I got something very special in April: a bullet journal! I’ve always loved the idea of the bullet journal format, but am not neat or artistic enough to create my own. Anyway, my friend Ambrielle actually makes amazing custom bullet journals and sells them on Etsy – check her out!

One of the things I’ve been trying really hard to follow is using the budget tracker and seriously limiting my takeout food. Setting really strict limits on myself has forced me to use up a lot more of the stuff in my fridge. Amazingly, I’m not spending anymore money on groceries because a lot of those groceries would just sit there going bad if I didn’t eat them. I essentially only allow myself for takeout twice per week (including weekends) and I’ve been having so much fun coming up with lunch-friendly recipes (like my sensational spicy protein balls)!

Of course, making food at home doesn’t always have to be wholesome bowls, pasta and soup. Bring on the tofu fingers, the fried seitan, the drippy, fully loaded noodles and the tender veggie burgers. Ohhhh yeah!

Easy tempeh nuggets with Szechuan sauce by Urban Garlic (it me!)

Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich

Vegan Chick-Fil-A Sandwich by Edgy Veg

vegan bbq jackfruit pizza | RECIPE on hotforfoodblog.com

BBQ Jackfruit Pizza with Roasted Garlic Sauce by Hot For Food

Springfield-style Cashew Cauliflower (via abeautifulmess.com)

Springfield-style Cashew Cauliflower by A Beautiful Mess (use non-dairy milk!)

Epic Vegan Big Mac by Meat-Free Athlete

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Vegan Singapore Noodles by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

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Baked Mac and Cheese Cups by Vegan Girlfriend

Classic Canadian comfort food: The Ultimate Vegan Poutine. Baked crispy French fries, topped with quick and easy dairy-free cheese curds, smothered in rich onion gravy. #itdoesnttastelikechicken

Ultimate Vegan Poutine by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Stack of our healthy & easy to make Baked Chocolate Donuts

30-Minute Chocolate Donuts by Minimalist Baker

Slow-Cooker Tofu Bulgogi by Urban Garlic (it me!)

Chickpea Avocado Taquitos

Chickpea avocado taquitos by Keepin’ it Kind

Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Fried Oyster Mushrooms by Vegan With Curves

Crispy Oven Baked Curly Fries (Whole30, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)- Easy crispy spiralized oil-free  baked potatoes which are the perfect whole30 approved snack or savory side dish! #whole30 #whole30approved #paleorecipe - Recipe on thebigmansworld.com

Oil-Free Baked Curly Fries by The Big Man’s World