Better-Than-Delivery Tofu & Broccoli

Tofu & Broccoli - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

In most houses, each family member has their own standard, go-to Chinese take-out order. Take my family as an example– my mother is a garlic shrimp person, my father a dependable chicken and cashew man, and I have always been a beef and broccoli girl. That is, until I stopped eating meat. The first time […]

Superbowl Round Up

Super Bowl Round Up - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

It’s Super Bowl Weekend!!  Doesn’t matter if you’re a die-hard fan or a casual watcher, Super Bowl Sunday is pretty much a National holiday. Everyone likes a dead-of-winter excuse for chicken wings and beer and sitting on the couch. And while I can’t guarantee that your quarterback won’t get sacked or that your receivers won’t […]

Tofu Dippers

Tofu Dippers - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Even if you don’t like the taste of tofu, you’ll love these Tofu Dippers! Easy to make and great with any sauce you can name, this two-ingredient appetizer has a lovely nuttiness to it. Don’t think of these little beauties as a concession to your vegan guests– they’re great for meat eaters, too!

Vegan Thai Green Curry with Red Lentils, Green Beans, & Coriander-Mango Salsa

Vegan Thai Green Curry - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Spring is finally here! To celebrate, last night I welcomed the season with an appropriately-coloured vegan curry. Easy to make and super filling, this low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free dinner packs a protein-filled punch with red lentils and tofu. Green beans add a lovely crunch, while sweet potato adds a natural, low-glycemic index sweetness. Top it […]

Tamarind: The Best Fruit You’re Not Eating (Feb. 8 ’14)

Molly's Better-Than-Delivery Pad Thai

For my February 8 article about the tamarind fruit, it’s uses, & it’s health benefits (plus my recipe for better-than-delivery pad thai) either click here or keep on reading!   If you’re anything like me when it comes to cooking, you can find inspiration on nearly any level. You might be moved to create an […]

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu, & Mixed Veggies

A classic stir fry is a great, simple, no-muss-no-fuss weeknight dinner staple. It’s easy to adapt for dietary restrictions, tricks kids into eating veggies, and is ready in a flash. The only problem? It gets boring. Which is why my Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies is a great way to get out of […]

Super Veggie Lasagna with black beans, kale, & tofu

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Lasagna is one of those tried-and-true comfort food classics that stands the test of time. Everyone’s Grandma has a lasagna recipe on a folded, torn, and/or stained index card– and for good reason. It’s super satisfying, great for chilly nights, and a quick fix for big family dinners. What lasagna is not, though, is healthy. […]

Tomato, Tofu, & Feta Stuffed Peppers with Bulgur & Spinach

Peppers Stuffed with Feta, Tomato, & Tofu

I am INTO fall dinners right now. Changing leaves and cooler temperatures make us all crave a certain kind of food, and my fall dinners have all of the good (they’re warm, comforting, filling, delicious, & super clean) and none of the bad (no naughty cheesiness, creaminess, starchiness, or fattiude). Case in point? My gorgeous […]

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