Category Archives: Lunch

6 Kid-Approved Vegan Lunchbox Ideas

Post updated August 25, 2016 Attn: Parents! It’s the end of August and you know what that means – it’s back-to-school time. Many of us still have a few weeks left before the school year starts, but our favorite big box stores have already decked their aisles with bazillions of colorful notebooks, backpacks, and crayons – a not-so-gentle reminder that the carefree days of summer are over. Are you feeling the pressure to squeeze in some final beach days and … Read more

5 Easy Vegan Work Lunch Ideas

Are you tired of taking a hummus and cucumber sandwich to work every day? We get it. It can be way too easy to fall into a lunchtime slump. Now, we’ve got nothing against a good sandwich, but you can only eat so many before you crave some variety in your life. Like fruit. And plant-based protein. And chocolate! That’s the good stuff, right? Well, we’ve got news for you. There are plenty of portable vegan lunches you can bring … Read more

3 Easy Ways to Upgrade Ramen Noodles

In a perfect world, we’d all shop at Whole Foods and eat healthy whole grains and organic fruits and veggies. If this is you, awesome! But honestly, life is expensive and we can’t always afford to splurge on premium produce. Luckily, it’s totally possible to cook a vegan meal for less money than you’d spend on your morning latte. No kidding! All you need is a few cheap ingredients and the ultimate pantry staple for a vegan on a budget … Read more

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This vegan curried chickpea salad sandwich is a super easy recipe that will make your glad you brought your lunch to work and so easy to prepare in the morning, you won’t hesitate. It’s got the punch of the curry with the added bonus of the raisins to bring some sweetness to the mix and there you have it, a divine lunch experience. In general, I prefer my curried chickpea salad on sourdough, with lettuce, tomato and avocado. It could … Read more

Forego the Egg Cracking and Veganize Easter Brunch!

There’s something really great about a holiday that’s pretty much over by lunchtime. Wake up, hunt some (faux) eggs, have a nice brunch and everyone is home in time for an afternoon nap. Whether you’re in the position of hostess or guest this year, I put together some suggestions for a veganized Easter brunch that won’t disappoint. You can simply make one of these and call it good, or go all in and make the whole shebang if you have … Read more

Total Americana, the Cobb Salad

Native Foods has arrived in San Diego! Maybe you have one where you come from, but an entirely vegan-friendly restaurant is a hard to find around here. It’s such a luxury to walk into a restaurant and be able to order absolutely anything without meticulously scouring the menu and playing twenty questions with your server. I couldn’t be happier that kinda freedom has finally made it’s way to our suburban neck of the woods. In the interest of saving a … Read more

An Ode to Trader Joe’s

In honor of Valentine’s Day, my love letter this year has to go to Trader Joe’s—convenient, affordable and oh so vegan friendly. This week I found so many new vegan foods at Trader Joe’s I had to say something! I usually don’t spend a lot of time in the frozen aisle, but this week was an exception. The very friendly woman at the sample booth lured me in with her Chickenless Morsels and highly suggested I investigate a few of … Read more