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Like Easy Mac? Try this then.

Do you like Macaroni and cheese but you are out of Easy Mac (instant Macaroni or cup noodles) or you don’t feel like making a box of macaroni on the stove top? I have the answer.

Take a mug.

Take about a handful and a half of some elbow noodles. 

Fill with water to cover up the noodles and depending on your microwave the time may be different for you guys but I have an older microwave so it doesn’t cook quite as fast as others I have seen. Anyways get the noodles soft! (5 minutes for my microwave) and if you have alot of water, drain it (or pour into the sink slowly you don’t want to loose your noodles!)but leave a tiny bit of water.

Okay now the fun part.

Add cheese (I used sharp cheddar cut into cubes)

Add butter. (I used a garlic infused butter, but any butter is fine)

Add a splash of milk.

Add some salt (I used smoked salt)

Cook until its all melted in the microwave!

(if i looks like soup you can drain a little and add more cheese, cook again make sure its melted.)

let sit for about 2 minutes.

And thats it! You are done and it’s better than any Easy Mac!

damn, roasted cabbage is so good and so easy and cheap. just mix together a little oil, vinegar, some rosemary and salt (i used the smoked variety) then chop a wedge of cabbage out of a head of it and brush the mixture all over. pop it in the oven and roast it @ 425 F for 25 minutes and ta-da, delicious succulent roasted cabbage. i don’t even like cabbage really but it’s just so good. plus it’s pretty low-spoon friendly because it takes very little effort, which is a huge plus for me on days where i have no energy

Vegan Summer Smoothies!

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie


  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 ½ bananas
  • 3 dates
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 bag frozen strawberries


• Starting with the non-dairy milk, combine all ingredients in a blender.
• Blend until smooth.
• Enjoy!

Berry Power Smoothie


  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries (try Trader Joe’s brand)
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 serving vegan protein powder (try the berry-flavored Vega Sport Performance Protein)
  • 1 ½ cup water or fruit juice of your choice


  • Put the banana, frozen mixed berries, and rolled oats in a blender. Add the vegan protein powder and water. Shake the blender container to mix the ingredients before blending, then blend until smooth. (To ensure an even mixture, pause the blender periodically and shake the blender container with both hands.)
  • Once finished, stir in the desired amount of chia seeds.
  • If you’re feeling up to it, top with a few rolled oats and extra chia seeds for maximum Instagram potential. 

‘Drink Your Greens’ Smoothie


  • ¼ cup mixed berries
  • ½ cup mixed spring greens
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 basil or mint leaf, for garnish (optional)


1. Combine all ingredients except the basil or mint leaf in a blender. Add more water, if necessary, until the desired consistency is reached.
2. Pour in a glass, then garnish with a basil or mint leaf, if desired.

Blueberry Muffin Madness Smoothie


  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • 2 heaping Tbsp. oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. agave
  • ½ cup blueberries


  1. Mix together all the ingredients except the blueberries and store in the fridge overnight.
  2. The next morning, blend with the blueberries.

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Roasted Veggie Quinoa Jars (with homemade hummus)- for those times when you want a week’s worth of absolutely delicious, healthy, packable meals but don’t want to spend a ton of time meal prepping. This easy recipe is vegan, gluten free, and completely customizable with your favorite veggies!

Get the recipe here!