Maple Roasted Veggie Sheet Pan

All this Christmas decor has got me in my FEELIESSSSS.

The tree is up, ornaments are being ripped off by my toddler & stockings are hung on top of bookshelves so she doesn’t yank those down, too.

Tis’ the season!

Our entire neighborhood is like next level about Christmas lights. Every street is LIT, literally, figuratively, etc. We, of course, don’t partake because I am too cheap to spend money on Christmas lights & simply won’t do it until Lou is old enough to ask why we’re the only house in the neighborhood without them. I’m also too cheap to do more decor than just your standard tree and stockings. Especially in the south, I feel like most families bring out BOXES of Christmas decor and every corner is covered in nutcrackers. I ~love~ that for them, but it just can’t be me. Y’all already know I can’t have too much stuff around me &, I’ll say it louder for the people in the back, I’m cheap. I turned to Garr the other night & asked him if he wished I was the kind of person who decorated more for the changing seasons. Luckily, I married a man who gets me & he said, “No, because that’s more crap I have to deal with lugging around.”

Wedded bliss!

Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • 2 cups of brussels sprouts, halved or whole if they’re small
  • 2 cups of cauliflower florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed + drained
  • 2 tsp. of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. of oregano
  • 1 tsp. or garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Combine maple syrup + balsamic vinegar + soy sauce + oregano + garlic powder + olive oil + S+P in a small bowl
  • Add all veggies to a bowl + drizzle with marinade
  • Arrange on a lined baking sheet + roast 30-35 minutes, tossing once in the middle, until roasted to your desire
  • Serve over rice or quinoa with your favie sauce
  • You can really just eat this straight off the pan, I won’t tell anyone

Adapted from here!

Buffalo Chickpea Pizza

Well, it’s official.

I’m cooking the world’s largest baby.

I am supposed to have like 4.5 weeks to go.

But this baby is already 6lb 15oz. Yes, you read that right. I have a fully grown newborn in me already. Which is truly the BIGGEST blessing (literally). The best part – her head is measuring in the 99th percentile. So like tomorrow she’ll hit 100 and have the biggest baby head of all time literally ever. Like, I’m sorry, how is this child going to get out of me….. My doctor seems unconcerned, though. He’s like, yeah you’re just going to have a big baby! As if there haven’t been enough understatements of 2020.

Apparently, she does have hair, though, so that heartburn wives tale is accurate.

Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 1 pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed + drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 cups of arugula
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, diced
  • 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce
  • 1 cauliflower crust
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Arrange chickpeas on a lined baking sheet + drizzle with olive oil + S+P
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, toss once in the middle
  • Once cooked, spread buffalo sauce on crust + top with chickpeas + red pepper + onion
  • Bake according to package directions
  • Remove + top with arugula + cilantro
  • Serve hot
  • As the buffalo sauce gets you sweating, just chalk it up to exercise

Cauliflower Po’Boy

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I saw humans IN PERSON this weekend!

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After 29 years of extreme introversion, who knew I’d be so happy to leave the house?

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Don’t worry, I didn’t touch a soul & it was a small, trusted group at someone’s home.

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It just felt so nice to do something seemingly ~normal~. I love Garrett with my entire heart, but he is LITERALLY the only human being I’ve really seen in 2 months. It was nice to converse in person with others. The not hugging or getting too close thing was a little odd, but tbh I could get used to it. I’ll do whatever it takes for this virus to get gone & business to reopen! Idk about where y’all live, but NC has just barely begun to open up. Still no bars or dining in at restaurants which I’m grateful for, but it is nice to see the streets a bit busier. If only we could all just wear our masks, social distance & follow the daggum rules, we might actually get through this quarantine & not have to do it again after all!

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But my faith in mere mortals is lacking these days, so we’ll see.

 

 

 

 

Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4 sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. of cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1 tsp. of paprika
  • 3/4 cup plain almond milk
  • 2 cups of panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp. of grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp. of sriracha
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Tomato slices, for serving
  • Arugula, for serving
  • Toasted hoagies, for serving

 

How to:

  • In a large bowl, combine flour + garlic + onion powder + cajun seasoning + cumin + paprika + S+P
  • Add in milk + 3/4 cup of water, combine until formed into a batter
  • In another bowl, add bread crumbs
  • Dredge cauliflower florets in batter, then bread crumbs + place in air fryer basket in an even layer (might have to do two rounds of frying)
  • Air fry for 20 minutes, flipping once
  • Meanwhile, combine mustard + sriracha + juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • To serve, spread your mustard mix on both sides of a hoagie, add tomato slices + cauliflower + arugula + drizzle with some of the remaining lemon juice
  • Serve hot
  • Squeeze the bread together to kind of mush everything together + unhinge your jaw + go to town

 

 

Adapted from here!