Creamy [Coconut] Bacon Brussell Sprouts

It’s officially autumn and what better way to break it in than Brussell Sprouts?! I don’t remembering having Brussell Sprouts before I became a vegetarian (in June 2013). I really did not know what I was missing. I love Brussell Sprouts now. Changing my diet really opened my mind and palette to so many great…

Mashed Yuca (cassava)

Yuca, or Cassava, is a starchy root vegetable. Growing up, my mom peeled it like a potato, cut it into 2-inch pieces and drizzle it with olive oil. It was, traditionally, served with cod fish or pernil (pork).  Today, I usually boil the yuca the way my mom did, smother it with sauted onions and…

[Twisted] Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki is a sauce traditionally served with grilled meats or as a dip. Tzatziki is made of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, olive oil and herbs. I love tzatziki! It’s cool, it’s fresh and tastes so good on everything it marries with. This no-cook, pass-the-bowl-and-spoon recipe is perfect for, and just in time for, summer! My recipe…

Raw Vegan Challenge Week 2_Days 8 to 14

  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…

Tomato-Bacon Pasta Bowl

This dish is super simple, no kidding. Yes, there is vegan bacon in it. I don’t eat vegan meat often, for a few reasons, but this one caught my eye. Vegan Hickory & Sage Smoked Bacon sounds super good, especially because I love sage! So I tried it and really liked it. I decided to…

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!…

Coconut BLT

As a previous meat eater, my go-to sandwich was a BLT. I’ve always craved savory, crunchy food. So a BLT was an easy choice. When I adopted a plant based diet, I was elated to know there was vegan bacon! When I discovered I could make my own, I was excited but thought I couldn’t…

Lazy Girl Chickn Sandwich

Yes, Chickn! Not chicken. That’s how us non-chicken eaters spell it so that we know there’s no actual chicken in the recipe. I don’t eat much vegan meat but I do have it every now and again to change things up. For this Lazy Girl Chickn Sandwich recipe, I used Trader Joe’s Chickenless Strips (made up of…