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…

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…

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…

Chorizo-Fajita Pasta

A fajita is a Mexican dish, traditionally, served grilled meat, peppers and onions & usually served as a taco on a flour or corn tortilla on the side. In this case there are no tacos and no meat, of course. I did use Soy chorizo, sold at Trader Joe’, which is a vegan meat that…

Raw Vegan Challenge Week 4_Days 22 to 28

As usual, I’d start the week by cleaning out my refrigerator and getting rid of anything that had gone bad or added leftovers to smaller containers. Next, I would write down the items I didn’t have to create my full grocery list of items I’d need for the week. So for example, if I still had…

Raw Vegan Challenge Week 3_Days 15 to 21

Starting the week I would clean out my refrigerator and get rid of anything that had gone bad or added leftovers to smaller containers. Next, I would write down the items I didn’t have to create my full grocery list of items I’d need for the week. So for example, if I still had garlic…

Raw Vegan Challenge Week 2_Days 8 to 14

  Starting the week I would clean out my refrigerator and get rid of anything that had gone bad or added leftovers to smaller containers. Next, I would write down the items I didn’t have to create my full grocery list of items I’d need for the week. So for example, if I still had garlic…

Raw Vegan Challenge Week 1_Days 1 to 7. Exercise, Meals & Costs

Discussion: Shopping list, Budget, Exercise, How I felt overall, Weight loss & Meals To start my week right, I’d do lots of research, scouring the internet for recipes or I’d flip through Kimberly Snyder’s books for raw recipes I could try. Sometimes, I looked at my own recipes & wondered how I could remake the meal raw….