• Vegan Picadillo Recipe

    Picadillo, also known as “carne molida” was a staple growing up. It’s a simple dish, using affordable, popular ingredients including potatoes, ground beef, tomato sauce, seasonings, olives, and oil. There are different variations of the dish, across countries and even from household to household.  For the Puerto Rican version, it’s typically paired with white rice and any other side you like.…

  • Vegan Mushroom Chili Sin Carne

    Slightly sweet, smoky, and bold – just exactly how I love my chili. This chili will give you the textures and flavors of your traditional chili con carne, but without the meat. We’re going sin carne here.  Besides, a little challenge never hurt anyone at Plant Based And Broke.…

  • 5 Tricks For Crispy Roasted Potatoes

    Do you hear that? It’s that satisfying potato chip-crunch from a perfectly roasted starch nugget. Yeah, I said nugget.  When it comes to the right flavor, texture, and shimmering gold color of roasted potatoes, there are 5 easy tricks. There is a bonus trick, though: make more than what you think you might need, because I promise you’ll want to go back for seconds and thirds.  Because who just ate three potatoes worth of the stuff?…

  • Easy Vegan Lentil Meatballs

    Guess who has lots of lentils hanging out in the pantry, begging to be used? ::raises hand::  It was time to use them and get my fiber and protein back on track, so I decided to go for a delicious, not-so-much chopping, easy vegan lentil meatball recipe to serve over a huge pile of whole wheat pasta.…

  • Vegan Butter Chicken Recipe

    Creamy. Thicc. Authentically delicious. Grab your napkin – it’s gonna be a feast. As per usual, I was craving Indian food. But I wanted to be in control over what went into it and I wanted it to be veganized – which is a challenge to get when just wandering into any usual Indian restaurant (they often use ghee, butter, and milk – which aren’t vegan).  Okay.…

  • Toaster Oven Potato Cakes

    You guys. Sometimes I just want whip up toaster oven potato cakes with the least amount of effort required. So, that means I don’t want to chop, I don’t want to use a bunch of equipment, and I don’t want to have to go to the grocery store to buy extra stuff and go over my grocery budget.…

  • 11 Rice and Beans Recipes That Aren’t Boring

    Looking for rice and beans recipes that are fun and not boring? Here’s my roundup of some of the most delicious rice and beans recipes on the net, that’ll blow you away (on a budget, of course). Some pros to rice and beans:  >> They are some of the cheapest food items you can find.  >> Together they make a complete protein.  >> A rice cooker and canned beans make it ridiculously easy to whip up a meal.…

  • Brown Rice + Black Bean Veggie Burger Recipe

    Ugh, I am so in love with veggie burgers, especially this brown rice + black bean veggie burger recipe that I whipped up for my #WeAreEatingRice week on Instagram.  Honestly, I could eat burgers all day, everyday. The veggie options are endless:  Black Bean & Tofu Burger  Smoky Shiitake Mushroom Burgers  Potato Breakfast Burger  Plant-Based Lentil Burgers  The list goes on-and-on.  But you’re probably wondering: is this burger mushy like all the other veggie burgers out there?…

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