Creamy Broccoli + Cauliflower Soup

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Okay, okay I realize I have done a broccoli cheeze soup recipe on No Beef Here like 2 and a half years ago when I was doing the whole super duper vegan thing. In all honesty, I always think about how I can take recipes I’ve already made and make them WAY better and less complicated. Can you imagine a vegan recipe or even vegetarian recipe that doesn’t call for a sh*t ton of ingredients?! Jeez.

Simplicity is key.

I’ve made this broccoli + cauliflower soup at least two or three times in the last few weeks. From working outside in the frigid cold (in all honesty I’ve grown to appreciate my farmers, postal workers, sanitation workers, etc way more as a result) to my weird sleeping habits (Matt is on a different schedule, 4-12 a.m. yikes), my desires for soup has grown immensely. This recipe is a no nonsense, creamy, dunk garlic bread in it type recipe. Wait…there’s veggies up in here too. This makes it EVEN better 😉

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Fudgey Vegan Brownie Bites

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Ah Valentine’s Day, the day of chocolate…oh and love. I’ve been trying to perfect the ultimate vegan brownie that doesn’t take like sawdust, require more than one or two bowls and makes my honey ask for “more of those chewy amazing brownies.”

It’s hard to find a vegan brownie that doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and that leaves something to be desired. And I can’t seem to find a brand or company that makes them the way I like them, so lo and behold, these baby brownie bites were born. There’s no real elaborate story leading me to this recipe. Honestly, I woke up one day and decided it was time to make a vegan brownie that didn’t taste like crap and didn’t make me feel like crap. I believe indulgence should be full of pleasure and without any guilt or ill feeling the next day. All love baby 😉

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5 Nourishing + Comforting Vegan Soups

Tangy watermelon salad

Can you feel the chill of winter? Or do you just plain ol’ love soup? How about both? There’s nothing quite like slurping down a big bowl of soup topped with crunchy croutons (if that’s your thing- I’m big on crunchy) and cuddling on the couch when it’s cold outside.

Not only is soup AMAZEBALLS and delicious, it is a great way to get in those veggies while enjoying an abundance of flavors. I mean think about it, there are endless opportunities for flavor combos (have you tried white miso, ginger and butternut?!) and you can really experiment with a wide variety of seasonal veggies (we’re in root veggie town). I’ve put together a few of my favorites to get you inspired and in cuddle mode.

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Spooktacular Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! And I’m not just talking about the pumpkins all over my house. I kid you not there must be at least 20 (small and large) cleverly arranged for Halloween and fall spirit. Just two days ago Matt and I carved a Nightmare Before Christmas inspired pumpkin that twinkles with grin of Jack Skellington himself. And it’s so badass! Now that’s what I call Halloween spirit.

But aside from the decorating, there is an abundance of pumpkin flavored everything and to be honest, it can be quite sickening. Fall doesn’t have to be all about the fake pumpkin flavored treats and you know it! So I decided it would be fun to turn this pumpkin madness into a spooktacular green smoothie. This baby has all you can want in a fall beverage with some extra protein and is reminiscent of a punkin’ (yes, punkin’) pie. You won’t even realize you’re having something healthy. It will be gone in about three slurps. No joke 😉

Keep reading for the recipe (YOU WILL WANNA MAKE IT RIGHT NOW!)

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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup

Tempeh Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Sammies

Is anyone else confused by this weather!? One day it feels like summer and no more than a couple days later it feels like the dead of winter. Well, I’ve got the perfect cure to the cold weather days…soup. Soup is back, back again…soup is back…tell a friend!

I worked a long day at the farmers market on Sunday and it was FREEZING. I was not prepared for the rapid change in weather. Even with those handy dandy hand and feet warmers, I could not feel my toes or fingers. The end of the work day called for a hot bowl of soup. But not just any soup. Something creamy, comforting and heart warming.

This is the absolute EASIEST cream of mushroom soup that actually has no cream in it. It’s actually vegan.

GASP.

Yes. It’s all truth.

It’s VEGAN!

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