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Tofu Scramble: One of Our Favorite Weekend Breakfast Options

When we lived in Brooklyn, we saved every penny. We hardly ate out and we didn’t do any extraneous shopping. I bought my clothes when they were on super sale at Target and my husband wore the same suits day after day. We were saving so we could pay for the wedding we wanted, live …

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Sugar Cookies with Icing Recipe: Vegan and Gluten-Free

I’ve turned our kitchen into a very messy bakery this past week. I’m testing out recipes I’ve developed for sweets like these sugar cookies. I wanted to create a super easy recipe for sugar cookies that I can whip up on Christmas Eve while my parents are traveling. I want to have a sugary treat …

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Pumpkin Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies: Vegan and Gluten-Free

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a little obsessed with pumpkins. In the fall, I try to incorporate pumpkin into as many goodies as possible. I’m thrilled that a pumpkin-related recipe is the first I share on Blacksburg Belle. When my husband and I were brainstorming names for these cookies, my man said that the fluffy consistency …

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Easy Vegan Dinner: Loaded Baked Potato

My husband and I always have a couple potatoes in our pantry for nights when we want some comfort food but don’t want to spend the evening making dinner. Our loaded baked potatoes are super easy. That’s why we love them. And, of course, they’re delicious. Ingredients: One baking potato for each person One tablespoon …

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Roasted Cauliflower, Toasted Pine Nuts, and Avocado Salad

I have friends that could eat salads for every meal all week long. Not me. I enjoy salads, but I also get bored with lettuce and veggies quickly. When we traveled to a wedding on Long Island in New York, all I could find to eat that was vegan and gluten-free were salads and plain …

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Philly Cheese Mushroom Sub + Macaroni Salad: Vegan and Gluten-Free

The first summer my husband and I met, we ate at a local pizza joint practically once a week, but we never ordered pizza. We always got the philly cheesesteak sub sandwiches. All the college students used them as a hangover cure, and it worked. When we made the decision to adopt a vegan lifestyle, …

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Citrus Vodka Spritzer: Guilt-Free Happy Hour

It’s the tushie-tightening, new gym membership, “no sugar” diet time of year. People are busting out of their jeans from eating five helpings of momma’s lasagna, so they’re putting down the cupcakes and hopping on the treadmills. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun, right? Here’s a guilt-free happy hour drink that will …

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