Beet Veggie Burger (#23)

San Francisco has such amazing restaurants – my list is forever growing of places to taste.  One of my favorites is Plant Cafe!  They have multiple locations, I’ve only been to the one in Pier 3 (twice!).  The first time I ate there I had to get one of the things they are famous for, the Plant Burger.

One of my most favorite food blogs made a replica version of this burger.  This recipe tastes JUST like the real thing.  Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list, I promise it tastes amazing.  Especially when topped with melted cheese and avocado!


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Tofu and Coconut Curry Soup (#21)

In this age of technology, I tend to get most of my recipes from food blogs versus paper cookbooks.  I have tons of cookbooks, probably around 20!  I even have a subscription to Cooking Light magazine which provides me with dozens of recipes each month.  One of my favorite cookbooks is Cooking Light: Way to Cook Vegetarian.

Here are some of my other favorites!


This soup incorporates many Thai flavors and since I love Thai food, I figured this would be delicious!  It actually turned out semi bland and oily.  As I’ve said before, I usually follow recipes exactly the first time and then start to experiment.  I would definitely decrease the oil and maybe use full fat coconut milk (or 1 full fat, 1 light).  If you make this, please comment and let me know what adjustments you made!

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Zucchini Spaghetti (#18)

This recipe is more about a unique kitchen tool versus the actual recipe.  My fridge was full of leftover zucchini from these cookies and my stomach needed a break from desserts.  I had just made these turkey meatballs and needed some pasta to eat them with.  I had heard of a julienne peeler once or twice before but didn’t really know what it was.  But I was determined to find one!  Ventured over to Target but they only had one in a three pack with other types of peelers…which I already had or didn’t need.  Thank goodness for Ace Hardware’s kitchen section (random, I know).

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Almond Butter Noodles (#13)

My sister-in-law, Amy, is very creative in the kitchen.  She always makes great and healthy meals whenever I visit.  Whether it’s breakfast tacos, mediterranean tuna salad or this pasta dish, I know I will never go hungry in her house.  This recipe is very versatile so just throw in whatever nut butter and veggies you have in your fridge.


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Mexican Haystacks (#12)

First Pinterest recipe!  I’m much more of a fan of Foodgawker than Pinterest for recipes.  This recipe combined another one of my favorite recipes, crock pot pulled chicken.  It’s so nice to get home from work and have dinner already done, or at least halfway done.  It’s also scary to think all day about your house possibly burning down because you have your crock pot on all day.  But that may be the neurotic side of me coming out!  This recipe just compiles ingredients you would normally put in a burrito or a burrito bowl and stacks them up high.  Great for presentation, not so great for ease of eating.  Just combine into bowl and enjoy!


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Red Curry Lentils (#10)

This was definitely one of the flop recipes.  It wasn’t horrible to where you couldn’t eat it, but I would not make it again.  The pictures from the original source make it look so delicious.  I have to include this on here because I wouldn’t have reached my goal number of recipes without it.  If you want to try it, go ahead!  Let me know if you love/hate it and if you make any changes to it.

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