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…

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

  Ingredients 1/2 pound ripe tomatoes, at room temperature (3 to 4 medium) Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 6 basil leaves, thinly sliced Six 1/2-inch thick slices Italian or French bread Directions 1. Chop tomatoes into 1/4-inch chunks then add to a medium bowl with a pinch…

Jerk Chick Peas

Before I converted to a plant-based diet, I used to enjoy eating jerk-flavored foods. Fortunately, I can continue this favorite style of dish under my new food regime. You can too using the recipe below!   Ingredients: 1 cup dried chickpeas (3 cups cooked or 2 14 oz cans) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-inch piece…

Buffalo Quinoa Bites

Simply Quinoa is one of the vegan-based Youtube channels that I enjoy watching from time-to-time. Check out this recipe below! Ingredients       for the Buffalo Bites 1 (15 oz) can of white beans 1 shallot, chopped 3 garlic cloves 1/4 cup vegan buffalo sauce 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper 1 cup cooked quinoa 3 tablespoons chickpea flour       for…

No-bake Energy Balls

   I cannot wait to try this recipe and you should too! Thanks Pumpkin and Peanut butter! Ingredients 1 cup of ground old fashioned oats 1/2 cup of almond meal 4 tablespoons of natural peanut butter 4 tablespoons of agave 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 4 tablespoons vegan dark chocolate 1/2 cup of whole old…

Applesauce for the New Year!

    Ingredients 6 pounds mixed apple varieties (Gala, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious), peeled, cored and cut into eighths 1 cup apple juice or water Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup of agave nectar 1 teaspoon cinnamon   Directions Throw the apples, apple juice and lemon juice into a pan and bring it to the boil…

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are incredibly healthy for your body. Posted below is a great recipe to help you absorb some of the benefits! Ingredients 2 cups coconut milk (homemade or natural) 1/2 cup Chia Seeds 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup (or less) maple syrup (or sub any sweetener) Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder Instructions For Blended/Smooth…

Vegan Horchata

Happy New Years everyone! Enjoy this alcoholic drink from the Caribbean islands! Ingredients 1.5 cups horchata 1 cup unsweetened almond, coconut, or rice milk 2 ounces (4 Tbsp) dark rum or Kahlua 8-10 ice cubes   Instructions Either add all ingredients to a shaker to combine, or simply divide horchata, almond milk, and rum between two…

Pasta

  Ingredients 1 lb. spaghetti 2 ears corn, shucked 1 medium yellow squash, cut into 1/2″-thick slices 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2″-thick slices 1 small bell pepper, seeded and cut into sixths 4 green onions, trimmed 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 lemon 1/2 c. store-bought refrigerated pesto 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 c….