How to make Jasmine Rice

I like brown rice but it take so long to make! Jasmine rice is typically done in 30 minutes. It’s more cost effective to make you own rice than to buy frozen or minute rice. It is also the healthier option. I’ve read that jasmine Rice is a good source of fiber and benefits people…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

Baked Wonton Ravioli with Cashew Alfredo

When I found vegan wonton wrappers, I was too excited! This is one of the recipe creations I came up with. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me make these in my instastory. Here’s the official recipe. Most of my recipes are experimental but I right down the measurements as I go along….

Quinoa Burger

A veggie burger that’s not flimsy or mushy and loaded with flavor? You found it! That’s this veggie burger here! Most restaurants have made it convenient for vegetarians and vegans to eat comfortably by, most often than not, offering a veggie burger. I’ve tried many veggie burger at this point. Not always but plenty of…

Salt and Pepper Biscuits

I have been making biscuits for over a year now but I have yet to share my recipe! I’ve tried making them several ways and this is my favorite. Adding garlic powder and nutritional yeast (the optional ingredients listed below) will add extra flavor and give these a cheesy taste- a perfect compliment to dinner….

Creamy Caper Dressing

I love the fresh flavors in Mediterranean food. Capers are from Greece, by the Mediterranean Sea, and are completely underrated. Capers are brined or dried and have a lemon, olive, salty flavor. Growing up, I ate plenty of olives but never heard of capers. Naturally, I love them! (Click here for another recipe with capers)….