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…

Vegan Parmesan

Cashews are really a unicorn food. Well, so is nooch (nutritional yeast). And by unicorn, I mean magical! Together nooch and cashews make a mock Parmesan cheese. How?! I don’t know exactly but I am amazed! Adding sea salt gives you that sharp cheese taste you, perhaps, crave (or once craved & loved) and a…

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…

Super EASY Stove Top Mac & [Cashew] Cheese

This is my EASY weekday go-to mac and cheese recipe. It takes about 15 minutes total to make! This can be paired with a yummy kale salad, collard greens, peas, anything really! I have made this mac and cheese for so many people and everyone loves it. Especially children! No kidding, they won’t even know…

Coconut-Raisin Flakes Cereal

Cereal & Cartoons. A nostalgic duo reminiscent of Saturday morning in the 90’s! Growing up I loved sugary cereals like Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs, Captain Crunch, etc. After making this lifestyle change, I don’t crave sweets much. I even like stevia now! I never use white, granulated sugar in anything I eat. Usually, Stevia, coconut…

Hemp Mylk

Oh yes, Mylk not Milk! Most people dread making their own mylk at home because, most times, you have to get a cheese cloth and stain the pulp before you drink it. Or because after you strain it, there’s barely any liquid left! Well, I have good news. You do not have to strain Hemp…

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…

Roasted Carrot & Tzatziki Sandwich

“Eat carrots! They are good for your eyes!” Have you heard that before? Growing up I was told that and had glasses at age 12. Today, I still wear glasses but my vision has actually improved, according to my eye doctor. Could it be ALL of the veggies I eat fixed my eye site or…

[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…

10 EASY Make-Ahead [Vegan] Lunch Ideas

All of these lunch ideas take 30 minutes or less to cook! These can be made the night before (or nights before) or in the morning- if you are a morning person and have 20 minutes to spare. Some of these are my older recipes and some are new. All are simple and filling. Give…

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is becoming more and more popular. Turning a cauliflower head into rice is probably the most popular way to eat it- especially since people are obsessing over low-carb diets. I’m keeping this recipe simple and classic with a twist by turning cauliflower into soup! I know some people prefer to have smooth soups but…

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

I seriously love these no-bake bites! They are so easy to make and take away my sweet tooth with no guilt. I don’t know about you, but I was the kid who would eat the cookie dough right from the package and licked the cake batter out of the bowl! Later in life, you find…