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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Chocolate Green Smoothie

Chocolate in a green smoothie? Yes! Why not?! One day I woke up with the biggest craving for chocolate. I knew I wanted to start my day with a green smoothie so I figured, I’d add chocolate to my smoothie. The trick was figuring out how to get it sweet without too much fruit and…

[Brown Rice] Breakfast Sausage

These Brown Rice Breakfast Sausages are going to blow you away! It’s my favorite food to eat now-a-days. I’ve been posting pictures on my Instagram page lately but, at long last, here’s the recipe! I must admit, the idea of Brown Rice Breakfast Sausage seems a bit odd. But think about it. There are quinoa burgers out…

7 Plant Based Recipes your KIDS will love!

Most kids are picky eaters! From what I noticed, kids seem to eat the same foods over and over and parents feed it to them because it will assure that their child will eat. I get it. But the only way the kids knows he/she likes that food is by trying it. So you have…