Banh Mi Sandwich

I have no idea what an actual Banh Mi sandwich tastes like but this version is pretty darn good! A traditional Banh Mi sandwich, which is a Vietnamese sandwich, has meat and pickled veggies- none of those are included here. Pickling veggies isn’t something I’ve experimented with yet but plan to soon at some point….

Cilantro & Spicy Mayo (Raw & Nut-free Versions)

Oh, that good ol’ mayo! I feel like I am the only person on the planet who does not like mayonnaise! People are shocked when “I say I don’t like mayo”. Yes, even vegan versions. Some actually smell like actual mayo and to me that is the worse part! People make comments about sandwiches being…

Turkeyless Beanballs

A spin on a classic: Meatballs. Well, beanballs. More protein and flavor than traditional meatballs. I used to get excited about spaghetti and meatball night when I was kid because it was rare that we had it. My mom usually cooked traditional Puerto Rican food. Therefore ordering out and cooking food from other cultures was…

Cheesy Jalapeno Rice

Derived from Mexico, Jalapeno’s are loaded with Vitamin C- yes more than an orange! When the seeds of the pepper are used, they make food spicier. So if you are not crazy about spicy food, just don’t use the seeds! The cheesy flavor comes from every vegan’s favorite addition- nutritional yeast! This rice so good…

Spicy Zucchini

This spicy dish is sure to please any spicy food lover. I’ve read that spicy foods increase serotonin in your brain, which makes you feel happier. Serotonin also helps you relax and feel less stressed. Zucchini has many benefits on its own, such as potassium, vitamins C and B6. When adding heat , you get even…

Blueberry Pancakes

Everyone needs a good plant based pancake recipe to rely on. I haven’t shared a pancake recipe in almost 4 years! The previous pancake recipe I shared is made with buckwheat flour. These are made with plain ol’ unbleached flour and have wild blueberries in the batter! Blueberry pancakes are my favorite kind of pancakes!…

Athena’s Eggy Empanada- Veganized!

I called this Athena’s Eggy Empanada because this recipe is Greek inspired- with the fresh dill and kalamata olives. In my previous recipe,  I used actual eggs and feta cheese. The kalamata olives replace the feta in this recipe. I did not miss the feta at all since it has a similar salty flavor as…

Cheesy Grits & Smoky Tempeh Bowl [vegan]

This Cheesy Grits and Tempeh Bowl is the perfect dish for this cooler weather. This recipe is 100% plant based so don’t let the “cheesy” part fool you! The cheesy flavor comes from nooch, nutritional yeast. When I was introduced to grits in high school, I had them savory and loaded with, actual, cheese. Later…

Blue Sin-Carne Nachos

As I’ve said before, it is rare that I have tacos, or some form of tacos, on Tuesday. None-the-less, Taco Tuesday inspired this entire recipe! No matter what day of the week, these Blue Sin-Carne Nachos are ready for you next taco night! The Jalapeno, Cashew Queso is creamy, spicy and tastes like traditional queso!…

Pulled Jackfruit- Vegetarian Meat

Let’s call a spade a spade. Instead of calling this PULLED PORK, I called it Pulled Jackfruit because that’s exactly what it is! Jackfruit kind of looks like artichoke… and pulled pork. It is even chewy like meat. Although jackfruit is a fruit and is sweet when it’s ripe, it is not sweet when it…

Jalapeno, Cashew Queso

Taco Tuesday inspired this recipe! The truth is, it is rare that I have tacos, or some form of tacos, on Tuesday. Am I alone?! No matter what day of the week, this Jalapeno, Cashew Queso is ready for you next taco night! It’s creamy, spicy and tastes like traditional queso. Personally, foods that are…

Vegan Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)

Happy New Year!! My Vegan Coquito recipe is here! Some people will say this post is a late because Christmas is over. Oh, contraire, my friend. It’s just in time for Three King’s Day (January 6th)! Coming from a traditional Puerto Rican Household, my family always has coquito from Thanksgiving to Three King’s Day (El…