Plan Ahead Make Ahead

This is a collection of vegetarian recipes for the meal planner and meal prep aficionados out there. The recipes are healthy, easy to pull off, and great to prepare in advance. Includes delicious vegetarian recipes such as Slow Cooker Chickpea CurryMeal Prep Bowls, and freezer-friendly Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps.

berry cream pie overnight oats

Berry Cream Pie Overnight Oats – Get your breakfast ready the night before and you’ll be in for a treat in the morning! Naturally sweetened with banana, and gut-friendly with yoghurt and a long soak to ferment the oats, these overnight oats are creamy, dreamy, and packed with good nutrition.

spring living lentil bowls

Spring Living Lentil Bowls – a light yet substantial gluten-free and easily vegan meal bowl featuring beluga lentils, spring asparagus, pan-fried halloumi cheese, avocado, pea shoots, and seeds. All of the components can be prepared in advance for a quick and easy meal. 

apple pie overnight oats

Apple Pie Overnight Oats – a quick, easy, and nourishing breakfast perfect at home or on the go.  Apples are one of those foods that should be considered heroes for their ability to, under the right storage conditions, get us through the parts of the year where there would be nary a piece of fresh… 

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asparagus + gruyère strata

I have a vague memory of asparagus growing in my parents’ back yard in Vancouver. Not a lot of it, just a handful of spindly stalks poking up each spring in the raised garden bed beside the garage. Asparagus is a perennial crop, so I’m sure it was planted at some point in ancient history… 

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loaded sweet potatoes

Surprise! Being back at work is harder than I thought it would be. But not in the ways I thought it would be. I had anticipated achingly difficult days away from my boy, pining for him every moment I was gone. I even considered taking one of his blankies with me to the office so I… 

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broccoli quinoa nuggets

For years, I’ve been telling people what to eat. Giving gentle (and at times not so gentle) nudges towards balance and moderation, eating lots of plants, and enjoying the food you eat. So I thought that when it came to feeding a tiny human I’d be a natural. Wouldn’t that make sense? But when the… 

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filling the freezer

Under totally normal circumstances I’m a bit of a doomsday prepper when it comes to freezer meals. I like to have a variety of soups, wraps, muffins, and readied ingredients on hand for busy and tired moments. Living in Stockholm this has always been a bit of a challenge, as our freezer is so tiny (and… 

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slow cooker red lentil dal

A hearty and healthy red lentil dal that simmers away in your slow cooker and is ready when you walk through the door. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.  Can we talk about baby kicks? They’re crazy. I love them, but they’re crazy. It’s interesting how they’ve evolved from the first little signs of movement, little scratches… 

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carrot ginger and red lentil soup {slow cooker friendly}

This easy and delicious carrot ginger soup is super satisfying thanks to the addition of red lentils. If you make it in your slow cooker it’s mostly hands off, but the stove top is simple too. We are not handy people. We know this about ourselves, and remind ourselves of it, but still for some… 

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pumpkin pie overnight oats

These quick and easy overnight oats are pumpkin spice and everything nice! Vegan, easily gluten free, and ready when you wake up – what’s not to love? Hi there, it’s me in the spoon! For the past few months I have been on an oat bender. It started when I came home after my summer… 

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roasted butternut squash and black bean burritos {freezer friendly}

These roasted butternut squash and black bean freezer burritos are nutritious, and delicious vegetarian burritos. A perfect make-ahead meal to have stashed in the freezer! We are in the process of trying to buy a new apartment. When we first found out I was pregnant we thought about moving, and then decided that it would… 

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swiss chard and gruyere strata

A savoury and comforting make-ahead dish with layers of whole grain bread, swiss chard, and gruyere cheese baked in an eggy custard. Somehow the equinox slipped past me this year. Maybe because the weather in Stockholm has been somewhat autumny for a while now. Or maybe because I’ve had other things on my mind. But… 

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tempeh reuben bowls

A veganized and bowl-ified riff on a classic Reuben sandwich. Packed with nutritious gut-friendly foods, this meal-bowl takes some effort but is great for make-ahead meals and packed lunches. One of the challenges of being a food blogger is constantly coming up with new and exciting recipes to post. Sometimes you come up with an… 

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kale caesar salad with roasted chickpeas

A vegetarian (egg and fish free) caesar dressing is tossed with Tuscan kale and roasted chickpea ‘croutons’ for an exceptionally good kale caesar salad. Perfect for make-ahead meals.  Over the weekend, I had some very grown-up moments. My income tax statement arrived, and unlike my many years of being a student and getting happy refunds,… 

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