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…

Stewed Beans (Puerto Rican Style)-Habichuelas Guisadas

Habichuelas Guisadas, or Stewed Beans, were one of the main staples in my household growing up! My mom and grandmother often made arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas) but this was a close second! I remade this recipe using my version of Sofrito and Sazon! I included a not-chick’n cube, which can be found…

Banh Mi Sandwich

I have no idea what an actual Banh Mi sandwich tastes like but this version is pretty darn good! A traditional Banh Mi sandwich, which is a Vietnamese sandwich, has meat and pickled veggies- none of those are included here. Pickling veggies isn’t something I’ve experimented with yet but plan to soon at some point….

Turkeyless Beanballs

A spin on a classic: Meatballs. Well, beanballs. More protein and flavor than traditional meatballs. I used to get excited about spaghetti and meatball night when I was kid because it was rare that we had it. My mom usually cooked traditional Puerto Rican food. Therefore ordering out and cooking food from other cultures was…

Cheesy Jalapeno Rice

Derived from Mexico, Jalapeno’s are loaded with Vitamin C- yes more than an orange! When the seeds of the pepper are used, they make food spicier. So if you are not crazy about spicy food, just don’t use the seeds! The cheesy flavor comes from every vegan’s favorite addition- nutritional yeast! This rice so good…

Spicy Zucchini

This spicy dish is sure to please any spicy food lover. I’ve read that spicy foods increase serotonin in your brain, which makes you feel happier. Serotonin also helps you relax and feel less stressed. Zucchini has many benefits on its own, such as potassium, vitamins C and B6. When adding heat , you get even…

Athena’s Eggy Empanada- Veganized!

I called this Athena’s Eggy Empanada because this recipe is Greek inspired- with the fresh dill and kalamata olives. In my previous recipe,  I used actual eggs and feta cheese. The kalamata olives replace the feta in this recipe. I did not miss the feta at all since it has a similar salty flavor as…

Cheesy Grits & Smoky Tempeh Bowl [vegan]

This Cheesy Grits and Tempeh Bowl is the perfect dish for this cooler weather. This recipe is 100% plant based so don’t let the “cheesy” part fool you! The cheesy flavor comes from nooch, nutritional yeast. When I was introduced to grits in high school, I had them savory and loaded with, actual, cheese. Later…