Jackfruit Pernil

Jackfruit kind of looks like artichoke hearts… and pork. It is even chewy like meat. Although jackfruit is a fruit, the kind sold in cans, in a brine, are not sweet. Since jackfruit is canned in a brine, it makes it the perfect plant-based meat.  Pernil is a Puerto Rican slow-roasted marinated pork shoulder. It…

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…

10 Tips on How to go Plant Based

Want to go Vegan/Vegetarian but don’t know how?? Allow me to assist! Let me be the first to say welcome! I’m here to let you know that eliminating meat from your diet is not as hard as you think. Sure, there is temptation in the world & society makes it difficult sometimes. But this lifestyle…

Heirloom-Basil Spaghetti

Summer is almost over but it is still upon us. Let’s embrace it! This is a super easy, incredibly delicious dish. For me, vine ripen tomatoes and grapes tomatoes are nostalgic. When I was a kid, my grandmother had a garden. Yes, in north Philadelphia, she had a garden! It was a community garden in…

Tempeh-Walnut Burger

I do love a good veggie burger! Lately, I feel like they are hard to find. Often times, they are mushy. I had previously posted a veggie burger recipe, Jalapeno Red Bean Burger which is really good also! But I created it before I really knew about Tempeh. If you’ve never used tempeh before, fear not! It…

AFTER the Raw Vegan Challenge…15 Pounds in 40 days

Brief Summary of my thoughts on the Raw Vegan Diet Pros Overall, I left amazing. 1.) I felt lighter and more energetic. Some days, while talking, I realized how fast I was talking. It was strange. Apart from that, 2.) my digestion was great. 3.) I was drinking at minimum 2 liters of water a…

Raw Vegan Challenge Week 4_Days 22 to 28

As usual, I’d start the week by cleaning out my refrigerator and getting 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…

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…

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 Bacon

Some time ago, I wrote an article titled “The Vegetarian Who Eats Bacon” and shared a Tempeh Bacon recipe. I find that people are intimidated by tempeh and won’t try it. Once they try it they either love it or hate it. So, as an alternative vegan bacon option, I introduce Coconut Bacon! This recipe…