Head to the PRODUCTS & FACTS page for a review on GARDEN LITES Kale and Brown Rice Bites!
The potatoes come out with a little brown action happening on top thanks to grated parmesan. If hollowed out properly, you'll end up with lots of the delicious filling inside each and every potato which is ultimately the best part of this dish. Am I right?
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WOWZERS! Time sure flies when you're having fun! 3 years ago I decided to start this blog in an effort to distract myself from my mother's illness when it all started to become too much to bear. I intended to use my blog as a way to learn more about food, being a vegetarian, and animal rights, and I couldn't be happier with how far things have come since I began. I'm so proud of how things have developed over the years and I couldn't have done any of this without all of you!
It gives me such great pride to continue to share my vegetarian journey with all of you. I've grown so much in the kitchen but most importantly, I've gained a much stronger appreciation for animals and the fight involved with seeing them treated better in the world. My goal in life is, and always will be helping animals in any way that I can and I'm super blessed to have so many people supporting me.
Sharing my kitchen tips, commentary on animal rights stories, and product information, gives me great pleasure and ultimately, if I help even one person who is struggling to adapt to the change over to a Vegetarian diet, I feel incredibly content. I wouldn't be here without all of you so helping and giving back is the least I can do.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so very much for sticking with me these past few years. Thank you for growing with me, caring about animals, and giving me feedback on social media. I appreciate you all so very much and am eternally grateful for your continued support. Here's to many more years together <3
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the United States! Have an enjoyable day with family and friends <3
You could technically use any kind of pasta you'd like but I strongly suggest going with a pasta that has ridges so the sauce can seep into them. I went with Rigatoni because of the ridges and also because it's such a hearty pasta. One of my personal faves!
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I finally finished compiling my newest animal news recap and I'm about ready to film the latest episode. This would be the seventh episode thus far and we've got big topics to discuss. Here's what you can expect from my newest video!
I've always got leftover chili lying around because I typically make a massive batch and refrigerate / freeze some for future meals. That's a really great thing to remember when making something like chili, soup, or even pasta sauce, make lots because they freeze well and they'll make dinner one evening super easy!
CHILI POLENTA LASAGNE
Precooked polenta is a big time saver in the kitchen. I've enjoyed it baked and pan fried which I enjoyed best, but I wanted to try and do something different with it. This recipe was literally inspired by having leftover chili in the fridge and wondering how I wanted to enjoy it. I layered the sliced polenta with chili and shredded cheddar and baked it until bubbly and delicious. The polenta became nice and creamy and paired beautifully with the spices from the chili. Polenta is pretty neutral so you can really infuse it with so many different flavours and have it tasting wonderful.
This recipe is so simple and delicious. I can't wait to share it with you guys!
RIGATONI with ROASTED VEGETABLE TOMATO SAUCE
Rigatoni is the perfect pasta for a blended sauce in my opinion. It's super dense and hearty which I love but it also has plenty of ridges for sauce to find its way into. I roasted some onion, carrot, celery, and bell pepper and blended it into a basic tomato sauce which infused some serious flavour into it. The resulting sauce had depth and layers of flavour that were delicious. Look for this recipe next week!
Hey y'all! I'm Jonathan, and I'm the creator of the Happy Veg blog! I've been cooking now for about 8 years, and I'm obsessed with creating vegetarian recipes that everyone can make and love. I'm also obsessed with animals & travel. Thanks for visiting the blog and have a great day xo