great and really great for you recipes, while not completely depriving us of delicious comfort foods. Because good food is part of a good life. Let’s see what we can make.

  • Salads and Sides (1)
  • Comfort without the Guilt / Vegetarian (1)
  • Baked Goods & Sweets (2)
  • Breakfast & Smoothies (2)
  • Comfort Food (3)

    Baked Goods




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