Quinoa and Veggies

There are a lot of great things about eating a plant-based diet. One is that meals can be so simple yet so satisfying and filling. Quinoa acts just like rice in a dish like this, and you can choose any veggies you love to add to things like stir-fry for an easy, satisfying dish. Feel free to customize or make this the way we do.

Easy, delicious quinoa with veggies in a yummy sauce! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #quinoa #veggies

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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers make the main dish of a hearty, warm meal. They’re comforting, customizable, and easy to make. Add whatever you’d like! But here’s our suggestion, the combination we love and usually go with. Comment below if you have a favorite mix of grains and veggies!

Green bell peppers stuffed with wild rice, beans, and veggies and optional vegan cheese! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #stuffedpeppers

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Today’s recipe is basically portobello mushrooms stuffed with mashed potatoes and corn and covered with vegan cheese. I mean, how can you go wrong with those things? They’re all awesome, and when they’re put together, they’re even better! This one came from Husband’s head one day, and I’m so glad it did. It’s comforting and delicious. Yum. Check it out!

Portobellos stuffed with mashed potatoes and corn and topped with cheese. Nom! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #dinner #mushrooms #potatoes

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Spaghetti Sauce

Today’s recipe is Husband’s fresh spaghetti sauce. He can whip this up in less than an hour, but you can make it an all-day sauce to infuse the flavors of the spices even more. He usually uses Roma tomatoes, but you’re welcome to try any kind you have. Romas are small, so adjust for size when finding the amount you need if you opt for a different kind of tomato. I’m sure this sauce would taste even better when homegrown tomatoes are used. Mmmm!

Make homemade spaghetti marinara sauce! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #spaghetti #sauce

Try this sauce on your favorite pasta noodles. Give brown rice or corn pastas a shot to avoid gluten. Top spaghetti squash with this sauce. Or make a baked pasta topped with vegan mozzarella and parmesan. Nommm, right? So good. Enjoy this one, you guys. Because cooking for yourself is so much fun and so much better for you. 🙂

Make homemade spaghetti marinara sauce! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #spaghetti #sauce

One of these days, I’ll get Husband’s lasagna recipe. But, for now, check out our other dinner recipes, like broccoli potato soup, zucchini noodles with cashew alfredo, lentil loaf, and broccoli mac and cheese.

Let me know if you try this recipe! Rated it, comment below, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. Happy eating!

Spaghetti Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
A savory, customizable spaghetti sauce made from scratch. It's easy, delicious, and so much better than store-bought. Enjoy!
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free
Author: Mickey Reed
What you'll need:
SAUCE
  • ~20 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • (optional) Mushrooms, chopped and sautéed
HERBS AND SPICES (to taste)
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Minced onion
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper
What you'll do:
  1. Take the seeds out of the tomatoes. Cut them small enough to go into the blender to liquefy. Also cut the onion to go into the blender as well.
  2. Add garlic cloves to the tomatoes in the blender and blend to a liquid.
  3. Add tomato and garlic to a large pan or pot over a medium to high heat until it comes to a rapid boil. Then back the heat down to a medium/low heat.
  4. If you want to use the mushrooms, have them chopped and sautéed before adding them to the tomato and onion sauce here.
  5. Season with oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, minced onion, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper, etc, to taste.
  6. Let it simmer and it'll get thicker as it cooks. Simmer for however long you desire to let flavors blend.