Beet and Carrot Soup

I sampled this dish earlier this year, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. Whoever thought that beet and carrots would compliment each other is a genius! Ingredients 1 bag of carrots 4 medium beets, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups low sodium vegetable…

Quinoa and black beans

Thanks tablespoon! Ingredients 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa 1 teaspoon cumin 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 cup frozen corn 2 cans (15 oz each) of black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped…

International Rounds of the Jessup Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to the University of Queensland, Australia for winning the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition!  This is the third time the University of Queensland has won the international competition. National Law School of India University (NLSIU) followed in second place. Program listed here. Notably, Isha Jain of NLSIU received the best oralist award…

Curry Corn

Today, I thought I’d share a video of a Youtuber  whose page I have recently subscribed because of the delicious Caribbean (and plant-based) recipes. Take a look for yourself and enjoy! Ingredients 5 corn 2-3 tablespoon Veg Oil 1/2 onion 3 cloves garlic 3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 tablespoon curry powder (your fave) 1/2 scotch…

Vegan Pizza

Thank you Vegan Heaven! For the pizza dough: 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon instant yeast 1 pinch sugar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup lukewarm water For the toppings: 1 cup hummus 8-10 mushrooms, sliced 1 handful fresh spinach 1/2 cup black olives 1/2 cup artichoke hearts in oil, roughly chopped 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into halves 1/2 red onion, cut into rings 2 teaspoons dried oregano red pepper flakes, to taste (optional) First make…

Asian-flavored Brussel Sprouts

Yummy!   Ingredients 1 pound fresh brussels sprouts 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil A pinch of salt and pepper 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 of a lemon 3 garlic cloves (mince them) cilantro (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F Prepare the brussels by cutting off the base of…

Ginger, Lemon and Thyme Tea

This is my personal cold/flu remedy. If you are feeling under the weather then use the ingredients below! I have also listed the properties of each ingredient for your reference. Lemon: As an antioxidant, vitamin C also protects cells from oxidative damage. Plus, getting enough vitamin C helps the immune system keep colds and flu…

Baked Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients 1 pumpkin or purchase the pumpkin seeds Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F Remove the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with seasonings of your choice Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Kale Chips

Ingredients  bunch torn kale leaves (stems removed) 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt Lemon zest (from 1 lemon) Directions Heat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange kale on two rimmed baking sheets and drizzle evenly with olive oil and toss. Season with salt. Bake, rotating trays once, until crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Toss with lemon zest.

Can a Vegan diet promote acne? My 7-month check-up

It has officially been seven months since I have adopted a plant-based diet! Yay! One issue that I have discussed recently with some of my plant-based friends is acne. The Vegan diet is great for helping this issue, but it could also promote acne growth. According to Shape magazine, a health source, “When people have…

Berry Smoothie Bowl

I tried this sweet treat on Valentine’s day morning. Try it for yourself using the recipe below! Ingredients 1 full cup organic frozen mixed berries 1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen 2-3 Tbsp (30-45 ml) light coconut or almond milk optional: 1 scoop plain or vegan protein powder of choice Toppings: Banana, chia seeds, coconut flakes and berries of…

Vegan Pesto

Typically, pre-made pesto contains milk ingredients from cows, hence the reason, I prefer to create my own! Ingredients 2 cups packed (144 g) fresh basil (large stems removed) 3 large cloves garlic, peeled Green onions 2 Tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice 3-4 Tbsp (9-12 g) nutritional yeast (cheesy flavor) 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more…