Raw Buckwheat Groats

I didn’t discover buckwheat groats until last year, 2017. Buckwheat groats look and taste a lot like steel cut oats, but the softer seeds can be enjoyed raw, like in this recipe.  I can’t quite remember where I saw them but when I completed my first raw vegan challenge, I ate buckwheat groats for breakfast…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Quinoa Burger

A veggie burger that’s not flimsy or mushy and loaded with flavor? You found it! That’s this veggie burger here! Most restaurants have made it convenient for vegetarians and vegans to eat comfortably by, most often than not, offering a veggie burger. I’ve tried many veggie burger at this point. Not always but plenty of…

Vegan Soul Collard Greens

I really missed collard greens! I don’t know what took me so long to create a vegan version. Traditionally, collards are made with a smokey meat. In this recipe, I replace the meat with mushroom and add smoked paprika for that familiar smoky flavor. Instead of vinegar, I use lemon juice. I really hope you enjoy…

Raw Vegan Challenge Week 3_Days 15 to 21

Starting the week I would clean out my refrigerator and get rid of anything that had gone bad or added leftovers to smaller containers. Next, I would write down the items I didn’t have to create my full grocery list of items I’d need for the week. So for example, if I still had garlic…

Raw Vegan Challenge Week 1_Days 1 to 7. Exercise, Meals & Costs

Discussion: Shopping list, Budget, Exercise, How I felt overall, Weight loss & Meals To start my week right, I’d do lots of research, scouring the internet for recipes or I’d flip through Kimberly Snyder’s books for raw recipes I could try. Sometimes, I looked at my own recipes & wondered how I could remake the meal raw….