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…

[Twisted] Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki is a sauce traditionally served with grilled meats or as a dip. Tzatziki is made of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, olive oil and herbs. I love tzatziki! It’s cool, it’s fresh and tastes so good on everything it marries with. This no-cook, pass-the-bowl-and-spoon recipe is perfect for, and just in time for, summer! My recipe…

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…

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…

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…

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…