Garlicky Alfredo Pasta

Traditional creamy pasta sauces, such as an Alfredo sauce, are super good. However, they are not so good for you. Although I am a vegetarian, I monitor and balance my dairy intake. This recipe is completely vegan and protein based! I blended white beans with some amazing flavors that will satisfy your creamy craving! It’s really…

Olive Oil Tomato-Basil Penne

A common myth is that homemade food takes too long. Not true. Some homemade foods do take hours to prepare and cook but not all of them. I’m a 40 minutes or less kind of gal most of the time and it taste just as good as a 3 hour meal. If it takes longer, I…

Angel-Capered Cauliflower

  Roasted veggies, specifically, cauliflower are a fan favorite. Even if someone thinks they don’t like cauliflower, give them roasted cauliflower and they just may love it! I like making people into believers. Especially when I hear “I don’t like that!” or “Too many vegetables on one plate is yucky!” Challenge accepted! This dish is…

Roasted Butternut Squash Topped with Brussels Sprouts

I want to first apologize for the picture quality. I made this recipe earlier this year (in January 2014- when I started blogging and taking photos). I was not good with angles and lighting. Though I am still amateur, I am better at this photographing business. Enough of that! Back to the more important thing-…

Greek-style Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese is an all-time favorite. This recipe is an inspiration from both the vegan and vegetarian world because I use nutritional yeast and feta cheese. Some people would argue this is not a not mac and cheese because of the non-cheese ingredients included. Some may call it a casserole. Call it what you…

Are you nuts?!

I love (most) nut butters! Who is the genius that decided to ground up nuts into creamy goodness? That would be C.H. Sumner introduced peanut butter to the world at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis! I wish I had a time machine to shake that hand. Growing up PB&J (peanut butter and jelly) was…

Deviled, Boiled, Fried… Eggs

If you read my “Taking a Break-Fast!” blog then you know how much I loved eggs. Diners cross America are egg crazy-seemingly. Statically, Americans eat over 200 eggs per year. That is a lot of eggs! But what do you know about them besides the fact that chickens lay them? Heck, we don’t even know…

Herbivores Are the New Carnivores

Healthy eating? Diet? Vegetables? “Yuck!” Yuck. That’s usually what people say when they hear those words. I used to fear those words myself. Is it because I am older that I no longer feel that way? perhaps- but I doubt it. I, more or so, like to think about it as a new lifestyle. Metaphorically,…

The Junketarian

“If you are a vegetarian why are you fat? Aren’t all vegetarian’s skinny?” Oh contraire! Some of us are Junketarians. “Junk-a-what-a?!” A Junketarian is someone who is a vegetarian but mostly eats junk food. Junk food covers a lot of bases from cakes to cookies and  from pizza to white pasta . This blog will offer healthier alternatives for all…

The Puerto Rican Vegetarian

I grew up with a traditional Puerto Rican Mother and Grandmother who home cooked 99% of our meals. Like most Americans, I was raised eating meat. My family cooked traditional Puerto Rican foods such as arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas), pernil (roasted pork shoulder), pastilles (or empanadas) and bistec encebollado (Beef and onions) just to name a few! I…