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….

A Farmer’s Caesar Salad

Salads are my favorite go-to lunch and appetizer. I am constantly thinking of new ways to revamp salads to make them less boring. Growing up salads were not meals and usually consisted of iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber with Italian, French or Thousand Island dressing. Today, none of those dressings ever rest in my refrigerator…

Give me a Beet… Salad!

I only had beets once in my life- that I can remember- before I became a vegetarian. From what I recall, I didn’t like them! As I continued to do more and more research about what foods to eat, beets seemed to keep popping up. Beets are known to have Potassium, magnesium, fiber, iron, vitamins…

Pizza-Time Salad Dressing/Sauce

I can’t express how much I love pizza! It is hands down my favorite food and I don’t know why. I love it so much, I had to make a salad dressing that tasted like it! I hope you enjoy it too. This can also be used in place of marinara sauce when making pizza!…

Warm Zucchini Spring Mix & Cucumber-Mint Salad

I eat a lot of salad! I am constantly thinking of new ways to enjoy a salad so that I don’t get sick of it (if that is even possible for me). Generally, I eat 2 salads a day. Before lunch and before dinner. Sometimes I eat a giant salad for lunch. Yup, in a big Tupperware…

The Puerto Rican Vegetarian

I grew up with a traditional Puerto Rican Mother and Grandmother who home cooked 99% of our meals. Like most Americans, I was raised eating meat. My family cooked traditional Puerto Rican foods such as arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas), pernil (roasted pork shoulder), pastilles (or empanadas) and bistec encebollado (Beef and onions) just to name a few! I…