Sofrito

Sofrito is a base for most Puerto Rican dishes. Growing up, my family added it to beans, rice, omelets, soups and stews. As an adult, experimenting with vegan/vegetarian cooking, I realized Sofrito can be added to anything to make it taste that much better! The smell alone takes me back to my childhood. Below I…

Creamy Cilantro Kelp Noodles (Raw)

This Creamy Cilantro Kelp Noodles is perfect for lunch. Its earthy flavor is like sunshine in a bowl bursting with flavor and nutrients! Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable raw noodle form. No, there is no salty or sea-like flavor in them at all. Kelp Noodles are fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbs and calories!…

Elephant Wrap

Elephants are vegan! Who knew? These large, intelligent, remember-it-all mammals love greens… And so do I! Rice Flour, gluten-free wraps are usually my go-to wrap. However, since I aim to eat light to heavy, I am attempting to save carbs for dinner time. Therefore, I decided to use this collard green in place of a…

Spanish Cauliflower Rice & Beans

Cauliflower rice. The idea is to replace white rice, which has little nutritional value. Cauliflower rice is the perfect option for low-carb or conscious people. Cauliflower contains vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6 protein, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, potassium, and manganese-to name a few. Cauliflower also has half the amount of carbohydrates as white rice and…

Mango-Kalein’ it Smoothie Bowl

I love green smoothies! I try to have a green smoothie daily. It’s light, refreshing and filling. There is so much nutrition in a green smoothie and the way I feel afterward is like nothing else. I get that if you haven’t had a green smoothie before, the idea can be intimating. It takes a…

Lemon-Lime Vinaigrette

There are so many toxic additives in grocery store salad dressing. Don’t get me wrong- I noticed a few mainstream brands are creating healthy options options. But it is still processed. Make your own. It’s quite simple. Most people think that all salad dressing have to have oil and vinegar to be healthy or believe that…

Garlicky Alfredo Pasta

Traditional creamy pasta sauces, such as an Alfredo sauce, are super good. However, they are not so good for you. Although I am a vegetarian, I monitor and balance my dairy intake. This recipe is completely vegan and protein based! I blended white beans with some amazing flavors that will satisfy your creamy craving! It’s really…

Tropical Pineapple-Apple Green Smoothie

Green-green smoothies everywhere, right?! For good reason! They are super good for you. You’re probably thinking that you already knew that. But you need to believe and try it to know what I’m really saying. Just because they are green, doesn’t mean they are gross! I promise! You can adjust the smoothie to your liking…

Cashewless Vegan Cheese Sauce

Go vegan or go home! Just kidding!! Stay a while. As I’ve said before, I am a proud vegetarian! I am vegetarian mostly because there is no alternative like actual cheese. Besides, many vegan cheeses available on the shelf are processed and have additives. My favorite vegan cheese, however, is Pepper jack shreds by Daiya….

SoCoco & Tom Sococo Dressing

Most of my salad dressings are vinaigrette based. This SoCoco and Tom Sococo Dressing are not thick and creamy but the illusion alone will make your mouth salivate. You’re probably thinking “What the heck is Sococo and Tom Sococo?” I created the name from the 2 main ingredients- Sofrito and Coconut milk. The only difference…