Jackfruit Pernil

Jackfruit kind of looks like artichoke hearts… and pork. It is even chewy like meat. Although jackfruit is a fruit, the kind sold in cans, in a brine, are not sweet. Since jackfruit is canned in a brine, it makes it the perfect plant-based meat.  Pernil is a Puerto Rican slow-roasted marinated pork shoulder. It…

Puerto Rican Pastelillos de lentejas al Horno (Baked Lentil Turnovers)

Pastelillos de lentejas al Horno sounds better than Baked Lentil turnovers, to me! Sometimes when things are translated into English, it loses it meaning. These are more than just Lentil turnovers. The flavor inside is so abundant! Inside the turnovers, or empanadas (or pastelillos!), are more than just lentils. The filling is a play on Picadillo, which is…

Fruit Punch Green Smoothie

No kidding, this green smoothie tastes like fruit punch! It’s not red. True. But don’t judge the flavor by the color. Pretty sure it has to do with the cherries and the dark greens I used! Making a green smoothie part of your daily routine is the best thing you can do for yourself! So treat…

Purple Pad Thai (V, GF, OF)

This is my second Pad Thai recipe. However it has been 3 years since I shared it (See it here)! This one is different because I use tofu and had a tomato-miso base. This Purple Pad Thai is, well, purple and mad with a lime-tamari base. Both equally delicious! The flavor in this is booming and…

[Tempeh] Reuben Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich?! I certainly LOVE sandwiches. I thought I needed cheese on a sandwich for it to taste to good or be complete but I was sadly mistaken! It’s really all about the sauce! Generally speaking, a good sauce pretty much makes any meal. Amirite? This sandwich is A-1. Definitely a new…

Café con Leche (Coffee with Mylk)

I agree that TOO MUCH Coffee is not good. But some, in my opinion, is fine. I’ve been drinking coffee as far back as I can remember (read about it here or click here to hear me talk about it). For me, coffee is nostalgic and is one of those things in life I look…

Green Grape Green Smoothie

Making a green smoothie part of your day, especially starting your day, is the best thing you can do for yourself! It’s light and gives you energy. Remember when making smothies, you can adjust any smoothie to your liking (sweetness, texture, etc.).  If you are thinking your blender isn’t good enough, let me stop you right…

Doritos Mac & Cheese [vegan]

What?! Doritos Mac & Cheese! This was inspired by a night I had a snack attack. I ended up creating a vegan blend that resembled Doritos & add to popcorn (the Doritos Blend below). I figured, since it worked on popcorn, it might work well in a mac and cheese way. And so it did! My Easy…

Rosemary Sweet Potato Mash

Some of the simplest recipes are the best recipes. When I adopted a plant based lifestyle, I read that having sweet potatoes are better than having white potatoes. It seems to be as much of a debate as white rice vs brown rice. But I’m not going to get into that right now either. Honestly, I…

Bosc in Coconut Green Smoothie

Just because Green Smoothies are green, doesn’t mean they are gross! You can adjust any smoothie to your liking (sweetness, texture, etc.). This green smoothie is a good start for beginners or for those who want a morning/afternoon pick-me-up. It’s so good you won’t even care that it’s green. The coconut water is especially good in this smoothie because,…

Caribbean Tofu & Coconut Rice

I only started cooking with tofu in 2017. For the first few months, I only made tofu scramble. Later in the year, I started actually cutting tofu, seasoning it and eating it as a side with dinner or adding it to a sandwich. When I initially started my blog, I wanted to recreate my favorite…

Sourdough French Toast

Good old fashion French toast. Well, then again, if there are no eggs included is this old fashion? Regardless, this French toast tastes just like traditional French toast! What replaces the egg? Flax! When ground flax is added, the batter will thicken. If you are transitioning to a plant based lifestyle and think you will…