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….

The Raw Vegan Challenge_How I Got Started

I definitely had a plan going into this Raw Vegan Challenge! Initially, I planned on doing the challenge for 21 days. But I changed my mind & decided I will eat raw longer. Not sure for how long but at least 30 days! How I got started… The last week of March 2017, (1) I drank green smoothies…

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…

Oil-Free Walnut Pesto

Traditional basil pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and olive oil. In my recipe I eliminate the oil for a fat-free version. I replace the pine nuts with walnuts simply because I like walnuts better and usually have these on hand. I replace the Parmesan cheese with nutritional yeast to make this recipe vegan and…

2 Peas [& Carrots] in a Pod

Peas and carrots. 2 peas in pod. Traditionally, these are classic duos. I was just hungry one afternoon but was craving a light lunch. Wraps are great but all that carb is not good for those of us who are watching their carb intake. My flavor choices in this recipe are random but I promise…