Favorite Recipe Roundup - June Edition

Vegan Recipes on a Budget

How to Make an Avocado Rose

Chickpea Bean Bowl with Toasted Breadcrumbs and Dill Tahini (GF)

Vegan Coconut Caramel Klondike Bars

Ecudorian Fruit Salad with Lemon Lime Vinaigrette
(Sub agave instead of honey)

Vegan Heartache Cake (Chocolate Eggplant Torte)

Healthy Vegan Caramel Slice

Cashew Alfredo Pasta with Broccoli

Baked Falafel (GF, Oil-free)

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies


Animals in Quebec will be considered “sentient beings” instead of property under a bill tabled in the national assembly Friday.

Animals have biological needs, said Agriculture Minister Pierre Paradis, whose legislation includes fines of up to $250,000 for those who are cruel to animals as well as jail time for repeat offenders.

Paradis said the bill will put Quebec more in line with Manitoba, Ontario and British Columbia, which he noted have the strongest animal-welfare laws in the country.

The legislation states that

“animals are not things. They are sentient beings and have biological needs.”

Applies to domestic and farm animals

Paradis said the act pertains to all domesticated and farm animals and certain wild animals.

Even goldfish don’t escape the proposed rules.

“If you have a goldfish you have to take care of her,” he said. “Don’t get a goldfish if you don’t want to take care of her.”

The bill gives inspectors the power to demand to see an animal if they have “reasonable cause” to suspect the animal companion is being mistreated.

They can also obtain a warrant from a judge to enter a home and seize animals.

First-time offenders face fines as low as $250 and as high as $250,000.

Paradis says the fines can double and triple for repeat offenders. Judges will have the discretion to sentence serial violators of the proposed law to jail for up to 18 months.


Week Long Vegan Meal Plan

Hey everyone! We have created a meal plan to go along with the recipe list posted here! 


  • Make hummus in advance
  • Make any dinners/lunch recipes (excluding wraps/sandwiches in advance)
  • Slice and freeze bananas in advance
  • Remember to make overnight oats in advance*
  • D* = dessert

Day 1

Day 2:

  • B: Overnight oats or cereal with almond milk & banana
  • L: Leftover stir fry
  • D: Black Bean Lasagna
  • S: Trail Mix, Popcorn with Nutritional Yeast
  • D*: Parfait

Day 3:

  • B: Tofu Scramble
  • L: Vegetable wrap with hummus
  • D: Leftover lasagna or stir fry with spinach salad
  • S: Sliced apple with almond/peanut butter
  • D*: Toast with vegan butter or margarine (optional),  cinnamon, and chocolate chips

Day 4:

Day 5:

  • B: Oatmeal with cinnamon, maple syrup/sweetener, and sliced banana or other fruit
  • L: Leftover chickpea salad
  • D: Pizza
  • S: Trail mix
  • D*:Vegan parfait

Day 6:

Day 7:

** Exchange meals as needed when you are on the go. Feel free to add more if you are hungry/adjust portion sizes as needed!  This is a baseline but everyone’s caloric range varies so make sure you are eating enough for you ! You can begin to make your own meal plans using this base! Pick a recipe for every meal (include leftovers), pick some snacks, a dessert, etc! It helps to choose recipes with common ingredients every week so you have a lower grocery bill!

**If you have an allergy or don’t like something, just replace it with another meal! This is just an idea, not what you have to eat if you vegan. Don’t let a nut allergy or aversion to vegetables stop you :)

Additionally, add in pre/post workout snacks as you need!

Grocery List: (we tried to include everything!) 

  • Spinach (and other ingredients needed for smoothies)
  • Tofu
  • Ingredients for Hummus
  • Bread/wraps
  • Oats
  • Banana
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Frozen stir fry veggies
  • Frozen fruit or greens for smoothies (can be fresh too)
  • Nut or seed butter
  • Pasta noodles
  • Brown rice
  • Carrots or other veggies to snack on
  • Fruit (apples, berries, etc)
  • Coconut or soy yogurt
  • Black beans
  • Basic spices
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Plain popcorn
  • Trail mix (or make own)
  • Avocado

By makesmoothiesnotwar and toethefinishline!

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