Vegetable Pasta Bolognese

This is a rich and flavorful pasta that it’s great if you are having guests over.  You can accompany it with a green salad and a fresh baked loaf of bread. INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked elbow pasta (I really like this gluten free brand) 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic (chopped) 16 oz. baby bellaContinue reading “Vegetable Pasta Bolognese”

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten Free)

These super easy to make muffins require very little work, no special tools, just essentials that you probably already have at home.  Perfect to take on picnics or on the go! INGREDIENTS 2 cups almond flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon flax meal (for the omega-3 fatty acids benefit) (optional) 3Continue reading “Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten Free)”

Hearts of Palm, Watermelon and Avocado Salad

This delicious salad is perfect for a warm day.  It has the lightness of the hearts of palm, the sweetness of the watermelon, the creaminess of the avocado, and the rest of the ingredients make a fresh combination.  It is very simple to put together and great to bring to a potluck.  The lime juiceContinue reading “Hearts of Palm, Watermelon and Avocado Salad”

“Cheesy” Cauliflower Wings

I first made these cauliflower wings for the Super Bowl LV and they were a hit.  I have continued to make them and it is just a flavorful appetizer or complement to a meal.  They can be enjoyed by themselves or with a ranch dressing.  I have a vegan, creamy, homemade dressing recipe; Vegan Creamy DillContinue reading ““Cheesy” Cauliflower Wings”

Blue Corn Bean Tacos

Tacos are so versatile, you can add whatever you please.  Let’s taco! Beans INGREDIENTS 4 cups cooked pinto beans 1 cup water 1 tablespoon sofrito 3 tablespoons tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/8 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast INSTRUCTIONSContinue reading “Blue Corn Bean Tacos”

Asopao de Gandules

This is another Puerto Rican dish that I grew up eating and love to make for my family.  So hearty and flavorful.  It is also extremely easy and quick to make, especially on a rainy day. Gandules are pigeon peas, small beans that are part of the traditional Puerto Rican cuisine. INGREDIENTS 1 cup gandulesContinue reading “Asopao de Gandules”

Banana Bread With Chocolate Chunks

INGREDIENTS 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup almond flour 1/4 cup coconut flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 medium bananas (mashed) (I use my immersion blender) 1/4 cup butter (melted and cooled) 1/4 coconut oil (melted and cooled) 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1 egg (slightly beaten) 1Continue reading “Banana Bread With Chocolate Chunks”

Mofongo

WHAT IS MOFONGO? Mofongo is a Puerto Rican dish, fried green plantains filled with meat and/or vegetables. INGREDIENTS 2 green plantains, unripe Avocado oil for frying 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder INSTRUCTIONS Peel the plantains and cut them inContinue reading “Mofongo”

Italian Seitan Sloppy Joes

INGREDIENTS Homemade Burger Buns 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 1/2 cups Italian seitan (chopped in small pieces) 2 tablespoons Sofrito 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste) 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 cup red onion (chopped) 1 cup tomato sauce 2 tablespoons tomato paste 3 fresh oregano leaves 1/8 teaspoon paprika 1/4Continue reading “Italian Seitan Sloppy Joes”

Air Fried Potato Wedges

INGREDIENTS 2 medium Russet potatoes 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon Vegan Creamy Dill Pickle Dressing 4 cherry tomatoes 1 green onion (chopped) 1 tablespoon red onion (chopped) Cilantro for garnish INSTRUCTIONS Wash the potatoes Cut them into wedges (see picture below)Continue reading “Air Fried Potato Wedges”

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