Pink Dragon Bowl

Pitaya, or dragon fruit, has hot-pink (or white) skin and a polka dot flesh inside. The skin also looks like green flames. It’s really cool! And even more, it’s naturally photogenic (*wink*).  Pitaya has a subtly sweet and is  similar to kiwi (in  taste and texture). I’ve red that pitaya is a cactus species but don’t…

Chocolate Green Smoothie

Chocolate in a green smoothie? Yes! Why not?! One day I woke up with the biggest craving for chocolate. I knew I wanted to start my day with a green smoothie so I figured, I’d add chocolate to my smoothie. The trick was figuring out how to get it sweet without too much fruit and…

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…

Snack Time: Cherry on Top &Coco Buttercup Rice Cakes

Snack time is one of my favorite times of day. By the time I am ready for a snack, I’ve had about 1-liter of water and a green smoothie or smoothie bowl, i.e. breakfast! I usually have fruit as a snack but on this particular day I was craving something more annnnnnd these were born!…

Cozy Cookies aka Lavender Herb Cookies

While shopping at Trader Joe’s I passed by the spice rack. I grabbed what I thought was Herbes de Provence (herb of Provence) and kept on shopping. When I got home, I realized that I didn’t just buy herb of Provence but it also had lavender in the mix! For a split second, I was…

Polenta Fries

Polenta, also known as Italian cornmeal, is making a new name for itself in the healthy vegetarian world- French fries. One day, while shopping at Trader Joe’s, I saw this tube of organic polenta. I thought it was strange because I had only seen it in the dry, grain form. I purchased this tube of…

Ultimate Chocolate Shake

My chocolate cravings are through the roof lately! One of the joys of being a woman. Luckily I know how be creative to fix it or else I’d down a pint of ice cream! This smoothie does just the trick in a healthy, satisfying way! Recently, I have also been very deep into my yoga…

Blueberry Hammock

You are probably looking at the picture thinking “Where is the hammock?!” Well, let me explain. The name of this Protein Shake, Blueberry Hammock, came from the 2  ingredients that make this shake unique: Blueberries & Maca Powder. In Spanish a hammock is translated to “hamaca”.  Growing up, my family called a hammock “maca”- We had…

Burger Sauce (V, G)

Serving Size: Spreadable for about 4 burger patties (depending on the patty size).  “I’m sauce-say!” No, not really but I do love a good sauce! As a proud vegetarian, with vegan habits, I try my best to limit my cheese intake. Some foods, such as sandwiches and pasta, I don’t need cheese anymore because I use…

[No Bake] Crunchy Cinnamon Protein Balls

The human body is an amazing thing. Most people are calling vegetarianism a fad or a phase. So far, I’ve been a vegetarian for 2 short years and don’t think about eating meat. I love being a vegetarian. I get asked so many questions like “So what do you eat? Just Vegetables?” To which I…