Peaches & Cream Oatmeal

Summer peaches are the best! Remember those instant oatmeal packets that came in a variety pack? Those were one of favorite breakfast meals when I was a kid- especially the Peaches and Cream flavor! I decided to recreate a childhood favorite using a healthier more plant based approach. I replace the cream with coconut milk…

Arroz con Gandules (Puerto Rican Rice)

Puerto Rican Rice, or Arroz con Gandules, is THE main dish at not only Puerto Rican parties but for dinner almost every night in traditional Puerto Rican houses. You’re probably thinking you’d get sick of rice everyday but honestly you don’t. I know I didn’t! Later in life I was exposed to different cuisines from…

BBQ Cauli-Chick’n Bites

I was oh so skeptical about trying the cauliflower “wings” that started trending. I wanted to try them at restaurants but they only make buffalo flavor. Confession- I never liked buffalo sauce! Yes. I’m one of those weirdos. I’m also one of the weirdos that does not like mayo but that’s for another time! Point…

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…

Puerto Rican Pastelillos de lentejas al Horno (Baked Lentil Turnovers)

Pastelillos de lentejas al Horno sounds better than Baked Lentil turnovers, to me! Sometimes when things are translated into English, it loses it meaning. These are more than just Lentil turnovers. The flavor inside is so abundant! Inside the turnovers, or empanadas (or pastelillos!), are more than just lentils. The filling is a play on Picadillo, which is…

Purple Pad Thai (V, GF, OF)

This is my second Pad Thai recipe. However it has been 3 years since I shared it (See it here)! This one is different because I use tofu and had a tomato-miso base. This Purple Pad Thai is, well, purple and mad with a lime-tamari base. Both equally delicious! The flavor in this is booming and…

[Tempeh] Reuben Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich?! I certainly LOVE sandwiches. I thought I needed cheese on a sandwich for it to taste to good or be complete but I was sadly mistaken! It’s really all about the sauce! Generally speaking, a good sauce pretty much makes any meal. Amirite? This sandwich is A-1. Definitely a new…

Doritos Mac & Cheese [vegan]

What?! Doritos Mac & Cheese! This was inspired by a night I had a snack attack. I ended up creating a vegan blend that resembled Doritos & add to popcorn (the Doritos Blend below). I figured, since it worked on popcorn, it might work well in a mac and cheese way. And so it did! My Easy…

Rosemary Sweet Potato Mash

Some of the simplest recipes are the best recipes. When I adopted a plant based lifestyle, I read that having sweet potatoes are better than having white potatoes. It seems to be as much of a debate as white rice vs brown rice. But I’m not going to get into that right now either. Honestly, I…

Caribbean Tofu & Coconut Rice

I only started cooking with tofu in 2017. For the first few months, I only made tofu scramble. Later in the year, I started actually cutting tofu, seasoning it and eating it as a side with dinner or adding it to a sandwich. When I initially started my blog, I wanted to recreate my favorite…