No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

I seriously love these no-bake bites! They are so easy to make and take away my sweet tooth with no guilt. I don’t know about you, but I was the kid who would eat the cookie dough right from the package and licked the cake batter out of the bowl! Later in life, you find…

Vegan Soul Collard Greens

I really missed collard greens! I don’t know what took me so long to create a vegan version. Traditionally, collards are made with a smokey meat. In this recipe, I replace the meat with mushroom and add smoked paprika for that familiar smoky flavor. Instead of vinegar, I use lemon juice. I really hope you enjoy…

AFTER the Raw Vegan Challenge…15 Pounds in 40 days

Brief Summary of my thoughts on the Raw Vegan Diet Pros Overall, I left amazing. 1.) I felt lighter and more energetic. Some days, while talking, I realized how fast I was talking. It was strange. Apart from that, 2.) my digestion was great. 3.) I was drinking at minimum 2 liters of water a…

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….

BEFORE the Raw Vegan Challenge (Weight Struggles)

What is Raw Vegan? In the nutshell, Raw vegan is a diet that consists of raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, sprouts, seeds,  sea vegetables, herbs and mushrooms. Nothing can be “cooked” over 118 degrees Fahrenheit. I quote cooked because it is really dehydrated at that temperature. Things like crackers & wraps (made of veggies of course!), veggies &…

Snack Time: Cherry on Top &Coco Buttercup Rice Cakes

Snack time is one of my favorite times of day. By the time I am ready for a snack, I’ve had about 1-liter of water and a green smoothie or smoothie bowl, i.e. breakfast! I usually have fruit as a snack but on this particular day I was craving something more annnnnnd these were born!…

Sofrito

Sofrito is a base for most Puerto Rican dishes. Growing up, my family added it to beans, rice, omelets, soups and stews. As an adult, experimenting with vegan/vegetarian cooking, I realized Sofrito can be added to anything to make it taste that much better! The smell alone takes me back to my childhood. Below I…