TRUE LIFE: Go to Recipes


People are always asking me what we eat for dinner and what are some easy recipes. So I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my go to recipes I often make for dinner.  Having only two stovetops and no oven or blender makes most of the recipes One-Pot (Woo hoo less dishes!!).

  1. Sweet Potato Curry I got the original recipe from minimalistbaker and made a few tweeks to make it easier. Here it is…btw I have no measuring spoons or cups so I kinda just wing it and you can to!
  • Some coconut oil (or any oil you cook with)
  • Half an Onion–I usually use a sweet onion
  • Half inch of minced fresh ginger–or use ginger powder
  • 2 garlic cloves minced–or use garlic powder
  • Some Paprika–I like Smoked Paprika
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced or chopped small
  • A good amount of Curry Powder
  • 2-3 Sweet Potatoes cubed
  • 2 14-ounce cans coconut milk
  • A couple squirts of maple syrup/agave/sugar
  • A little turmeric powder
  • Some Pepper
  • Healthy pinch of salt
  • About 1 Tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • Some chopped veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, spinach, peas) choose 1,2 or all
  • About 2-3 slices of lemon juice
  • Garnish with green onions and cilantro if you have it 🙂

Heat oil in big pot once hot add onion, garlic and ginger. Saute a couple minutes then add the pepper. Cook for a minute or so before adding some curry powder and a splash of water if needed. Then, add sweet potato, coconut milk, and the rest of the spices. Bring to a boil then add the rest of the veggies and simmer until veggies are cooked. Once cooked remove from heat squeeze some lemon juice stir, taste, add any more spices if needed.

Serve over Rice, Couscous, Quinoa or eat as a ‘Soup’ just as is. Garnish with Green Onions and Cilantro. Enjoy 🙂

2. Chickpea Salad Sandwich I think we might eat this twice a week for lunch. It’s so easy and delicious with not many ingredients I can whip it up after school in no time!

  • Chickpeas-rinse and drain
  • Garlic Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Nutritional Yeast-optional
  • Hummus or Vegan Cream Cheese
  • Fresh Baguette or any type of Bread

Pour chickpeas into a bowl with a spoonful of hummus or cream cheese and mash! I use a fork but if you have a masher go for it. Add more hummus or cream cheese if it is too dry. Once a good consistency (I like mine pretty mashed but not completely smooth, you still want to know they’re chickpeas) add spices, mix, taste and add more spices if needed. Serve on a sandwich as is or with Spinach and Tomato.

3. Veggie Stir Fry – Simple and Easy you can make it at the end of the week with any of your leftover veggies you haven’t used.

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Red Pepper
  • Veggies (Carrots, Green Beans, Broccoli, Celery, Mushrooms..)
  • Tofu or Chickpeas-optional
  • Rice

Sauce- Mix all ingredients, taste and adjust flavor to your preference.

  • About 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Spoonfuls Sugar/Agave/Honey
  • 1 Spoonful Apple Cider Vinegar or any you have
  • 1 Spoonful Ginger-grated or powder
  • 1 Spoonful Garlic/Garlic Powder
  • 2 Spoonfuls Peanut Butter -optional (makes the sauce creamier)

Heat oil in pan, once hot add onion, garlic and pepper. Saute for a couple minutes before adding tofu if using. Saute until tofu is browned then add remaining veggies with a splash of water. Cook until almost tender adding water if needed. Add in sauce. Mix well until veggies are cooked to desired consistency, add any extra spices. Serve over rice. Garnish with Lemon and Green Onions.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Cathryn says:

    Looks delicious.


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