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…

How to make Jasmine Rice

I like brown rice but it take so long to make! Jasmine rice is typically done in 30 minutes. It’s more cost effective to make you own rice than to buy frozen or minute rice. It is also the healthier option. I’ve read that jasmine Rice is a good source of fiber and benefits people…

Cilantro & Spicy Mayo (Raw & Nut-free Versions)

Oh, that good ol’ mayo! I feel like I am the only person on the planet who does not like mayonnaise! People are shocked when “I say I don’t like mayo”. Yes, even vegan versions. Some actually smell like actual mayo and to me that is the worse part! People make comments about sandwiches being…

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…

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…

Blue Sin-Carne Nachos

As I’ve said before, it is rare that I have tacos, or some form of tacos, on Tuesday. None-the-less, Taco Tuesday inspired this entire recipe! No matter what day of the week, these Blue Sin-Carne Nachos are ready for you next taco night! The Jalapeno, Cashew Queso is creamy, spicy and tastes like traditional queso!…

Pulled Jackfruit- Vegetarian Meat

Let’s call a spade a spade. Instead of calling this PULLED PORK, I called it Pulled Jackfruit because that’s exactly what it is! Jackfruit kind of looks like artichoke… and pulled pork. It is even chewy like meat. Although jackfruit is a fruit and is sweet when it’s ripe, it is not sweet when it…

Vegan Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)

Happy New Year!! My Vegan Coquito recipe is here! Some people will say this post is a late because Christmas is over. Oh, contraire, my friend. It’s just in time for Three King’s Day (January 6th)! Coming from a traditional Puerto Rican Household, my family always has coquito from Thanksgiving to Three King’s Day (El…